Location Gippsland, Victoria Australia
Entry level Graduate
Duration 4 years
Important dates


Indigenous entry pathway

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the GAMSAT, academic marks and the outcome of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

Course Information

Monash University Gippsland Medical School’s four year graduate entry degree emphasises clinical communication skills and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals. All students spend the majority of their time in rural and regional areas in eastern Victoria as part of a health care team.

The medical curriculum provides an interdisciplinary program, organised to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. It presents a continually expanding level of medical experience, starting in the first semester of the course. In the first year, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.

Entry Level: Graduate

Graduate entry courses are bachelor degree or Masters level courses that you can’t enter straight from school. You can only study them if you already have a degree. For medicine in Australia, and depending on the university, this degree can be either be in any field or must be a specific bachelors degree. Graduate entry medical degrees are shorter than undergraduate medical courses. The reason they’re shorter is that the university can assume that you’ve already developed the ability to learn effectively at university level and that you have an understanding of the basic sciences.

Indigenous Entry Pathway:

Entry Criteria:

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the GAMSAT, academic marks and the outcome of a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

Preparation Course:

The Indigenous Enabling Program (IEP) and Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) are both pathway programs designed to support Indigenous Australians who wish to undertake university studies. These pathways are specifically designed to support Indigenous Australians in making a successful transition to university study. The programs develop skills which enable success in a university environment. Please refer to the IEP and INAP Pathways link for more information.

Length of course:

4 years

Additional Information

*The medicine course at the Gippsland campus of Monash University is only available to people that have previously successfully completed an undergraduate degree. A science based undergraduate degree is preferable.

* Applicants should apply via Graduate Entry Medical Schools Admissions System (GEMSAS).

* Provide additional evidence of your ability to succeed in the course, such as a letter of support from previous work experience undertaken.

* The Monash Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) consists of eight sequential interview ‘stations’ plus a possible rest station. At each station the applicant will be interviewed for eight minutes followed by two minutes for scoring and changeover (ie ten minutes per station) with a ‘circuit’ taking 80 – 90 minutes to complete. Each applicant to be independently assessed by eight trained interviewers taken from a cross section of the medical and general community.

What assistance is available to me?

The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit
The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit provides support services to Indigenous students. They help students with: applying for courses, scholarships and bursaries; course selection; tutorials; accommodation; study skills; referral to other services; provide computer labs with email/internet access; reference library; and access to student lounges.

Gukwonderuk Indigenous Engagement Unit
This unit is committed to a human rights approach to health equity for Indigenous peoples; quality education in Indigenous health equity; and developing Indigenous people to become health care providers, educators, researchers and leaders.

Financial Assistance


Petah Atkinson
LIME Reference Group Member
Email: Petah.Atkinson@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 4337 

Kristel Keleher
The Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit
Email: kristel.keleher@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 8699

Peggy Swindle
Gukwonderuk Indigenous Engagement Unit
Email: peggy.swindle@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9905 3828

MUDRIH Indigenous Health Unit
3 Ollerton Avenue
Moe Victoria 3825 Australia
Email: ruralpg@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 5128 1000

School of Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Monash University
Building 15, Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Clayton VIC 3800 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9905 2048