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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Applying to Australian medical schools: when do you need to sit the MCAT?

Are you considering applying to Australian Medical Schools? Then you’ll probably want to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Applying to Australian medical schools: when do you need to sit the MCAT?

Don’t forget to study! (Photo: Monash University)

The following graduate-entry medical programs require applicants to sit a medical admission test such as the MCAT:

Keep the score release dates in mind when you are registering, as you will need to have your MCAT score at the time of application.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline.

Test date Score release date
March 31 May 2
April 22 May 23
April 28 May 30
May 13 June 13
May 18 June 20
May 19 June 20
June 1 July 6
June 16 July 18
June 17 July 18
June 29 Aug. 1
June 30 Aug. 1
July 21 Aug. 22
July 22 Aug. 22
July 27 Aug. 29
July 28 Aug. 29
August 3 Sept. 5
August 4 Sept. 5
August 11 Sept. 12
August 18 Sept. 19
August 19 Sept. 19
August 24 Sept. 26
August 25 Sept. 26

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Register to write the MCAT.

If you are in high school, you can still apply to an Australian medical school—and you don’t need to sit the MCAT! The following Australian medical schools offer medical programs that international students may enter directly from high school:

Wondering about when you need to write the MCAT? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com for more information.

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Registering for the MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Study at an Australian medical school (Photo: UQ)

If you are considering applying to an Australian Medical School for the 2017 intake, you will most likely need to write the MCAT. The MCAT is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

It is recommended that you visit the official MCAT website (https://students-residents.aamc.org/) for all of the important details regarding the test, including registration deadlines, testing dates, and locations.

Australian medical schools that require MCAT

Australian medical schools that do not require MCAT

MCAT 2016 Registration Deadlines

*GOLD Zone registration deadline: Last date to reschedule at the lower rate and last date to receive a partial refund for cancelling an exam.

**SILVER Zone registration deadline: Last date for initial registration without a fee increase and last date to reschedule.

***BRONZE Zone registration deadline: Last date to cancel a reservation.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline

Test Date (2016) Gold Zone Begins Gold Zone Deadline* Silver Zone Deadline** Bronze Zone Deadline**
January 22 Oct. 21 Dec. 22 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
January 23 Oct. 21 Dec. 23 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
April 1 Oct. 21 Mar. 1 Mar. 18 Mar. 25
April 23 Oct. 21 Mar. 23 Apr. 8 Apr. 15
May 6 Oct. 21 Apr. 6 Apr. 22 Apr. 29
May 14 Oct. 21 Apr. 14 Apr. 29 May 6
May 20 Oct. 21 Apr. 20 May 6 May 13
June 2 Feb. 10 May 2 May 19 May 26
June 18 Feb. 10 May 18 June 3 June 10
July 8 Feb. 10 June 8 June 24 July 1
July 9 Feb. 10 June 9 June 24 July 1
July 22 Feb. 10 June 22 July 8 July 15
Aug. 4 Feb. 10 July 5 July 21 July 28
Aug. 5 Feb. 10 July 5 July 22 July 29
Aug. 19 Feb. 10 July 19 Aug. 5 Aug 12
Aug. 20 Feb. 10 July 20 Aug. 5 Aug. 12
Aug. 25 Feb. 10 July 25 Aug. 11 Aug. 18
Sep. 1 Feb. 10 Aug. 1 Aug. 18 Aug. 25
Sep. 9 Feb. 10 Aug. 9 Aug. 26 Sep. 2
Sep. 10 Feb. 10 Aug. 10 Aug. 26 Sep. 2

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If you are interested in medical schools in Australia and would like more information about the MCAT, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Medical schools in Australia and the MCAT

Thinking of  applying to Australian Medical Schools? Then you’ll probably need to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Australian medical schools in Australia

Study medicine in Australia! (Photo credit: Griffith University)

The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines. The scores from each of these four sections will be converted to a scale score ranging from 118 (lowest) to 132 (highest).  For example, if your raw score on one of the sections is between 35 and 37, your converted score might be 123. Scores ranging from 46 to 48 might have a converted score of 128, and so forth.

Australian medical schools that require MCAT

Australian medical schools that do not require MCAT

Register for the MCAT! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/reserving/

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If you are interested in medical schools in Australia and would like more information about the MCAT, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

MCAT 2016 schedule

Thinking of applying to Australian Medical Schools for the 2017 intake? Then you’ll probably need to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Australian Medical Schools MCAT

Find out how you can study in Australia!

The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Keep in mind that test centres have limited capacity and seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

*All MCAT exams will begin at 8 a.m.

Test Date – Score Release Date

January 22 – February 23
January 23 – February 23
April 1 – May 3
April 23 – May 24
May 6 – June 7
May 14 – June 14
May 20 – June 21
June 2 – July 6
June 18 – July 19
July 8 – August 9
July 9 – August 9
July 22 – August 23
August 4 – September 7
August 5 – September 7
August 19 – September 20
August 20 – September 20
August 25 – September 27
September 1 – October 4
September 9 – October 12
September 10 – October 12

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Section
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Section
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Section (CARS)

Register for the MCAT! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/register/

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Friday, October 30th, 2015

MCAT 2016 registration deadlines

Are you considering applying to Australian Medical Schools for the 2017 intake? Then you’ll probably want to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Australian Medical Schools in Australia

Good luck, OzTREKKers!

The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

OzTREKK recommends that you visit the official MCAT website (https://students-residents.aamc.org/) for all of the important details regarding the test, including registration deadlines, testing dates, and locations.

MCAT 2016 Registration Deadlines

*GOLD Zone registration deadline: Last date to reschedule at the lower rate and last date to receive a partial refund for cancelling an exam.

**SILVER Zone registration deadline: Last date for initial registration without a fee increase and last date to reschedule.

***BRONZE Zone registration deadline: Last date to cancel a reservation.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline

Test Date (2016) Gold Zone Begins Gold Zone Deadline* Silver Zone Deadline** Bronze Zone Deadline***
January 22 Oct. 21 Dec. 22 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
January 23 Oct. 21 Dec. 23 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
April 1 Oct. 21 Mar. 1 Mar. 18 Mar. 25
April 23 Oct. 21 Mar. 23 Apr. 8 Apr. 15
May 6 Oct. 21 Apr. 6 Apr. 22 Apr. 29
May 14 Oct. 21 Apr. 14 Apr. 29 May 6
May 20 Oct. 21 Apr. 20 May 6 May 13
June 2 TBD May 2 May 19 May 26
June 18 TBD May 18 June 3 June 10
July 8 TBD June 8 June 24 July 1
July 9 TBD June 9 June 24 July 1
July 22 TBD June 22 July 8 July 15
August 4 TBD July 5 July 21 July 28
August 5 TBD July 5 July 22 July 29
August 19 TBD July 19 Aug. 5 Aug 12
August 20 TBD July 20 Aug. 5 Aug. 12
August 25 TBD July 25 Aug. 11 Aug. 18
September 1 TBD Aug. 1 Aug. 18 Aug. 25
September 9 TBD Aug. 9 Aug. 26 Sep. 2
September 10 TBD Aug. 10 Aug. 26 Sep. 2

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Would you like more information about which medical school in Australia requires the MCAT? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

MCAT2015 score scale for students

A new MCAT means new score scales! Because of the additional time required to set the new score scale, it will take longer for some examinees to receive their official scores. As such, most Australian Medical Schools are waiting for the AAMC to release the first MCAT2015 in order to finalise their medical program’s MCAT entry requirements.

Approximately three weeks after your exam, you will receive preliminary percentile rank ranges, which provide an early indication of the range where your scores on the new exam are likely to fall. The ranges will show how you compare to others who took the exam and help guide decisions about whether to retest and to which schools you might apply—until you receive your official scores.

Your preliminary percentile rank range report can be viewed in the MCAT Score Reporting System. For more information about the MCAT2015, visit the official website: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

If you took the MCAT in April, you should have your scores by mid-June!

Admin and Score Release Dates

  • April 17 – June 16
  • April 18 – June 16
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 19 – July 21
  • June 20 – July 21
  • July 17 – August 18
  • July 18 – August 18
  • August 5 – September 8
  • August 6 – September 8
  • August 21 – September 22
  • August 22 – September 22
  • September 3 – October 6
  • September 11 – October 1
  • September 12 – October 13

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

MCAT 2015 dates

Are you considering applying to Australian Medical Schools? Then you’ll probably want to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Find out which Australian medical schools require the MCAT

Graduate-entry medical programs from Griffith Medical School, Melbourne Medical School, UQ Medical School, Sydney Medical School and Monash Medical School require applicants to sit a medical admission test such as the MCAT.

Keep the score release dates in mind when you are registering. For most medical schools, you will need to have your MCAT score at the time of application.

Admin and Score Release Dates

  • April 17 – June 16
  • April 18 – June 16
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 19 – July 21
  • June 20 – July 21
  • July 17 – August 18
  • July 18 – August 18
  • August 5 – September 8
  • August 6 – September 8
  • August 21 – September 22
  • August 22 – September 22
  • September 3 – October 6
  • September 11 – October 1
  • September 12 – October 13

About the MCAT2015 Exam

Coming April 17, 2015, the new MCAT exam is designed to help better prepare tomorrow’s doctors for the rapidly advancing and transforming health care system. According to the MCAT website, the changes to the MCAT exam in 2015 will preserve what works about the current exam, eliminate what isn’t working, and further enrich the MCAT exam by giving attention to the concepts tomorrow’s doctors will need.

  • Natural sciences sections of the MCAT2015 exam reflect recent changes in medical education.
  • Addition of the social and behavioral sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health and health outcomes.
  • And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Section
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Section
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Section (CARS)

Register for the MCAT! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/register/

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Sydney Medical School applications are open for the 2016 intake!

Applications to the Sydney Medical School Doctor of Medicine (MD) program for the February 2016 intake are now officially open via OzTREKK!

University of Sydney Medical School

Study medicine at the University of Sydney

Sydney Medical School’s Doctor of Medicine

Undertaken once students have already completed an undergraduate degree, the Sydney MD at the University of Sydney Medical School is a world-class, graduate-entry degree in medicine.

The Doctor of Medicine program is a four-year professional postgraduate-entry course with three primary aims for graduates: excellent clinical skills and preparedness for practice; experience in research; and experience and awareness of health in an international setting. It includes weekly clinical experience in leading hospitals from the very first weeks, regular PBL (problem-based learning) exercises in small groups, traditional lectures with expert practitioners, and ongoing opportunities to participate in research.

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales (Camperdown/Darlington campus)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Main round: Monday, July 6, 2015; October round: Monday, September 7, 2015

Entry Requirements for the Sydney Medical Program

1. Performance in an undergraduate degree

Students can apply to the Sydney MD if they have completed a bachelor degree in any discipline, and have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7 (or equivalent) from a recognized university. The grade requirement according to Sydney Medical School is equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.

Students from a wide variety of undergraduate studies are welcome and encouraged to apply. There are no specific prerequisite undergraduate subjects required for admission into the Sydney MD.

2. Performance in a medical admissions test – MCAT or GAMSAT

Students must achieve a minimum performance in a medical school admissions test:

Most North American-based applicants choose to sit the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), although international applicants can complete either the MCAT or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT).

Applicants must meet a minimum level of achievement in the admissions test to be eligible. The minimum score required for the MCAT for the 2015 intake is 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8. Test results from January 2013 onward will be accepted for applications for the 2016 intake. American students applying to Sydney Medical School are required to sit the MCAT.

3. Performance in an online interview

The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the Sydney MD.

Apply now to Sydney Medical School!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at any time for more information about how to apply to the Sydney MD program at Sydney Medical School: Email sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Melbourne Medical School applications open for 2016 intake

Applications to the Melbourne MD program for the February 2016 intake at the University of Melbourne are now officially open via OzTREKK!

University of Melbourne Medical School

Learn more about the Melbourne MD

About the Melbourne Doctor of Medicine Program

Program: Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBC by the faculty. For the 2015 intake, the application deadline for the Melbourne MD was June 23, 2014.

The Melbourne MD is a four-year, graduate-entry medical program that builds on the University of Melbourne’s reputation for excellence in teaching and research. It enables students to become outstanding medical practitioners who will excel as world-class leaders in their chosen field.

Entry Requirements for the Melbourne MD Program

To apply to the Melbourne MD, eligible Canadian applicants must have

  • successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized university;
  • completed prerequisite second-year university subjects (one each) in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry. Subjects from overseas universities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • completed the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) or the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT); and
  • received an invitation by the University of Melbourne to sit a multi-mini interview (MMI).

The selection of eligible international applicants, including Canadians, will be based on the following:

  • Academic record: grade point average (GPA) from a completed three-year (or more) university degree in any discipline (with prerequisites met and studies completed within the last 10 years)
  • Test results in an aptitude test, MCAT or GAMSAT: MCAT test results from January 2012 to May 2014 (inclusive) will be accepted for those applying for the 2015 intake. Applicants sitting the MCAT test more than once within this date range may choose which set of scores to include with their application
  • Structured multi-mini interview (MMI)

Accreditation & Licensing

OzTREKK will be hosting its annual Canadian Medical Licensing seminars across Canada, which are exclusive to those who apply to an Australian Medical School via OzTREKK. These workshops provide you with the latest information regarding the accreditation and licensing process if you wish to return to Canada to practice, and provide you with options and the latest information if you wish to attain a residency in the U.S. or stay in Australia.

Apply to Melbourne Medical School!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson for more information about how to apply to Melbourne Medical School. Email Sarah at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wishing you all the best with your application to Melbourne Medical School!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

MCAT2015 registration for April-June exam dates open tomorrow!

Registration for the new MCAT2015 exam will open tomorrow, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, for April-June exam dates. Registration for the July-September 2015 exam dates will open in late April 2015.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Find out more about studying medicine in Australia

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. The test is usually an all-day affair. It is recommended that you visit the official MCAT website for all of the important details regarding the test.

Almost all U.S. and many Canadian medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. It is also important to note that medical schools in Australia that require the MCAT as part of their entry requirements have an exam score cutoff date. For example, for the 2016 intake, only MCAT scores from January 2013 onward will be accepted.

The 2015 testing calendar will officially begin in April 2015 and go through September 2015. Keep in mind that if you plan to apply to an Australian medical school for the 2016 intake, it is recommended that you sit the MCAT as soon as possible so that your score is available before the application deadline.

Admin and Score Release Dates

  • April 17 – June 16
  • April 18 – June 16
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 19 – July 21
  • June 20 – July 21
  • July 17 – August 18
  • July 18 – August 18
  • August 5 – September 8
  • August 6 – September 8
  • August 21 – September 22
  • August 22 – September 22
  • September 3 – October 6
  • September 11 – October 1
  • September 12 – October 13

Graduate-entry medical programs from Griffith Medical School, Melbourne Medical School, UQ Medical School, Sydney Medical School and Monash Medical School require applicants to sit a medical admission test, such as the MCAT, which is North American, or the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT).

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.