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Monash University Medical School

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Monash University Medical School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Honours (Grad Entry)

University and Faculty: Monash University
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Program: Graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Honours
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 5,000
Student Population: 63,338
Campus Location: Churchill (Gippsland), Victoria
Program Duration: 4 years
Semester Intake: Semester 1 (January) each year
Next Intake: February 2015
Est. Annual Tuition: $65,400 AUD (2015)

The Monash University Medical School in Australia offers the four-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Honours degree, which first began at the Gippsland Campus in 2008.

The four years of the course are referred to as year A – D. Year A is delivered from the School of Rural Health - Churchill. Years B – D are available across both metropolitan and rural locations.

Monash Medical School enrolls approximately 95 to 100 students each year into the graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Honours course and is based at purpose-built facilities at Monash University’s Gippsland campus. The Gippsland campus is located in the township of Churchill, with a population of approximately 5,000. The 160-kilometre drive from Melbourne takes about two hours, heading east on the Princes Highway.

With a focus on rural health, all student teaching and clinical placements take place throughout Gippsland. Students will predominantly spend the first year in the purpose-built Gippsland facility and undertake clinical rotations at hospitals, community health centres and general practices over the four years of the course.

The medical program provides an interdisciplinary program, organized 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.

An emphasis on clinical communication skills as well as early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals is a feature of the four-year graduate-entry Monash degree. All students will spend the majority of their time in rural and regional areas in eastern Victoria as part of a health-care team.

Students enrolled in the four-year Gippsland Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Honours medical program also have the opportunity of electing to study for an extra year in order to obtain a Bachelor of Medical Science degree. During the 12-month period required for completion of the BMedSc, students undertake research activities supervised through a department of the faculty and complete a minor thesis. They will then graduate with both the MBBS and the BMedSc degrees after five years of study.

 

Unique Features of the Program

Monash University Medical School's Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Honours curriculum is designed as an integrated structure incorporating four themes, within which semester-long units are taught by staff from a range of departments across the faculty in an interdisciplinary fashion.

In the first year of the MBBS program (year A), the basic medical and behavioural sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology) are introduced within interdisciplinary units. In all of these units, there will be a major focus on clinical issues through clinical case studies. MBBS students will also participate in community partnership placements where they spend time working in a community setting with clients of welfare agencies.

In year B, Monash Medical School students will study integrated medicine and surgery, which will be taught together with a series of problem-based and case-based learning sessions. Year C is largely taken up with core clinical rotations in women's and children's health, general practice and psychological medicine. Year D is structured as a series of electives and selectives, where students will choose to complete their degree by gaining wider experience in chosen disciplines and specific areas of interest through a range of metropolitan, rural and overseas settings.

OzTREKK Note: Monash University received final government approval for Gippsland campus to join with the University of Ballarat to form Federation University Australia (FUA) from January 1, 2014. Federation University Australia will provide greater educational opportunities to the communities of regional Victoria.

The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Honours graduate entry program will continue to be offered as a Monash University degree from the FUA Gippsland campus. Enquiry and application procedures remain unchanged.

 

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

The Monash University medical program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

In Canada, each province/territory is responsible for licensing physicians to practise medicine within its boundaries. Licensure to practise medicine requires the completion of an accredited postgraduate training program, as well as the completion of national qualifying exams. Each province may have different requirements; it is your responsibility to meet the necessary requirements for licensure in your province.

In June of each year, OzTREKK hosts its annual Canadian Medical Licensing Seminars across Canada, which are exclusive to students who submit their Australian medical school application via OzTREKK. These seminars provide the latest information regarding the accreditation and medical licensing process in Canada, as well as outline options for internships in Australia and other destinations.

Would you like to learn more about the Monash University Medical School and its medical program? View a Monash University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Information for Canadian Applicants 2014 and 2015 entry booklet.
 

Why Canadians Love this Program

Read what OzTREKK students have to say about the Monash University graduate medical program!

2014 Intake Reviews

"I really enjoy how everyone is so laid back and friendly. It has the perfect balance of familiarity and newness, as it is quite similar to Canada in some respects, and quite different in other respects. I would say that the early focus on clinical skills is excellent. However, sometimes the administration seems unprofessionally disorganized. I really enjoy studying medicine at Monash because the cohort is so small. It's easy to make friends and create meaningful connections with people."

 

 

Scholarships

Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK.

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Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Selection will be made up of three components:

1. Undergraduate degree with a significant biomedical science background and grade point average (GPA)

The medical program at the Gippsland campus of Monash Medical School is only available to those applicants who have previously successfully completed an undergraduate degree.

Monash University has added a component to its requirements for those applying to the graduate-entry MBBS program for the 2015 and 2016 intakes. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree, and it must be a degree with a significant biomedical science component.

OzTREKK has provided information to the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash to have Canadian undergraduate degrees assessed for eligibility. Monash is currently reviewing Canadian university bachelor degrees to determine whether they meet the biomedical science component.

So far, the following five degrees have been reviewed as meeting Monash's biomedical sciences degree requirement for the graduate-entry MBBS:

  • Brock University Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
  • McMaster University Bachelor of Health Science in Biomedical Science
  • University of Calgary Bachelor of Health Sciences (Biomedical Sciences)
  • University of Guelph Bachelor of Science (Bio-Medical Science)
  • University of Waterloo Bachelor of Life Sciences (Biomedical Science)

The following four degrees are still under assessment by the faculty at Monash:

  • Ryerson University Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science
  • University of Ottawa Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)
  • University of Western Ontario Bachelor of Medical Sciences
  • York University Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science)

When additional assessments for other Canadian university degrees have been completed, OzTREKK will post these outcomes. If your university program is not yet listed and you have completed biomedical science subjects, you can submit your Monash University application to OzTREKK by the application deadline, and the faculty will assess your undergraduate background as part of the application process.

If you have any questions regarding the Monash University biomedical sciences degree requirement, please feel free to contact OzTREKK Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean.

Applicants will need to have achieved a weighted GPA or qualification of 5.0 (out of 7.0) The GPA is assessed on the last three full-time equivalent years of the most recent undergraduate degree undertaken. Successive years are weighted x1, x2 and x3, and so the greatest weight is given to the most recent results. Bonus points are given to applicants with PhD or Master's by Research qualifications (0.2 and 0.1 respectively).

Monash does not need your final academic transcript at the time of application as conditional offers can be issued; however, final transcripts will be required should you wish to accept your offer.

2. MCAT or GAMSAT Results

The MCAT (North American Medical College Admissions Test) is required for admission of international students into this course.

Minimum MCAT requirement: 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8

MCAT test results from January 2012 onward will be accepted for the 2015 intake.

Please note that MCAT score reports need to be available by the application deadline in order to be eligible to apply.

3. Interview Results

Selection into the Monash Medical School is based upon a combination of the applicant's aptitude test, academic studies, and performance in a multi-mini interview (MMI). This interview format allows the faculty to better determine applicants who possess the desired personal qualities required to succeed in the MBBS program. The MMI format allows each applicant to be assessed by trained interviewers. MMI stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant's relevant personal qualities including motivation, communication skills, critical thinking and ethical/empathetic reasoning.

Interviews for the 2015 intake will be held in Canada in March and October 2014. Please see Application Timelines below for more information on when and where the interviews will take place.

 

Application Timelines for the 2015 Intake

Round 1 for Canadian Applicants

Last date to sit the MCAT (to apply for this round): January 25, 2014

Application deadline for Round 1: February 14, 2014

Interview Dates for Canadian applicants:
March 17 & 18, 2014 (Toronto)
March 20 & 21, 2014 (Vancouver)

Notification of interviews: Interview offers will be made over the days leading up to interview dates, depending on the finalization of required documentation.

Round 2 for Canadian Applicants

Last date to sit the MCAT (to apply for this round): September 18, 2014

Application deadline for Round 2: September 26, 2014

Interview Dates for Canadian applicants:
October 27, 2014 (Vancouver)
October 29, 2014 (Toronto)

Notification of interviews: Week commencing October 14 and leading up to interview dates, depending on the finalization of required documentation.

 

Total Number of Places in the Program: 95 - 100

Number of Places Available for International Students: up to 20

Application Deadline: Round 1: Feb. 14, 2014; Round 2: Sept. 26, 2014

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Broghan Dean

 
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