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Monash University Medical School in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine (Graduate Entry)

University and Faculty: Monash University
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Program: Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine
University Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
City Population: 5,000 (Churchill)
Student Population: 73,807
Campus Location: Churchill, Victoria
Program Duration: 4 years (graduate entry)
Semester Intake: February each year
Next Avail. Intake: February 2020
Est. Ind. Annual Tuition: $77,000 AUD (2019)
Est. Indicative Total Tuition: $308,000 AUD (estimated over 4 years based on 2019 fees; fees subject to increase)

The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash University has been designed in close consultation with doctors, health care professionals and leaders in the health and research sectors to give students the scientific background and clinical expertise to ensure that graduates are prepared for their future as a doctor.

In the Bachelor of Medical Science / Doctor of Medicine, students will

  • learn the basic medical science through patient based presentations and discussions in small groups;
  • gain real clinical experience in various locations including metropolitan and rural hospitals;
  • learn about integrated medicine, surgery and pathophysiology; and
  • consolidate their knowledge through further clinical practise and an intensive research or professional practice project.

The course develops through theme studies in personal and professional development; population, society, health and illness; scientific basis of clinical practice; and clinical skills, all of which come together in professional practice demonstrated in the clinical placement units.

Theme 1
Theme focus: Personal attributes and qualities needed as a medical student and, ultimately, a medical practitioner.
Major Elements of Study: Health enhancement, professional responsibilities, communication skills, information technology, medical informatics and computing skills, ethics and legal issues, and clinical effectiveness

Theme II
Theme focus: The social, environmental and behavioural contexts of illness and the practice of medicine, especially in rural and remote areas, and population and global health
Major Elements of Study: Health promotion, epidemiology, public health, community diversity and evidence-based medicine

Theme III
Theme focus: Human systems, and through them, the development of the knowledge and concepts that underpin both the basic medical sciences and in the clinical sciences
Major Elements of Study: Anatomy, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, histology, immunology, microbiology, neuroscience, pathology, pharmacology and physiology

Theme IV
Theme focus: The whole range of clinical skills and the development of defined clinical competencies.
Major Elements of Study: Clinical aspects of communication skills, history taking and physical examinations and procedural skills


Unique Features of the Program

The medical curriculum 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 early years, 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 and early clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals is a feature of the Monash medical degree. All students will spend significant time in rural areas as part of a health-care team.


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.

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.


Why Canadians Love this Program

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

"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."



Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Selection will be made up of two 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 with a significant biomedical science component in areas such as molecular biology, human genetics, biomedical chemistry, etc. Previous studies that demonstrate biomedical sciences will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any questions regarding the Monash University biomedical sciences degree requirement, please feel free to contact OzTREKK.

Applicants will need to have achieved a GPA or qualification of 6.0 (out of 7.0) over all years of study.

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. Interview (MMI) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT)

Applicants will be assessed for an offer of a place into the Graduate Entry Medical program at Monash based on a combination of the GPA and performance on their MMI and SJT.

The multi mini interview (MMI) format allows the faculty to better determine applicants who possess the desired personal qualities required to succeed in the medical 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.

Applicants applying for the graduate-entry medical program will also be required to complete a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). This is an online test that presents the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and asks them to identify the most appropriate response or to rank the responses in the order they feel is most effective. Situational judgement tests assess your ability to choose the most appropriate action in a given situation. These assessments are designed to assess how you would handle situations.

Please note Monash University charges international applicants a $100 AUD application fee. Your OzTREKK admissions officer will advise you how to make this payment directly to the university.


Admissions Timeline for the 2020 Intake

Interview Dates for Canadian applicants
August 14 & 15, 2019 (Vancouver)
August 18 & 19, 2019 (Toronto)

Offers to be made from mid-September.

Dates are subject to change. Interview times will be allocated at the discretion of the Faculty Admissions Unit. Applicants should make themselves available for published dates if they wish to be considered for a place in Medicine at Monash.


Total Number of Places in the Program: 80

Number of Places Available for International Students: 15

Application Deadline: July 26, 2019

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Amanda Rollich

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