|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:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Clayton, Melbourne, Victoria|
|Program Duration:||5 years (undergraduate entry)|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2018|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$68,600 AUD (2017)|
|Est. Indicative Total Tuition:||$327,000 AUD (estimated over 5 years based on 2016 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
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 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 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 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 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
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.
The Monash University Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine 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.
Selection will be made up of three components:
1. Grade Point Average (GPA)
Grade 12 prerequisite subjects include English and Chemistry (minimum of 80% in each), and applicants must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement: a minimum of 89% - 90% overall average in Grade 12 subjects. Averages and calculations depend upon province.
2. ISAT Results
International applicants are required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test. Individual sections of CR and QR no lower than 165 and overall no lower than 170.
3. Interview Results
Selection into the Monash Medical School is based upon a combination of the applicant's aptitude test, academc 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 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.
Interview Dates for Canadian applicants
September 4 & 5, 2017 (Toronto)
September 7 & 8, 2017 (Vancouver)
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: 305
Number of places available for international students: approximately 60 – 65
Application Deadline: July 21, 2017
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Courtney Frank