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Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Monash Medical School graduate-entry applications are open for second round

Don’t miss out on your chance to study at Monash Medical School!

Earlier this year, the Monash Medical School application deadline was February 15, 2013, and the in-Canada interviews were held March 18 – 22, 2013.

The medical school at Monash University has just advised OzTREKK that the applications for the graduate-entry MBBS program are being reopened for the 2014 intake, as the Monash Medical School representatives will be in Canada in October to conduct interviews.

What does this mean for you?

This means that if you have completed a bachelor’s degree and missed the previous application deadline of February 15, you now have time to apply to Monash Medical School for the 2014 intake.

Round One

Application deadline: February 15, 2013
MCAT: Results by February 15, 2013 (at time of application)
Interviews: March 18 – 22, 2013

Round Two

Application deadline: September 27, 2013 (Please note that all application documents must arrive at the OzTREKK office by this date.)
MCAT: Registration by August 2; last sitting is August 16 for results by September 17
Interviews: October 28 (Toronto) and October 31 (Vancouver)

About the Monash Graduate-entry MBBS program

The Monash University graduate-entry medical program at the Gippsland* campus is four years in length and is only available to those applicants who have previously successfully completed an undergraduate degree. The Medical School enrolls 60 students each year into the graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course and is based at purpose-built facilities at Monash University’s Gippsland campus. The Gippsland campus is located in the township of Churchill. 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.

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: September 27, 2013

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians:

1. Grade Point Average (GPA)

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).

2. MCAT or GAMSAT Results

The MCAT (North American Medical College Admissions Test) is required for admission of international students into this course. Registration for MCAT must be completed by August 2 for a test sitting by August 16 with results released September 17.

Minimum MCAT requirement: 8/8/M/8  (8/8/8)

MCAT test results from January 2011 onward will be accepted.

3. Interview Results

Selection into the medical program 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 at Monash University. 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.

Total Number of Places in the Program: 60

Number of Places Available for International Students: up to 20

Apply to Monash Medical School’s graduate-entry medical program!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake is Friday, September 27, 2013. (Please note that all application documents must arrive at the OzTREKK office by this date.)
  • Registration for MCAT must be completed by August 2 for a test sitting by August 16 with results released September 17.
  • Interviews will be held in Toronto on Monday, October 28, 2013, and in Vancouver on Thursday, October 31 (locations TBA).

*About the Gippsland Campus

Subject to final government approval, our Gippsland campus will join with the University of Ballarat to form a new university. Legislation was introduced to the Victorian Parliament to amend the University of Ballarat Act 2010, to change the name of the university to Federation University Australia from January 1, 2014.

What does this mean for current students enrolled at the Gippsland campus?

All students admitted to Monash University courses in and before 2013 at the Gippsland campus will remain Monash students until they have completed the academic course of study they enrolled in, subject to normal course progression. This includes students who have commenced Semester Two 2013. These students will be expected to remain at the Gippsland campus and should they successfully complete their course will graduate with a Monash University degree.

The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) graduate entry program (course code 3952) will continue to be offered as a Monash University degree from the Gippsland campus. Enquiry and application procedures remain unchanged.

Find out more about the Monash University medical program. View a Monash University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Information for Canadian Applicants 2014 and 2015 entry.

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Learn more about Monash University Medical School and the graduate-entry medical program, and about other Australian Medical Schools. Contact OzTREKK Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean for more information. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

 

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Monash Medical School undergraduate-entry applications are open for second round

Earlier this year, the Monash Medical School application deadline was February 15, 2013, and the in-Canada interviews were held March 18 – 22, 2013.

The medical school at Monash University has just advised OzTREKK that the applications for the undergraduate-entry MBBS program are being reopened for the 2014 intake, as the Monash Medical School representatives will be in Canada in October to conduct interviews.

What does this mean for you?

This means that if you have missed the previous application deadline of February 15, you now have time to apply to Monash Medical School for the 2014 intake. It is important to note that the undergraduate entry MBBS program at Monash Medical School is only available to
– current Grade 12 students; or
– applicants who have completed Grade 12 (or equivalent) no more than two years previously and have not since undertaken any post-secondary studies.

If you have completed a bachelor degree, you may apply to the graduate-entry MBBS program at Monash Medical School.

Round One

Application deadline: February 15, 2013
ISAT: Before February 15, 2013
Interviews: March 18 – 22, 2013

Round Two

Application deadline: September 27, 2013 (Please note that all application documents must arrive at the OzTREKK office by this date.)
ISAT: Must be sat by September 27, 2013
Interviews: October 28 (Toronto) and October 31 (Vancouver)

About the Monash Undergraduate-entry MBBS program

The undergraduate-entry medical program at the Monash University Clayton Campus (main campus) is only offered to high school leavers (and for up to two years after) who have not undertaken any other studies at a post-secondary level. The course is 5 years in duration and there is only one intake per year, which is in February.

The course is thematic and places emphasis on clinical communication skills, with clinical contact visits to medical practices, community care facilities and hospitals commencing in the first year. Students are also required to spend time in rural areas as part of a health care team.

Approximately 190 international students are accepted into the medical program at Clayton Campus each year, offering international students an opportunity to study medicine as a student in one of Australia’s most respected and prestigious undergraduate medicine programs.

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years
Application deadline: September 27, 2013

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

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. Please see Monash University’s Information for Canadian Applicants 2014 and 2015 entry for detailed information.

2. ISAT Results

International applicants are required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) before September 27, 2013.

3. Interview Results

Successful applicants are then considered for an interview, which is to be undertaken in Canada, October 28 in Toronto, and October 31 in Vancouver.

Selection into the medical program 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.

Total Number of Places in the Program: 190

Number of Places Available for International Students: approx. 65

Apply to Monash Medical School’s undergraduate-entry medical program!

Important Dates to Remember

  • Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake is Friday, September 27, 2013. (Please note that all application documents must arrive at the OzTREKK office by this date.)
  • ISAT must be sat by September 27.
  • Interviews will be held in Toronto on Monday, October 28, 2013, and in Vancouver on Thursday, October 31 (locations TBA).

Find out more about the Monash University medical program. View a Monash University Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Information for Canadian Applicants 2014 and 2015 entry.

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Learn more about Monash Medical School and the undergraduate-entry medical program, and about other Australian Medical Schools. Contact OzTREKK Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean for more information. Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

 

Friday, June 7th, 2013

University of Melbourne Medical School Students Society hosts comical t-shirt design contest

The University of Melbourne Medical School Students Society recently asked its student members to get creative — by designing a t-shirt.

The UMMSS hosts an annual t-shirt design competition, as part of its mandate to actively engage students in the University of Melbourne Medical School.

The top four entries (including the one pictured here) are up on the UMMSS site and students can vote for their choice for most awesome shirt design. According to the site, this is an annual competition at the University of Melbourne Medical School where the top t-shirt design is selected by medical students to be put on a t-shirt for sale to the entire student body.

It’s one of the most popular contests the society hosts and just one way that Australian Medical School societies reach out to their students to get them involved.

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Learn more about the University of Melbourne Medical School

Better yet, find out which Australian Medical School is best for you!

 

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The OzTREKKER – June 2013 Edition

Meet an OzTREKK student who is living her educational dream while studying at the University of Queensland Medical School! Though the rigours of medical school keep students busy, Divya Viswanathan is finding that staying engaged in student life at UQ is essential. In fact, she offers good advice to Canadian students thinking about studying medicine Down Under in this month’s edition of The OzTREKKER!

Read her story for more insights into her Australian medical school experience while working hard in the competitive University of Queensland Medical School program.

Also in the June 2013 edition of The OzTREKKER:

Exciting eclipse: Astronomy programs at several of our Australian partner unis used the recent solar eclipse as an opportunity for social interaction with the public. Find out which Australian university’s astronomy and physics school is celebrating a milestone for community engagement this year!

Medical matters: We profile medicine as the OzTREKK program of the month for June. Learn more about Australian medical schools as we break down the programs and highlight their features.

Art attack: Our suggestions for three unique ways to observe art and culture around your uni this June.

Teddy bear teachers: Student volunteers in the University of Queensland Medical School teach primary school children about healthy lifestyles through the popular Teddy Bear Hospital program.

We feature these stories and more in the May 2013 edition of The OzTREKKER! Put away the stethoscope and read on, OzTREKKERs!

 

 

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Follow OzTREKK on Pinterest!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you have heard about Pinterest.

Follow OzTREKK on Pinterest!

Follow OzTREKK on Pinterest!

According to online social media rankings, Pinterest was the fastest-growing social network service last year—but the title of “social media” is misleading.

Pinterest is not so much social networking as it is a place to organize your wants, needs, likes, ideas…well, you get the idea. OzTREKK realizes that many of our students have Pinterest accounts, so we’ve created one, too!

Looking for quick links to your program of interest? Check out OzTREKK‘s pinboards. OzTREKK has created pinboards for

—just to name a few! If you’re on Pinterest, why not follow OzTREKK and get the latest blog news and updates about Australian universities every day?

Want to remember important MCAT registration dates? Pin it! Need a shortcut to Australian Medical School applications? Pin it! Read a great article about law school? Pin it!

Check out OzTREKK on facebook and Twitter, too!

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OzTREKK is the only Canadian organization that is a student office and Application and Information Centre in Canada for the following combination of Australian universities:

We’re the Application and Information Centre for Canadian students applying to or inquiring about study abroad, undergraduate and graduate/professional programs at any of the above Australian universities.

The OzTREKK Application and Information Centre is free to all students as its services are provided on behalf of, and fully funded by, the above Australian universities.

Contact OzTREKK to learn more about how you can study in Australia!

Email: info@oztrekk.com

Toll free: 1 866-698-7355

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Prepare for the MCAT

Students preparing for medical school know they will probably have to write the MCAT, but sometimes the hard part is organizing themselves to study for this test. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles is an important prerequisite for medical schools in North America and Australia. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences. Preparation for such an important test is crucial for success.

How do you prepare for the MCAT?

It is recommended that you give yourself a minimum of at least three months for preparation:

  1. Prepare yourself by creating a step-by-step study plan. Make a promise to yourself that you’ll follow it meticulously. Figure out what you’ll need to review, what materials you’ll require, what kinds of practice tests you’ll need to take and whether you’ll need any remedial assistance.
  2. Do a “Google” search for MCAT preparation. Consider purchasing The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, 3rd Edition, available on the official MCAT website. Beware of some MCAT prep books and courses. Often, these courses are touted as the best, but often only provide exam-taking tips and not the important content.
  3. Relearn your undergraduate math, physics, biology, general chemistry and organic chemistry coursework. Then do it again. You’ll quickly identify some of your strengths and weaknesses in the process. Systematically reviewing the content of your class notes and introductory textbooks is a great start. Having the basic knowledge introduced in your undergraduate science and biology courses is the best foundation. Consider studying for the MCAT as your “other” full-time job. This is a big deal!
  4. Take the practice tests. The MCAT website also offers a free online practice test, with unlimited usage. This test offers real MCAT items from previously administered exams and all the features of the other practice tests. Taking an e-MCAT Practice Test helps you get comfortable with the MCAT format so you feel more prepared come test day. You can take a free test under timed conditions to get a baseline score giving you an idea of how you might score if you took the test today. Go through every practice test and identify the questions that you got wrong and analyze why you didn’t know the right answer. This can point out your weakest subjects.
  5. Prepare yourself physically and mentally. All-nighters and junk-food diets do little to help the body prepare. Make sure you continue “normal life” activities, including aerobic exercise and proper nutrition.
  6. Consider studying with others. A small study group can often produce better results than a solo effort.
  7. Ask someone. Whether they’ve taken the MCAT or a comparable standardized test, you can reach out for advice on what to expect.  A face-to-face exchange of ideas with an experienced professor, doctor, or friend presents an excellent learning opportunity.
  8. Be prepared for test day. When does the test start? Where is the test located? How do you get there? What materials should you bring? Make sure to consider these questions well before the test day. Whether it’s driving to the test location or picking out your clothes, simplify every step of the process that could potentially cause a stressful distraction.

What is an e-MCAT Practice Test like?

It’s just like the actual exam. Every e-MCAT Practice Test is a previously administered exam and consists of the same number of items as the actual exam.

The only thing different about the 2013 and 2014 e-MCAT Practice Test is that they will not have a Writing Sample section. The 2013 examinees will not take the Writing Sample section of the MCAT exam. The Writing Sample section was removed to make room for a MCAT Trial Section. The Trial Section is a voluntary section that asks you to test out questions for a future version of the MCAT.

Test format:

  • Tutorial (optional) – 10 minutes
  • Examinee Agreement – 10 minutes (not timed on practice test)
  • Physical Sciences – 52 items – 70 minutes
  • Break (optional) – 10 minutes
  • Verbal Reasoning – 40 items – 60 minutes
  • Break (optional) – 10 minutes
  • Biological Sciences – 52 items – 70 minutes
  • Void Question – 5 minutes (not timed on practice test)
  • Break (optional and not on practice test) – 10 minutes
  • Trial Section (optional and not on practice test) – 32 items – 45 minutes
  • Survey (optional and not on practice test) – 12 items – 10 minutes
  • Total Content Time – 4 hours, 5 minutes
  • Total “Seat” Time – Approximately 5 hours, 10 minutes

OzTREKK recommends that you visit the official MCAT website for all of the important details regarding the test.

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Want to learn more about preparing yourself for medical school in Australia? Check out other OzTREKK blogs about the MCAT:

What is the MCAT?

MCAT registration tips

MCAT registration dates

OzTREKK is the Canadian expert on Australian medical schools. Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. Ninety percent of the international students studying medicine at the University of Queensland applied via OzTREKK.

If you are interested in medical school in Australia, please contact OzTREKK‘s Medical School Admissions Officer Broghan Dean or call toll free 1 866-698-7355 for more information about studying medicine in Australia at the following Australian universities:

Friday, March 1st, 2013

OzTREKK scholarships for UQ Medical Leadership Program

For medical students who are also considering leadership roles in their career futures, the UQ Medical School has partnered with the UQ Business School to provide an accredited Medical Leadership Program (MLP) offered exclusively in scholarship form to UQ Medical School students. Interested applicants may apply at the end of their first year of study of their MBBS degree.

In 2013 and 2014, OzTREKK will become a Medical Leadership Program scholarship donor and is providing two scholarship places! The OzTREKK UQ Medical School Leadership Program Scholarship is only open to OzTREKK students.

Find out more about the UQ Medical Leadership Program (MLP) and OzTREKK UQ Medical School Leadership Program Scholarship. Contact OzTREKK to find out how you can apply!

About the Medical Leadership Program (MLP)

Partnered with the UQ Business School, the UQ Medical School launched the Medical Leadership Program in 2010.  This innovative, first-of-its-kind leadership program in Australia is designed to prepare medical school graduates to become future leaders in their chosen medical fields.  Those students who successfully complete the four courses will obtain a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership to complement their MBBS degree.   There are three primary components to the MLP:

  1. Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership
  2. Seminar Series
  3. MLP Discussions

1. Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership Outline*

In order to obtain the Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, participating students will be required to  attend the Medical Leadership Program Orientation Program; attend all lectures; and successfully complete all assigned coursework, including the Course 4 project.

Course 1, “The Leadership Challenge,” will require four full days of classroom lectures (weekend sessions), and will occur during Year 2 of the MBBS degree.  This course will cover topics including strategic and organizational leadership; theories of leadership; tools of leadership; communication skills; team dynamics; leadership through emotional intelligence; transformational leadership; cultural change; the leader as coach; and action learning and planning.

Course 2, “Strategy in Action,” will require four full days of classroom lectures (weekend sessions),  and will occur during Year 2 of the MBBS degree. This course will cover topics including strategic decision making; change management theory and models; learning organizations and teams; building commitment to change; advanced strategies for strategic change; creativity and innovation; and action learning and planning.

Course 3, “Valuing Human Capital,” requires four full days of classroom lectures (weekend sessions), and will be occur during Year 3 of the MBBS degree.  This course will cover topics including strengthening the talent pipeline; cutting edge HR strategy; preparing for tomorrow’s challenges today; challenges facing HR; retaining and developing staff; succeeding in the war for talent; and action learning and planning.

Course 4, “Independent Medical Project,” will not require any classroom lectures.  Students will work on and complete their projects during Year 4 of their MBBS degree.  This course will be different from the others, in that it will provide students with the freedom to complete an individual or small-group project on a selected topic dealing with Medical Leadership.  While Course 4 will have one formal classroom presentation, and each student will be required to present his or her final project during year 4 of their MBBS program.

*Students in the Ochsner cohort will complete these courses in a different order.

2. Seminar Series

Each student will be required to attend at least 60% of the Medical Leadership Program Seminar Series for each year they are enrolled in the program.  Each seminar will be a very interactive, tutorial-type session, and will last approximately two hours.  During each seminar, students will interact directly with leaders from a variety of industries. These leaders will not only help students expand their professional network, but will also provide them with some unique insight and information from someone currently in a leadership position.

3. MLP Discussions

During these discussions, the Head of School of Medicine and the Head of the MBBS program at the University of Queensland will lead a discussion with all of the MLP participants in bringing all concepts from the other two components of the Medical Leadership Program into a group learning environment.  Students will be provided these dates as they are selected.

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If you would like more information about UQ Medical School and the MBBS program, contact OzTREKK Australian Medical School Admissions Officer Broghan Dean or call toll free 1 866-698-7355.

Email OzTREKK to find out more about the Medical Leadership Program (MLP) at the University of Queensland and how you can apply to the OzTREKK UQ Medical School Leadership Program Scholarship.

Contact OzTREKK for OzTREKK Scholarships information and about how you can study in Australia!

 


Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Monash medicine tutor trekking for a good cause

An adventure of a lifetime awaits Dr Chris Harvey of Monash University as she prepares to trek through northern Vietnam to raise money for disadvantaged children and families.

The medicine tutor at Monash University Medical School, GP at Brighton Medical Clinic, consultant at Ford Health and mother of three will head to Vietnam in May for a 12-day combined walking and cycling trek to raise funds for Melbourne based not-for-profit organization Windermere.

Dr Harvey, from the Department of General Practice at the Monash University Medical School, who initially pursued a career in medicine because of her desire to work in third world countries, said she saw the adventure challenge as the perfect opportunity to fulfill her goal.

“When I turned fifty I realized I still hadn’t got to my goal of spending some time each year working overseas, so many other commitments seem to get in the way,” Dr Harvey said. “I am really looking forward to the challenge and have never been to Vietnam before. Many of the Monash students I teach have had wonderful elective experiences and I know they would agree with me when I say I believe you often get more from these experiences than you could have ever imagined.”

Dr Harvey hopes to raise $6500 to take part in the challenge with $3000 going toward Windermere, which provides vital support services and programs for children and families in need in Melbourne’s southeast.

The experience will also incorporate visits to two charities for disadvantaged youth in Vietnam, Know One Teach One (KOTO) where participants will cook with students, and Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation to learn more about the vital work they do for children in crisis.

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OzTREKK is the Canadian expert on Australian medical schools. Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. Ninety percent of the international students studying medicine at the University of Queensland applied via OzTREKK.

If you are interested in medical school in Australia, please contact OzTREKK Medical School Admissions Officer Broghan Dean for more information about studying medicine in Australia at the following Australian universities:

Email Broghan: broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free 1 866-698-7355

Friday, February 8th, 2013

JCU graduates celebrate degree completion

More than 520 mortar boards were donned in December at James Cook University’s 2012 Medicine, Health and Molecular Science graduation ceremony in Townsville held on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Townsville Entertainment Centre.

JCU doctors, vets, nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, molecular and biological scientists were presented with their hard-earned degrees.

James Cook University presented degrees to 92 new doctors, 108 nurses, 40 occupational therapists, 47 physiotherapists, 4 exercise science graduates, 9 medical laboratory students, 18 speech pathologists, and 10 bio-medical students. There are also 48 veterinary science graduates and 54 pharmacy students.

Seven PhD awards and 34 master degrees were presented at the ceremony as well.

About James Cook University Medical School

James Cook University‘s medical school offers a six-year, full-time undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery, Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The course aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. The course places special emphasis on rural and Indigenous health and tropical medicine.

Visit the OzTREKKJames Cook University Medical School web page for more information about the following:

Entry Requirements for the JCU Medical Program:

  • Entry is directly from high school. Students may also transfer into the program during their undergraduate degree or at the completion of their undergraduate degree.
  • High school cumulative average necessary to be considered is a minimum of 85% in Grade 12 subjects, including prerequisite subject grades.
  • If you are applying to the program after you have partially or fully completed your post-secondary studies, you should have a Canadian GPA of 80% cumulative average across all university studies, but to have a competitive application, applicants should have achieved at least an 82% cumulative average.
  • Completion of JCU International Student Application Form and School of Medicine specific application form. See OzTREKK‘s JCU Medical School How to Apply page for more information!
  • Interview: held in-person and via video conference

Accreditation & Licensing

OzTREKK will be hosting its annual Canadian licensing workshops 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.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact OzTREKK Medical School Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at any time to assist you with your JCU Medical School application, or to answer any questions you may have regarding medical school in Australia.

Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com

Telephone 1 866 698-7355

How to Apply to James Cook University Medical School!

Learn more about James Cook University Medical School!

To learn more about medical school in Australia, visit the OzTREKK Australian medical schools page. Contact OzTREKK for more information!

 

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Monash University medical school application deadline fast approaching

Don’t miss out on your chance to study at Monash University Medical School! The application deadline for the Monash University Medical School Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programs is fast approaching! Applications for the 2014 intake will close on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2013.

What is the difference between Monash University‘s graduate-entry medical program and undergraduate-entry medical program?

Graduate-entry MBBS

The Monash University graduate-entry medical program at the Gippsland campus is four years in length and is only available to those applicants who have previously successfully completed an undergraduate degree.

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians:

1. Grade Point Average (GPA)

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).

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/M/8 (8/8/8)

MCAT test results from January 2011 onward will be accepted.

3. Interview Results

Selection into the medical program 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 at Monash University. 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 in Canada are scheduled for March 18 – 22, 2013. Only those who complete an interview are eligible for a place in the medical program.

Total Number of Places in the Program: 60

Number of Places Available for International Students: up to 20

Apply to Monash University Medical School’s graduate-entry medical program!

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Undergraduate-entry MBBS

The undergraduate-entry medical program at the Monash University Clayton Campus, is only offered to secondary school leavers (and for up to two years after) who have not undertaken any other studies at a post-secondary level. The course is 5 years in duration and there is only one intake per year, which is in February.

Approximately 60 international students are accepted into the medical program at Clayton Campus each year, offering international students an opportunity to study medicine as a student in one of Australia’s most respected and prestigious undergraduate medicine programs.

Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

1. Grade Point Average (GPA)

Grade 12 prerequisite subjects include English and Chemistry, and applicants must demonstrate a high level of academic achievement.

2. ISAT Results

International applicants are required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) before February 15, 2013.

3. Interview Results

Students are then considered for an interview, which is to be undertaken in Canada, March 18 – 22, 2013.

Selection into the medical program 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.

Total Number of Places in the Program: 190

Number of Places Available for International Students: 10-15

Apply to Monash University Medical School’s undergraduate-entry medical program!

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Important Dates to Remember:

Application Deadline for the February 2014 intake: February 15, 2013

Interviews held in Canada: March 18 – 22, 2013

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Learn more about Monash University, the undergraduate-entry medical programand the graduate-entry medical program, and about other Australian universities that offer undergraduate-entry MBBS and graduate-entry MBBS programs. Contact OzTREKK Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean for more information!

OzTREKK is an Application and Information Centre, providing information about academic programs and admissions requirements and process applications for admission to eight Australian universities, including Monash University.