Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Domestic Students requirements
- ATAR of at least 90 or Year 12 equivalent (NCEA is converted to an ATAR score)
- Monash Interview, MMI style questions (Interview offers will be released on the 21st December 2016) - Read about Monash MMI Interview Workshop
All three components are weighted equally.
Check out information on MedEntry's Interview training sessions.
All domestic applicants are required to undertake the UMAT. Selection for interview (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UMAT and ATAR scores. The cut off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort.
2. ATAR or Year 12 Equivalent
To be considered for a place in the Direct Entry Medical program at Monash University, you will need to have a high study score of at least 35 (out of a score of 50) English as an Alternate Language or 30 (out of a score of 50) in English, and at least 30 (out of a score of 50) in Chemistry. The minimum ATAR to be eligible is 90 but usually a significantly higher ATAR is required due to the competitiveness of the applicants.
The IB requirements are at least a 5 in Standard English or a 4 in High Level English or 6 in standard English B (ESL) or 5 in High Level English B (ESL) and a 5 in Standard Chemistry or a 4 in High Level Chemistry.
NCEA to ATAR conversions are usually processed in mid-January.
3. Multiple Mini Interviews / Monash MMI Interview for Medicine
Selection for Monash Medicine Multiple Mini interviews (MMI) is based on a combination of an applicant's UMAT and ATAR scores. The cut off score is determined by the distribution of scores each year and therefore changes depending on each cohort.
Monash Interviews for 2018 entry will be held in early January 2018.
Monash uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for selection of students. MMI Stations comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s:
- Communication skills
- Critical thinking
- Ethical reasoning
- Empathic reasoning
- Teamwork and collaboration
Each applicant is given two minutes reading time followed by eight minutes to answer five questions relevant to the scenario. At the completion of the eight minutes, there is a further two minute change over and reading time for the next scenario. The MMI format allows the Faculty to determine which applicants possess the personal qualities required to succeed in the MD program as well as the qualities that we are looking for in health care professionals.
Monash Interview Dates Schedule
- Mid-December - Year 12 results released in Victoria.
- Late December 2017 - invitations to interview will be emailed to eligible Victorian VCE applicants as well as Victorian and national Dean’s Rural List and Dean’s Indigenous List applicants.
Interviews will be held in January 2018
- 3, 4, 5 and 8 January 2018: Interviews for Victorian VCE and National DRL and DIL applicants
- 8 January 2018: Interviews for Victorian IB applicants
- Mid-January 2018: Round 1 offers made through VTAC
- Mid-January 2018: Round 1 enrolment
- Mid-January 2018: Invitations to interview will be emailed to eligible interstate and NZ applicants
- 23 & 24 January 2018: Round 2 interviews for Interstate and NZ applicants.
- Early February 2018: Round 2 offers made through VTAC
- Mid-February 2018: Possible further MD offers made through VTAC
- Mid-February 2018: (Dates TBC): Compulsory attendance at MD Transition Program
- Week commencing 19 February 2018
- Orientation Week Monday 26 February 2018: Semester 1 commences
If you have or expecting to receive an interview offer for Monash University then you should consider attending a MedEntry Medical Interview training session.
Monash also offers 4 different Special Entry Schemes
- Dean's Indigenous' List (DIL)
- Dean's Rural List (DRL)
- Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS)
- Monash Guarantee
International Students requirements
- ATAR (or Year 12 equivalent)
Bachelor of Biomedical Science pathway to graduate Medicine...
We also highly encourage you to read about the Graduate Entry Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) pathway via the Biomedical Science degree. This is especially important for the students who are looking at alternative (Plan B) pathways to get into postgraduate Medicine.
In short, as of 2017, at least 50 of the available places in the Graduate Entry Medicine program are reserved for students who have completed Monash University's Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Generally, only students who commence a first year undergraduate Biomedical Science degree at Monash University will be considered eligible for entry via this pathway into Graduate Entry Medicine at Monash University. Read more...
Email MedEntry to discuss further details about the MMI structure and MMI styles of the interview questions for Monash University.