Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine
If you’re a school leaver or do not have an academic record of study at university, you can apply for the undergraduate pathway into medicine - the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine.
ATAR + UCAT
An applicant's entry score is created by combining ATAR (90%) and UCAT ANZ derived score (10%). UCAT ANZ derived scores are based on results from five sections (equally weighted) .
It is expected that you will need to achieve an ATAR of 95 or above (after the addition of any relevant bonus points for special access schemes) to be competitive.
There are two sub-quotas for the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine:
- Rural - Applicants must have resided in a rural for at least 5 consecutive years or 10 years cumulatively. They must submit a statutory declaration within 10 working days after submitting the SATEC Application. Flinders university has not specified the size of this sub-quota.
- Indigenous - There is a 5 place sub-quota for indigenous students, they should apply in the normal way.
For more information check out the Flinders University Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine page.
Domestic Graduate Entry (GAMSAT pathway)
Flinders University offers graduate entry into the Doctor of Medicine to prospective students who have completed a bachelor degree, or are in the final year of an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent. Your degree can be in any area of study and there are no prerequisite topics or subjects.
A weighted grade point average (wGPA) is calculated on the last three full-time equivalent years of your most recently completed bachelor degree (inclusive of honours if applicable). Other qualifications, such as masters and research higher degrees, are not included in the wGPA calculation.
Students are ranked against other applicants on a scale of 0-100 by an ‘entry score’. Entry score is an equally weighted combination of your:
- GAMSAT overall score
- Weighted GPA
- Interview score
There is a $143 non-refundable application fee for those applying by this method.
Flinders Medical Interview
Invitations to attend an interview are issued to applicants for the South Australian and Northern Territory places on the basis of overall GAMSAT score.
The interview is semi-structured with a common set of scenarios and questions for all applicants. It is designed to assess qualities considered important both for success in medical school and in subsequent medical practice. These include:
- Quality of motivation
- Learning style and team skills
- Communication skills
- Pro-social attitude
- Personal management and self-evaluation skills
- Approach to decision-making
Flinders University Interviews are conducted between September and October each year and last about 50 minutes.
Flinders University Interviews are conducted by a small panel that usually include medical school staff and a community member. The interview panel are not provided with any background information about you.
There is a $55 non-refundable interview administration fee for those who are invited to and accept an interview.