The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

Perth, Australia

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) - direct pathway

  • Dental Medicine - direct pathway

There are Direct Pathways for domestic school leaver applicants for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Successful applicants to a Direct Pathway for medicine or dentistry will receive a conditional place in either the MD or the DMD. A place in the MD and DMD is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.5.

There are a number of Direct Pathways available for the MD and DMD:

  • High Academic Achievement Direct Pathway 
  • Broadway Direct Pathway
  • Rural Direct Pathway
  • Indigenous Pathway

Most of the above pathways will require ATAR (99 for High Academic Achivers, 96 for Rural or Broadway applicants) + UCAT + Medical Interview + English Competency as part of the selection criteria. Please refer to UWA School of Medicine website for further information. 

UWA Medicine Interview Dates

Late November / early December - WA-based applicants based on UCAT ANZ and predicted ATAR or equivalent.  Applicants applying to the Doctor of Medicine (direct entry pathway) will have very limited choice of interview dates so should ensure they are available for the whole interview period. 

Early January - WA-based applicants who are eligible based on UCAT ANZ and actual ATAR (or equivalent).

Mid to late January - applicants based outside WA who are eligible based on UCAT ANZ and actual ATAR (or equivalent).

Final ranking will be based on ATAR or equivalent, interview and UCAT score weighted equally. 

About 145 places across the various quotas will be offered for the Direct Pathway into the MD.

About 36 places across the various quotas will be offered for the Direct Pathway into the DMD.

If you have or expecting to receive an interview offer for University of Western Australia (UWA) then you should consider enroling into a Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as MedEntry only accepts a small number of students per session.