Re: Graduate Entry Medicine Entry Requirements
Graduate Entry Medicine Entry Requirements
Let’s take a look at the Graduate Entry Medicine Entry Requirements. Getting into medicine can seem like and lengthy and confusing process! With so much information on the topic of getting into medicine available online, it can seem tricky to know what the requirements actually are! The following post aims to demystify the process of gaining entry into graduate entry medicine, and hopefully make the process of applying for and gaining entry into medicine a lot less stressful!
Step 1: You need to complete an undergraduate degree
The first step (as obvious as it may seem!) is to complete an undergraduate degree through a university. This degree does not necessarily have to be in a scientific field (although see step 2 below which discusses pre-requisite subjects), it simply needs to have been completed or about to be completed (e.g. you can apply for graduate entry medicine during the final year of your undergraduate degree, provided that you will complete that degree before commencing your medical course).
Step 2: You might need to have completed pre-requisite subjects
The graduate entry medical school that you are applying for won’t mind whether you studied accounting, science, biomedicine or arts for your undergrad, but they may require you to have completed certain prerequisite subjects before commencing your medical course (for example, you might need to complete some minimum units in anatomy, chemistry and physiology). If you haven’t completed these as part of your undergraduate course, you can usually do these subjects as bridging subjects, often during university holidays, to ensure that you meet the requirements of most graduate entry medicine courses.
Step 3: You need to have sat the GAMSAT
If you are reading this post, you are probably acutely aware of this requirement! Most universities require that you pass each section of the exam, and various universities have different cut-offs each year in terms of the minimum overall Gamsat score they require. It should be noted, however, that these cut-offs change from year to year, and some universities do not use cut off Gamsat scores at all! Take home message: do your research to the best of your ability, but don’t stress over cut off scores. If you want to apply for a particular university, you might as well include it in your preferences, provided you meet the other requirements of the particular medical course.
Step 4: You need to enter a list of preferences through GEMSAS (Graduate Entry Medical School Admission System) and/or apply to universities individually
Once you have received your Gamsat score, you will then enter in a list of preferences through GEMSAS. Some universities will require you to submit a portfolio and/or complete additional application questions as part of your GEMSAS application. Not all medical schools are part of the GEMSAS consortium, and you will need to apply for these separately.
We hope that this has helped simply the graduate entry medicine requirements and helped assist you in navigating the processes smoothly and without stress!