Assessment CriteriaAdmission into the Sydney Medical program is offered based on three criteria:
- Performance in an undergraduate degree
- Performance in a medical admissions test (MCAT or GAMSAT)
- Performance in an interview
Students can apply to the University of Sydney Medical School if they have completed a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, and have achieved a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 out of 7 (or equivalent) from a recognized university. The grade requirement, according to the medical school, is equivalent to a GPA of 2.7 out of 4.0.
Students from a wide variety of undergraduate studies are welcome and encouraged to apply.
NEW: Sydney Medical School has decided to continue their trial including the results from coursework master degrees in the calculation of the GPA. The trial will be limited to international applicants who are applying in 2014 for enrolment in Sydney medical program in 2015. During the trial, international applicants who hold a master’s degree by coursework as well as a bachelor’s degree will be permitted to either
- nominate their bachelor’s degree for use in the GPA calculation, or
- nominate that both their master’s and their bachelor’s degree be used in the GPA calculation.
Students must achieve a minimum performance in a medical school admissions test:
Most North American-based applicants choose to sit the Medical Colleges Admissions Test (MCAT), although international applicants can complete either the MCAT or the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT).
Sydney MD applicants must meet a minimum level of achievement in the admissions test to be eligible. The minimum score required for the MCAT for the 2015 intake is 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8. MCAT test results from January 2012 onward will be accepted for the 2015 intake.
3. Performance in an online interview
The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) aims to sample a candidate’s competencies in order to gain a more accurate picture of strengths, weaknesses and suitability for the Sydney medical program.
Last test date of MCAT for 2015 entry: May 31, 2014
Interview invitations: July 16 – 19, 2014
Interviews held: July 28 – August 1, 2014 & August 4 – 5, 2014
Offers will begin to be sent: August 11, 2014
Late round interview invitations: September 29 – October 2, 2014
Late round interviews held: October 13 – 15, 2014
Late round offers: October 20, 2014