Direct Pathway entry to Medicine and Dentistry for domestic applicants

This page is for domestic school-leaver applicants to the Direct Pathway to Medicine or the Direct Pathway to Dentistry. If you are not a domestic school leaver, view other application requirements.

The Direct Pathway to Medicine and Direct Pathway to Dental Medicine are available for high-achieving domestic school leavers. Eligible school-leaver applications are via TISC, opening early to mid-August and closing late September in line with TISC deadlines for medicine and dentistry. You must apply as a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen. 

Successful applicants will receive a conditional place in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). A Direct Pathway place in the MD or DMD is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor's degree with a minimum Faculty Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 5.5. Students with a Direct Pathway place are not required to sit a graduate admissions test or undergo further interviews in order to take up their place.

Should you accept an offer, your Direct Pathway is specific to a particular postgraduate course. You cannot automatically transfer your Direct Pathway place to a different postgraduate course. If your career aspirations change, you may apply for graduate entry into a different course. Should you attain a graduate place in a different course, or otherwise change your mind, you may withdraw from your Direct Pathway place.

Entry requirements

  • Minimum ATAR of 99 or equivalent for High Academic Achievers; Minimum ATAR of 96 or equivalent for Rural or Broadway applicants (refer to eligibility criteria below)
  • Suitable UCAT ANZ score (UCAT ANZ replaces UMAT from 2019)
  • Interview
  • English language competency
  • Satisfactory completion of the Spatial Awareness Test – DMD only
  • Eyesight Requirements – DMD only

Thoroughly read through all sections for a detailed understanding of the requirements.