Direct Pathway entry to Medicine and Dentistry for domestic applicants

This page is for domestic school-leaver applicants to the Direct Pathway to the Doctor of Medicine or the Direct Pathway to the Doctor of Dental Medicine. 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. 


COVID-19 and the Domestic Direct Pathway Admissions Cycle 2020-2021

TISC applications have now closed for 2021 entry into the Direct Pathway to Medicine or the Direct Pathway to Dentistry.   At this stage we are planning to go ahead with in-person interviews as scheduled.  Should the COVID19 situation develop such that we are unable to carry out interviews it is possible that results from the Situational Judgement section of UCAT ANZ may be used as part of the selection process. Applicants will be kept informed by the FHMS Admissions team should any changes become necessary.

The FHMS Admissions Team is monitoring the situation and will provide updates should further changes become necessary. Check this page for updated information and don't hesitate to contact us with any queries or concerns you may have.

While a Predicted ATAR may be required as part of the admissions process, 2021 Predicted ATAR entry, STAT and early offers are not available for places in the FHMS Direct Pathways which are quota restricted (Medicine, Dentistry, Podiatric Medicine, and Pharmacy). You are free to apply for and accept a place in other UWA courses via the new 2021 entry pathways for School Leavers, and also apply via TISC for a Direct Pathway. Should you accept an early offer for another UWA course this will not affect your ranking for a place in a Direct Pathway. 


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
  • Eyesight Requirements for the DMD, and Inherent Requirements for the MD 

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