Graduate entry to Medicine and Dentistry

This page is for graduate entry for domestic and international applicants to Medicine or Dentistry. If you are not a university graduate, view other application requirements.

Bachelor degree holders or students who are in their first bachelor’s degree may be eligible to apply for graduate entry into the Doctor of Medicine (MD) or the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Students who are in progress of their first bachelor’s degree may apply during their final year, with any course offer being conditional on completion of all bachelor’s degree requirements by 31 December of the application year.

Graduate entry into the MD and DMD is a competitive process based on GPA, GAMSAT (or equivalent) score and an interview process. Places are limited and are awarded to the highest-ranking applicants.  


COVID-19 and the Graduate Admissions Cycle 2020-2021

Due to COVID19 disruptions, some international students have not been able to sit MCAT by 25 April 2020 or DAT (DMD applicants only) prior to 31 May 2020. In order to be considered for 2021 entry into either Medicine or Dentistry, these students must submit their application to UWA by the due date of 31 May and arrange to sit MCAT or DAT as early as possible, preferably during June or at least by July 2020.

Applicants should notify the Faculty Admissions team if it will not be possible to sit the test by July 2020. While every effort will be made to accommodate individual circumstances, applicants should be aware that a later test sitting will delay or could preclude their being ranked for a course offer, and may also impact their ability to obtain a Student Visa in time for January 2021 course commencement.

GAMSAT: Registrations for the March 2020 sitting had closed prior to COVID-19 related disruptions. If you had registered for the March test you will have been contacted by GAMSAT regarding alternative arrangements to sit the test. UWA will accept results from this delayed sitting for 2021 commencement in the MD or DMD. In order to be considered for 2021 commencement, you must submit your application by the due date along with your GAMSAT ID.

Please submit your application with as much information as you are able to provide at the time.  You will be able to provide additional information after the due date if necessary.  We will not be able to accept late applications. 

The FHMS Admissions Team is monitoring the situation and will notify applicants should further changes or accommodations become necessary. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any queries or concerns you may have.


Entry requirements

To be considered for admission into the MD or DMD, an applicant must have:

  • a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA. Recognised bachelor’s degrees are those conferred by Australian universities or higher education institutions recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework or the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR). While academic results from postgraduate study will be taken into account, postgraduate studies undertaken without a bachelor’s degree cannot be accepted as an equivalent qualification
  • the equivalent of a Faculty Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.5, and
  • a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 55 for the MD, 50 for the DMD and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants.

International applicants for the MD or DMD may sit the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) in place of the GAMSAT and require an overall minimum MCAT score of 492 with no section under 123, or a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 with no section under 50.  International applicants for the DMD may submit Canadian or American Dental Association Dental Admissions Test results (DAT/CDAT). Refer to information below regarding Graduate Admissions Tests for further details.

Applicants are initially ranked according to GPA and GAMSAT/MCAT/DAT (equally weighted), with the highest-ranking applicants being offered an interview.  Due to COVID19 disruptions the usual interview process for International students is under review.  Applicants will be provided with more information when it becomes available.

After the interviews, candidates will be ranked by GPA, GAMSAT/MCAT/DAT and interview score (equally weighted), with the highest-ranking applicants being offered a place. Rural applicants will be ranked based on GAMSAT, GPA interview and rurality rating (equally weighted).

Please refer to the information below for details regarding the admissions and selection process.  The Faculty Admissions team will be happy to assist with any further queries.