Graduate entry to Medicine and Dentistry

This page is for graduate entry for domestic and international applicants to Medicine or Dentistry. If you are a school leaver and have not commenced tertiary studies, please refer to Direct Pathway 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.

Eligibility 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 HMS 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 updated information as 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 HMS Admissions team will be happy to assist with any further queries.