Graduate entry to Podiatric Medicine

This page is for graduate applicants to Podiatric Medicine. View all other application requirements for the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Bachelor’s degree holders or students who are in progress of their first bachelor’s degree may be eligible to apply for graduate entry into the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM).

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 year prior to commencement in the DPM.

Graduate entry into the DPM is a competitive process based on Grade Point Average (GPA). Places are limited and are awarded to the highest-ranking applicants.

The DPM is accredited by the Australia and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council as an entry-to-practice qualification as a general podiatrist with the Podiatry Board of Australia.

Entry requirements

To be considered for admission into the DPM, 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
  • have the equivalent of a Faculty Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.0, and
  • meet the prerequisites via university studies or GAMSAT (refer to details below).
Applicants who can meet the prerequisites via university units or GAMSAT/MCAT are ranked according to GPA with the highest-ranking applicants being offered a place. Rural applicants will be ranked based on GPA and rurality rating (equally weighted).
Read through all sections for a detailed understanding of the requirements.