2018 Medicine Admissions Guide - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Faculty of Health and Medical ...

 
2018 Medicine Admissions Guide - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Faculty of Health and Medical ...
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

         2018 Medicine
      Admissions Guide
2018 Medicine Admissions Guide - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Faculty of Health and Medical ...
Contents
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery            3-4    International entry overview                         14-17
Medicine at the University of Adelaide                    3    Merit ranking process                                  14
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building      3    Step 1. Online application                             14
Degree overview                                           3    Step 2. Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA)            14
Inherent requirements                                     4    Step 3. Interviews                                      15
Incidental fees                                           4    Step 4. English language requirements                  16
Rural placements                                          4    Step 5. Study prerequisites                            16
Medical clinical placement requirements                   4    Step 6. Academic score                                 16
Career opportunities                                      4    Step 7. International ranking for offers               16

Graduate registration                                     4    Immigration status                                     16

                                                               International key dates                                17
Domestic or international applicant?                      5    International contacts                                 17
Immigration status                                        5

Domestic entry overview                                 6-8    Alternative study                                      18
                                                               Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences                18
Merit Ranking Process                                     6
                                                               Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced)     18
What is UMAT?                                             6
Step 1. UMAT registration                                 6
Step 2. Sit the UMAT                                      6
Step 3. SATAC application                                 6
Step 4. Interviews                                        6
Step 5. Subject prerequisites                             7
Step 6. Academic score (ATAR)                             7
Step 7. Application outcome                               7
How to select Commonwealth Supported Place types          8
Change of preferences                                     8
Deferral of study                                         8

Eligibility for entry pathways                            9
Entry pathways                                         10-11
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants         10
Tertiary Transfer (higher education) applicants          10
Rural applicants                                         11
Secondary school leavers                                 11
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)                  11

Commonwealth Supported Places                            12
Domestic key dates                                       13
Domestic contacts                                        13

2   Contents
2018 Medicine Admissions Guide - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Faculty of Health and Medical ...
Bachelor of Medicine
and Bachelor of Surgery
Medicine at the University                          Degree overview
of Adelaide                                         The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor
The medical degree at the University of             of Surgery (MBBS) consists of three major
Adelaide is the third-oldest in Australia, with     streams reflecting the core elements of
a rich and prestigious history dating back to       medical practice:
1885. Since its formation, over 130 years           1. Scientific Basis of Medicine
of teaching and research has led to an              2. Clinical Practice
impressive list of ground-breaking discoveries
and achievements that continue to transform         3. Medical Professional and Personal
healthcare and make an impact on the                   Development
world today. Among the University’s notable         A major emphasis is placed on
alumni are Nobel Prize winners, pioneering          professionalism, communication and
researchers and world-renowned doctors.             clinical reasoning, as well as the practise of
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of            evidence-based and preventative medicine.
Surgery (MBBS) degree at the University             Small-group Case-Based Learning (CBL)
of Adelaide is an integrated curriculum that        is the dominant learning mode during the
draws on all disciplines to provide learning        early years of the curriculum. Lectures in
in a clinical context. As a research-intensive      the medical disciplines such as pathology,
university, the MBBS degree recognises              anatomy, physiology and pharmacology are
research as the foundation of medical               carefully staged throughout the clinical cases
practice and delivers a degree that is              of the most commonly encountered and
innovative and at the forefront of medical          socially significant diseases.
education. Students studying medicine at            In Year 1, students will also undertake two
the University of Adelaide are provided with        semesters of Fundamentals of Biomedical
state-of-the-art education, training and            Science, a course specifically designed
facilities to ensure that they are ready to face    for medical students. The Clinical Skills
the challenges of medical practice in the           and Medical Professional and Personal
twenty-first century.                               Development courses begin in week one and
                                                    assist students to acquire the skills required
                                                    for effective clinical practice. The clinical
Adelaide Health and                                 practice tutorials in Years 1 and 2 are led by
Medical Sciences (AHMS)                             senior clinicians in a state-of-the-art clinical
building                                            skills facility.

In 2017, the Faculty of Health and Medical          In Year 3, clinical skills training is conducted
Sciences entered an exciting new era in             primarily in the public teaching hospitals.
health education with the opening of the            Students will then bring this core learning to
14-floor, $246 million Adelaide Health and          their clinical placements in Years 4–6. These
Medical Sciences (AHMS) building.                   placements will be held in a wide range of
                                                    organisations, including public teaching
Located in the heart of the South Australian
                                                    hospitals and the broader medical and
Health and Biomedical Precinct, alongside
                                                    health community. There are some clinical
the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and South
                                                    placements that all students must take, but
Australian Health and Medical Research
                                                    there are also opportunities for students to
Institute (SAHMRI), the AHMS building is the
                                                    choose from a range of electives. Some
new home of the Adelaide Medical School.
                                                    students will be able to undertake Year 5 in
The building also houses Adelaide Health
                                                    a rural setting. Year 6 is focused on what
Simulation, the Adelaide Nursing School,
                                                    students need to know for their internship.
Adelaide Dental School and Adelaide Dental
                                                    The major exam is conducted at the end
Hospital.
                                                    of Year 5, and with the pressure of exams
The AHMS brings together more than 1600             reduced, final year students can focus
students and 600 health researchers in a            on their clinical practice and professional
vibrant and innovative environment where            development.
learning and discovery work hand-in-hand.

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Bachelor of Medicine                              Rural placements                                  Career opportunities
                                                   Enrolment in the University of Adelaide’s         After graduation and before being admitted
 and Bachelor of Surgery
                                                   Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of              to full registration as a medical practitioner in
                                                   Surgery requires students to undertake            Australia, graduates must serve at least 12
SATAC CODE:                                        rural clinical placements. Commonwealth           months as an intern in an approved hospital.
314552 non-bonded CSP place                        supported students (in both bonded and            After successfully completing the internship
314553: bonded medical place                       non-bonded places) need to complete               and obtaining full registration to practise,
                                                   four weeks of rural placements before             students will need to make a career decision
DURATION: 6 years full-time
                                                   graduation, with 25% of students required         about entering a training program offered
LOCATION: North Terrace campus                     to complete one year of clinical training         by a professional college. There is a wide
MID-YEAR ENTRY: No                                 in a rural site. If these places are not filled   range of opportunities and students may
DEFERRAL: Yes up to two years                      by students voluntarily, all students in          choose to pursue a career in areas such as
                                                   Commonwealth supported places will be             general practice, surgery, medicine or public
Please note that strict quotas apply to
                                                   included in a random ballot to be allocated       health. They may choose to work in a rural
the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor
                                                   to one of these year-long rural placements.       area of Australia, or, as a university clinical
of Surgery degree.
                                                                                                     academic, they may choose to combine
                                                                                                     clinical practice with research and education.
                                                   Medicine clinical placement
                                                                                                     Medicine graduates from the University
Inherent requirements                              requirements                                      of Adelaide are now working in a diverse
                                                   > Australian Health Practitioner Regulation       range of fields or have begun additional
The medical degree places substantial
                                                     Agency student registration                     study in specialisations such as psychiatry,
demands on students. The learning style
                                                   > Department for Communities and Social           ophthalmology or paediatrics. Potential
and assessment techniques are likely to be
                                                     Inclusion screening for Child Related,          career paths will become apparent as
different from those experienced elsewhere.
                                                     Aged Care and Vulnerable Persons                students progress through the degree.
Clinical placements require significant time
commitments of students, which may                 > immunisations
include time periods normally regarded as          > prescribed communicable infections 		           Graduate registration
after-hours. Students will need physical and         screening                                       After successful completion of the MBBS
mental stamina, as well as flexibility with        > tuberculosis screening                          degree, graduates are eligible to register
hours of attendance. For more details, visit:                                                        with the Medical Board of Australia. In
                                                   > clinical placement deed poll
health.adelaide.edu.au/admissions/                                                                   order to register, applicants must be able to
                                                   > hand hygiene.
medicine/inherent-requirements                                                                       demonstrate English language skills at IELTS
                                                   Students who do not meet the above                academic level 7 or the equivalent.
                                                   requirements are at risk of not completing
Incidental fees                                    the degree. Please note placements are
                                                                                                     New Zealand citizens applying to the MBBS
                                                                                                     degree intending to practise in Australia after
There will be additional costs, over               compulsory and information on the above
                                                                                                     graduation must be aware of the criteria for
and above tuition fees for all Bachelor            will be provided when students commence.
                                                                                                     obtaining a Medicare Provider Number.
of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery                For more details, visit:
                                                                                                     Refer to medicareaustralia.gov.au
(MBBS) students, this includes (but is not         health.adelaide.edu.au/current-students/
limited to) textbooks, equipment, required                                                           International applicants should note that
                                                   clinical-placements
immunisations, clearance renewals, first aid                                                         successful completion of this degree may
certificates, student amenities fees etc.                                                            not qualify them to practise/register in
                                                                                                     their home country. Applicants will have
For further information visit:
                                                                                                     to contact the relevant health registration
adelaide.edu.au/student/finance/other-fees                                                           bodies of their home country for further
                                                                                                     information.

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Domestic or international applicant?
        Is the applicant:
                                        Immigration status
      An                                Change in immigration status during the application process
  Australian
                        YES             >> International applicants to the MBBS degree whose residency status
   Citizen?
                                          changes during the application process (i.e. they obtain permanent
                                          residency or some other immigration status that entitles them to the
                                          educational benefits of permanent residency), will no longer be eligible for
      NO                                  an international student place.
                                        >> International applicants whose immigration status changes prior to 31
                                          October may still compete for entry under the competitive process for
                                          domestic students if they advise the University of Adelaide by email
                                          (admissions@adelaide.edu.au) prior to 5pm on 31 October and are able
                                          to meet the additional entry requirements for domestic applicants.
     An                                 >> Applicants whose immigration status changes prior to 29 September
  Australian                              and who have NOT lodged a parallel domestic application and/or do not
                        YES
  Permanent
                                          meet the additional entry requirements for domestic applicants cannot be
  Resident?
                                          considered for a domestic offer and can no longer be considered for an
                                          international offer. These applicants will need to re-apply for domestic entry
                                          the following year in accordance with the entry policy of that year.
                                        >> Applicants whose immigration status changes after 31 October and
      NO                                  prior to the release of international offers will no longer be considered for
                                          the international cohort, and will need to re-apply for domestic entry the
                                          following year in accordance with the entry policy of that year.

                                        Change in immigration status prior to release of offers
       A                                Offers for international places in the MBBS degree cannot be made to
 New Zealand            YES             applicants who are Australian/New Zealand citizens or Australian Permanent
   Citizen?                             Residents.
                                        If an applicant obtains permanent residency (or some other immigration status
                                        that entitles them to the educational benefits of permanent residency) after
                                        29 September and prior to the release of international offers, they will not be
      NO                                eligible for an international offer, and will need to re-apply for domestic entry
                                        the following year in accordance with the entry policy of that year.

                                        Change in immigration status after accepting an offer
                                        Due to strict domestic and international quotas for commencing students, if
                                        an applicant obtains permanent residency (or some other immigration status
       A
  Permanent                             that entitles them to the educational benefits of permanent residency) after
 Humanitarian           YES             they accept their offer and before completing their first year of study in the
 Visa holder?                           MBBS degree, they will not be able to remain in that degree.

                                        Change in immigration status during studies
                                        International students who obtain permanent residency (or another applicable
                                        immigration status that entitles them to the educational benefits of permanent
      NO                                residency) after completing their first year of study will only be able to remain
                                        in the MBBS degree if there is a domestic place available at that time.
                                        With strict quotas across the breadth of the MBBS degree, availabilities of
                                        domestic places at any given time cannot be guaranteed. These are at the
                                        discretion of the Executive Dean and subject to availability.
 International              Domestic    If a domestic place is available, the international student must pay tuition fees
   Applicant                Applicant   for the remainder of their studies in the degree (i.e. they cannot be transferred
                                        to a Commonwealth Supported Place). If a domestic place is not available for
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                                        them, they will not be able to remain in the MBBS degree.

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Domestic entry overview
Application process

      Step 1                     Step 2               Step 3                                           Step 5                     Step 6
                                                                                 Step 4
       UMAT                      Sit the              SATAC                                          Prerequisite                Academic
                                                                                Interview
    registration                 UMAT               application                                       subjects                     result

                                                                    Steps 2, 4, 5 and 6 combined

                                                                                                         Application outcome

Merit ranking process                             Step 2. Sit the UMAT                               Please note: Late applications to the MBBS
                                                                                                     degree will not be considered.
Applicants will be ranked for an offer based      Once results from the UMAT test are received
                                                                                                     Rural entry pathway applicants are required
on a combination of scores from these three       by the University we will determine whether
                                                                                                     to sign and submit a statutory declaration as
components weighted as follows:                   or not an applicant receives an invitation to
                                                                                                     proof of their rural background at the time of
>> UMAT results: 20%
                                                  an interview. Each of the three sections of the
                                                                                                     the SATAC application.
                                                  UMAT test will be given equal weight.
>> interview results: 40%
                                                  If an applicant’s UMAT result does not rank
>> academic results: 40%                          them highly enough to receive an invitation to     Step 4. Interviews
Please note: Personal statements,                 attend an interview, any requests for special      There will be one round of interviews held for
testimonials, character/school/work               consideration for an interview will be declined.   2018 entry. Only applicants who attend an
references, awards, certificates and              The University of Adelaide will not alter an       interview will remain in the final ranked list to
predicted results do not make up any of           applicant’s UMAT score for any reason,             be eligible for an offer into the MBBS degree.
the selection components and will not be          including illness or compassionate grounds,
considered. Applicants are asked not to                                                              Invitation to interviews
                                                  and will not intervene or interfere in the UMAT
submit these documents to the University.
                                                  scoring process or any application for an          Invitations to interviews will be extended
Feedback on an individual’s performance           alternative test date. The University is not       via email on Thursday 26 October 2017.
and overall ranking will NOT be released          responsible for the release of UMAT scores         Applicants who are not eligible for an
by the University. Information regarding an       to applicants.                                     interview will also be notified on this date.
applicant and their application is confidential
                                                                                                     Interview invitations are based on
and will not be released to an advocate of        Can previous UMAT scores be used?                  performance in the UMAT, with each of the
the applicant, whether family or friends. No
                                                  UMAT scores can be used for admission to           three UMAT sections having equal weight.
appeals on behalf of an applicant will be
                                                  any of the UMAT Consortium universities only       Approximately 800 applicants will be invited
considered.
                                                  in the year following the test. For example,       to attend an interview.
                                                  results from UMAT 2017 can be used for             Interviews will be conducted in late
What is UMAT?                                     undergraduate medicine or dentistry courses        November and throughout December 2017.
The Undergraduate Medicine and Health             beginning in 2018 but not 2019.
Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is a                                                                  Booking an interview
aptitude exam run by the Australian Council
for Educational Research (ACER). It is one
                                                  Step 3. SATAC application                          All eligible applicants will receive a
                                                                                                     congratulatory email from the University
of the core components for entry selection        Domestic applicants must apply through             of Adelaide to the email address supplied
into the MBBS degree.                             SATAC. Visit: satac.edu.au                         in their SATAC application, along with an
                                                  Domestic applicants MUST state their               individual username and password to
Step 1. UMAT registration                         preferred Commonwealth Supported Place             book an MBBS interview online. Eligible
                                                  types at the time of application to SATAC.         applicants will be able to select an interview
All applications to register and sit for the                                                         time from a limited number of sessions on
                                                  >> 314552: non-bonded CSP place
UMAT must be made directly to ACER.                                                                  a first come, first served basis. During this
For more information, please refer to the         >> 314553: bonded medical place
                                                                                                     time applicants can cancel and reschedule.
UMAT website: umat.acer.edu.au                    For more information about place types go
                                                                                                     Once an interview session time has been
The UMAT website explains the test in detail      to page 12.
                                                                                                     filled, requests to schedule into it due to
and sets out the procedure for registration       The South Australian Tertiary Admissions
                                                                                                     (but not limited to) school commitments,
including the fees payable, test centre           Centre (SATAC) receives and processes
                                                                                                     travel plans or conflicting interviews times
procedures and regulations.                       applications for all undergraduate degrees
                                                                                                     with other universities will be declined.
                                                  in South Australia and releases the formal
                                                  offers for all University of Adelaide degrees.     Please note: The University reserves the
                                                  All domestic applicants will be asked to enter     right to run additional interview sessions if
                                                  their UMAT identification number when they         necessary.
                                                  lodge their application by the nominated
                                                  early SATAC application deadline.

6   Domestic entry overview
Where are interviews held?                         Interview structure                               Step 6. Academic score
All domestic interviews are conducted face-        Interviews for the MBBS degree comprise           (ATAR)
to-face in Adelaide. There are no options for      of two 15 minute sessions with five minutes
                                                                                                     To meet the minimum academic threshold
conducting interviews by telephone or via          between each session. In each section an
                                                                                                     for entry into the Bachelor of Medicine and
video conferencing (e.g. Skype), and any           applicant will be interviewed by a panel of
                                                                                                     Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree at the
requests will be declined. It is an applicant’s    up to two interviewers. All interviewers are
                                                                                                     University of Adelaide, applicants must
responsibility to ensure that they are available   volunteers who have completed a University
                                                                                                     achieve:
during the nominated times, as interviews          of Adelaide training program. They are
will not be conducted outside of these dates.      recruited from the following groups:              > Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank
Requests for an interview outside of the                                                               (ATAR): 90 or above
                                                   >> academic, clinical academic, and
nominated times will be declined.                    professional staff of the University of         > International Baccalaureate score:
                                                     Adelaide                                          31 or above or the interstate/ overseas
Can interviews be rescheduled once                                                                     equivalent.
the booking system has closed?                     >> graduates from the MBBS degree
                                                                                                     > Grade Point Average (GPA): 5.0 or
Once bookings have closed, an interview            >> people drawn from the wider community
                                                                                                       above – only applicable for University of
cannot be rescheduled except in cases              Each applicant will be given the first names of     Adelaide Higher Education (Tertiary
of extreme medical/compassionate                   the panel members. The only information the         Transfer) applicants
circumstances. A request to reschedule             panel will have regarding the applicant is the
                                                                                                     > STAT Entry: Please see page 11.
under these circumstances must be                  applicant’s first name and SATAC application
submitted in writing to the Faculty                number, for reference purposes only.              Please note: The minimum ATAR to
Admissions Coordinator (with supporting                                                              be eligible for entry is 90 but usually a
documentation) for consideration within five                                                         significantly higher ATAR is required due
days of the original interview. Please submit
                                                   Step 5. Subject prerequisites                     to the competitiveness of applicants. The
all rescheduling requests to                       Subject prerequisites are applicable to all       SACE Board of SA or interstate equivalent
admissions@adelaide.edu.au                         MBBS applicants. All applicants must have         will advise the applicant of their ATAR.
Please note: An interview will not be              successfully completed the prerequisite
                                                   subjects or equivalent. To query equivalent       Bonus points
rescheduled for reasons such as (but not
limited to): transportation problems or            subjects please contact:                          Please note: The MBBS degree does not
delayed/cancelled flights for those travelling     enquiry@adelaide.edu.au                           consider subject bonus points and therefore
from interstate and overseas.                      Prerequisites for the MBBS are as follows:        the Universities Language, Literacy and
                                                                                                     Mathematics Bonus Scheme does not apply.
                                                   SACE Stage 2: Biology or Chemistry or
Interview criteria                                 Mathematical Methods. If Stage 2 studies          Bonus points for the Bachelor of Medicine
The interview will assess skills and qualities     were undertaken prior to 2017, the                and Bachelor of Surgery degree are only
considered important for undertaking the           equivalent Mathematics subject was known          available under the Universities Equity
degree and for use in future professional          as Mathematical Studies.                          Scheme. This scheme aims to improve
practice.                                                                                            access to tertiary education for students
                                                   IB: Biology (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or
                                                                                                     who are under-represented at university.
The interview comprises a series of scenarios      Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or
                                                                                                     Eligible applicants will receive five bonus
and associated questions focusing on an            Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3)
                                                                                                     points. For more information, visit:
applicant’s personal qualities including:          OR equivalent university courses: i.e. first
                                                                                                     adelaide.edu.au/study/high-school/
>> motivation                                      year Human Biology subject (full year) as
                                                                                                     getting-in/bonus, or contact
>> communication skills                            part of the Bachelor of Health and Medical
                                                                                                     enquiry@adelaide.edu.au
                                                   Sciences degree.
>> critical thinking/problem solving
>> compatibility with the degree                   Assumed knowledge                                 Step 7. Application outcome
>> demonstration of attention to detail and        A necessary precursor for success in the
                                                                                                     Domestic offers will be made by SATAC,
   professional behaviour.                         MBBS degree is a high proficiency in the
                                                                                                     however, to secure a place in the MBBS
                                                   written and oral use of the English language.
                                                                                                     degree applicants, MUST enrol in all first
Preparing for the interview
                                                   Applying for credit                               year courses by the deadline stated in the
 Applicants are encouraged to prepare for                                                            SATAC offer letter. Supporting information
 the interview but are discouraged from            Due to the highly integrated curriculum
                                                                                                     regarding enrolment will be provided by the
 reciting rehearsed responses. Attempts at         in the MBBS degree at the University of
                                                                                                     Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
 rehearsing for the interview often trigger        Adelaide, applicants are not eligible to apply
                                                                                                     once SATAC offers are made.
‘rehearsed’ replies rather than ‘natural’          for entry into the later years of the degree or
                                                   apply for advanced standing. Applicants will      Please note: The University reserves the
 responses which can lessen the applicant’s
                                                   not receive any recognition for prior learning.   right to make offers outside of the formal
 overall performance. The interviews are
                                                                                                     SATAC offer rounds and will do so until all
 reviewed after each cycle and the content
                                                                                                     places are filled. This can continue up until
 and conduct of interviews may change from
                                                                                                     the census date.
 one year to the next.
                                                                                                     For key university dates go to:
                                                                                                     adelaide.edu.au/student/dates/critical

                                                                                                                         Domestic entry overview     7
How to select                                  Change of preferences                         Deferral of study
Commonwealth Supported                         A change of preference includes changing      Deferment of studies for up to two years is
Place types                                    the order of the existing preferences in a    permitted for the Bachelor of Medicine and
                                               SATAC application. Applicants can check or    Bachelor of Surgery. Applicants wishing to
All domestic applicants MUST state their
                                               change their preferences online at            defer their studies must choose the ‘defer’
preferred Commonwealth Supported
                                               satac.edu.au after they have lodged their     response (by the nominated response
Place types at the time of application to
                                               SATAC application. SATAC staff will not       deadline in their SATAC offer) if they are
SATAC. The place type selection will form
                                               accept a change of preference over the        offered the degree and follow all instructions
part of the MBBS offer and will depend on
                                               telephone.                                    provided by the University during this
the applicants overall ranking position. For
                                               Please note that new applications/            time in order to be guarantee their place
more information about Commonwealth
                                               preferences for Medicine/Surgery will not     in future. SATAC will confirm the deferred
Supported Places, please see page 12.
                                               be considered after the SATAC closing date.   place in mid-April 2018 and the University
                                               Those who wish to change the order of their   will be in contact in November 2018 to
                                               existing preferences including Medicine/      confirm the place for the following year. All
                                               Surgery must do so by 3 January 2018 in       communications regarding the deferred
                                               order to be guaranteed equal consideration.   place will be via email.

8   Domestic entry overview
Eligibility for entry pathways
         The applicant:

         Does not have a
                                          YES                      Special entry
   year 12 result and has taken                                  (STAT) applicant
            the STAT.

              NO

    Is currently studying in their                              Secondary school
   final year of High School and          YES                    leaver applicant
   has not studied at university.

              NO

    Is currently studying in their
      final year of High School                                 Secondary school
     and is studying an ad-hoc            YES                    leaver applicant
    university subject as part of
  their advanced study program.

              NO

  Has finished High School and                                  Secondary school
  has not studied at university.          YES                    leaver applicant

              NO

    Has done fewer than two
     years of a degree at the                                   Higher education/
    University of Adelaide and            YES                   tertiary applicant
   has not studied at any other
            university.

              NO

                                                                                                           Has started
  Has done more than two years                             Has completed                                  or completed
  of a degree at the University of         NO              a degree from               NO                 degree level
   Adelaide and has not studied                            the University
                                                            of Adelaide.                                study at another
      at any other university.                                                                             university.

              YES                                                YES                                             YES

                        The applicant is not eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Medicine and
                              Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of Adelaide.

                                                                                               Eligibility for entry pathways   9
Entry pathways
 Aboriginal and Torres                        Who is eligible?                                 Tertiary Transfer (Higher
 Strait Islander applicants                   To be eligible for the Aboriginal Access         Education) applicants
                                              Scheme, applicants must:
 Indigenous applicants may be eligible for
                                              >> be 17 years of age or older,                  Who is eligible?
 entry through the Aboriginal and Torres
 Strait Islander Access Scheme.               >> be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait         To be considered for Tertiary Transfer
                                                Islander descent,                              (the Higher Education entry pathway), an
 Wirltu Yarlu: Aboriginal Education,
                                              >> identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait
                                                                                               applicant’s only record of study MUST be from
 administers the Aboriginal Access
                                                Islander,                                      the University of Adelaide. They must not have
 Scheme in partnership with the Faculty of
                                                                                               a tertiary record from any other Australian or
 Health and Medical Science’s Indigenous      >> be accepted as an Aboriginal and/or
                                                                                               overseas university. Please note: Interview
 Student Support Officer and Admissions         Torres Strait Islander by the community        invitations do NOT take into account an
 Team to offer Aboriginal and Torres Strait     in which they live, or have lived.             applicant’s academic record. Applicants that
 Islander Australians an alternative entry
                                                                                               have commenced university study are urged
 pathway to the following degrees:
                                              Application process                              to consider their eligibility before applying or
 >> Bachelor of Dental Surgery                                                                 accepting an interview invitation.
                                              1. Applicants should make contact with the
 >> Bachelor of Health and Medical               Faulty of Health and Medical Sciences         Due to the highly integrated curriculum in the
     Sciences                                    Indigenous Student Support Officer to         MBBS degree at the University of Adelaide,
 >> Bachelor of Health and Medical               discuss specific course information such      domestic applicants are not eligible transfer
     Sciences (Advanced)                         as prerequisite subjects and their interest   for entry into the later years of the degree or
 >> Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of
                                                 in applying through the scheme.               apply for advanced standing from another
     Surgery                                  2. Applicants wishing to study the Bachelor      university Medical degree. Applicants will not
                                                 of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or       receive any recognition for prior learning.
 >> Bachelor of Nursing
                                                 the Bachelor of Dental Surgery must apply
 >> Bachelor of Psychological Science
                                                 to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and         Requirements
 Aboriginal Access Scheme applicants             Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT).       Higher Education applicants are required
 are assessed on several factors such as:     3. Submit a South Australian Tertiary            to sit the UMAT test and gain a competitive
 their educational history, employment           Admission Centre (SATAC) application          score to be invited to an interview. The
 experiences, understanding of the chosen        online.                                       University will use an applicant’s Grade Point
 degree of study, and other factors that                                                       Average in lieu of an ATAR or IB score.
 demonstrate their skills and desires         4. Complete and submit the Aboriginal
                                                 Access Scheme application and return to       These applicants must have studied at the
 to study; as well as an interview. The                                                        University of Adelaide for a minimum of one
 interview panel will include an Indigenous      Wirltu Yarlu: Aboriginal Education.
                                                                                               year full-time (or part-time equivalent) and
 Student Support Officer, a representative    5. Attend an interview during the selections     maximum of two years full-time (or part-
 from the academic area in which the             period.                                       time equivalent). Tertiary Transfer applicants
 applicant is seeking enrolment and a         6. If successful, applicants will receive an     must also meet the prerequisite subject
 student representative.                         offer through SATAC.                          requirements.
 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of         For more information visit:                      To meet the minimum academic threshold as
 Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Surgery          adelaide.edu.au/wirltu-yarlu                     a Tertiary Transfer applicant:
 and Bachelor of Oral Health applicants
                                              E: wirltu.yarlu@adelaide.edu.au                  > First year students must have between
 will also be required to attend a formal
                                                                                                 18 and 24 units of level one study and have
 interview through the Faculty of Health
                                                                                                 achieved at least a credit average (Grade
 and Medical Sciences.
                                                                                                 Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 or more) across
                                                                                                 all subjects.
                                                                                               > Second year students must have between
                                                                                                 24 and 48 units of level 1 and 2 study and
                                                                                                 have achieved at least a credit average
                                                                                                 (GPA of 5.0 or more) across all subjects.
                                                                                               > Third year students (having studied one
                                                                                                 or more level three subjects or with more
                                                                                                 than 48 units of study) are not eligible for
                                                                                                 entry into the MBBS degree at the
                                                                                                 University of Adelaide and should consider
                                                                                                 graduate medicine pathways.

10   Entry pathways
Entry pathways
Rural applicants                                 Proof of rural origin                             Special Tertiary Admissions
Applicants who, as of 31 December in             Applicants of rural origin will be required       Test (STAT)
the year prior to degree commencement,           to sign a statutory declaration as the only
                                                 acceptable proof of rural background. The         If an applicant has no formal qualifications
have spent at least five consecutive years,
                                                 University of Adelaide and the Faculty of         on which to base their application to a
or 10 years cumulatively, in an Australian
                                                 Health and Medical Sciences may audit             tertiary institution, they may be eligible to be
Standard Geographic Classification -
                                                 students admitted under the rural pathway.        considered for entry to a course by sitting
Remoteness Areas (ASGC-RA) RA 2-5
                                                                                                   the STAT. To be eligible to sit the test, they
area, from birth are eligible to apply under     If applicants are audited, they will need to      need to be over 18 as of 1 February in the
the Rural Background entry pathway.              provide, within three weeks of our request,       year of entry to the course, and have never
The time frame is based on the location          one or more of the following documents to         been enrolled in a course leading to a higher
of an applicant’s primary residence. For         confirm that they are of rural origin:            education level award.
guidance on Remoteness Area locations            >> A letter from a medical practitioner,
                                                                                                   The STAT is a series of tests designed to
(RA) please visit the website below and            dentist, lawyer, school principal, employer     assess a range of competencies considered
use the search tool at Remoteness Area             or other member of the rural community          important for success in tertiary study.
Location (RA):                                     confirming that the applicants has lived in     It assesses one’s ability to think critically
doctorconnect.gov.au/internet/otd/                 the rural area for at least five consecutive    and analyse the material given, rather
Publishing.nsf/Content/locator                     years or ten years cumulatively from birth.     than testing their knowledge of specific
                                                   The letter should include the applicant’s       academic subjects. For further information
Applicants who apply for the Bachelor of
                                                   rural address or the town in which they         on the STAT, visit: stat.acer.edu.au
Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree
                                                   resided, and the position and contact
via the Rural Background entry pathway will                                                        To apply to take the STAT, applicants must
                                                   details of the author. Letters from family
need to complete a Statutory Declaration                                                           select the option as part of their SATAC
                                                   members will not be accepted.
form. Applicants must submit this form                                                             application to university. They will be able to
to SATAC within five working days of             >> School reports or certificates that include
                                                                                                   pay for the test and choose their sitting time
submitting their SATAC application.                the applicant’s name and clearly identify       during their application.
                                                   the school.
Once the Statutory Declaration form is                                                             STAT applicants are still required to sit the
completed applicants must submit the             >> Invoices, lease agreements and other
                                                                                                   UMAT and gain a competitive score to be
original form directly to SATAC either in hard     legal documents that confirm the                invited to an interview. The University uses
copy to PO Box 2, Rundle Mall, SA 5000,            applicant’s rural address during the            an applicant’s STAT result (converted to a
or upload as part of the SATAC application.        relevant period.                                rank) in lieu of an ATAR.
                                                 All documents should be original or certified     To meet the minimum academic threshold
                                                 copies of originals.                              for the STAT entry pathway, applicants must
                                                                                                   achieve a STAT score in the top decile and
                                                 Secondary school leavers                          must also meet the prerequisite subject
                                                 To be considered as a secondary school            requirements.
                                                 leaver, applicants are not permitted to
                                                 have a tertiary academic record of study
                                                 from a university, i.e. never enrolled in to a
                                                 bachelor degree or higher level program at
                                                 an Australian or overseas university.
                                                 For full details of Tertiary Entrance Rules
                                                 under the SACE/NTCE refer to the ‘Tertiary
                                                 Entrance Booklet 2018, 2019, 2020’
                                                 published by SATAC (available at
                                                 satac.edu.au).

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Commonwealth Supported Places
     Domestic applicants MUST state their preferred Commonwealth
     Supported Place types at the time of application to SATAC. It is an
     applicant’s responsibility to be informed about the nature of and
     eligibility requirements of the two different Commonwealth Supported
     Place types.
     The federal government has advised all Australian medical schools
     that approximately 25 per cent of the overall CSP places must be
     allocated as a Bonded Medical Place (BMP).

     What are Commonwealth Supported Places types?
     There are two different types of Commonwealth Supported Places
     (CSP) available in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
     Both are available to domestic students only:
     >> 314552 Non-bonded medical place
       These places have no return of service obligations after
       graduation.
     >> 314553 Bonded medical place (BMP)
       Students accepting these places undertake to work in an area of
       workforce shortage after completing their professional training.
     The BMP scheme provides a Commonwealth Supported Place
     in an Australian medical school, for which recipients are required
     to work in a district of workforce shortage or Modified Monash
     Model location 4-7 for a period of time equal to 12 months. It can
     be worked in blocks of no less than 12 weeks. This period can be
     completed between commencing internship and five years after
     fellowship is achieved.
     By indicating a preference for a BMP, upon accepting an offer,
     the applicant will be required to sign a contract provided by the
     Commonwealth Government. The University of Adelaide advises
     potential students to seek early legal advice regarding the contract.
     Applicants must be Australian citizens or Australian permanent
     residents at the time of application in order to be eligible to
     apply for a BMP.
     For more detailed information contact:
     Telephone: 1800 987 104 (free call)
     Email: BMPscheme@health.gov.au
     Web: health.gov.au/bmpscheme

     BMP eligibility criteria example
     A New Zealand citizen cannot accept a Bonded Medical Place
     because they are not eligible to lawfully enter into the deed of
     agreement.
     The University of Adelaide or SATAC cannot make any assumptions
     about an applicant’s eligibility or willingness to enter into such an
     agreement before making an offer of a Bonded Medical Place in the
     MBBS degree.

12   Commonwealth Supported Places
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Domestic key dates

  Date                                                                   Activity
  December 2016                                                          UMAT registration opens
  Friday 2 June 2017 (5:00pm AEST)                                       UMAT registration closes
  Wednesday 26 July 2017                                                 Sit the UMAT
  Monday 7 August 2017                                                   SATAC applications open
                                                                         SATAC applications close for the Bachelor of
  Friday 29 September 2017
                                                                         Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree
  Thursday 26 October 2017                                               Interviews invitations sent
  Late November to December 2017                                         Interviews held
  Wednesday 3 January 2018                                               SATAC Change of Preference deadline
  Tuesday 16 January 2018                                                SATAC main January offer round
  February – March 2018                                                  Offers may be made throughout this period

  For key university dates, please visit: adelaide.edu.au/student/dates/critical

Domestic contacts
Who to contact with any questions
Ask Adelaide’s friendly and skilled staff can address all degree enquiries over the phone or online. If they do not have the answer, enquirers
will be referred to faculty/school/discipline staff for expert advice.

Ask Adelaide                                   SATAC                                       Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
T: (08) 8313 5208                              W: satac.edu.au                             askhealthsc@adelaide.edu.au
Free-call (outer Adelaide,                     T: (08) 8224 4000                           Postal Address:
SA and interstate only): 1800 061 459                                                      Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Admissions
                                               T: 1300 138 440 (local call cost)
Enquire online:                                                                            Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building
www.adelaide.edu.au/student/enquiries                                                      The University of Adelaide
                                               UMAT Office at ACER                         SA 5005, Australia
                                               T: (03) 8508 7643
                                               International: +61 3 8508 7643              Please note all official communication will be sent
                                                                                           from askhealthsc@ask.adelaide.edu.au. We suggest
                                               E: umat@acer.edu.au
                                                                                           applicants add this address to their email account
                                               W: acer.edu.au
                                                                                           contact list to ensure they receive all communications
                                                                                           from us.

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International entry overview
Application process

       Step 1:                                                                      Step 4
       Online                                                                                             Step 5                     Step 6
                                 Step 2:                   Step 3                   English
     application/                                                                                         Study                     Academic
                               Sit the PQA                Interview                language
        PQA                                                                                            prerequisites                  score
                                                                                 requirements
     registration

                                                                           Steps 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 combined

                                                                                                             Application outcome

Merit ranking process                                Please note: In addition to this application,    Applicants will be advised of venue specifics
                                                     any applicant studying for an Australian         upon registration for the PQA at the time of
Applicants will be ranked in consideration           Year 12 qualification or for the International   application. Applicants are advised that only
for an offer based on their performance in           Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia must also        results from tests taken on these dates at these
the three components of the admissions
                                                     apply directly to SATAC before the 29            locations will be considered by the University.
process:
                                                     September closing date in order for SATAC
>> interview results: first ranking level            to access their academic results.                PQA fees
>> PQA results: second ranking level
                                                                                                      The fee to sit the PQA is AUD $500.00.
>> academic results: meets threshold and
  final ranking level (to separate
                                                     Step 2. Personal Qualities                       Payment must be submitted to complete
  applicants with equal summed Interview             Assessment (PQA)                                 a valid registration before the close of
  and PQA scores).                                                                                    business on Friday 30 June 2017. An
                                                     The Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA)
                                                                                                      applicant will be refused entry to sit the
Please note: personal statements,                    is an instrument designed to assess a
                                                                                                      PQA test if payment has not been received
testimonials, character/school/work                  range of personal qualities considered to
                                                     be important for the study and practise          correctly. Payment is made via credit card
references, awards, certificates and predicted
                                                     of medicine, dentistry and other health          and no late payments will be accepted.
results do not make up any of the selection
components and will not be considered.               professions.                                     An applicant may cancel their registration
Applicants are asked not to submit these             Please refer to the Personal Qualities           but please note that the PQA registration
documents to the University.                         Assessment website (pqa.net.au) for              fee is non-refundable.
Feedback on an individual’s performance and          further information regarding the contents
overall ranking will NOT be released by the          of the test.                                     PQA frequently asked questions
University. Information regarding an applicant       PQA results form part of the selection into      Question 1: How do I pay the PQA fee?
and their application is confidential and will not   the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of         Answer: Payment of the PQA fee is made at
be released to an advocate of the applicant,         Surgery (MBBS) degree and remain the             the time of application by credit card.
whether family or friends. No appeals on             property of the University of Adelaide’s
                                                                                                      Question 2: Can I opt for an alternative
behalf of an applicant will be considered.           Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.          PQA venue after it has been booked?
                                                     PQA results can only be used for one             Answer: Only if there is availability at an
Step 1. Online application                           admissions cycle. Results from the PQA test      alternate university venue on the date of
                                                     will determine whether or not an applicant       the PQA test. All requests should be sent
All international applicants must submit             receives an invitation to an interview.          as a return email from the application
a formal application online. To submit an                                                             acknowledgment email.
                                                     If an applicant’s PQA result does not
application, visit: international.adelaide.edu.                                                       Question 3: What is the appropriate
                                                     rank them highly enough for an invitation
au/apply and select Step 4: Apply.                   to an interview, any requests for special        dress code for the PQA?
The online application also serves as the            consideration for an interview will be           Answer: Smart casual wear is appropriate.
registration to sit the Personal Qualities           declined.                                        Question 4: Are there any practice tests
Assessment (PQA), and applicants will be                                                              available for the PQA?
prompted to select a relevant PQA test                                                                Answer: Applicants do not require any
                                                     Test dates and locations                         specific preparation or knowledge to
venue on the application system.
                                                     The faculty will be offering the PQA test in     undertake PQA, however the PQA website
Applications and payment must be                                                                      has example questions to view.
                                                     the following locations:
submitted prior to 11:59pm (ACST time)
                                                     > Adelaide - Tuesday 1 August 2017               Question 5: Can I bring a dictionary into
Friday 30 June, 2017. Applicants who have                                                             the PQA?
not yet completed their current qualification        > Malaysia - Wednesday 2 August 2017             Answer: No, a dictionary is not allowed into
will still be required to apply by this date.        > Toronto - Thursday 3 August 2017               the PQA venue. It is an assumption that
Late applications will not be accepted.                                                               the applicants vocabulary skills are at the
                                                     > Singapore - Friday August 4 2017
                                                                                                      required level.

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Question 6: I did the PQA last year; do I        Can interviews be rescheduled once               Preparing for the interview
need to do it again?                             the booking system has closed?                   Applicants are encouraged to prepare for
Answer: Yes, the test must be sat again,         Once bookings have closed, an interview          the interview but are discouraged from
as results are only valid for one admission
                                                 cannot be rescheduled except in cases            reciting rehearsed responses. Attempts at
cycle.
                                                 of extreme medical/compassionate                 rehearsing for the interview often trigger
Question 7: Can I know my score for              circumstances. A request to reschedule           ‘rehearsed’ rather than ‘natural’ responses
the PQA?
                                                 under these circumstances must be                which can lessen the applicant’s overall
Answer: The University of Adelaide does not
                                                 submitted in writing to the Faculty              performance.
release individual results to applicants.
                                                 Admissions Coordinator (with supporting
Question 8: How long does the PQA                                                                 Interview structure
                                                 documentation) for consideration within five
take?
Answer: The PQA is approximately three           days of the original interview. Please submit    The interview will be generally 20 minutes
hours in duration.                               all rescheduling requests to:                    in length and will be conducted by an
                                                 admissions@adelaide.edu.au                       experienced interviewer. The interview
                                                 Please note, an interview will not be            will assess skills and qualities which are
Step 3. Interviews                               rescheduled for reasons such as (but not         considered important for undertaking the
There will be one round of interviews for        limited to): transportation problems or          relevant degree and for future professional
the MBBS degree held in late September           delayed/cancelled flights for those travelling   practice in that field. All interviewers are
through to early October 2017. Only those        from interstate and overseas.                    volunteers who have completed a University
applicants who attend an interview will                                                           of Adelaide training program.
remain in the final ranked list to be eligible   Where will interviews be held?                   They are recruited from the following
for an offer in the MBBS degree.                 Interviews for successful applicants will only   groups:
Invitations to interviews will be extended       be conducted in the following locations:         >> academic, clinical academic, and
via email on Thursday 31 August 2017             >> Adelaide - interviews conducted                 professional staff of the University of
to the email address provided at the time          face-to-face only                                Adelaide
of application. Applicants who are not           >> Toronto, Canada - interviews conducted        >> graduates from the MBBS degree
successful in obtaining an interview will also     via video conferencing                         >> people drawn from the wider community.
be notified on this date.
                                                 >> Singapore - interviews conducted via          Each applicant will be given the first name
Selection for interviews                           video conferencing                             of the interviewer. The only information the
Invitations for an interview will be based       Please note: Skype, MSN and Yahoo Chat           interviewer will have regarding the applicant
on performance in the PQA, and will              requests will not be accepted.                   is the applicant’s first name and application
be extended via email by the University                                                           number for reference purposes.
of Adelaide to the address supplied
                                                 Interview criteria
on application. In this email successful         The interview comprises a series of
applicants will receive an individual            scenarios and associated questions
username and password to book an                 focusing on an applicant’s personal qualities
interview online.                                including:
                                                 >> motivation
Booking an interview
                                                 >> communication skills
Eligible applicants will be able to select an
                                                 >> critical thinking/problem solving
interview from a limited number of sessions
on a first come, first served basis. Once        >> compatibility with the degree
an interview session time has been filled,       >> demonstration of attention to detail and
requests to schedule into it due to (but not       professional behaviour.
limited to) school commitments, travel plans
or conflicting interviews times with other
universities will be declined.
It is an applicant’s responsibility to ensure
that they are available during the nominated
times as interviews will not be conducted
outside these dates. Requests for interviews
outside of the nominated times will be
declined.

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Step 4. English language requirements
The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Test is the preferred English language proficiency qualification, but
the University may accept other evidence of proficiency in English in individual cases.

  IELTS (Academic)                   TOEFL minimum                        Pearson Test of                     Cambridge English:
  minimum scores                     scores                               English (Academic)                  Advanced (CAE)
                                                                          minimum scores
 Overall band score of 7.0            Paper-based: total score of 600     Overall score of 65                  Overall score 185
 AND                                  with a minimum of 5.0 in the        AND                                  AND
                                      Test of Written English (TWE)
 Band score of 7.0 in all bands                                           Skills profile of 65 in writing,     Individual score of 185 in writing,
                                      OR                                  speaking, reading and listening      speaking, reading and listening
                                      Internet-based: total score of 94
                                      with a minimum of 27 in writing,
                                      23 in speaking and 24 in reading
                                      and listening

International students undertaking an Australian year 12 program will meet the English language proficiency requirements with a passing
grade or above in a recognised English as a Second Language or an English Language subject, as a part of the successful completion of
their year 12 qualification.
International students who are not required to undertake an English subject to successfully complete their Australian year 12 qualification
(or those who successfully complete their year 12 qualification but do not pass their English subject), can meet the English language
proficiency requirements by achieving or exceeding the minimum score in an IELTS or another accepted English language test.
Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma meets the English language requirements of the University of Adelaide.

Step 5. Study prerequisites                       Step 7. International                                When will offers be made?
One subject in Chemistry or Mathematics           ranking for offers                                   The University of Adelaide’s Student
or Biology                                                                                             Recruitment and Admissions Services Office
                                                  The University can only rank applicants for an
                                                                                                       will make offers from late October 2017
                                                  offer once all parts of the selection process
                                                                                                       to February 2018 on a rolling basis until
Step 6. Academic score                            have been completed for all applicants.
                                                                                                       all places in the Bachelor of Medicine and
                                                  The checking of academic results may not             Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree are filled.
  ATAR or Equivalent                  90          be possible for some applicants until exam
                                                  results are known in December.                       Does the university accept forecast
 University of Adelaide Grade          5                                                               results?
 Point Average                                    This means that offers will be made on an
                                                  ongoing basis through to late February/early         The University of Adelaide will issue
 IB                                   31          March.                                               conditional offers based on forecast results.
 A-Level                              12          Offers will be forwarded to the applicant’s/
 UEC [Malaysia]                        5
                                                  agent’s email address as advised on their            Immigration status
                                                  application.
 SAT [US]                            1410                                                              Please see page 5.
                                                  How to accept?
 OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U]           85%
                                                  Applicants receiving an offer must return
 Eynesbury Foundation Program         412         the required acceptance payment and
 Bradford Foundation Program          83          documents before the acceptance closing
                                                  dates as specified in the official letter from
                                                  SATAC.

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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

  International key dates

     Date                                                             Activity
    Friday 24 March 2017                                             Application portal opens
    Friday 30 June 2017                                              Application portal closes
    Tuesday 1 August 2017                                            Adelaide [Australia] PQA Test
    Wednesday 2 August 2017                                          Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia] PQA Test
    Thursday 3 August 2017                                           Toronto [Canada] PQA Test

    Friday 4 August 2017                                             Singapore PQA Test
    Thursday 31 August 2017                                          Interview invitations sent
    Late September to early October 2017                             Interviews held
    October 2017 - February 2018                                     International offers will be made throughout this period

  For key university dates, please visit: adelaide.edu.au/student/dates/critical

       For key University dates go to adelaide.edu.au/student/dates/critical

International contacts

Who to contact with any questions
Ask Adelaide’s friendly and skilled staff can address all degree enquiries over the phone or online. If they do not have the answer
enquirers will be referred to faculty/school/discipline staff for expert advice.

Ask Adelaide (Toll free for general enquiries): 1800 061 459

Student Recruitment and                     Faculty of Health and Medical                    Please note all official communication will be
Admissions Services                         Sciences                                         sent from askhealthsc@ask.adelaide.edu.au. We
                                            T: +61 8 8313 0273                               suggest that applicants add this address to their
Call us +61 8 8313 4072                                                                      email account contact list to ensure they receive all
                                            F: +61 8 8313 3788
                                                                                             communications from us.
                                            E: askhealthsc@ask.adelaide.edu.au

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    Alternative Study
    As entry into the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is highly
    competitive, applicants who are strongly motivated towards a career in
    the health field may also wish to consider applying for other health related
    undergraduate degrees offered by the University of Adelaide.

    Bachelor of Health and Medical                         Bachelor of Health and Medical
    Sciences                                               Sciences (Advanced)
    The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences            For students who want to lead the way on
    is a diverse and flexible degree that prepares         health issues, the Bachelor of Health and
    students to tackle the major health issues facing      Medical Sciences (Advanced) is an innovative
    the world today. With a unique selection of            degree with a global health focus that prepares
    courses that draw from all the health sciences         them to improve the health of individuals and
    disciplines, the degree is ideal for students          populations.
    who are fascinated by the human body and               With an emphasis on innovation,
    who wish to develop a broad range of relevant,         entrepreneurship, and hands-on clinical and
    transferable and highly sought-after skills suited     research skills, the degree offers a strong
    to a variety of careers in health.                     foundation in a wide range of health related
    Developed in consultation with industry                areas and provides graduates with the
    partners, this innovative degree offers flexible       knowledge and leadership skills suited to a
    online and part-time study options.                    variety of health related careers.
    A year-long research placement provides                Students are taught by award-winning
    practical hands-on experience, and overseas            academics to develop clinical skills with a
    study opportunities are available to increase          medical focus. A unique course in Hacking
    understanding of global health issues.                 Health offers the chance to explore solutions to
    Students of the Bachelor of Health and Medical         frontline healthcare problems.
    Sciences and the Bachelor of Health and                With a choice of seven majors, as well as flexible
    Medical Sciences (Advanced) have the flexibility       online and part-time learning options, students
    to select one of seven different majors spread         can shape their studies to match their interests,
    across two different streams: Medical Health           career aspirations and lifestyle.
    and Lifespan Health.                                   A year-long research placement provides the
    Medical Health majors:                                 opportunity to gain practical experience and
    > Clinical Trials                                      build professional networks, and overseas
                                                           study is available to help students gain a global
    > Medical Sciences
                                                           perspective of health issues.
    > Neurosciences
    Lifespan Health majors:
    > Addiction and Mental Health
    > Nutritional Health
    > Public Health
    > Reproductive and Childhood Health.

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