ADMISSIONS GUIDE 2019 - Make tomorrow better. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

 
ADMISSIONS GUIDE 2019 - Make tomorrow better. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
2019
ADMISSIONS GUIDE
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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ADMISSIONS GUIDE 2019 - Make tomorrow better. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
TABLE OF
          CONTENTS

     MEDICINE AT CURTIN.......................................................................................................................................2
          What Curtin has to offer..........................................................................................................................................2
          Curtin Medical School Delivers................................................................................................................................2
          Curtin Medical School Mission................................................................................................................................3
          Course Structure Overview......................................................................................................................................3
          Clinical Placements..................................................................................................................................................3
     COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA........................................................................................................................4
          Course Essentials......................................................................................................................................................4
          Target Applicants......................................................................................................................................................4
          Who Can Apply..........................................................................................................................................................5
          UMAT .........................................................................................................................................................................5
          Special Consideration Applications........................................................................................................................5
          Professional Behavior Requirements.....................................................................................................................5
          Inherent Requirements............................................................................................................................................5
     ENTRY PATHWAYS...........................................................................................................................................6
          Rural Entry Pathway................................................................................................................................................6
          Equity Entry Pathway..............................................................................................................................................6
          Indigenous Pre Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course........................................................................6
     APPLICATION PROCESS....................................................................................................................................7
          How to Apply.............................................................................................................................................................7
     SELECTION PROCESS........................................................................................................................................8
          Ranking for Interview...............................................................................................................................................8
          The Interview.............................................................................................................................................................8
          Interview Schedule....................................................................................................................................................8
          Ranking for Offer.......................................................................................................................................................8
     SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS...............................................................................................................................9
          Location......................................................................................................................................................................9
          Accommodation........................................................................................................................................................9
          Orientation................................................................................................................................................................9
          Mandatory Requirements ......................................................................................................................................9
     KEY DATES AND DEADLINES......................................................................................................................... 10

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MEDICINE AT CURTIN

The Curtin Medical School offers a five-year direct-entry Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
degree. This is the only undergraduate entry program in Western Australia.

WHAT CURTIN HAS TO OFFER                                                 CURTIN MEDICAL SCHOOL DELIVERS:
Curtin recognises the complex issues facing the Western                  • A medical curriculum that focuses on primary care, chronic
Australian health system, its workforce and the need for more              conditions, aged care, mental health, indigenous health,
doctors to be “generalists” in their orientation. This means we            population health and acute care.
are committed to producing graduates who are better equipped             • Interprofessional education and team based learning
to meet community needs, with primary care expertise,                    • A concentration of clinical schools and new clinical placements in
strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in         the underserved south-east metropolitan corridor and regional
interprofessional care teams.                                              Western Australia.
The overall aim of the Curtin Medical School is to graduate doctors      • The development of competencies in patient safety, quality of
who are competent and ready to practice safely and effectively, with       care, leadership and management.
care and compassion for patients and their families. As a Curtin         • A focus on the translation of evidence into clinical practice and
Medical School graduate, students will develop an understanding            health improvement.
of medical and scientific knowledge; communication and clinical          • Engagement with the Faculty of Health Sciences’ research teams.
skills; skills as a health advocate; an awareness of ethical and         • An innovative learning model that uses the university’s
professional responsibilities to patients; and strategies to cope with     technological expertise in simulation, distance learning and
the challenges of medicine.                                                elearning, especially in rural and remote areas.
                                                                         • Optional international student placements with partnered host
As a graduate of the course students will be well prepared to begin an     institutions as part of the Curtin Go Global program.
internship and pursue further medical training in specialty fields.

The MBBS degree has an integrated curriculum requiring self-
                                                                         CURTIN MEDICAL SCHOOL MISSION
directed learning and draws on many disciplines to provide learning      With a strong emphasis on primary care, the mission of the Curtin
in a clinical context. From the commencement of the program, Curtin      Medical School is to position graduates well for rural and remote
Medical School will offer clinical scenarios that provide the context    practice, as well as outer metropolitan locations, where there is a
for learning about the scientific foundations of medicine.               shortage of doctors.

The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery is accredited by the
Australian Medical Council. All students will be registered with the
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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MEDICINE AT CURTIN

MEDICAL REGISTRATION                                                           Theme 3: Health and Illness in Society
After graduation and before being admitted to full registration as             Knowledge of health systems, and the cultural, socio-economic and
a medical practitioner in Australia, graduates receive provisional             physical environmental factors that contribute to health and illness,
registration. Graduates will enter the workforce as an intern and must         disease and treatment at the population level.
serve at least 12 months in an approved hospital. In the future, part
                                                                               Theme 4: Professional and Personal Development
of this training may be undertaken in general practice. The internship
requires a series of rotations designed to expose you to a range of clinical   Commitment to professional values and high quality clinical
situations and environments. This will provide further clinical training       practice, including ethics, law and working as a member of an
and help inform career choice. Medical students are registered with the        interprofessional health care team; and understanding of the
Medical Board of Australia.                                                    importance of maintaining personal wellbeing.

COURSE STRUCTURE OVERVIEW                                                      CLINICAL PLACEMENTS
The first year of the course is interprofessional and students will            Students will have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements
undertake units alongside other health sciences students as well               at Midland Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital,
as units specifically for medical students. In the early years of the          Peel Hospital, Fremantle Hospital, general practice clinics across the
course, the curriculum focus is upon building a solid foundation of            state and rural medical settings.
scientific knowledge related to biological, clinical, epidemiological,         Students undertaking clinical placements in the MBBS course are
social, and behavioural sciences. The early years also focus on                required to obtain the following:
developing communication skills and clinical skills. In addition,
students are introduced to clinical practice in urban and rural                • Criminal history clearance
settings, and legal and ethical aspects related to the practice of             • Working with Children Working with Children Check
medicine.                                                                        (2nd year requirement)
                                                                               • First Aid Certificate (including CPR)
Throughout the course, students will develop knowledge of the                  • Immunisations and health screening
human body in health and disease, and an understanding about                   • Hand hygiene training (online).
how this knowledge is applied in clinical practice. In the later years
                                                                                     curtin.edu/hs-fieldwork-requirements
of the course, students undertake clinical placements in a variety
of healthcare environments including general practice sites and
hospitals. Students will have the opportunity to gain experience in
rural healthcare.

The course is underpinned by four inter-related themes, integrated
across the five years:

Theme 1: Scientific Foundations of Medicine
Knowledge of the biological, clinical, epidemiological, social and
behavioural sciences underpinning medicine and clinical practice,
and evidence-based practice.

Theme 2: Patient and Doctor: Clinical Practice
The clinical, procedural, and communication skills essential for
clinical practice.

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COURSE
         ADMISSION
         CRITERIA

COURSE ESSENTIALS                                                                          TARGET APPLICANTS
   MINIMUM                                                                                 The degree is primarily for Western Australian school leavers who
                       DURATION               STAT                INTAKE
  ATAR 2018
                                                                                           have completed year 12 or equivalent and do not have a higher

   95                  5    years
                            full-time
                                            Not
                                          accepted
                                                              February
                                                                                           degree record. Places will be prioritised for students from rural and
                                                                                           regional areas, Indigenous backgrounds and students who have
                                                                                           experienced long-term educational disadvantage. These students will
                                             STUDY
                                                                CURTIN                     receive additional weighting in the admission process in recognition
    UMAT*              LOCATION                                ENABLING
                                             MODE
                                                               COURSE**                    of the historical and current disadvantage experienced by people
  Minimum                                                                                  from these groups accessing higher education.
 50 on each                                                     Not
                        Perth             Full-time
  construct                                                   accepted                     In addition, a small number of places will be made available to Curtin
                                                                                           course switchers and University graduates.
  PREREQUISITES
                                                                                           In 2019 a total of 80 places will be available.
  Chemistry ATAR or equivalent
  OR
  • International Baccalaureate Chemistry at HL Grade 3.
  • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM1005
    Introduction to Biological Chemistry with a grade of 60 or higher in
    both units, offered though Curtin University.
  • Completion of the Chemistry ATAR course with a final scaled score
                                                                                                              New for 2019
    of 50 through North Lake Senior Campus or Cyril Jackson Senior
    Campus.
  For queries regarding other equivalent subjects, please email
                                                                                                Rural and equity students are
                                                                                                eligible for up to 5 adjustment
  CMSFutureStudents@curtin.edu.au

  ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf                                                 points to their ATAR.
  DESIRABLES                                                                                    For more information, see the
  One of the following Mathematics ATAR courses: Mathematics
  Applications, Mathematics Methods, Mathematics Specialist, or
  equivalent.
                                                                                                    entry pathways section.
* With the exception of rural applicants who must achieve a minimum indicative total
  score of 150. Indigenous applicants are not required to sit the UMAT.
** with the exception of the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling Course

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WHO CAN APPLY                                                                                  UMAT
Applicants for the MBBS degree must be Australian citizens,                                    All applicants* are required to achieve a minimum score of 50 in each
Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens who have                                section of the UMAT test. No adjustments or consideration will be given
successfully completed year 12 with a Western Australian Certificate                           by Curtin University to applicants who do not meet the minimum UMAT
of Education (WACE) or an equivalent senior secondary qualification                            requirements.
and have an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), or equivalent.
                                                                                               Applicants that require special testing conditions or are seeking test
Applicants will be required to meet the MBBS specific academic                                 preparation materials are encouraged to visit the UMAT website for further
standards including competency in English, Chemistry ATAR or                                   information.
equivalent and the minimum UMAT score of 50 on each of the three                                      umat.acer.edu.au
constructs. Entry into this course is very competitive. Meeting the
minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place,                                *Indigenous applicants are not required to sit the UMAT. Rural applicants do not need to
an interview or an offer of a place in the course.                                                achieve a minimum of 50 in each section of the test, only a total indicative score of 150.

School Leavers                                                                                 SPECIAL CONSIDERATION APPLICATIONS
School leavers are those who have completed year 12 or equivalent                              The special consideration process is administered centrally at Curtin
and have not commenced post-secondary studies (AQF Diploma or                                  University. Curtin Medical School does not accept any applications for
above) and do not have a higher degree record from any university.                             special consideration outside of the centralised university process.
Applicants are deemed to have a higher degree record if they’re
                                                                                               The special consideration process can only provide a student between one
enrolled past a University’s census date for any given study period.
                                                                                               and five additional points to their ATAR, if approved.
Mature age WACE applicants who want to study medicine as school
                                                                                               All applications and enquiries for special consideration are to be submitted
leaver applicants are advised that they should study four ATAR
                                                                                               to:
courses in the one year. Applicants applying on the basis of fewer than
four courses will not be considered for this course. Mature age WACE                           Email: ASCadmissions@curtin.edu.au before the relevant deadline.
applicants must meet the school leaver criteria stipulated above.                                     futurestudents.curtin.edu.au/undergraduate/flexible-
                                                                                                      entry/special-consideration
Non-school Leavers: Graduates
Non school leavers (graduates) are applicants from any university
                                                                                               PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOR REQUIREMENTS
who hold a completed tertiary degree record. All non school leavers
(graduates) are required to apply through TISC and meet the                                    Curtin Medical School students are expected to meet the professional
minimum UMAT requirements. The minimum academic requirement                                    behaviour standards of a medical student and as students proceed through
for non school leavers with a completed tertiary degree record is:                             the MBBS course, the standards of a medical doctor. Student progression
                                                                                               from each academic year to the next is subject to both academic
• An minimum notional ATAR of 92.                                                              performance and professional behavior. It is possible that enrolment in the
The table below provides a guide on the grade requirements for                                 MBBS course can be terminated if professional behavior is not satisfactory.
each level of completed qualification.                                                         It is important applicants recognise this before accepting a place at Curtin
                                                                                               Medical School.
 Qualifications                                                  Grade
                                                                                                      curtin.edu/hs-medicine-entry
 Bachelor Degree                                         Distinction Average
 Graduate Diploma                                           Credit Average
 Postgraduate Diploma                                       Credit Average                     INHERENT REQUIREMENTS
 Master Degree                                                  Awarded                        Studying medicine places substantial demands on students. It is
 Doctorate                                                      Awarded                        important applicants considering studying medicine familiarize
                                                                                               themselves with the inherent requirements of the course.
Non School Leavers: Curtin Course Switchers**                                                         curtin.edu/hs-medicine-entry
A Curtin course switcher is an applicant who is enrolled in their first*
course of study at Curtin. They must not have a tertiary record
from any other Australian or overseas university or have already
completed a degree at Curtin.

Applicants must have completed or be on track to complete a
minimum of 200 credits of study at Curtin at the end of the year
preceding admission. Applicants must not be in their final year of
study and have a minimum of 200 credits remaining at the end of
the year preceding admission. All Curtin Course Switchers applicants
are to apply through TISC and meet minimum UMAT requirements.

Course switchers MUST commence the MBBS program in the first
year of the course but may be eligible for Credit for Recognised
Learning. The academic requirement for Curtin course switchers is:

• A minimum course weighted average (CWA) of 80.
* Students who have previously switched courses but otherwise meet these requirements
  will be able to apply as Curtin course switchers. In this case, the CWA will be calculated
  from all units completed.
** Students who are in their second year and beyond of Curtin’s Optometery course are not
   eligible to apply as course switchers.

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ENTRY
        PATHWAYS
RURAL ENTRY PATHWAY                                                             EQUITY ENTRY PATHWAY
Eligibility Criteria                                                            Eligibility Criteria
Up to twenty-five per cent of places are allocated to Western Australian        Equity places will be available to Western Australian school leavers from
applicants from a rural background. Rural applicants are those who, as          schools with an Index of Community and Socio-Educational Advantage
of 31 December prior to the commencement of the program, have spent             (ICSEA) score of 1,000 and below averaged over three years.
at least 10 years cumulatively or any five years consecutively in an area       These communities have a high concentration of students from
with a Modified Monash Model remoteness category (MMM) 3-7 since
                                                                                disadvantaged backgrounds with limited numbers of students accessing
the commencement of primary school. The time frame is based on the
                                                                                higher education. These communities are also the target areas for
location of an applicant’s primary residence.
                                                                                increasing the supply of general medical practitioners.
Applicants who meet the Rural entry criteria will only compete for places       Equity places are also available for applicants who are classified as
with other eligible rural applicants.                                           experiencing financial hardship (they are receiving Youth Allowance, or
                                                                                their parent or guardian is receiving a Commonwealth Income Support or
To be classified as a rural student, applicants must be Western Australian
                                                                                Commonwealth Means-tested Assistance Payment).
school leavers, Curtin course switchers or have completed a tertiary
                                                                                Applicants who meet the Equity entry criteria will only compete for places
qualification from a Western Australian University
                                                                                with other eligible Equity applicants.
Adjustment Schemes                                                              Eligibility Criteria
Applicants eligible for a Rural place will be given additional weighting in     Applicants eligible for an Equity place will be given additional weighting in
the admissions process, up to a maximum of five additional adjustment           the admissions process, up to a maximum of five additional ATAR points,
factors to their ATAR, course weighted average or Notional ATAR, through        through either Curtin’s StepUp Bonus Scheme or the Curtin Medical
either Curtin’s StepUp Bonus Scheme or the Curtin Medical School’s Rural        School’s Equity adjustment factors. Equity applicants will only be eligible
adjustment scheme.                                                              to receive adjustment factors from one scheme.
Rural applicants will only be eligible to receive adjustment factors (points)   Adjustment factors will be capped at 99.95
from one scheme. Adjustment factors will be capped at 99.95                     Adjusted ATAR’s
Adjusted ATAR’s                                                                 Please note that any adjustment points from the Curtin Medical School
                                                                                Equity entry adjustment scheme are only applicable for entry into the
Please note that any adjustment factors from the Curtin Medical School
                                                                                Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University.
Rural entry adjustment scheme are only applicable for entry into the
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at Curtin University.                  How to apply
                                                                                Equity applicants must complete the Rural and Equity application form
Proof Of Origin                                                                 (link below) and submit the original by email directly to the Curtin Medical
Applicants will be required to submit documentation confirming their            School by the published deadline.
proof of rural background origin, to be completed by a recognised
                                                                                        The application form is available at:
member of their community, confirming the applicant meets the criteria
                                                                                        curtin.edu/hs-medicine-entry
for this scheme.

Suitable persons to provide confirmation of rural eligibility include           INDIGENOUS ENTRY PATHWAY
any APRHA licensed health practitioner such as: chiropractor, dentist,
legal practitioner, medical practitioner, nurse, optometrist, pharmacist,       Eligibility Criteria
physiotherapist or a person in one of the following categories: magistrate,     Places will be available to applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
minister of religion, school principal, Member of Parliament, police officer    Islander descent. Applying through CAS (Centre for Aboriginal Studies),
or veterinary surgeon.                                                          applicants are not required to submit a TISC application, have an ATAR
                                                                                or sit the UMAT. Those applicants applying through the Indigenous Pre-
Family members or a member of staff at Curtin University cannot
                                                                                medicine course are required to successfully pass all units in the course.
complete the community confirmation declaration, even if they belong to
one of the categories listed above.                                             How To Apply
How to apply                                                                    Applicants must submit the Indigenous Entry form (link below) via email
                                                                                by the published deadline. This should include supporting documentation
To be classified as a rural student, applicants must be Western Australian
                                                                                which demonstrates that they have the motivation and academic
school leavers, Curtin course switchers or have completed a tertiary
                                                                                capability to succeed in the MBBS degree.
qualification from a Western Australian University, and complete the
                                                                                        The application form is available at:
Rural and Equity application form (link below) declaring proof of rural
                                                                                        curtin.edu/hs-medicine-entry
background origin, obtain confirmation of eligibility from a recognised
member of their community and sign that their application is “true and          Interviews will be offered to competitive applicants. Applicants may
complete”.                                                                      be required to successfully complete the Indigenous Pre-medicine and
                                                                                Health Sciences Enabling Course prior to commencing medicine.
Applicants must submit the original form by email directly to the Curtin
                                                                                Curtin University reserves the right to audit any application documentation submitted in support
Medical School by the published deadline.                                       of rural, equity or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry to the MBBS course.

       The application form is available at:
       curtin.edu/hs-medicine-entry
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APPLICATION PROCESS

HOW TO APPLY
(DOMESTIC APPLICANTS ONLY 2017-2021)                                       Change of Preference

1 UMAT Registration                                                        A change of preference includes changing the order of the existing
                                                                           preferences in the TISC application. This can be done by going online
All applicants (other than Indigenous) must register to sit the            after the application has been lodged on the TISC website.
Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test
(UMAT) before the application closing date. The UMAT exam is held          Please note: NEW applications or preferences for the MBBS will
nationally on a single date, in test centres across Australia as well as   NOT be considered after the closing date. Changes to the order of
specified global locations.                                                existing preferences, including the MBBS, must be done by the listed
                                                                           deadline*.
Applicants are responsible for making their own arrangements to
                                                                           *Subject to TISC processing schedule – refer to TISC website
register for the UMAT. Please refer to the UMAT website, which
explains the test in detail and sets out the procedures for registration           tisc.edu.au
including the fees payable, test centre procedures and regulations.
      umat.acer.edu.au                                                     3 Predicted ATAR

                                                                           All school leaver applicants (both Western Australian and interstate)
2 TISC Application                                                         are required to download the predicted ATAR form for their school
                                                                           principal to complete and return directly to Curtin Medical School by
All applicants are required (including Curtin Course Switchers)
                                                                           the published deadlines. Completed forms must be emailed from the
required to apply through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre
                                                                           school principal or authorised school representatives’ email address.
(TISC) with the exception of those applying through the Curtin Centre
for Aboriginal Studies (CAS).                                              A copy of the form will be emailed to applicants upon submission
                                                                           of a TISC application. The form will be sent to the email address
TISC receives and processes applications for undergraduate degrees
                                                                           provided within the application, please ensure that the email address
on behalf of the four public universities in Western Australia. The
                                                                           provided is one that is checked regularly.
TISC application procedure allows applicants to list up to six courses
in order of preference.                                                    It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their predicted
                                                                           ATAR form is submitted to the Curtin Medical School before the
Applicants are advised to ensure their contact details as supplied to
                                                                           appropriate deadline. In particular, WA school leaver applicants must
TISC are current as these are the details that will be used for all
                                                                           submit their predicted ATAR form by the listed deadline to ensure
correspondence. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure these
                                                                           that they can be considered for an interview in December.
details are kept up to date at all times through the selection process.
                                                                                   For the predicted ATAR form visit:
      tisc.edu.au                                                                  curtin.edu/hs-medicine-entry

                                                                           4 Rural/Equity/Indigenous Application Submission

                                                                           Submit any special entry application by the published deadlines.
                                                                                   For the relevant forms visit:
                                                                                   curtin.edu/hs-medicine-entry

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SELECTION
        PROCESS

RANKING FOR INTERVIEW                                                    January Interviews
Applicants are ranked and selected for interview based on the            Qualified and competitive interstate school leavers, interstate non-
weighted sum of their academic merit score (ATAR or equivalent)          school leavers and those applicants whose actual ATAR renders them
and their UMAT score in the ratio of 60:40. Please note this course      competitive will be invited to attend an interview in the January
is a very competitive course with restricted places, meeting the         interview round.
minimum requirements does not guarantee you a place in the
                                                                         Information for Interstate Applicants
course.
                                                                         As travelling to Western Australia to attend an interview is costly,
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted with an offer of           applicants who live outside Western Australia will be interviewed in
interview.
                                                                         January.

THE INTERVIEW                                                            By holding interviews in January, interstate applicants need
                                                                         not attend an unnecessary interview if they receive an offer at
The interview process provides an opportunity for short listed
                                                                         their preferred university in the first round of offers. Competitive
applicants to demonstrate how they communicate, critically
                                                                         applicants will then have the opportunity to attend January
appraise information and think about issues important to the
                                                                         interviews at Curtin Medical School if they so wish.
medical profession.
                                                                         All applicants will undertake the same interview process, regardless
The top ranked applicants from each entry pathway who meet the
                                                                         of when they are interviewed. Applicants will not be disadvantaged in
entry requirements will be invited to attend a Multiple Mini Interview
                                                                         any way if they are interviewed in January. Successful applicants will
(MMI). Applicants offered an interview will be able to select an
                                                                         be made an offer in the second round.
interview time from a limited number of sessions on a first-come-
first-served basis. During this time, applicants can cancel and
reschedule within the offered session times. Once the RVSP deadline      RANKING FOR OFFER
has passed, no further changes are able to made to interview times       Applicants will be ranked for offer on merit.
or days.                                                                 First and second round offers will be made directly by TISC. Curtin
All interviews will be conducted at the Curtin Medical School.           Medical School may make direct offers to applicants after the TISC
Applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation        rounds until all places are filled.
arrangements.                                                            Please note: personal statements, testimonials, character/school/
Attendance at an interview is mandatory for selection. Interviews will   work references, awards and certificates do not make up any of the
only be available on dates published by Curtin Medical School. It is     selection components and will not be considered. Applicants are
not possible to rearrange an interview to another date not previously    asked not to submit these documents to the University.
published by the Curtin Medical School. All applicants should ensure
                                                                         Deferral Requests
they keep these dates free.
                                                                         Deferral requests following an offer of a place in the MBBS course will
Applicants are advised to monitor the email address and phone            only be considered in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances (e.g.
numbers supplied to TISC as these are the details that will be used      National Service).
for all correspondence. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure
these details are kept up to date and monitered at all times             Applicants must submit a request for deferment of a place, along
throughout the selection process.                                        with supporting documentation, within 3 working days of the offer to
                                                                         CMSFutureStudents@curtin.edu.au

INTERVIEW SCHEDULE                                                       Requests will be reviewed by the Dean of the Curtin Medical School and
                                                                         applicants will be advised of the outcome by email in due course.
November Interviews
Eligible Western Australian school leavers who have submitted
a predicted ATAR form by the relevant deadline, Curtin course
switchers and Western Australian non-school leavers will be invited
to attend an interview in the November interview rounds.                                                                                          8
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SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

LOCATION                                                                    ORIENTATION
The main Curtin University campus is located in Bentley, a busy             A medicine pre-orientation program, followed by the University
suburb approximately 20 minutes from the CBD by car. The                    official orientation week will run prior to the commencement of
academic office of the Curtin Medical School is located on the main         Semester 1. Attendance is compulsory and applicants who accept a
campus in a new purpose-built building close to the seven other             place in the course should plan around these dates accordingly.
schools of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The first three years of the course are taught at the Bentley campus,       MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS
with periodic visits to clinical sites. The final years of the curriculum   All Curtin Medical School owned units have compulsory fieldwork/
will be undertaken in a variety of clinical placement sites, specifically   clinical placements. Before your first fieldwork/clinical placement
outer-metropolitan and rural sites.                                         in week 5, Semester 1, you must complete various screenings and
                                                                            activities to ensure both your safety and the safety of the general
Students will have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements
                                                                            public are maintained during your placement. These include:
at Midland Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital,
Peel Health Campus, Fremantle Hospital, general practice clinics            •   National Police Certificate
across the state and rural medical settings.                                •   First Aid Certificate (“Provide First Aid”)
                                                                            •   Work with Children Check (2nd year requirement)
ACCOMMODATION                                                               •   Hand hygiene training
                                                                            •   Completion of stipulated health screening and immunisations
Living on campus is a great way to get the most out of your
                                                                                (some vaccinations require multiple inoculations over a period of
university experience. Curtin provides a number of accommodation
                                                                                time so plan your schedule accordingly).
options for students studying at the Bentley campus.
                                                                            Failure to provide evidence of compliance with these requirements
On campus accommodation is in high demand and applicants are
                                                                            will prevent you from attending fieldwork/clinical placements
advised to submit an application for housing as soon as they lodge their
                                                                            during the first semester of the course and as a result you will be
TISC application. A valid offer is not required to reserve accommodation
                                                                            unable to complete course requirements.
on campus and applicants are able to cancel your housing application
at any time before semester starts, without penalty.                        You will be responsible for all costs associated with mandatory
                                                                            screening requirements for fieldwork/clinical placements, including
Please contact Housing directly to discuss your available options.
                                                                            vaccination and screening costs.
      life.curtin.edu.au/housing-and-childcare/oncampus_
                                                                                     healthsciences.curtin.edu.au/schools/curtin-medical-
      accomodation.htm
                                                                                     school/fieldwork/

                                                                                SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT CHECKLIST
                                                                                oo    Accept your offer.

                                                                                oo    Complete your enrolment in ENROLNOW!

                                                                                oo    Start working towards attaining the various Mandatory
                                                                                      Requirements.

                                                                                oo    Arrange housing and familiarise yourself with
                                                                                      transportation options.

                                                                                oo    Arrange to attend the medicine pre-orientation program
                                                                                      and orientation week.

                                                                                Information regarding this will be available in ENROLNOW! and
                                                                                the Student Handbook.

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KEY DATES AND DEADLINES
                                                  Register for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health
                                                            Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT)
                                                       Registrations open: early December 2017
                                                      Registrations close: 5pm AEST, 1 June 2018

                                                     Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences
                                                              Admissions Test (UMAT) held
                                                                      25 July 2018

                                                 Apply to the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC)
                                                                 (must provide UMAT ID)
                                                            Applications open: 6 August 2018
                                                          Applications close: 28 September 2018

                                               Rural and Equity applicants apply to Curtin Medical School
                           Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants apply to Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS)
                                                            Closing date 28 September 2018

                                                     Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences
                                                        Admissions Test (UMAT) results released
                                                                  Mid-September 2018

                                                                     School Leavers:
                                  Predicted ATAR to be provided by the relevant School Principal to Curtin Medical School
                                                               Deadline: 2 November 2018

                                                       Multiple Mini Interviews held (First Round)
WA ATAR results released
                                                               29 and 30 November 2018
  17 December 2018

                                                                     First Round Offers
                                                                     21 December 2018

                                                      Multiple Mini Interviews held (Second Round)
                                                                                                                                  Change of course preferences
                                                                 17 and 18 January 2019                                           for first round offers allowable
                                                                                                                                      until 18 December 2018

                                                                                                                                  (Applicants to check their ATAR
                                                                  Second Round Offers
                                                                                                                                    and prerequisite match the
                                                                     22 January 2019                                              minimum entry requirements)

                                                     Curtin Medical School Pre-Orientation Program
                                                                                                                                  Change of course preferences
                                                                  14-15 February 2019
                                                                                                                                     for second round offers
                                                              Curtin Orientation (O Week)                                          allowable until 15 January
                                                                  18-22 February 2019                                                         2019
                                                                Curtin Semester 1 begins
                                                                                                                                   (Applicants to check their
                                                                    25 February 2019                                              ATAR and prerequisite match
                                                                                                                                      the minimum entry
                                                                                                                                         requirements)

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