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Will the UK or Ireland GAMSAT scores or the March or September GAMSAT scores be acceptable for entry to GAMSAT Consortium medical schools?

March 22, 2017

The Ireland and UK GAMSATs are treated the same as the Australian GAMSAT.  The GAMSAT is now held in March and September and the differentiation between Australia, UK and Ireland has been removed.  There is a very helpful table on the GAMSAT website that shows the validity of all the GAMSAT tests.  http://gamsat.acer.edu.au/results/currency-of-results

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How do I know if my supporting documents have arrived and can I get my original transcripts returned?

March 19, 2017

It is strongly recommended that you use a postal service which provides a tracking mechanism (Registered Post, Express Post, courier, etc.), so that you can be certain your supporting documents have arrived at GEMSAS.

Transcripts will be returned at no cost to the applicant for normal domestic and international mail.  A paid premium service is available if you wish to have your transcripts couriered domestically or internationally.  Please see coversheets for details.

For non-transcript documents sent to the Ferny Hills PO Box, any original supporting documents will be returned at your request. When you post your documents you need to include a note requesting to have the documents returned and must include a suitable reply paid envelope.  Rural and bonus documentation will be returned after the assessment is complete and only if a reply paid envelope has been included with the documentation.

If you have sent documentation to the Ferny Hills PO box, you can email in July to ask if your documentation has been received. 

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Which GAMSAT scores will be acceptable for entry to GAMSAT Consortium medical schools?

January 18, 2017

GAMSAT results are valid for two years: i.e. if you sat the March test in 2017 you may use the results obtained to apply for a graduate entry course commencing in 2018 and/or 2019.  If you sit the September test in 2017 you may use the results obtained to apply for a graduate entry course commencing in 2019 and/or 2020.

There is a very helpful table on the GAMSAT website that shows the validity of all the GAMSAT tests.
http://gamsat.acer.edu.au/results/currency-of-results

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Changes to rural criteria

March 18, 2016

There have been changes made to the rural criteria for 2017 entry. Please see the following page on our website for details – http://gemsas.edu.au/gemsas-processes/

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I have lodged through GEMSAS two or more applications for medicine

February 20, 2016

Only your first submitted application will be processed, regardless of which application has been paid for.

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What is the minimum FTE study load in semester one of current year study to be included in GPA calculations?

April 1, 2015

Australian National University 37.50%
Deakin University 25%
Griffith University No minimum
The University of Melbourne 37.50%
The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle No minimum
The University of Notre Dame, Sydney No minimum
The University of Queensland No minimum
The University of Western Australia More than 25%
University of Wollongong 37.50%

 

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If you decline an offer of a place, you will not be considered for another place or receive another offer.

April 1, 2015

Applicants are made only one offer each year.  Once you have been made an offer, you are not eligible for subsequent round offers.  If you decline your offer you are removed from the applicant pool and can apply again next year.

If you do not receive an offer of a place in the main round of offers after interview, your application will remain in the system.  Additional offers may be made during December and January after final results of applicants completing their qualifying degree are known.

It is NOT possible for applicants to change their preferences after the application closing date.

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Exchange studies and transcripts

September 5, 2014

Exchange studies are part of your degree and therefore we use the results from those studies in calculating your GPA.  Exchange studies may appear on your home university transcript as pass/fail subjects, but we use your actual results to calculate your GPA.  You must obtain and supply an original transcript for any exchange studies you have doneException: The University of Western Australia will normally use the results that appear on the home university’s transcript (in most cases this is an ungraded pass or an ungraded fail).  Please see the Faculty website for further information and for exceptions to this general rule.

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I don’t have an original transcript, and do I need to send a transcript to each school on my preference list?

September 5, 2014

No, only original transcripts may be supplied where these are required. Scanned or photocopied transcripts, including certified copies, are not acceptable.

A statement of results is not acceptable and is not considered in place of a full transcript, nor is a printout of an academic record.

GEMSAS is an on-line system.  Your transcript information will be made available on-line for viewing by all the schools you have in your preference list.

If you attended a university participating in ARTS, you do not need to send any transcripts.  If you attended any other university (non-ARTS), please send an original transcript to the GEMSAS PO Box:

For Medicine, Dentistry and Optometry (non-ARTS university) you need send only one original transcript to:

GEMSAS Operations
PO Box 2025
South Melbourne
VIC 3205

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I have previously applied through GEMSAS

September 5, 2014

If you have previously applied through GEMSAS, you are still required to register online and complete and submit a new application and send in ALL documentation

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