Category Archives: Application Process

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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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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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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I didn’t receive confirmation of my submitted information or my payment

September 5, 2014

After completing the Application Form you will need to SUBMIT your application. You will then be taken to the Deakin payment system to make your payment. Once your payment has been made successfully you will be shown a receipt screen. Please note your receipt number or print this screen for your records. If you are not able to complete these steps, please email info@gemsas.edu.au.

 You will not receive an email from GEMSAS confirming your application has been submitted; you will receive an email with a receipt number once payment has been made and this is confirmation that your application has been successfully submitted.

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Can I get my interview score or ranking data?

September 5, 2014

GEMSAS is not able to provide any ranking data or interview scores.  Many factors impact on who gets an offer and apart from the selection components used, there are also factors at play including your willingness to accept bonded or fee places, whether you are a rural or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant and whether or not you were eligible for bonuses or for special sub-quota places.

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What is the standardisation of interview scores?

September 5, 2014

The standardisation of interview scores ensures comparability between institutions. This is a statistical process which uses means and standard deviations from the different interview score distributions to put all the sets of scores onto the same scale.

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My degree is more than 10 years old, am I still eligible to apply?

August 27, 2014

Bachelor degrees that were awarded more than 10 years prior to the anticipated commencement date may not be acceptable at the school to which you are applying. Most schools accept postgraduate study within the last 10 years as reason to waive this rule. They will then calculate the GPA on the prior bachelor degree. Some schools do accept Postgraduate study either for calculation of the GPA or to meet their GPA hurdle. To confirm whether your degree will be recognised, check the relevant schools’ entries in the Admissions Guide and their websites and contact the schools if you are still in doubt. The pre-requisite subjects required for entry to The University of Melbourne must be completed within 10 years of commencing the MD

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