Category Archives: Offers of Places

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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What is a conditional offer?

September 5, 2014

If you are made an offer of a place, and you have not completed your degree (or pre-requisites for the University of Melbourne or you are undertaking additional bachelor or postgraduate studies for UWA), then the offer will be conditional.  When we get your final results we will calculate your final GPA and check that it meets any conditions the school may have put on your offer (e.g. maintaining a stated GPA).  If it does, your offer will be confirmed, and if it doesn’t meet the conditions the offer will be withdrawn.  Applicants enrolled in a combined degree and who receive a conditional offer for a place at the University of Melbourne must complete both awards in order to have their offer confirmed.  If you studied at an ARTS university we will try to get your final results and confirmation of completion of your degree electronically.  We often have difficulty doing this and may request your assistance to encourage your university to upload your results and completion data and to authorize the release of this information to GEMSAS.  If you studied at a non-ARTS university you will need to send an original transcript showing final results and evidence of completion of your degree.

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How many offers will I receive?

September 5, 2014

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.

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How are offers released?

September 5, 2014

All offers are decided on the same day and unsuccessful applicants are notified by email that day. Most medical schools advise successful applicants by email but for some medical schools offers are complex to generate, so these notifications may take a few days to reach you.  Not receiving an email from GEMSAS usually means good news!  Please make sure you have listed info@gemsas.edu.au as a ‘trusted sender’ in your email system.

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What happens to my application after interview?

September 5, 2014

If you are not made an offer by the School at which you were interviewed, your application will remain in the system and will automatically be considered by your lower preference schools (at which you are eligible for consideration) or by the School at which you were interviewed (for a later offer) until you are either offered a place or all preferences have been exhausted.  If you are interviewed by your final preference school, your application cannot be considered by any lower preference school.

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I was interviewed at School X (my 3rd preference) and I did really well in the interview but I would rather be offered a place at School Y (my first preference), is that possible?

September 5, 2014

You cannot be considered for an offer at a school above the preference of the school at which you were interviewed.  They have already decided that either you don’t meet their minimum criteria or you were not ranked highly enough to get an interview offer.  That status can’t change in the subsequent offer rounds despite how well you perform at interview.

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I want to know about indicating the types of places I would be prepared to accept and ranking them in order?

August 27, 2014

When you apply you will be asked for each school on your preference list, to choose (and for some schools, rank) the types of places you will be prepared to accept.  Selection is based on ranked lists and quotas.  The quota (i.e. number of places) available for each offer type is restricted.  To maximise your chances of receiving an offer at the schools of your choice, list all types of places.  If you omit (for instance) the BMP offer type and you are ranked to get a BMP offer, the offer will not be made and you’ll drop down to your next preferred school for consideration.  Please read carefully all the information about bonded places on the DoH website at www.health.gov.au/bmpscheme.

When allocations are being made, schools will allocate quotas for each offer type.  The allocation will be made using that school’s ranked list in order:  CSP, BMP and FEE (if applicable).  Some schools will ask you to rank all offer types and some will just want you to indicate which offer types you are prepared to accept if offered.  To list only one offer type means you limit the available places that can be offered to you.  Applicants accepting a FEE offer at the University of Melbourne will be required to submit an MD Student Financial Plan.

Individual School Details: 

  • For The University of Queensland you may specify the types of places you wish to be considered for, however no consideration is given to preferred offer type when offers are made.  Offers will be made in the order of CSP first and BMP second.
  • For The University of Melbourne you may specify the types of places you wish to be considered for. You will not be considered for a type of place that you have not listed, however no consideration is given to the order of preferred offer types listed when offers are made. Offers will be made in the following order: CSP, BMP and FEE, with the most highly ranked applicants being offered CSP places and so on down the merit order until all vacancies are filled.  It is important that applicants who are not in a position to pay for a full fee (FEE) paying place DO NOT list this type of place in their application for the University of Melbourne.  Once made an offer into a FEE place it is not possible to swap into a CSP or BMP place. 
  • For The University of Western Australia you may specify the types of places you wish to be considered for, however no consideration is given to preferred offer type when offers are made.  Offers will be made in the following order: CSP then BMP.  
  • ANU will allocate place types based on the ranking of the applicant and their preferences.
  • For Griffith University you may specify the types of places you wish to be considered for in your preferred order.  Allocations will be according to applicant rank and preference.
  • For The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle and Sydney, applicants must specify the types of places they wish to be considered for. Applicants will not be considered for a place they have not selected. Offers will be made in the following order: CSP first, BMP second and Full-Fee third.

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If I reject an offer am I put back in to the preference system?

June 2, 2011

If you are offered a place and you decline it, or if you allow your offer to lapse, then your application will be withdrawn from further processing and you will NOT receive another offer.  You are advised to put only medical schools and types of places that you are prepared to accept.  You are strongly advised to obtain detailed information from the schools’ websites to ensure you are fully informed on both the admissions criteria and the structure of the individual programs.  There is no requirement to list the full six preferences available to you.

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