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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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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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Change of personal details

March 18, 2016

Please advise GEMSAS of any change of personal details by emailing info@gemsas.edu.au

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Who uses postgraduate study in GPA calculations?

August 27, 2014

The following schools use postgraduate study in GPA calculations –

  • UWA who use the most recent three years EFT of results regardless of whether they are complete (except honours which must be complete).  Please see school entry for a list of the type of study included in the GPA.
  • UQ who accept completed postgraduate degrees (Graduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters and PhDs) as standalone key degrees. 
  • Griffith will calculate a GPA including a Masters by coursework if this degree has been completed at the time of Application. Griffith will also allocate an overall GPA of 7:00 for completed PhD’s and a 7:00 for each full time year of a completed Masters by Research.
  • ANU may include Masters by coursework results in the three-year GPA calculation.
  • The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle and Sydney, will calculate the GPA on the most recently completed 3-FTE years of study including qualifications at Graduate Diploma, and Masters by coursework level, if completed by 31 July the year of application.

Please see the “Entry requirements – All applicants” section for more detailed information.

All other schools use the most recently-completed undergraduate degree only in GPA calculations. 

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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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Why didn’t I get an interview for Medicine?

August 31, 2012

My GPA and GAMSAT combination are better than someone else I know who has got an interview but I haven’t – why not?
Selection is very complex and many factors impact on whether or not you will get an offer of an interview.  There are many reasons why an applicant with the same or worse GPA and GAMSAT scores as you may have been offered an interview when you were not.

  • They may have done considerably better than you in portfolio or personal statements
  • They may have come from a rural background.
  • They may be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent
  • They may have received bonus points for postgraduate study
  • They may have received bonus points or come through a preferential entry scheme that recognises disadvantage.

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