What is Graduate Entry Medicine

Graduate-entry medical courses are generally taught over four years including at least two full years of clinical training in hospitals and other clinical environments.

Ten of the graduate-entry medical schools in Australia are members of GEMPASS Australia (Graduate Entry Medical Program Application & Selection Service).  They are:

Types of places

Commonwealth Supported Places are available; as are Bonded Medical Program places (BMP), domestic full-fee places (Macquarie, Melbourne and Notre Dame Sydney only) and many local sub-quotas for rural or community-based places.

International fee places are offered at most graduate entry medical schools.

Eligibility to apply for a place at a graduate entry medical school

Graduate-entry medical programs provide opportunities to a wide range of graduates who have made a mature decision to commit to the medical profession.

All graduate-entry applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of a bachelor or honours degree. Note that some schools use postgraduate qualifications in GPA calculations. Please read school entries in the Admissions Guides. Undergraduate Australian degrees must be from a Commonwealth accredited institution (see http://www.teqsa.gov.au/national-register).  Note that undergraduate degrees include bachelor and honours degrees.  Overseas degrees must be recognised by the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) (previously AEI-NOOSR) or UK ENIC (previously UK NARIC) as comparable to an Australian Bachelor or Postgraduate degree.

Your qualifications will be assessed for equivalency as part of your application process. If you have overseas qualifications you do NOT need to have them assessed by NOOSR.

No preference is given to graduates with particular bachelor degrees. Note though, that the University of Queensland’s Doctor of Medicine (MD) has prerequisites that must be met.

Applicants enrolled in a two-year degree, a three or four-year embedded degree (bachelor/masters) or one-year conversion degree or those who have completed a higher degree without a prior bachelor degree should consult their preferred school(s) to ascertain eligibility. Note that not all schools accept such degrees. Please see individual school entries in the Admissions Guide.

All applicants for Commonwealth Supported Places and other domestic places at graduate-entry schools (i.e. citizens/permanent residents of Australia and citizens of New Zealand) must have a current GAMSAT score. Scores from either the September 2020, March 2021, September 2021, March 2022, September 2022, March 2023, September 2023 and March 2024 GAMSAT, can be used for application in 2024. Registration for the GAMSAT, and application for admission to the graduate entry programs, are separate processes.

International applicants must apply directly to the University of their choice.  GEMSAS will not be processing international selection.  International applicants may sit either GAMSAT or MCAT.  Registration for either GAMSAT, or MCAT, and application for admission to the graduate programs, are separate processes.

Minimum scores

Many schools have minimum scores for GAMSAT sections and overall GAMSAT results as well as minimum GPAs.  To assess eligibility for each school, please check carefully the GAMSAT score and GPA against their rules.

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