Bachelor of Medical Science (Griffith MD Provisional Entry for School-Leavers)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Is your dream to become a doctor? Take your first steps on a challenging and fulfilling career path. This highly competitive program provides provisional direct entry (subject to entry requirements) to Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program at Sunshine Coast University Hospital – and to your future medical career.

In this program you will understand how the human body works and what happens when diseases, infections and clinical disorders occur. You’ll study the foundations of medical science, including pathophysiology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, immunology and pharmacology and gain provisional direct entry (subject to entry requirements) to Griffith University’s Doctor of Medicine program at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. You’ll build hands-on clinical knowledge and skills in a small group of like-minded students. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Medical Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Other requirements

Before undertaking a clinical placement, students must provide evidence of hepatitis B immunisation, undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Blue Card; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Current or Recent Year 12 with no previous attempt at tertiary study

Fixed closing date

Applications for this program close 27 December 2024. After this date, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference. Late offers after the January offer round will only be made if places remain in the program.

Additional entry requirements

This program is available to apply for Year 12 applicants or applicants who completed Year 12 in the last one (1) year prior to application and who have not previously attempted tertiary study at diploma level or higher.
Selection for admission is made to eligible applicants based on academic merit (ATAR). The Overall Score from the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ), if available, will be used for second order ranking within an ATAR band. Applicants without a UCAT ANZ result will still be considered for selection but will be ranked at the bottom of their ATAR band. Enrolments into the program will be capped at 20 places each year.
A limited number of places in this program may be set aside for: applicants from a rural background. Refer to Rural Access Scheme to check eligibility. applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Refer to Indigenous Medical Access Pathway Program ‘https://https://www.usc.edu.au/about/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-engagement/indigenous-medical-access-pathway-program” to check eligibility.
Provisional entry sets aside a future place in the Doctor of Medicine at Griffith University for students who achieve a minimum GPA of 5.50.
Due to the competitiveness of this program, Access UniSC and QTAC Education Access Scheme (EAS) do not apply to this program.

Recommended study
General English
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.95

99.80

99.75

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.80

99.75

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

If you progress to the Doctor of Medicine, you will be preparing for a career in specialist clinical practice, primary care medicine, medical, translational and clinical research and healthcare services; medical
educator.

Membership

Australian Society for Biotechnology; Australian Society for Immunology; Australian Society for Microbiology; Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Public Health Association of Australia; Australian Physiological Society.

Course Code
013231
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$8296 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Location
Sunshine Coast