Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Entry Level

Undergraduate

Location

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Duration

5 years

Important Dates

Applications due September. See here for more details.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you may be eligible to apply for admission into the MBBS program through our Aboriginal Entry Application Process (AEAP).  Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply through the Aboriginal Entry Application Process in addition to completing the standard University of Tasmania application.  The Aboriginal Entry Application Process has more flexible options to meet entry criteria for MBBS, a UCAT score is not required.

See here for more details.

University

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Contact Information

Overview

The MBBS on-campus full time course takes a minimum of 5 years to complete. Years 1 – 3 of the course are based in Hobart, with short placements in rural communities around the state. Years 4 and 5 will involve a series of clinical rotations, including some electives, at Clinical Schools in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie.

The educational objectives are arranged around five themes which address the graduate attributes prescribed by both the University of Tasmania and the Australian Medical Council. The scientific basis of medicine and its clinical application will be taught in an integrated manner which will provide not only clinical relevance across the five years but which will also highlight the ethical and professional aspects of medical practice.

Admissions

Entry Level

Undergraduate
An undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Many students begin from year 12, or you can apply as a mature age student.

Entry Criteria

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the UMAT, academic marks and the successful completion of required pre-requisite subjects, or via the pre-requisites for the Australian Aboriginal Application Process – see ‘Indigenous Entry Pathway’.

Preparation Course

The Murina Preparation Pathway program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are thinking of doing university studies and who feel they might need some extra learning and support before they begin their degree studies. The completion of this general foundation program does not guarantee entry into medicine.

Pathways

Indigenous Entry Pathway

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you may be eligible to apply for admission into the MBBS program through our Aboriginal Entry Application Process as follows:

If you are applying to University from Year 12: Aboriginal Year 12 students are advised to apply for entry to medicine through the School of Medicine Aboriginal Application Form. We shall assist you to complete your full University application once we have received your Aboriginal Application Form. Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of the Aboriginal Entry Application Process – Application Form, including:
  • Confirmation of Eligibility for Aboriginal Entry Application Process
  • Personal supporting statement
  • Year 12 English and Chemistry or equivalent.
    • Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry (Chemistry Foundation Unit KRA001) before commencement of medicine. Prerequisite subjects (or equivalent) must have been completed within the last five years before application.
  • Competitive ATAR score
  • Interview with representative(s) of the MBBS Admissions Committee

For more information, download the Aboriginal Application Form.

If you are applying into University as a Non-school Leaver: Aboriginal entry by special consideration for non-school leavers – Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of the Aboriginal Entry Application Process – Application Form, including:
  • Confirmation of Eligibility for Aboriginal Entry Application Process
  • Personal supporting statement
  • Qualifications and experience in a health-related field (such as an Aboriginal health worker or nursing)
  • Referee report
  • Year 12 English and Chemistry, or equivalent.
    • This may be demonstrated through TCE, undergraduate study and/or workplace experience. Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry (Chemistry Foundation Unit KRA001) before commencement of medicine. Prerequisite subjects (or equivalent) must have been completed within the last five years before application.
  • Interview with representative(s) of the MBBS Admissions Committee

For more information, download the Aboriginal Application Form.

For further information, please contact Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au

Additional Information

  • You need to have successfully completed the pre-requisite subjects of English and Chemistry. A sound background in Mathematics and Biology is desirable but not required for admission to the course.
  • Providing supporting statements can help with your application.
  • By accepting an offer of a place in this course you agree (provided that positions are available and unless directed otherwise) to complete rural placements in the early years of the course, and complete at least one of your final years at the Rural Clinical School.

Support

What assistance is available to me?

Riawunna Centre
Riawunna Centre provides excellent support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. On each campus Riawunna Centre maintains a resource room which houses a collection of books, articles, audio-visual materials and material culture, for use by all University students and staff.

Staff are able to offer a wide range of skills and experience to those wanting to understand Indigenous peoples, their cultures and histories. Other support services they offer include: Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) Program; Karni Mapali (Mentor Program); Murina Preparation Pathway; academic support; counselling and course advice; cultural support and cultural activities. Riawunna Centre provides excellent support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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