Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine Undergraduate (Direct-Entry)

Entry Level



Clayton (Melbourne), Victoria, Australia


5 years

Important Dates

VTAC timely applications only.

Please Note: This Direct Entry course is not available to non-school leaver applicants. Only applicants who have completed VCE (or equivalent) no more than two years prior to applying, and who have NOT commenced any other form of tertiary study are eligible to apply.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Indigenous applicants may apply to be considered for the Dean’s Indigenous List (DIL) and additional interviews may be granted.


Monash University

Monash School of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
27 Rainforest Walk (Building 15), Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Clayton VIC 3800

Contact Information


The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD) course is a five-year program of study with direct entry from high school. The first two years are campus based and the final three years are hospital and community based.

The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is the only Medicine course offered in Victoria where direct entry is available for school-leavers. The five-year undergraduate medical curriculum provides an interdisciplinary program, organised to provide integration of structure and function within the biomedical sciences. In the early years, the basic medical sciences are taught in the context of their relevance to patient care. Later in the course, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation.


Entry Level

An undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Most students begin from after year 12, but you can also apply if you have graduated from year 12 within the previous 2 years.  In medicine, undergraduate courses are 5 or 6 years long.

Entry Criteria

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the UMAT, a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) and ATAR or equivalent Year 12 results. Applicants are required to have successfully completed the pre-requisite subjects.

Preparation Course

The Indigenous Non-Award Pathway (INAP) and Monash Indigenous Access Program (MIAP) are both designed to support Indigenous Australians who wish to undertake university studies. These pathways are specifically designed to support Indigenous Australians in making a successful transition to university study. The programs develop skills which enable success in a university environment. Please refer to the MIAP and INAP Pathways link for more information.


Indigenous Entry Pathway

Indigenous applicants may apply to be considered for the Dean’s Indigenous List (DIL) and additional interviews may be granted.

Additional Information

  • The MD course at Monash University Clayton Campus is only available to current Year 12 students; or applicants who have completed VCE (or equivalent) within the previous two years and have not commenced tertiary studies.
  • Provide additional evidence of your ability to succeed in the course, such as a letter of support from previous work experience undertaken.
  • You need to have successfully completed the pre-requisite subjects of English and Chemistry. For students who have not studied Year 12 Biology, the Faculty provides a bridging program.
  • The Monash Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) consists of eight sequential interview ‘stations’ plus a possible rest station. At each station the applicant will be interviewed for eight minutes followed by two minutes for scoring and changeover (ie: ten minutes per station) with a ‘circuit’ taking 80 – 90 minutes to complete. Each applicant to be independently assessed by eight trained interviewers taken from a cross section of the medical and general community.


What assistance is available to me?

William Cooper Institute
The William Cooper Institute provides support services to Indigenous students. They help students with: applying for courses, scholarships and bursaries; course selection; tutorials; accommodation; study skills; referral to other services; provide computer labs with email/internet access; reference library; and access to student lounges.

Gukwonderuk Indigenous Engagement Unit
This unit is committed to a human rights approach to health equity for Indigenous peoples; quality education in Indigenous health equity; and developing Indigenous people to become health care providers, educators, researchers and leaders.

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