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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MBBS

Entry Level

Undergraduate

Location

Bentley, Western Australia, Australia

Duration

5 years

Important Dates

Applications open at the start of August and close at the end of September. Please refer to the Curtin Website as these dates are made available.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, Curtin has an Indigenous Entry Pathway. Applications are submitted directly to the Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) and may require the completion of the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Science Enabling Course. Please refer to the Curtin Medical School website for further information.

University

Curtin University

Contact Information

Overview

The first year of the course is interprofessional and undertaken with other health sciences students. You will also complete discipline-based units in medicine and be introduced to clinical practice.

The second and third years will be devoted to a more intensive study of medicine that focuses on the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. Third year is a transition from the Curtin campus into the clinical setting.

Fourth year is undertaken in clinical settings, including rural locations.

Your final year will also be in clinical settings where you will work as a member of a healthcare team in preparation for your internship once you graduate. You will work with people of all age groups under clinical supervision in hospital and community settings.

Admissions

Entry Level

Undergraduate
An undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Most students go from year 12, but you can also apply as a mature age student, or have done an enabling course or previous study at TAFE. You can also do an undergraduate course if you have already done a degree, but in a different field. In medicine, undergraduate courses are 5 or 6 years long.

Entry Criteria

Applicants submit an application to CAS. CAS reviews and assess each application. Selection for admission will be based on performance in an interview process and from the documentation submitted in the application to CAS.

Entry can also be via the general, rural and equity pathways which will require sitting the UCAT, meeting the minimum ATAR, and meeting the Chemistry ATAR pre-requisite. An interview is also required to be sat before an offer of admission can be made. Only limited numbers of applicants are interviewed each intake.

Preparation Course

A 12 month Pre-med and Health Science Enabling Course through CAS.

Essential Course Prerequisites

Chemistry ATAR or equivalent.

Pathways

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Yes, Curtin has an Indigenous Entry Pathway. This is by written application directly to the Curtin Centre for Aboriginal Studies (CAS) and may require the completion of a pre-medicine program namely: the Pre-Med and Health Science Enabling Course. Refer to the Curtin Medical School website.

Additional Information

Those applying via the Indigenous entry pathway are not required to sit the UCAT nor achieve an ATAR, although they’re encouraged. All other entry pathways (general, rural or equity) require the UCAT, meeting the minimum ATAR and meeting the Chemistry ATAR pre-requisite. Please refer to the Curtin Medical School website for further information.

Successful completion of the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Science Enabling Course may be necessary for some applicants.

Support

What assistance is available to me?

Assistance is offered through CAS and the medical school mentoring program.

University Scholarships

See scholarships here.

Accommodation

See accomodation here.

Financial Assistance

See financial assistance information here.

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