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Medicine Interview Programs are prepared by IME's specialist medical physicians and senior lecturers from major Australian University Medical Schools with first hand experience in admissions interviews.

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IMEs preparation materials reflect the current trends identified within real medical school admissions interviews. Our materials will have you walk into your interview feeling confident and prepared.

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With the Medicine Interview Mentorship Program, students receive personalised tutorials and mock interviews with members of IMEs expert academic faculty that are tailored to your ideal medical school.

Clearing The Final Hurdle: Admissions Interviews

The IME provides industry-leading Medicine Admissions Interview preparation courses to both Australian and International students. The medical school admissions interview represents the final hurdle for entry to undergraduate and postgraduate medical streams.

The IME’s interview preparation courses prepare students for semi-structured and Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) formats, via insights into interview rationale, scoring, response styles, themes, and access to previous interview scenarios with fully worked solutions.

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The Medicine Admissions Interview represents the final hurdle to students prior to entering graduate or post-graduate medical programs.

Institute of Medical Education's Medicine Admissions Interview Question Generator provides example themes and interview questions that are assessed across a diverse number of medical schools.

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Students who complete an IME Medicine Admissions Interview course are better prepared and have the confidence to succeed in their Medical School Admissions Interview. The Medicine Admissions Interview programs below help students build an understanding of the intent behind the scenarios they will face in their interview, ideal response style, and the scoring criteria required for success. The programs provide students with practical preparation and personal mentorship both in-person and online.

Key Dates For 2023 ‚ÄĒ Postgraduate Medicine Entry In 2024

Key Dates For 2023 ‚ÄĒ Postgraduate Medicine Entry In 2024

Overview of important GAMSAT and medical school application dates in 2023 for entry into Medicine in 2024 (for schools that require GAMSAT, only).

${reading_time(`Overview of important GAMSAT and medical school application dates in 2023 for entry into Medicine in 2024 (for schools that require GAMSAT, only). ¬† Calendar Month in 2023 Key Dates January Monday 30 January Standard registrations for March GAMSAT close February Friday 10 February Late registrations for March GAMSAT, preferences for test centres, and refund/deferral requests close From late February March GAMSAT admission ticket available March Saturday 18 ‚Äď Wednesday 22 March GAMSAT testing window April Early April Admissions guides published for GEMSAS medical schools Monday 24 April Applications open for Doctor of Medicine & Doctor of Dental Medicine at University of Sydney May Early May September GAMSAT registrations open GEMSAS Medicine (and University of Melbourne Dentistry & Optometry) applications open Late-May March GAMSAT results available Monday 29 May Flinders University Doctor of Medicine applications open Wednesday 31 May GEMSAS Medicine (and University of Melbourne Dentistry) applications close June Thursday 08 June Applications close for Doctor of Medicine & Doctor of Dental Medicine at University of Sydney Friday 26 June Applications close for Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University July Tuesday 11 July Standard registrations for September GAMSAT close Friday 21 July Late registrations for September GAMSAT, preferences for test centres, and refund/deferral requests close Monday 31 July University of Melbourne Optometry applications close August Mid-late August Interview offers released for Flinders University Late August September GAMSAT admission ticket available September Early September Offers of interviews for GEMSAS medical schools are released and are held throughout September/October Thursday 07 September Offers for Doctor of Medicine at University of Sydney are released Friday 08 ‚Äď Tuesday 12 September GAMSAT testing window Thursday 14 September Offers for Doctor of Dental Medicine at University of Sydney are released Monday 18 September ‚Äď Friday 29 September Interviews held for Flinders University October GEMSAS medical school interviews continue throughout October Late October Flinders University offers released November Offers for GEMSAS Medicine and University of Melbourne Dentistry & Optometry are released Mid-November September GAMSAT results available December Additional offers made throughout December 2023 and January 2024 to fill vacancies `)} Arror right

The Australian Medical School Market

The Australian Medical School Market

Medical education in Australia is sanctioned by the Australian Medical Council and is provided by medical schools across various universities. They all follow asimilar education program consisting of pre-clinical classes...

${reading_time(`Medical education in Australia is sanctioned by the Australian Medical Council and is provided by medical schools across various universities. They all follow asimilar education program consisting of pre-clinical classes focusing on foundational medical knowledge and clinical placements in diverse specialties athospitals and clinics. Upon completion of their degree, graduates are provisionally registered with the Australian Medical Board.   Current Australian medical schools, their location, select qualifying medical degree(s), duration, and admissions test required for entry.    Medical School Location Degree Minimum Duration Admissions Test Australian National University Canberra, ACT MChD 4 years GAMSAT Bond University Gold Coast, QLD BMedSt/MD* 4.7 years Curtin University Bentley, WA MBBS 5 years UCAT Deakin University Geelong, VIC MD 4 years GAMSAT Flinders University Adelaide, SA MD, BClinSci/MD*  4 years GAMSAT, UCAT Griffith University Gold Coast, QLD MD, DClinDent*, Provisional Entry MD* 4 years GAMSAT James Cook University Townsville, QLD MBBS* 6 years Macquarie University Sydney, NSW MD 4 years GAMSAT Monash University Melbourne, VIC MD, BMedSci/MD* 4 years UCAT University of Adelaide Adelaide, SA BMedSt/MD,  BDentS/DClinDent 6 years UCAT University of Melbourne Melbourne, VIC MD, DDS, OD 4 years GAMSAT University of New South Wales Sydney, NSW BMedSt/MD, BMedSt/MD/BA 6 years UCAT University of Newcastle/University of New England Newcastle and Armidale, NSW BMedSci/MD Joint Program 5 years UCAT University of Notre Dame (Fremantle) Fremantle, WA MD 4 years GAMSAT University of Notre Dame (Sydney) Sydney, NSW MD 4 years GAMSAT University of Queensland Brisbane, QLD MD, DClinDent*, Provisional Entry MD* 4 years GAMSAT, UCAT University of Sydney Sydney, NSW MD, DMD, BA/MD*,  BSc/MD*, BSc/DMD* 4 years GAMSAT University of Tasmania Hobart, TAS MBBS 5 years UCAT University of Western Australia Perth, WA MD, DMD, Assured Pathway* GAMSAT, UCAT University of Western Sydney/Charles Sturt University Campbelltown and Orange, NSW BClinSci/MD Joint Program, BDentSci 5 years UCAT University of Wollongong Wollongong, NSW MD 4 years GAMSAT   *Alternative undergraduate pathway which requires UCAT score and/or academic performanceBA = Bachelor of Arts; BClinSci = Bachelor of Clinical Science; BDentS = Bachelor of Dental Surgery; BDentSci = Bachelor of Dental Science BMedSci = Bachelorof Medical Science; BMedSt = Bachelor of Medical Studies; BSc = Bachelor of Science; DClinDent = Doctor of Clinical Dentistry; DDS = Doctor of Dental Surgery;DMD = Doctor of Dental Medicine; MBBS = Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery; MChD = Doctor of Medicine and Surgery / Medicinae ac ChirurgiaeDoctoranda; MD = Doctor of Medicine; OD = Doctor of Optometry   The annual data collection on the Australian medical school market is provided by the Medical Deans Australia and New Zealand Inc (MDANZI). There aretwenty-one Australian medical schools in total who provide data on enrolments and graduates as of their census dates. This data indicates a projected 18,712enrolled places for domestic and international students in Australian university medical schools in 2023 collectively over a 6-year period.     MDANZI Australian medical school projected enrolments in 2023 over a 6-year period.   For those interested in a historical perspective on medical education and university medical schools, information is published by the Australian GovernmentDepartment of Health. There has been modest growth in medical school places over the last decade; however, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that placeshave been limited.     `)} Arror right

Hooray, I Received An Interview For Medicine! Now What?

Hooray, I Received An Interview For Medicine! Now What?

Congratulations! All that hard work studying has paid off and you now have an offer for Medicine Admissions Interview. However, you might want to holdback on those celebratory cartwheels, as...

${reading_time(`Congratulations! All that hard work studying has paid off and you now have an offer for Medicine Admissions Interview. However, you might want to holdback on those celebratory cartwheels, as the final interview boss is waiting for you (cue suspenseful music). Whether you are going down the undergraduateor postgraduate medical school pathway, the interviews are structured similarly. This is because the Medicine Admissions Interview assesses a candidate'ssuitability for a career in Medicine. ¬† Undergraduate pathways into Medicine Interview selection for an Australian undergraduate Medicine program commonly requires a UCAT and ATAR score and is offered to applicants with thehighest combined ranking in these two areas (note: James Cook University and Bond rely on academic performance, only). Entry into these programs is opento anyone and not just secondary students; however, this comes with a catch. For applicants who are studying or have completed a tertiary degree, they willbe assessed for admission to Medicine on their tertiary study results and ATAR score. For example, non-rural entry into the UNSW undergraduate Medicineprogram for 2022 required an ATAR of at least 96 and a WAM of 70. Most undergraduate medical schools have similar cut-offs and due to the highlycompetitive nature of entry requirements, this means that if you were unlikely to enter undergraduate Medicine straight out of high school, you are alsounlikely to do so following tertiary studies. Therefore, almost all tertiary students go down the GAMSAT path for postgraduate Medicine entry. ¬† Postgraduate pathways into Medicine Interview selection for an Australian postgraduate Medicine program requires a GAMSAT result and GPA score from their undergraduate degree. Someschools like the Universities of Notre Dame Sydney/Fremantle and Wollongong require a Casper Situational Judgement Test score. The University ofWollongong additionally requires a portfolio of personal and community experience, whilst Macquarie University and Sydney University Dubbo Medicinerequire submission of a Personal Statement. When matching offers for interviews, GEMSAS provides an online application and matching system for domesticapplicants to postgraduate medical schools (note: Flinders University utilize their own system). Through the GEMSAS system, applicants can list up to sixpreferences and are ranked on GPA, GAMSAT results, and any other selection criteria such as a portfolio, Casper score, and bonuses. It is this ranked list thatschools use to make offers for interview. ¬† Types of Interviews The Medicine Admissions Interview aims to assess the suitability of the applicant for training i.e., the ability to communicate effectively, act ethically, andpromote health maintenance. All medical schools (barring the University of Sydney) conduct either structured interviews or Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs).Structured interviews are directed by a panel of interviewers who ask each applicant the same set of questions, whereas MMIs have several stations thatapplicants move around and involves a question or task. Generally, the themes of these interviews centre around: ¬† Personal questions Emotional communication Problem solving Resilience and maturity Enthusiasm for Medicine Awareness of common issues in Medicine Ethics and empathy ¬† All GEMSAS medical schools utilise the MMI format, whereas most undergraduate medical streams tend toward semi-structured interviews. This is in partbecause undergraduate medical schools focus more of their time on personal questions, trying to gauge your desire to study Medicine. Interview scores arestandardized for postgraduate GEMSAS medical schools, only, and can be used by other participating schools in the allocations for offers of places. ¬† Interview performance makes up a significant chunk of your ranking required for medical school offers ‚ÄĒ most times, it is worth 50% of your final score. YourUCAT or GAMSAT results mean nothing here, which is why you should start preparing for interviews before offers are released, to give you the best chance ofscoring highly. The Institute of Medical Education Medicine Admissions Interview Question Generator provides example themes and interview questions thatare assessed across a diverse number of medical schools. If you have been lucky enough to receive an offer for interview, our Interview Mentorship Programwill give you the best chance at entry. ¬† Offers Traditionally, postgraduate Medicine offers are released in early November for GEMSAS schools and undergraduate offers are made from January (via UAC).GEMSAS and UAC crunch all the numbers and allocate applicants to offers of medical school places according to school selection rules and applicantpreferences. Some offers will be conditional upon the completion of the participant‚Äôs current studies and maintenance of their GPA. The types of placesoffered by medical schools include Commonwealth Supported Places, Bonded Medical Places, Medical Rural Bonded Scholarships, and Full-Fee Places. Anoutline of these four place types can be found here. If you were unsuccessful, you will receive notification of this directly. However, should schools have any vacancies, additional offers will be made to selected previously unsuccessful applicants. `)} Arror right

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