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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander MD graduate entry

This pathway is only available for domestic students.

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduate entry admission pathway supports your entry into the Doctor of Medicine at UQ.

Entry requirements

You’re eligible for the entry pathway if you:

  • have completed a key degree, or are in your final year of, a bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
  • have successfully completed the subject prerequisite courses 
  • attend a semi-structure interview with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit 
  • attend a multiple mini-interview (MMI) in the year you apply. 

We encourage you to sit the GAMSAT and submit a score with your application, but this isn't compulsory.

Your study experience

For all 4 years of your MD program you can preference a location to be based in:

  • Greater Brisbane
  • Central Queensland
  • Wide Bay – Queensland
  • Darling Downs – South West Queensland.

Inclusive Medical Education Guidelines

The UQ Medical School fosters a culture of inclusivity and seeks to provide equivalent opportunities to access an education in medicine. Enabling effective inclusion requires a collaborative effort by you and the Medical School.

Before you apply, read the Medical Deans Inclusive Medical Education Guidelines (PDF, 1.1MB) and report any potential barriers that may stop you from participating in the program by emailing the Academic Guidance staff (

Application dates

To apply to start studying in 2025, applications must be submitted by:

  • 31 May 2024 for GEMSAS applications (optional)
  • 1 August 2024 for UQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander admission pathway applications.

How to apply

Follow these steps to apply.

  1. Choose to apply:
  2. Complete and sign the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander admission pathway application form (PDF, 263.93 KB).
  3. Provide copies of the following documents:
  4. Once you have all your documentation ready and your application is complete, email it to

Apply through GEMSAS

See the GEMSAS website for:

Apply through GEMSAS

What happens next

Selection for interviews

After the application closing date, ATSISU will convene a selection committee for shortlisting eligible applicants. If you're shortlisted, you'll be invited to attend a semi-structured interview to discuss your application.

If eligible, you'll then receive an email to let you know if you’ve been invited for a multiple mini-interview (MMI). MMIs will be scheduled for mid-September 2024. 

Selection for offers

Applicants who meet the entry requirements are selected for an offer based on the recommendation from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

If you are successful in receiving a place in the Doctor of Medicine program, you will receive your offer either directly from UQ or from GEMSAS, depending on how you applied.

Offers made to applicants in their final year of their first key degree will be conditional upon the completion of their current degree and other outstanding entry requirements before 31 December in the year of application.

More information on admission requirements, interview and offer selection, and deferment can be found in UQ’s Undergraduate, Doctor of Medicine, Non-Award and CSP Admissions Schedule 3.