If you've completed, or are in your final year of, a minimum of a 3-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent), you can apply for the Graduate Entry pathway.
To meet the minimum entry requirements for this pathway, you'll need to have:
- been awarded a key degree by an accredited Australian university or overseas equivalent
- completed your key degree in the last 10 years, and:
- if your key degree is your first degree, it must be completed by 31 December in the year you apply.
- if you've completed subsequent study, for this study to be considered as your new key degree, it must be completed by the end of Semester 1 in the year you apply.
- successfully completed the subject prerequisite courses
- achieved a minimum UQ equivalent grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.0 on a 7-point scale in your key degree
- achieved a minimum score of 50 in each section of the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) in the 2 years before you apply
- completed a multiple mini-interview (MMI).
The GAMSAT score and GPA used to determine invite to interview depends on the performance of applicants and available places. These scores vary each intake and can't be determined in advance. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission.
If you're competitive for the next stage, you'll be invited to an MMI.
Understanding key degrees
If you've only completed a bachelor's degree, this is the degree you'll be assessed on – also known as your key degree.
If you've completed a subsequent degree (including a separate honours degree, a graduate diploma, master's or doctoral degree), your most recently completed degree will be used as your key degree.
Medicine requires a range of attributes and your key degree can be in any discipline. We recommend choosing degrees that include studies in biostatistics, anatomy and humanities, as these will help you to progress through the program. Studies involving patient care such as nursing, physiotherapy or pharmacy are also beneficial.
You'll also need to complete the required subject prerequisites.
If your most recent degree is from more than 10 years ago, you may still be able to use it as your key degree if you've since completed approved tertiary study in the 10 years before you plan to start the Doctor of Medicine. You must have:
- completed a full-time semester of study at bachelor level or higher, and
- achieved a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7-point scale.
Otherwise, you'll need to complete a new key degree.
Any credit received from prior studies or work experience will not contribute to the full-time semester requirement or the assessed GPA. If more than one full-time semester of additional study has been undertaken in the previous 10 years, the whole period of the additional study will be included in the GPA assessment of the activations studies.