If you’ve completed, or are in your final year, of a minimum 3 year bachelor's degree (equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree), you can apply for the Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway (CQ-WB RMP) through the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System (GEMSAS).
When you apply you'll be required to:
- select UQ as your first, second or third preference, and
- select the tier that matches your circumstances and preferred region.
Region preference options will be linked with tier eligibility. Region preference will be considered; however, we cannot guarantee you will receive an offer for that region. If you're unsuccessful in obtaining an offer in a regional Queensland pathway, you will be considered for the Greater Brisbane pathway.
To be eligible for Tiers 1 and 2, applicants must demonstrate 10 years cumulative or 5 years consecutive residency in a rural area. See UQ’s Regional Medical Pathway – location eligibility webpage for more information.
See the GEMSAS website for:
Apply through GEMSAS
What happens next
Selection for interviews
Once your application has been assessed, GEMSAS will email you to let you know if you’ve been invited for a multiple mini-interview (MMI).
You'll be ranked for invite to interview within the pathways you apply through. If you have indicated that you would like to be considered for the Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway (CQ-WB RMP) ) or Darling Downs-South West Medical Pathway (DD-SW MP), you will be ranked for those pathways first and within each tier (Tier 1 first, followed by Tier 2, then Tier 3).
If you are not ranked for an invitation to interview for the CQ-WB RMP or DD-SW MP, you will be ranked and considered for an invitation to interview in the Greater Brisbane pathway.
Applicants to all pathways must meet the same minimum selection criteria. Meeting the minimum selection criteria does not guarantee selection for interview.
Note, eligible applicants will receive only one invitation to interview from a medical school participating in GEMSAS. Participating medical schools share and accept interview outcomes so applicants will only be interviewed once.
Interview and invitation dates
GEMSAS issue invites for interviews in late August/early September. If you receive an invitation, you must:
- accept it in the GEMSAS portal AND
- book an interview time directly with UQ by the booking due date on the invitation.
Interviews will be scheduled for mid-September 2023.
If you experience any issues with your booking, you must contact the Faculty of Medicine at UQ during the booking window for assistance. We will not consider requests for special consideration of a late booking outside of the open times if it's due to not finalising your booking or other system issues. A lack of knowledge or awareness of the procedure and the associated timelines does not meet the criteria for a late booking to be considered.
Offers and location preferences
Following the interviews, eligible applicants indicating they wish to be considered for CQ-WB RMP or DD-SW MP are ranked in merit order within each tier, with offers being made to eligible applicants in Tier 1 first, followed by Tier 2, then Tier 3.
Applicants in Tier 1 CQ-WB RMP may preference either Central Queensland or Wide Bay, however, offers may be made to either location pending available places.
Location preference for eligible applicants in Tier 2 or Tier 3 will be considered, however offers may be made for either CQ-WB RMP or DD-SW MP locations. Applicants unsuccessful in receiving a CQ-WB RMP or DD-SW MP offer, will then be considered for the Greater Brisbane pathway.
If you're offered a place in the CQ-WB RMP, you will not be permitted to transfer to the DD-SW MP or Greater Brisbane pathway within the UQ Medical School. Accepting a CQ-WB RMP place is a commitment to undertake the MD program at the location specified in the offer letter. If you exit the CQ-WB RMP you forfeit your position in the MD program.
Applicants from all pathways are ranked in merit order to determine whether they will receive a non-bonded or bonded medical place (BMP). CSP places will be offered first, followed by BMP.
If you receive an offer and you're in the final year of your first key degree, your offer is conditional on completing your current degree and other outstanding entry requirements before 31 December in the year of application.
If you receive an offer and decline it, you will not be eligible to receive any other offers from medical schools that participate in GEMSAS. You may, however, apply again next year.
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 – Table 2, and on the GEMSAS website.