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 be will required to:
- select UQ as your first, second or third preference, and
- select the tier that matches your circumstances.
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, we’ll email you to let you know if you’ve been invited for a multiple mini interview (MMI).
Applicants are ranked for invite to interview within the pathways they apply. If you have indicated that you would like to be considered for the Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway (CQ-WB RMP), you will be ranked for the CQ-WB RMP first. If you are not ranked for an invitation to interview for the CQ-WB RMP, you will be ranked and considered for an invitation to interview in the Greater Brisbane pathway.
Please 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.
Central Queensland – Wide Bay Regional Medical Pathway applicants are ranked for interview based on:
- unweighted average GAMSAT score (50%)
- assessed GPA (converted to a percentage), and
- merit order by tier, with interview offers issued to Tier 1 applicants first, then Tier 2, and then Tier 3.
If applicants have the same combined score, the GPA from the key degree will be used as a tiebreaker.
To be considered for interview, applicants for the CQ-WB RMP and Greater Brisbane graduate entry pathways will be required to meet the same minimum academic selection criteria. That is, a minimum GAMSAT score of 50 in each section, and a UQ equivalent GPA of 5.0 (on a 7-point scale). Please note, meeting the minimum selection criteria does not guarantee selection for interview.
The lowest combined 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.
If you are selected to interview for the CQ-WB RMP, you will be asked to preference a region to study in Years 2-4 (Central Queensland or Wide Bay) when you book your MMI with UQ.
Selection for offers
Interviewed applicants will be ranked in merit order in each pathway with CQ-WB RMP offers determined first. CQ-WB RMP applicants are ranked in merit order within each tier, with offers made to eligible applicants in Tier 1 first. Remaining CQ-WB RMP places will be offered to eligible Tier 2 rural applicants and then Tier 3. Applicants from these tiers who are unsuccessful in receiving a CQ-WB RMP offer, will then be considered for the Greater Brisbane pathway.
Merit order is based on applicants’ final score, which is made up of:
- GPA (25%)
- Unweighted average GAMSAT score (25%), and
- MMI score (50%).
If applicants have the same final score, the MMI score will be used as a tiebreaker.
Preferences for region in years 2-4 (Central Queensland or Wide Bay) will be considered, however we cannot be guarantee you will receive an offer for that region.
If you are offered a place in the CQ-WB RMP, you will not be permitted to transfer to another Medical Pathway (including the Greater Brisbane pathway) within the UQ Medical School. Acceptance of 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 will be forfeiting 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.
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.
If you receive an offer and decline it, you will not be eligible to receive any other offers from medical schools who particulate 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.