Professional

Medicine Pathways

Medicine graduates from UWA are committed to the wellbeing of the patient, community and society as responsible, accountable, scholarly, capable and caring doctors.
Top 100
medical schools in the world
2nd
IN AUSTRALIA FOR Clinical Medicine
Globe
HIGH DEMAND FOR UWA GRADUATES GLOBALLY

How to Apply

Contact Us

Address

M358 35 Stirling Highway Crawley

Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+618) 6488 2807

Frequently asked questions

Pathway details

You can pursue a Doctor of Medicine (MD) at UWA via a Direct Pathway after completing a bachelor's degree in any discipline with a major in Medical Sciences. If you are not completing a Direct Pathway, you are not required to take the Medical Sciences major, however this means your postgraduate study will be four years instead of three. 

6 years to be a

Doctor

6 years to be a
Medicine

Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
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Top 100

UWA Medicine students learn at one of the top 100 medical schools in the world, according to QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016. We're also ranked second in the country for clinical medicine, according to the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities by field.
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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
  • 99.00 (This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), however students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 99.00 regardless of choosing a bonded or unbonded place)
  • 96.00 Bonded (Broadway, International, Rural)
    94.00 (only required for students taking the Medical Sciences major as a standalone major)
TISC Codes
  • UWMDA (Arts – Unbonded)
  • UWBMA (Arts – Bonded)
    UWMDB (Biomedical Science - Unbonded)
    UWBMB (Biomedical Science - Bonded)
  • UWMDC (Commerce – Unbonded)
  • UWBMC (Commerce – Bonded)
  • UWMDS (Science – Unbonded)
  • UWBMS (Science – Bonded)
  • UWMDP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway – Unbonded)
  • UWPHB (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway – Bonded)
Qualifications
  • BA + MD 
    BBiomedSc + MD
    BCom + MD
  • BSc + MD
  • BPhil (Hons) + MD 
Duration
  • Three-year bachelor's degree plus a three-year master's degree (four years for standard graduate pathway). Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.
Limited places
  • Opportunities are available for students from High Achievement, Broadway, Rural and Indigenous entry paths to apply for a Direct Pathway place to the Doctor of Medicine (places are limited). The number of places is subject to review each year.
Selection criteria
  • Aptitude test (UMAT); interview; academic performance (ATAR or equivalent)
recommended Undergraduate major
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a minimum Faculty GPA of 5.5 in three years (four years for students undertaking an honours year)
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Collaborative learning

You'll work as an intern in the hospital system before specialising in a clinical career or continuing research interests in overall public health. Gain access to and work alongside world-class researchers on leading projects, including Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and Australian of the Year award winners Professor Fiona Stanley and Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood.
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Standard entry

You can study Medicine by completing a bachelor's degree after high school. You will also need to: For further information on graduate entry to the MD, visit the Faculty website.
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More about this course

At UWA you'll learn to examine patients, prescribe and administer treatment, and order, perform and analyse tests, X-rays and other diagnostic images and procedures.

Medicine @UWA

A strong research culture infuses all Medicine courses at UWA. No other medical school in the State is situated within a research-intensive university. Staff collaborate with prominent institutes, teaching hospitals, specialist research organisations and community groups on a range of projects.