Podiatric Medicine Pathways
How to Apply
How to apply
UWA's Doctor of Podiatric Medicine program prepares students to commence clinical practice as primary contact healthcare practitioners in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and ankle. You can pursue a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) 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 studying a Direct Pathway and do not complete this major in your undergraduate degree, you will be required to sit the GAMSAT or complete two prerequisite units in your undergraduate course.
You can study podiatric medicine by completing a bachelor's degree after high school.
- a minimum ATAR of 80.00
- the equivalent of a UWA grade point average of at least 5.0
- a GAMSAT overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants; or a Medical College Admission Test score of at least 8/8/8 prior to April 2015, or 123/123/123/123 after April 2015 for international applicants; or completed a human biology, animal biology, physiology, pharmacology, genetics or microbiology unit at a tertiary level; and completed a chemistry or biological chemistry unit at a tertiary level
Pathways for mature-age students
Direct Pathways for high school leavers
- UWPMB (Biomedical Science)
- UWPMP (Philosophy [Honours] Direct Pathway)
- BBiomedSc + DPM
- BPhil (Hons) + DPM
- 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 Podiatric Medicine (places are limited). The number of places is subject to review each year.
- ATAR or equivalent
- Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a minimum Faculty GPA of 5.0
 This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.
 Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.