Flinders University offers graduate entry into the Doctor of Medicine to prospective students who:
Your degree can be in any area of study and there are no prerequisite topics or subjects.
“Being able to watch open heart surgery just down the hallway from where we attend lectures in Flinders Medical Centre has been the most amazing thing so far. Observing the whole process from beginning to end was fascinating."
“The Flinders MD has given me the ability to gain clinical knowledge and to see real patients from a very early stage of medical school, which helps apply what we are taught in class."
|Early November - February
||GAMSAT registration for 2018 commencement|
||GAMSAT test date|
|Late May/early June
||Flinders MD Applications open|
|Late June/early July
||Flinders MD Applications close|
|Late June/early July||Final date for submission of statutory declarations and autobiographical statements|
||Final date for submission of Academic Transcripts|
|From mid August
||Invitations to interview|
|17 to 28 September||Interviews (PRCC dates To Be Confirmed)|
From end of October to mid November
|February||Year 1 MD classes commence|
Dates are subject to change without notice.If you apply to study medicine at Flinders and are invited to an interview during the above dates, you will be expected to attend in person. Skype interviews are not available.Individual requests for changes to the date and/or time of any scheduled interview are not considered except in exceptional and unforeseen circumstances. Overseas travel will not be accepted as a basis for offering an alternative interview date or time.
Flinders University has a limited number of places available each year for entry into the Doctor of Medicine. These places are broken up into various groups.
Domestic Commonwealth supported places are 'subsidised' by the Australian Government but require students to pay a student contribution amount. Places at Flinders consist of the following:
Commonwealth-supported places are open to Australian Citizens and permanent residents. New Zealand citizens are eligible for non-bonded Commonwealth-supported places only.
Adelaide places include the following sub-quotas for students who meet the admissions requirements:
Currently up to 12 Northern Territory Government Bonded Medical places are available in Darwin every admissions year. For these places, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants and to applicants who meet Northern Territory residency requirements. Indigenous applicants may apply either directly or via the Indigenous Entry Stream depending on whether (1) they hold a GAMSAT score or (2) personal choice.
A weighted grade point average (wGPA) is calculated on the last three full-time equivalent years of your most recently completed bachelor degree (inclusive of honours if applicable).
Other qualifications, such as masters and research higher degrees, are not included in the wGPA calculation.
The method for calculating wGPAs is outlined in the MD Admissions Guide 2019 which will be available in mid May 2019.
You are required to undertake the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT), unless you are seeking entry via the Indigenous Entry Stream
GAMSAT is held twice a year and scores are valid for two years. Testing locations and timetables can be found on the GAMSAT website.
The overall GAMSAT cut-off score required to be offered an interview is determined each year by the Medical Admissions Committee. This information is available in the MD Admissions Guide 2019 which will be available in mid May 2018. To be eligible to apply, you must obtain a score of 50 or above in each Section of the GAMSAT.
Cut-off scores for the Northern Territory Medical Program and sub-quotas may vary, with minimum score requirements historically being slightly lower than the cut-off for other places.
Invitations to attend an interview are issued to applicants for the South Australian and Northern Territory places on the basis of overall GAMSAT score.
The interview is semi-structured with a common set of scenarios and questions for all applicants. It is designed to assess qualities considered important both for success in medical school and in subsequent medical practice. These include:
Interviews are conducted between July and September each year and last about 50 minutes. A small non-refundable interview administration fee applies, which is payable at the time you accept your interview offer.
You are required to attend an interview in person in Adelaide; or in Darwin if applying for entry into the Northern Territory Medical Program. Travel and associated costs are your responsibility.
Interviews do not require special preparation and responses to scenarios do not require specialist knowledge. However, you will need think about your motivation and expectations for a career in medicine and consider how your past experiences may be relevant.
You will be given an opportunity at the end of the interview to discuss experiences or achievements that you consider relevant and which have not otherwise been covered.
Interviews are conducted by a small panel that include medical school staff and a community member. The interview panel are not provided with any background information about you.
After interview, you are ranked against other applicants on an overall selection score between 0-100. Your overall selection score is an equally weighted combination of your:
There are two separate and independent steps required for applying to Medicine at Flinders. You must:
Each year Flinders receives more applications to study medicine than the number of places it has to fill. Inevitably, there are a large number of applicants who are therefore disappointed to learn that they have not been offered a place. While we recognise this disappointment, due to the number of applicants we do not provide you with detailed feedback about your application or components thereof.