Monash University School of Medicine Interview Guide
All the information you need before applying to med school
The Doctor of Medicine at Monash University is internationally recognised to be the largest healthcare network in Australia, which includes Melbourne’s major casualty hospitals: Monash Medical and Alfred Health. Amongst various other medical universities in Australia, Monash Medicine is the only Victorian university to provide a Direct Entry medical program for students completing Year 12 as well as a Graduate Entry Program leading to the same degree - Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (MD).
The four-year Monash Graduate Medicine degree is specifically designed for students who have successfully completed their undergraduate studies and are prepared to enter professional training to become a doctor.
Location of study for Monash Doctor of Medicine
Students applying for the Monash Postgraduate Medicine (Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine) will complete their first year of study, Year A (pre-clinical year), at the School of Rural Health in Churchill, Gippsland with regular visits to the Clayton Campus during the study period. The following three years of the program will occur in clinical rotations, and students will be given an opportunity to complete placements (Years 3B, 4C and 5D) in metropolitan Melbourne, rural south-eastern Victoria, or rural north-west Victoria.
Monash Medicine Graduate Entry Requirements
Domestic applicants admission requirements
To be considered for a place in the Monash Postgraduate medicine program, students must have completed at least one of the following Monash Undergraduate Medicine degrees with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 70 or above:
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degrees)
- Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science (including double degrees and completion of designated units.
Applicants with a WAM score of 70 or above may be given an opportunity to undertake the Monash Medicine Interview (MMI) and a Situational Judgement Test (SJT) purely based on the ranking system. Students applying through this program will be assessed only on the basis of their undergraduate degree, meaning any postgraduate degree results will not be considered.
Offers of a medical place will then be made to applicants based on a combination of academic (40%) and MMI/SJT (60%) performance.
EXCLUSIVE INFORMATION: For 2022 intake, the lowest accepted WAM score was 83.
Monash University Multiple Mini Interviews
Preparation for Monash Medical School Interviews should be weighted heavily around the following topics:
- Health Advocacy
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Teamwork and Leadership
- Ethical reasoning
- Motivation to pursue medicine
All applicants eligible for the Multiple Mini Interviews will be invited for an interview, which are held at the Monash Gippsland campus. Applicants are ranked for an interview invitation due to the limited number of interview spots available.
The Monash Medical MMI consists of six sequential interview stations. Once you commence at a station, you will be given a scenario with 2-minutes of preparation time, followed by eight minutes to answer five pre-determined questions from the interviewer relevant to the given scenario. The process repeats itself until the circuit is complete with the whole interview taking approximately 60-70 minutes.
Monash Situational Judgement Test (SJT)
Besides preparing for the Monash Medical Interview (MMI), it is also vital to perform well at the Situational Judgement Test, a 90-minute online test held either prior to or following your MMI. The examination will pose numerous realistic and hypothetical cases, each with an associated response that you will rate on a spectrum of most to least appropriate.
NOTE: All applicants applying for the Monash Postgraduate Medicine course are allowed to attend the MMI and/or SJT only once. However, applicants are not required to perform the MMI and/or SJT if they are re-applying for this course and have previously performed at the MMI and/or SJT.
International applicants admission requirements
International students applying to Medicine at Monash via the Graduate entry must have completed a bachelor’s degree or be in the final year of completing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited international university. To be eligible for consideration, the degree must also consist of a significant biomedical science background, such as: Pharmacology, Physiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Genetics. International applicants must achieve a minimum GPA of 6 out of 7 to be eligible for the Monash Graduate Entry program.
The Monash Medical School Interview for international applicants is slightly different compared to the MMI process for domestic applicants, consisting of four sequential interview stations. The applicant will be interviewed for eight minutes at each station, followed by a two minute interval for scoring and changeover (overall 10 minutes per station). The overall interview circuit will take approximately 50 minutes to complete.
NOTE: International applicants are exempted from undertaking the MCAT or GAMSAT to be considered for the Graduate Entry program at Monash Medicine.
Monash Graduate Entry Rural ‘End-to-End’ Cohort
Each year, Monash Medical University allocates 30 places within the Graduate Entry medical program for applicants who wish to be a part of the Monash Rural End-To-End Cohort. This is a specific cohort, part of the graduate entry program, that focuses on students who wish to pursue the majority of their academic and clinical training within rural and regional Victoria under Monash Rural Health. All applicants are eligible to apply to be a part of this cohort and must submit their interest once applications are closed.
How to apply for Monash Medical University
Domestic students application process
Domestic applicants include - Australian citizens and permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens and they must submit their application for Monash Medicine 2022 course via my.application.
Applicants are not required to include their Monash transcripts or any other documents unless requested to do so at the time of application.
International students application process
Overseas applicants applying to Monash University School of Medicine must submit their applications to an agent in their country of residence.
Applicants opting other entry pathways must submit their applications through an agent in your country or directly to Monash University.
Dean’s Rural List (DRL)
Applicants that identify themselves from a rural background may be able to increase their chances of entry into the medicine program. Once the applications are closed, all eligible applicants for the Medical Graduate Entry program will be notified by the Faculty Admissions Unit to submit additional information supporting evidence of their identity. This will confirm your eligibility requirements for the DRL. The information needs to be directly submitted to the faculty. Failure to do so may result in a missed opportunity to be invited to perform at the Monash MMI.
To be eligible, an applicant must have resided (as per their principal home address) for at least 10 years cumulatively or any 5 years consecutively in areas classified as RA 2-5 (ASGS-RA: Australian Statistical Geography Standard - Remoteness Areas).
To check your eligibility for the Dean’s Rural List, visit the Monash Medical website for more information.
NOTE: 'Rural areas' in this process refers to rural areas in Australia only.
GAMSAT Exam Requirement
If applicants have undertaken the Monash Medical degree, they are not required to attend the GAMSAT exam for admission to the Monash medical course. However, applicants must be aware that admission to the Graduate Entry program is highly competitive in nature. All students applying for Monash Medicine should also consider alternative options for Monash graduate-entry to medicine, including application to the GAMSAT exam.
Monash Medical Interview Dates
Monash University of Medicine Fees Information
Applicants who accept their offer for a Bonded Medical Place (BMP) will be required to practice in designated areas of medical service once their training concludes. An area of medical requirement will be a district workforce shortage determined by the Australian Government.
At Monash Uni Medical, if you are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), then your student contribution amount (SCA) depends on the course you are enrolled in, the time of course commencement and the units which are SCA band eligible.
Each unit falls into one of four SCA bands depending on the area of study.
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