TRANSFERRING TO MEDICAL SCHOOL (AUSTRALIA) | Process, Eligibility, Requirements, AND Q&A at the end!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]welcome back to my channel my name is crystal and i'm a medical student in australia this is my video on how to get in to medical school as a non-school leaver now i understand this is an oddly specific quite niche video but hang in there i've got the greatest tips because when i was looking i could not find any of this i'm going to run you through the overview of the process and the unis that you will be eligible for and the unions that have very specific entry pathways so i'm going to go through each one of them let you know exactly how to get in so stay tuned so first up um the overview of the process so the first thing you're going to do is ensure you're working towards high academic grades so if you didn't perform particularly well in your atar you're going to be wanting to use your gpa which is your university marks so my gpa when i went into university wasn't very high uh i failed quite a few semesters the thing is i had to get my gpa up quite a bit in order to be eligible and to meet the thresholds to get into medical school so i'm here to tell you it's not impossible but the first step is to start working towards that gpa and having that in the back of your mind that it's really important to have those academic grades to prove that you will do well number two is create a ucat study plan and study i would recommend starting in january so creating a study plan and starting to study from january or anywhere up to march to july so you can start a year in advance six months in events four months in advance it's completely up to you and it's completely personal but i would be starting to make a really strict study schedule in january the next step is to book your ucat test so this happens in march so you have to start studying before you book your test so make sure you book in the um first windows so you don't have to pay extra charges for the test because the test is over 300 i think it's 305 last time i checked uh and there are actually um discounts if you are uh economically disadvantaged i believe uh the next step is to do your uk test so you've studied you planned up for it you booked your test and now you do your test in july august the next step is to apply through the state admission centers and all your medical schools so the thing is you can't just apply to um you know the state admission centers and when i say state admission centers i'm referring to uac um qtac s-a-t-a-s like every state in australia has their own like university admissions center so make sure you apply through that so in new south wales for example it is uac uac uh you have to go on there i think across 70 dollars and you have to apply to these all the schools that you want your top five preferences there make sure you put every single one you want some universities as well which i will go over also require you to apply to their medical schools individually so make sure you do this by their date as well which usually is around the same time the next step is uh interview offers are released um you want to start kind of having a little bit of a look at interview prep before that but especially when your interview offers a release you need to go at it pretty quickly and make sure you've got your answers down for your interviews and you've done some prep so you know what's going to be you know asked of you and you know what you're going to have to be thinking about in the interview the next step is the interview itself which can run anytime from october to december and even as late as january of the year you start so you have to make sure that um you prepped you uh you know you're you're ready to go into medicine that following year even if you have really late interview and a really big offer the next step is the last step and that's your offer rounds so there's three offer rounds of medicine they start in january and go into february uh some of them only offer two offer rounds basically like the first round offers go out to everyone um that they want that they've selected for their medical school so that's the overview of the process now even that in itself can be quite confusing because you think what are the dates i need to apply when do i need to start studying when do i need to start interview prep it's a very clear process it'll be up on this screen here for you to have a look at the next thing i want to talk about is undergraduate entry requirements for each medical school that allows transfers so the whole point of this video is to give you an idea of or to give you a guide of how you can get into medical school as a current university student so at the moment you are only eligible for three universities that have no extra special entry requirements in australia as a current university student wanting to go into undergraduate study the first one is the university of newcastle university of new england joint medical program so this for this program you apply via uac and and the jmp faculty so university and state admissions center so for this there is an academic threshold that you have to meet this uh changes every year and it's very specific it'll be up on the screen here for the numbers uh it's it's really doable it's not an extreme academic threshold they just want to see that you can pass courses and that you kind of know how to study the next is the uca they do have a uca and the score needed to get in changes every year it can range from as little as 2 400 to the top scoring people in this step in this country in the uk so you know it ranges a lot and it does um there are special entry pathways for rural and indigenous students so i think those scores are a little bit lower for them the interview is very important so with this jmp program uh once your academic threshold is met and then once your ucat score academic threshold is met entry into medicine is 100 based on your interview performance so um they also have a personal qualities assessment pqa i didn't do this because of covid they didn't actually run this basically there's a little quiz online next medical school is the university of new south wales or unsw so this you have to apply by uac and by the unsw faculty as well just as before so for this they have a very they have a more specific academic uh requirement with the unsw entry scheme it is um equal between your academic ucat and your interview so it's 33.3 33.3 33.3 uh the way they work out as a transfer student your academic is it's fifty percent uh your atar and 50 your gpa so you still have to be quite good in your atar and uh also quite good your gpa to meet that academic threshold which is quite high they also have the ucat they have a minimum score that you have to meet to get threshold and that's usually above the 50th percentile those people are then offered interviews when you meet the academic and the uca threshold they also have an interview they have an mmi style just as before the jmp also has an mmi style and around 450 people are selected that interview each year so some special notes for this is they do have some special entry schemes they have the rule entry scheme they have the indigenous entry into medicine scheme and they have a graduate entry scheme for unsw b med science students so this is the interesting part if you study a bachelor of medical science or start a bachelor of medical science at unsw up to 10 places are offered to enter into the fourth year of the medical program it is a six-year program at unsw and these are only for the most outstanding achievements so you still have to set the ucat in the interview but no application is required through uac and basically you know you can study that medical science degree and go straight into medicine and only have two years left so it's a really really great entry scheme but it is very competitive the next medical school is the western sydney university slash charles sturt university program now this is a newly joined program and i think they can call it i think it's just called the joint program um you have to apply via uic and the uws faculty as well just as before so they have an academic threshold they have a uk yes um and an interview yes they have mmi style they also have a medical admissions questionnaire would you feel like once you've been awarded an interview invitation and that's used to inform some of your interview questions so some notes on this medical school the special they have special entry schemes as well they have the greater western sydney applicant so that if you are from the greater western sydney area you actually have a higher chance and a lower score to in order to get in so that's a really great scheme for them they also have a rule entry admission scheme and an aboriginal and or torres strait islander scheme these are all schemes to increase the amount of rural students and aboriginal and torres strait islander students studying medicine in australia and then practicing medicine the admission is based on the ucat and interview performance together with a greater emphasis on interview they have a really complicated kind of way of working out what sections of the ucat they use but don't worry too much about that just do your best in the uk do your best in the interview all that it is is an academic threshold that you have to make in order to get there all right so now we are under programs that have very specific entry requirements and none of which i was eligible for when i was trying to get into medical school last year so the first one is the university of adelaide so you have to apply via satac which is their state's admissions body they have an academic threshold they have a uca they have an interview the catch is you must not have a tertiary record from any other australian or overseas university so if you decide to go and study there in order to try and transfer that's great but you cannot have any record from any other university in australia or overseas you can transfer from any degree from the university of adelaide as long as you meet the entry requirements and the prerequisite subjects it is a minimum of one year of study at a max of two years full-time or part-time study to be eligible for this transfer very specific all right the next one is the university of tasmania so you apply to this medical school through the faculty they have an academic threshold which is quite high they have a distinction average for if you're in year one or year two of study and a credit average if you're in year three of your undergraduate study you also have to do the ucap for this university but there is no interview the catch is you have to study the medical research degree at the university of tasmania in order to be eligible in which you may attempt to enter the program at the end of each year so this actually changes in 2023 so in that year they will actually be accepting people with any completed bachelor's degree however there's around 25 places for non-school leavers in their program each year and around only around 12 of those are going to be for people that aren't from the university of asmania so it's going to be very competitive the next university is james cook university so you have to apply by qtac for this and you have to apply it to jcu so they have an academic threshold of a minimum gpa of 5.75 it's quite high uh that you don't have to do ucat for this though so that's a plus and you do have to do a interview so they have subject prerequisites a lot of them don't but um i think in the us it's quite different so a lot of people think you have to have a subject prerequisite chemistry english for jcu you do you have to have english maths b and chemistry offers are based on academic and written application slash interview performance so there's actually a written application as well for jcu there are very few play there are very few places offered each year to non-school leavers very competitive next one is a very interesting medical school which is bond university in queensland so this is a full fee paying university this is not a subsidised university by the government which makes it considerably more expensive um you can you apply by qtac for bond the economic threshold is specific so if you have one year of tertiary education they really consider your atar if you have one to one and a half years of tertiary education it's 50 8r 50 gpa and if you have uh one and a half years plus they consider your gpa only so it's a minimum of six on a seven point scale very high uh they don't require the ucat again uh and they do have an issue which is mmi style these have those very specific notes as well there's a max of 120 students selected each year in order to keep class numbers down ensure that they have enough placements for their students so 80 places go to school leaders and 20 go to graduate applicants they also have a psychometric test which is outsourced um so this is designed to like provide information on personal attributes this is what they say recognized as being important for a successful career as a doctor such as the ability to measure manage pressure problem solving emotions and show empathy the psychometric testing will focus on our strengths in regard to managing the demands of the program you also have to pay 185.50 to do this test as well as the fees to apply to the university and through the state bodies yeah but you don't have to do that you can't prerequisite subjects of english and one of either chem physics or maths being you can transfer into year two of medicine from the following courses at bond biomedical science occupational therapy physiotherapy mastery of nutrition and dietary practice they'll be on the screen um so yeah you can you can go straight to year two which is great that's amazing you um cut down on your study time that you have to do in that because you all know the same things the next university is charles darwin university this one isn't you know this is a very small program and quite a new i believe you have to apply via satac which is that state body the academic is worth 90 percent of your entry so you have to have your academic scores up there really high whether that's your atar or whether that's your gpa in atar or gpa alone the ucat is you have to do the ucat it's worth 10 of your entry and if you've already done the maths there is no interview and that's all i have on that one the next and the last medical school that you could possibly be eligible for as a transfer in australia is curtin university so again you apply through satac there is an academic threshold there is a ucat and there is an mmi interview the invitation for interview was 40 based from ucat and 60 academic with around 180 people interviewed which is quite a small number in comparison to other universities so there you have it there's the guide for medical schools in australia that you can transfer into and their specific entry requirements so remember those top three that have the least amount of special requirements which were the university of newcastle jmp program the university of new south wales and the western sydney university medical program now i have some common questions that i wanted to answer and i think would be really great to just talk over and kind of um give some clarification on some things that people are always unsure of number one is do i need to do medical science to get in no you can do absolutely any undergraduate degree in transparent fencing some universities such as uon and unsw have programs where you can transfer in after first year or second year and you're kind of a little bit more of a chance but the thing is medical science is very competitive because a lot of people try and do this and it is seen as the pathway to medicine while doing medical science will help with your studies and your understanding and it definitely will help once you're in medical school uh it's not the only way in what i my advice for this is to do an undergraduate degree that you're really passionate about and you will do really well at um which might not be medical science that way you can get a gpa that's high enough to get into medicine also have an adequate plan b for if you don't get into medicine question two is does going to a good university for undergraduate studies improve your chances of getting in short answer is no so the universities say that they don't actually consider what university you are studying at in order to transfer across so to transfer out of another undergraduate degree this means that it doesn't actually take into account the difference in marketing across universities for example at the university of sydney they are really harsh markets and that is reflected in your gpa so if you go to there and you are trying to transfer across your grades might not be as high even though the quality of teaching is quite high and the quality of students is really high which pushes down the grades so you have that pitfall but again as a plan b a lot of people really like to see those prestigious universities on your cv i would say there is no overarching cohort from the university of sydney or the university of new south wales or the university of melbourne transferring across there are people but there are also people from other universities that are not considered to be as good question three well the next question is do i have to really high academic grades to get into medicine the answer is no if you have listened to the rest of my video you will have seen that most of the courses are just a threshold and those thresholds most of the time are around a credit which is about 65 to get in that's not that high considering the atar that you need which is 99.95 most of the time to get in so your academic grades do not need to be ridiculously high they just want uh your academic grades to be sufficient to know that be able to manage the load of study that you have in medical school and also that you have studied before next question is why is it so hard to get into medicine in australia the answer is it's the medicine is the only course where the government strictly controls the number of places available each year so the government says that this many places are available so that is how many the medical schools combined can award places too so thousands of people in australia and internationally apply to medicine in australia each year and only a very small fraction of people get in so it's very competitive for that reason okay the next question is do i need to do the ucat to get into medicine in australia uh the the short answer is yes as you've seen before with my overview of the medical schools most of them require you to do the ucat it's an annoying little test but once you study for it it's completely doable there are a few exceptions as noted above with universities where they don't require a ucat but they then require a very high academic score so keep that in mind the next question is do i need to study for the ucat yes absolutely it is not an iq test it is not something that you can just walk into and be super great at if you are like i've never heard of anyone doing that but that's amazing but yeah you really need to study for it it is a test of speed and strategy so if you don't practice for this you are not going to have speed and you're not going to know the strategies so i really recommend watching my uh i think my first video i touched on the app the resources that i used for it but it is really important to go out there and get a lot of resources pay for a program and try and uh study months in advance for this test so you nail it the first time because it is expensive the last and final question is is medicine hard my answer is not as hard as getting in i don't the thing with medicine is the content isn't hard it's the sheer volume of content that you're expected to learn in such a short period of time so what you would learn in hsc biology for example you will learn three weeks of study at medical school it is really fast paced there is a lot of content thrown at you at once and that's what makes it hard because there's so much work to do the content itself is simple you know what's this bone called what's this muscle called you know what's this process involved it's not that hard but yet the sheer amount of content is so it is definitely hard work but it isn't hard if that is all i have for you today i really hope that this little overview of how to get into medicine as a current tertiary student uh has helped you and it's giving a little bit of clarification on the process how to get in where to get in where you're eligible for if you like this video give it a thumbs up subscribe down below and make sure you leave a comment if you have any other 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