The application process for admission to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) is through a direct entry process. Applications will be accepted until 31 August 2021. Applications received after this date may be considered for a late round if the quota has not been filled.
Course transfer applications from other Medical Schools are not accepted due to places in the course being capped.
Academic performance in an approved Bachelor, Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters by coursework completed no more than 10 years before the course commencement date (Degree must have been awarded within 10 years of the projected commencement date of the Doctor of Medicine. Applicants whose degree was completed outside this 10 year period may be considered if they have completed relevant further Higher Education study. The institution must be recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas institution determined by Deakin).
A final GPA (weighted) of 5.0 or greater, and
GAMSAT: a minimum score of 50 in each of the three sections of the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT), and an overall score of 50 or greater. The GAMSAT score must be obtained within two years of your application. For GAMSAT information including test dates, visit the GAMSAT website.
MCAT: a score of 125 or greater in each of the four sections of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT score must be obtained within two years of your application
IELTS (Academic) overall score of 7 with no individual band score less than 7 or an equivalent recognised English test.
Deakin’s medicine graduates perform extremely well in terms of employment outcomes
In order to qualify as registered medical practitioners with the Australian Medical Council (AMC), these graduates are currently undertaking accredited internships at a number of Victorian and interstate hospitals.
Following successful completion of their intern year, our graduates will be able to apply for entry to speciality training programs for a diverse range of medical careers.
Employment after graduation
International students who graduate from Australian Medical Schools are subject to an Australian Government-imposed 10-year moratorium. The 10 Year Moratorium applies to any international graduate (i.e. those trained domestically) for a period of ten years from the date of their first medical registration in Australia. Any person under the 10 Year Moratorium cannot apply for a Medicare provider number. This restriction may be exempted if they are wishing to work in an area that is deemed to be located in a District of Workforce Shortage (DWS), a geographical area where the population has less access to Medicare subsidised services when compared to the national average.
OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year