How to apply

Application requirements

Applicants must satisfy the requirements of both Notre Dame and GEMSAS (Graduate Entry Medical Schools Admission System). For full details see the GEMSAS Guide.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background should contact the Sydney School of Medicine on sydney.medicine@nd.edu.au for advice on alternative pathways.

International applicants

International applicants should contact the International Office on international@nd.edu.au for further information. In 2019, there will be a maximum of 10 places for International Students available in the Doctor of Medicine on Notre Dame’s Sydney Campus only.

Facilitated Pathways to Interview

  • UNDA graduates

    This Facilitated Interview Pathway provides Notre Dame Graduates who have not otherwise been offered an interview through the standard Graduate Entry Medical Schools Admission System (GEMSAS) processes, an opportunity for interview for the Doctor of Medicine Program (MD) at the School of Medicine, Sydney (SoMS).

    Eligibility:

    • applied for the MD program or equivalent through the GEMSAS process, and listed SoMS as their first preference in their application; and
    • fulfil all eligibility criteria for entry into the SoMS MD program as outlined in the GEMSAS Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Guide specifically applicable for the year of application; and
    • complete the Notre Dame Portfolio and personal statement demonstrating respect for and understanding of the Objects of the University; and
    • be graduating, or have graduated in the preceding year or year of selection from The University of Notre Dame Australia
    • have achieved a minimum GPA of 6 or above as calculated by GEMSAS and an unweighted GAMSAT of 55 or above.
    • be ranked by SoMS in the top 10 of Notre Dame Applicants applying for the MD program who have not otherwise been offered an interview through the standard Notre Dame MD interview selection and application processes.

    Interview offers:

    • Up to 10 offers for interview

    Any offer for interview made through any of Notre Dame’s Facilitated Interview Pathway’s is not guaranteed entry into the SoMS Doctor of Medicine program. Following interview, applicants are ranked by combining the scores calculated from the GPA, unweighted GAMSAT and Notre Dame Portfolio with the applicant’s interview score.

  • Graduate Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences graduates

    This Facilitated Interview Pathway provides Notre Dame Diploma of Health and Medical Sciences graduates, who have not otherwise been offered an interview through the standard Graduate Entry Medical Schools Admission System (GEMSAS) processes, an opportunity for interview for the Doctor of Medicine Program (MD) at the School of Medicine, Sydney (SoMS).

    Eligibility:

    • applied for the MD program or equivalent through the GEMSAS process, and listed SoMS as their first preference in their application; and
    • fulfil all eligibility criteria for entry into the SoMS MD program as outlined in the GEMSAS Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Guide specifically applicable for the year of application; and
    • complete the Notre Dame Portfolio and personal statement demonstrating respect for and understanding of the Objects of the University; and
    • be due to complete the Graduate Diploma in the year of application or have completed the Graduate Diploma in the previous thirty months from the closure date for submission of their GEMSAS Application and
    • achieve an equivalent GPA greater than or equal to 6.0 for the Graduate Diploma program; and
    • be ranked by SoMS in the top 20 of Graduate Diploma Applicants applying for the SoMS MD program who have not otherwise been offered an interview through the standard MD interview selection and application processes

    Interview offers:

    • Up to 20 offers for interview

    Any offer for interview made through any of Notre Dame’s Facilitated Interview Pathway’s is not guaranteed entry into the SoMS Doctor of Medicine program. Following interview, applicants are ranked by combining the scores calculated from the GPA, unweighted GAMSAT and Notre Dame Portfolio with the applicant’s interview score.

  • UTS Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pre-Medicine graduates

    This Facilitated Interview Pathway provides University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pre-Medicine graduates, who have not otherwise been offered an interview through the standard Graduate Entry Medical Schools Admission System (GEMSAS) processes, an opportunity for interview for the Doctor of Medicine Program (MD) at the School of Medicine, Sydney (SoMS).

    Eligibility:

    • applied for the MD program or equivalent through the GEMSAS process, and listed SoMS as their first preference in their application; and
    • fulfil all eligibility criteria for entry into the SoMS MD program as outlined in the GEMSAS Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Guide specifically applicable for the year of application; and
    • complete the Notre Dame Portfolio and personal statement demonstrating respect for and understanding of the Objects of the University; and
    • be graduating, or have graduated in the preceding year or year of selection from the Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pre-Medicine on-Campus at UTS (explicitly excluding those UTS students undertaking their Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pre-Medicine in a distance, on-line or equivalent mode) and
    • have achieved a minimum GPA of 6 or above in their Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pre-Medicine as calculated by GEMSAS and an unweighted GAMSAT of 55 or above.
    • be ranked by SoMS in the top 5 of UTS Bachelor of Advanced Science in Pre-Medicine Applicants applying for the MD program who have not otherwise been offered an interview through the  standard  Notre Dame MD interview selection and application processes.

    Interview offers:

    • Up to 5 offers for interview

    Any offer for interview made through any of Notre Dame’s Facilitated Interview Pathway’s is not guaranteed entry into the SoMS Doctor of Medicine program. Following interview, applicants are ranked by combining the scores calculated from the GPA, unweighted GAMSAT and Notre Dame Portfolio with the applicant’s interview score

Useful documents

For upcoming important dates and for an overview of the application timeline please refer to the ‘Key Dates’.

Sydney Medicine Information Webinar
Tuesday 19 May 2020 from 6pm to 7.30pm

To view our video recording of the webinar,
please follow the link below

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Medicine Information Webinar

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