Medicine Info Session

Fremantle 22 Apr 2020

Do you aspire to study at a leading Australian School of Medicine?

Notre Dame’s School of Medicine prioritises the values of professionalism, empathy, service and respect as well as the personal wellbeing of its students.

Our aim is to work with students to develop them into high quality, compassionate and patient-centred doctors

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  • FAQ's

    1. What are the minimum GPA and GAMSAT scores required to apply?

    A GPA of 5.2 and a GAMSAT of 50. GAMSAT marks are unweighted, and we will take an average of each of the three sections.

    2. Have there been any changes to the GPA calculations for those applying to study Doctor of Medicine in 2021?

    Yes, there’ve been a few. Completed Graduate Certificates can now be included in the calculation of GPAs. Fail grades will remain included in the GPA calculation when they have occurred in the most recent 3 years of study. Also, Not for Degree and Audit study that isn’t credited towards the degree will not be included in the calculation.

    3. When will the GAMSAT be sat?

    Given the COVID-19 situation, the test will now be delivered online by remote proctoring from 28 May 2020- 2 June 2020. To understand how remote proctoring works, please watch this video.

    4. When do applications open and close?

    Applications for the Doctor of Medicine open on Thursday 7 May 2020 and close at 5pm AEST (3pm AWST) on Thursday 11 June 2020. Applications need to be made through the GEMSAS website. We recommend that you start working on your application early to give sufficient time to complete your Portfolio. The GEMSAS website lets you save as you go so you can make changes up to the application close date.

    5. What types of fee places are available?

    There are 71 Commonwealth Supported Places and 29 Bonded Medical Places available, with offers being made in early November.

    6. What was the average GPA and GAMSAT for 2020 commencing students?

    The average GPA was 6.5 and average GAMSAT was 62.

    7. How many applicants are interviewed and when?

    In 2020, we will be interviewing approximately 200 applicants. Offers for an interview will be made in early September and are expected to take place in early October. Given the evolving situation with COVID-19, we will confirm the structure and location of the interview via email for applicants who receive an offer for an interview.

    8. If I’m offered a place, can I defer or transfer to the Sydney campus?

    No, it is not possible to defer commencement of the Doctor of Medicine or to transfer to Notre Dame’s Sydney Campus.

    9. I’m a student that’s completed the Pre-Medicine Certificate (PMC), when can I use my interview?

    A student that has completed the PMC can choose to use their interview in the year they will complete their primary degree program or the following application year. For example, a student that undertook the PMC and graduates from their undergraduate degree in December 2020 can choose to use their interview in the application rounds taking place in either 2020 or 2021.

    10. How do I prove rurality?

    Rurality documents need to be provided directly to GEMSAS.

    11. How do I apply if I am an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant?

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants can apply through the Aboriginal Entry Pathway by completing a separate application form found on the Notre Dame website. More information can be found here.

    12. How do I prove WA residency?

    Applicants that are offered an interview will be contacted and requested to provide us with proof of WA residency. Applicants that cannot provide this information may no longer be eligible for their interview. The 10-year requirement will be as at 31 May 2020 - we cannot include future time beyond this date.

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