Pre-Medicine Certificate

School of Medicine, Fremantle Campus

Studying for a Doctor of Medicine (MD) is highly demanding and entry is highly competitive. This Pre-Medicine Certificate Program from The University of Notre Dame Australia is designed to prepare undergraduate students who wish to apply for the Graduate Medicine Program, Fremantle Campus.

  • Why study this degree?

    The Pre-Medicine Certificate (PMC) is a four-course program designed for students who are interested in applying for Medicine at Notre Dame, Fremantle upon the completion of their undergraduate degree. Spanning three compulsory courses and one elective, these additional courses are studied concurrently with your undergraduate degree.

    The PMC program will cover topics such as health, medicine and society, cultural health issues, and human caring through service learning. You will also be supported and mentored by the PMC Team who will guide you through the program.

    Please note: The completion of the Pre-Medicine Certificate does not guarantee you entry into the Graduate Medicine program. However, should you meet the required GPA and GAMSAT scores, your application for Graduate Medicine at Notre Dame’s Fremantle Campus will automatically progress to the interview stage.

  • Program summary

    Year One

    • Health, Medicine & Society
    • Culture Care, Diversity & Universality

    Year Two

    • Human Caring through Service Learning
    • Elective

    Once PMC elective to be chosen from:

    • Aboriginal People
    • Introduction to Biological Science
    • Theories & Approaches to Counselling
    • Counselling Skills and Training
    • Introduction to Chemistry
    • Well-being Fundamentals for Success
    • Foundations of Human Behaviour

    More information about the courses can be found at the course descriptions page.

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants with recent Secondary Education

    • Indicative ATAR score of 90 or above with a score of 50+ in ATAR English, ATAR Literature or ATAR English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD); or
    • Minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 33

    Applicants with Higher Education

    • Completed at least one semester full-time study in any Notre Dame undergraduate degree maintaining at least a 70% average
    • A recommendation letter from the Dean or Delegate of your School
    • Sufficient semesters remaining in the undergraduate  degree to accommodate completion of the four  courses of the Pre-Medicine Certificate (normally  four semesters)
  • Fees

    Students are required to pay tuition fees upfront. This program is not eligible for the HECS/FEE HELP program.

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Pre-Medicine Certificate, please call our Prospective Student Officers on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

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