This webpage does not replace the personal responsibility that each applicant has to access objective information and/or academic counselling regarding the choice to apply to a medical school or to study medicine. We have provided this free service for years only as a means to attempt to summarize a complex procedure with many moving parts. We are specialists in GAMSAT preparation but we are not an authority on GEMSAS. If you notice any information that is not consistent with your own research, please let us know as it could be of assistance to other candidates. Thanks for your understanding.
Twelve universities in Australia currently offer graduate medical programmes to both domestic and international students. Only Monash University and 7 other Australasian medical schools admit students into an undergraduate program of five or six years' period.
While each university varies in their admission requirements, depending on their programs' goals and emphases, the graduate entry medicine (GEM) universities listed on this page require candidates to sit the GAMSAT (or MCAT for international students). Academic performance in an undergraduate degree and interview skills are vital considerations in the schools' selection criteria. Most universities provide details regarding average to minimum GPA and GAMSAT scores in a pool of applicants. On the other hand, some universities are unable to provide definite figures because of the unique assessment methods they use and the variety of places they offer to applicants. For students who wish to obtain more accurate information, please refer to the university website link provided on this page.
Of the over 10 000 students worldwide who sit the GAMSAT every year, approximately 75% intend to apply to Australian medical schools (unofficial figures). Some students, of course, intend to apply to other professional schools such as graduate entry dentistry at the University of Sydney or dentistry or optometry at Melbourne University.
A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a higher education place, in which the Australian Government makes a contribution to a student's university towards the cost of education. In other words, the Government subsidises part of your medical or professional school fees, making your fees much lower. For example, Australian citizens and permanent residents are estimated to vie for approximately 1700 GEM positions in 2017. A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is a higher education place, in which the Australian Government makes a contribution to a student's university towards the cost of education. In other words, the Government subsidises part of your medical or professional school fees, making your fees much lower. For example, 1100 of the 1700 positions, more or less, will be CSPs. The remaining positions would carry a bond. Given adequate academic and interview performance, a high enough GAMSAT score may ensure both a CSP and admissions to medical, dental or optometry school. In addition to the 1700 GEM positions for Australian citizens and permanent residents, there are more than an additional 300 full-fee-paying positions available to international candidates.
The following table shows approximate overall minimum GAMSAT and GPA scores* that were used in the past in order to receive a medical school interview. Minimum scores must be achieved for BOTH GAMSAT and GPA.
|ANU||55 | 5.18||58 | 5.6||56 | 5.91||55 | 5.8||58 | 5.86||58 | 5.6||66/5.6||67/6.7||67/6.7||67/6.7||68/6.75||67/5.6|
|Deakin||54 | 5.5||55 | 4||54 | 5.86||54 | 5.7||59 | 6.03||59 | 5.92||65.3/6.74||66.7/6.74||65.6/6.73||65/6.71||67/6.74||68.4/6.76|
|Flinders||53 | 5.47||59 | 5.3||53 | 5.2||54 | 5.02||59 | 5.37||57 | 5.2||60/**5.5||60/**5.5||63/**5.5||60||68||65|
|Griffith||54 | 5||64 | 5.1||60 | 5||57 | 5.7||57 | 6.03||60 | 6.53||61/6.8||67/6.82||68/6.85||66/6.8||68/6.8||67/5|
|Monash||53 | 4||59 | 5||56 | 5.09||54 | 5.25||59 | 5.2||60 | 5.43||---||---||---||---||---||---|
|UNDF||52 | 4||51 | 5.32||52 | 5.2||55 | 5.3||55 | 5.75||56 | 5.35||58/5.4||55/5.4||61/5.4||62/6.5||63.7/6.54||64.5/6.53|
|UNDS||53 | 5.02||52 | 3.6||52 | 5.32||51 | 4||53 | 5.15||53 | 5.7||56 | 5.21||63/6.5||65/6.5||64/6.6||62/6.64||65.9/6.6|
|UniMelb||51 | 4||53 | 5.74||53 | 5.64||57 | 6.04||58 | 5.51||57 | 6.3||71/6.8||71/6.7||63/6.7||67/6.8||69/6.7||67/5|
|UoW||51 | 4||54 | 5||53 | 5||54 | 5.01||54 | 5.35||54 | 5.67||61/6.3||63/6.3||60/6.3||61/6.3||62/6.2||60/5.5|
|UQ||55 | 5.65||70 | 6.2||60 | 5.08||69 | 5.42||62 | 6||68 | 5.65||73/5||74/5||63/5||66/5||68/5||65/5|
|USyd||50 | 4||58 | 4||57 | 4.5||59 | 4.54||58 | 5.4||58 | 4.84||69/5||69/5||68/5||69/5||69/5||72/5|
|UWA||N/A||57 | 4||53 | 5.69||59 | 5.55||55 | 6.21||54 | 6.3||62/6.96||66/7||64.4/6.58||64.7/6.77||68/6.8||69/5.5|
*Gold Standard has compiled the GPA and GAMSAT scores provided on this page without warranty nor guarantee. These data were obtained from various sources - mainly from public forums and information reported to us by students - with the main purpose of providing estimates to prospective medical school applicants. While we have done our best to verify the authenticity of the data, please note that, in general, the GAMSAT Consortium Medical Schools do not release ranking information to applicants. Similarly, calculating GPAs for each GEMSAS medical school is a complex process and thus quite difficult to replicate. We strongly recommend that students take the individual responsibility to confirm information directly with the institution of interest, and depending on circumstances, via online, phone or in person.
GAMSAT Scores (valid for 2 years for UK and Ireland )and their Currency based on the Country where the Medical School Programme Resides. Note that: In late 2022, for the first time ever, ACER announced that GAMSAT results can be used when applying to certain universities for up to four consecutive years in Australia, wheres it continues to be two consecutive years in the UK and Ireland. There is no restriction regarding the number of times an eligible candidate may sit GAMSAT.
|Location||Application||GAMSAT March Sitting||GAMSAT September Sitting|
|Australia||Apply 2023, Begin 2024||2021 | 2022 | 2023||2019 | 2020 | 2021 | 2022|
|Ireland||Apply 2023, Begin 2023||2022 | 2023||2021 | 2022|
|UK||Apply 2023, Begin 2024||2022 | 2023||2022 | 2023|