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Selection process

Applicants are offered a place in the Medicine program based on

  • academic rank,
  • UMAT score
  • and interview mark.

Using the above three parameters, all students are ranked. Applicants are selected based on the highest rank determined by all three measures. Scores will not be averaged, which means that a high score in one of the three components will not compensate for a low score in another.

 

Types of places are then allocated to selected applicants as follows:

1. Unbonded and bonded places allocation

There are a set number of unbonded and bonded places available, as determinded by the Commonwealth Government. All applicants are automatically considered for an unbonded place. When completing the application form on the Medicine Application Portal (MAP), applicants indicate whether they would like to be considered for a bonded place as well.

Once the deadline for the submission of the application form on the Medicine Application Portal (MAP) has passed, applicants are unable to change their selection under any circumstances.

Unbonded places are offered to the top students in the final ranking. Once all unbonded places have been exhausted, bonded places are then offered to students who have indicated that they would like to be considered for a bonded place, again until all spots are exhausted.

You can find more details about unbonded and bonded places here.

  • Applicants maximise their chance of being offered a place in the UNSW Medicine program by being prepared to accept a bonded place. However, it is important that applicants do not indicate that they would like to be considered for a bonded place if they have no intention of accepting a bonded offer.

 

2. Campus allocation

There are a set number of places available in our Kensington and Port Macquarie campuses. When completing the application form on the Medicine Application Portal (MAP), applicants indicate whether they are applying for a place at

  1. UNSW Kensington campus
  2. UNSW Port Macquarie campus
  3. either campus

Applicants who indicate that they would accept an offer at either campus will also be able to nominate their preferred campus. It must be stressed however that this is only a preference and we cannot guarantee that we will be able to take it into consideration.

Once the deadline for the submission of the application form on the Medicine Application Portal (MAP) has passed, applicants are unable to change their selection under any circumstances.

UNSW Medicine will allocate students to campuses as follows:

  1. By descending order, applicants who have selected only one campus are allocated until places at this campus are exhausted.
  2. Applicants who have indicated either campus will be proportionally allocated to the campus available at that stage. Where possible, we will take the campus preference into consideration, but again, we cannot guarantee it.
  • Applicants maximise their chance of being offered a place in the UNSW Medicine program by being prepared to accept a place at either campus. However, it is important that applicants do not select a campus in which they have no intention of accepting a place.
     
  • Applicants that select only one campus decrease their chance of being offered a place in the UNSW Medicine program in general as they compete for fewer places.
     
  • Applicants will be made only one offer. Once an applicant has received an offer, the campus allocation will not be changed under any circumstances.
     
  • During Phase 1 of the program (years 1-2), it is not possible for applicants to transfer from one campus to the other under any circumstances.

More information on studying at the UNSW Port Macquarie Campus can be found on the Rural Clinical School website.

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