If your application meets the required criteria to study at UNSW Medicine, you may be selected for an interview with us.  

How am I selected for an interview?

Interviews are offered based on your selection rank and UCAT ANZ overall score. Interviews are offered to applicants with the highest combined ranking in these two areas. Your results won’t be averaged. You must receive sufficiently high marks on both selection criteria to be successful at this stage. There are approximately 500 interview places for local applicants each year.

How do interviews work?

Interviews are structured and cover a wide range of relevant topics. There will be two interviewers who are either academic staff, medical practitioners or community representatives. 

If you’re shortlisted, you must be available to attend an interview during the interview period, which is listed in Important Dates. Applicants who can’t attend their interview won’t progress further. Selected information from your application form will be shared with your interviewers before your interview.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and related travel restrictions, UNSW Medicine has made the decision to conduct all interviews for entry into the BMed/MD program for Term 1 2021 online. This means that applicants will not be required to come to one of our campuses for a face-to-face interview, but instead join the interview online from home. You can find further details on our UNSW Medicine Online Admission interviews – Information for applicants factsheet.

Academic Merit

Year 12 Students

If you're applying to study based on your NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) results, you'll require an ATAR of 96.00 to be eligible for consideration.  

The minimum requirements for other secondary results are: 

  • ATAR of 96.00 in NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, NT, WA & TAS 
  • OP3 (QLD) 
  • 38 International Baccalaureate 

Applicants with EAS points still need to meet the minimum selection criteria before an EAS application is considered. 

University Students and Graduates  

If you've completed at least one year of university study at the end of the year prior to your desired commencement in the Medicine program, you'll be assessed on both your secondary school results and university study results. These results are combined at a ratio of 50:50. You'll require an academic rank of 96.00 or above to be considered. 

If you've completed less than 0.75 of full-time equivalent university study by the end of the year at the time of your application to UNSW Medicine, you'll be assessed on your final secondary school qualification only.

* Due to COVID-related adjustments to how tertiary institutions have graded their students in 2020, UNSW Medicine is currently reviewing how applicants who have completed tertiary studies are assessed. Information will be published here in due course. *

UCAT ANZ 

When selecting applicants to proceed to the interview stage, we consider the overall UCAT ANZ score.  

The University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) is a two-hour computer-based test. The test assesses a range of abilities through five separately timed sub-tests. You'll be tested on Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Situational Judgement, each containing several multiple-choice questions.  

There is no minimum UCAT ANZ requirement, but it is expected that applicants must reach the 50th percentile to proceed to the interview stage of the application process. The Situational Judgement mark from the UCAT ANZ will not be considered.

To learn more or register for the test, visit UCAT ANZ.