Important updates to UQ’s Medicine program


Do you have students interested in pursuing medicine as a future career?

Year 12 school leavers can begin their journey at undergraduate level with Provisional Entry, which provides a direct pathway to the Doctor of Medicine (MD). UQ has recently implemented important updates in the selection process, admissions, and prerequisites for the program. Read on to see how these changes will affect your students.

Changes to the MD selection process

There are two main changes to the selection process for the MD at UQ, including the introduction of prerequisite subjects and Multiple Mini Interviews.

The changes will be progressively introduced between 2019 and 2022, allowing prospective students ample time to prepare.

Learn more about the changes to the MD selection process

Applying in 2019 for 2020 Provisional Entry Pathway

Provisional entry qualifies undergraduate students to enter the MD provided they achieve minimum entry requirements and complete their first bachelor's degree at UQ within the minimum time specified.

2020 Provisional entry offer holders need to have completed two subject prerequisites before enrolment into the MD program.

Learn more about the provisional entry pathway Learn more about Doctor of Medicine prerequisites

Additional changes

UMAT admissions test will be replaced by UCAT in 2019

In 2019, the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) will become a mandatory admissions test for Medicine (provisional entry) and Dental Science at The University of Queensland. 

Applicants looking to commence their medical studies in 2020 will need to sit the UCAT, as the UMAT will be discontinued. Registration for the UCAT will open in March 2019 and close in mid-May 2019.

Visit the UCAT site for more information about the new test, including testing dates and format

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