Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate/Extended Masters course
Course length: 6 years (full-time only)
Location: On campus


2014 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): A minimum of 95 plus UMAT
Bonus points: SEAS, RISAS Deferment: The course may not be deferred.


  International students

FISC Foundation: 7.8, A Levels: 13, IB Diploma: 34 (Plus completion of the ISAT with a minimum score and successful interview)
English requirements


Course overview

If you have completed Year 12 and wish to study medicine, Flinders University now offers you a unique pathway. The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences enables you to enter the university’s internationally renowned medical course without having to complete a separate undergraduate degree first. Through this pathway you can complete a Bachelor of Clinical Sciences combined with the Doctor of Medicine in six years.

In the first two years, you will undertake studies in Clinical Sciences with either a Medical Science or Health Sciences focus. These studies provide the preparation for entry to the four year Doctor of Medicine component.

Subject to passing all topics in these first two years and gaining a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 (Credit average) you will then undertake the four-year graduate-entry medical program.

Students graduate as doctors and undertake an intern year to qualify for full medical registration.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Clinical Sciences/Medicine at Flinders?

  • The two years of Clinical Sciences studies provides students with tailored preparation for Medicine and other careers in medical science.
  • We have a strong profile in medicine both nationally and internationally, and we continue to be at the forefront of innovation in teaching and research.

  • We set new standards for student placements and are leaders in the field of rural and remote health.

  • During your study, you can take advantage of our strong partnerships with affiliated healthcare institutions and industry.
  • You will benefit from the expertise of our clinical tutors, have regular access to patients, and use the resources of our clinical skills and simulation laboratories.
  • Our School of Medicine has a reputation as one of the most progressive in Australia. Located within the Flinders Medical Centre, it provides a cooperative, supportive environment that enables you to work in small groups while undertaking problem-based learning (PBL) and building your hands-on clinical skills.

Professional Recognition/Membership

All medical students must be registered with the Medical Board of Australia, which has responsibility for ensuring that all persons permitted to practice medicine in Australia should be fit and proper persons to maintain professional standards.

The student register is maintained by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  Students in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine will register once they commence the Doctor of Medicine component of the course.

Further information...

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, Doctor of Medicine?

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: This pathway to Medicine is open to school leavers who have completed Year 12 (or equivalent) and who do not have an academic record of study at higher education level.

Domestic students: Applicants must complete the Undergraduate Medicine Admissions Test (UMAT) and final ranking for place offer is determined by combining scores for the test and Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (or equivalent).

Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes.

Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Applicants must sit the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) and achieve minimum secondary school results set by the Admissions Committee for the Doctor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences / Doctor of Medicine. Final ranking is determined by combining secondary school results, ISAT test results and an interview score.

Entry and English requirements

Additional requirements: It is expected that domestic applicants will need to achieve an ATAR of 95 or above (after the addition of any relevant bonus points for special access schemes) to be competitive for a double degree place. Ranking for offers of places to domestic students will be based on an entry score combining ATAR (90%)  and a UMAT-derived score (10%) which will be based mainly on sections 1 and 2 of the test.  

International applicants meeting specified minimum scores will be ranked by their ISAT test score for a possible offer of interview based on ranking. After interviews, place offers will be made by combining secondary school results, ISAT test results and an interview score.

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 214941
Mid year entry: No
Applications: SATAC Uniweb
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2015: $8,209

International students
CRICOS code: 080922F
Mid year entry: No
Applications: School of Medicine
Annual fees:

2015: $26,100
Doctor of Medicine: $56,400

 

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

* Additional application requirements for domestic students:

The application process involves two steps:

  1. Registration to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). Registrations open in April each year.
  2. Application to SATAC. Students studying year 12 will be asked to enter their UMAT identification number when they lodge their application on SATAC’s UniWeb.

Criminal History Check

All Health Professional students at Flinders who enrol in courses which have a clinical or placement component which may involve their contact with children, young people and vulnerable adults are required to undergo a Criminal History Screening Check prior to undergoing any placement. This requirement will apply to students in the Year 12 pathway when they commence the BMBS component of the course.

Related courses

Further study options

  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

Course brochures

Domestic students
Medicine (PDF 954KB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus
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