All domestic applicants are required to have completed or be in the final year of a Bachelor degree, either from an Australian university, or from another tertiary institution of equivalent standard. The degree may be in any area of study and there are no specific topics or subjects required as Medicine prerequisites. For those in the final year of study, satisfactory completion of the degree will be a condition for entry.
The weighted grade point average (wGPA) in your Bachelor degree makes a significant contribution to the overall ranking for place offers. The wGPA is based on the last 3 full-time equivalent years of study in your most recently completed Bachelor degree (including an Honours year). If you are in the final year of your degree, your wGPA will be based on the first two years of study, or the first three years in the case of an Honours program.
The method for calculating wGPAs will be provided in the Admissions Guide. Other qualifications (eg Master of Science, PhD) will not be included in the wGPA calculation.
Applicants may apply when in the final year of study but must complete the degree and submit evidence of successful degree completion by 31st of December in the year of application.
Candidates with exceptional results in their first degree, but who are not selected for interview on the basis of the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), may be included in a Special Entry to Interview category.
GAMSAT is held annually (in March) in all Australian capital cities (and in Townsville) and in selected centres overseas. Details of the GAMSAT testing centres and timetables can be found on the GAMSAT website. Flinders accepts valid GAMSAT test scores from different sittings, such as GAMSAT UK.
A minimum score in each section of the GAMSAT must be achieved in order to be considered further in the admissions process. Normally this is 50 for Sections I and III and 46 for Section II. For most domestic applicants who are applying for the South Australian places, the overall GAMSAT score required for interview has been in the range 61-67 in recent years (65 in 2013, 67 in 2014, 66 in 2015).
A GAMSAT test score will remain valid for two years. If a candidate attempts the test more than once, the applicant has a choice of which of the two valid total scores will be used.
The Northern Territory Medical Program and sub-quotas such as the PRCC have separate GAMSAT cut-offs for interview, set by the Admissions Committee after reviewing applications. In general these cut-offs have historically been a little lower than the cut-off for other places.
Appeals relating to the application process should be directed to the Executive Officer of the Admissions Committee by letter or email as soon as possible after the communication of a decision, and no later than 20 working days after the decision. A response will be provided within 10 working days of receipt of appeal.
Admissions Committee Executive Officer contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Flinders does not have any formal mechanism to give any applicant, regardless of worthiness, academic background or circumstances, special consideration for entry and does not deem a request for special consideration to be the equivalent of an appeal. Such requests cannot be considered further.