FAQs: Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/MD double degree

When are the interviews for the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences?

There are no interviews for the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences course. Ranking for offers of places will be based on an entry score combining TER (90%) and a UMAT-derived score (10%), which will be based mainly on sections 1 and 2 of the test.

 

When will UMAT be held?

For further information see the UMAT web site: http://umat.acer.edu.au/

 

How can I find out more about the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences?

You can:

 

What is the UMAT score cut-off for the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences?

We do not have this information.  Note that ranking for offers of places will be based on an entry score combining TER (90%) and a UMAT-derived score (10%), which will be based mainly on sections 1 and 2 of the test.

 

What TER /ATAR is needed for admission to the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences?

It is expected that 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 will be based on an entry score combining TER (90%) and a UMAT-derived score (10%), which will be based mainly on sections 1 and 2 of the test.

 

I have completed first year of Medical Science (or Health Science, Optometry etc), can I transfer to the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences?

There is no lateral transfer to the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences.  You could apply for entry to the Graduate Entry MD after you complete your degree.
For further information see: http://www.flinders.edu.au/medicine/sites/medical-course/admission-overview.cfm. The course is only available to applicants with no record of study at higher education level.

 

I have applied for the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences.  When I will find out if I have been accepted in to the course?

First round offers will be made by SATAC in early January. For further information contact:

Admissions/Prospective Students Office
Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (08) 8201 3074 or 1300 657 671 (local call cost)
Fax: (08) 8201 2580
Email: admissions@flinders.edu.au

 

I have accepted a place in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences.  Which stream (Medical Science or Health Science) is a better preparation for Medicine?

Both streams include topics in biology, chemistry, physiology and communication skills, which provide the preparation for entry to the four-year MD component.

  • The Medical Science focus emphasises the biomedical sciences that underpin virtually all fields of medical science
  • The Health Sciences option emphasises biological and psychosocial sciences in a health and healthcare context. 

The choice depends on your personal interests.

 

Will I be seeing patients in the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences course?

There is no patient contact until the MD.

 

If I decide not to study Medicine after the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, what are my options?

A student who is not eligible to progress to the Doctor of Medicine component will be permitted to transfer to either the Bachelor of Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Medical Science.

A student who withdraws from the double degrees program after successfully completing the first three years will be awarded the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences.

In both cases, students can apply for admission to the MD via GAMSAT and interview.