Apply for a Doctor of Medicine at Flinders
We support the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments’ key priority to increase the participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in medicine.
We are committed to equity and inclusiveness in the Doctor of Medicine. Flinders recognises and values the contribution that Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous doctors make to the health of our country. Our Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff teach you how to work safely and confidently in a multicultural society.
As an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicant you can choose from two pathways into the Doctor of Medicine.
If you have an undergraduate degree but do not have a valid GAMSAT score, you can apply for entry into the Indigenous Entry Stream (IES). Alternatively, if you do have a valid GAMSAT score you can apply for direct through the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Sub-quota.
Both pathways have different timelines and requirements. Please be aware that late applications are not accepted in either pathway.
Application Guide published
Thursday 24 November 2022
Applications for 2023 IES open
Monday 28 November 2022
Applications for 2022 IES close
Monday 30 January 2023 (11.59pm ACDT)
Between 20 February and 3 March 2023
Offers made for 2023 IES
From mid-March 2023
Preparation for Medicine Program (held in person and on campus, NT or SA) - 19 to 30 June* 2023
Flinders University Extended Learning in Science (online) - July to September* 2023
Offers to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) - from late October 2023
Classes for MD commence early February 2024
*Dates are subject to change
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants without a valid GAMSAT score are encouraged to apply for this pathway.
There is no minimum GPA requirement for entry to the MD through the IES, however, strong academic performance in the bachelor degree is an important indicator of the intellectual abilities necessary for success in the MD, and an overall GPA of 5.50 in this degree is considered a competitive minimum but is not required to apply.
Applicants must submit an application and provide all supporting documentation required for consideration. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview on the basis of their overall IES application and if successful, undertake a 4-5 week program. You will prepare for the MD by studying science and relevant skills through the:
This two-week intensive mid-year program is designed to:
You will undertake a 10-hour per week online course that covers chemistry, physics, biology and numeracy.
This starts before the Preparation for Medicine Program and continues after it finishes.
Up to five places are reserved for eligible Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants who hold a valid GAMSAT score. A valid GAMSAT score must be from a sitting in the last two years with a minimum score of 50 in each section of the test.
You will need to apply via the University's online application system which opens late May each year. View the application guide for specific details about how to apply, timelines and how we select students.
Download the IES Application Guide. The guide will assist in determining the eligibility criteria and the application requirements.
Reading and understanding the guide forms part of the application process.
If you are eligible, you can commence the online application process.
The Direct Application Guide is available to assist in the steps required to start and submit your application.
Before submitting your application by the deadline, you must upload all supporting documentation as per the requirements outlined in the IES Application Guide.
Templates to be used for some of the application requirements are provided below.
For more information or support, contact:
South Australian applicants
Yungkurrinthi Student Engagement
Indigenous Entry Stream
1800 641 811 (toll free)
(08) 8201 3033
Northern Territory applicants
Indigenous Entry Stream
(08) 8920 0293
Have you read the application guide and you still have questions? Contact us by phone or email.
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