All successful applicants must provide the following documentation at enrolment:
- a current police check from their country of residence
- an immunisation history.
The Victorian Government also requires a Working with Children Check to be obtained by all staff and students working in hospitals.
GAMSAT and MCAT tests
International students residing in Australia during the application period may sit the MCAT or the GAMSAT.
The GAMSAT is also used in the UK and Ireland, and there are sittings in Dublin and Washington DC in March and London in September.
Australian graduate entry schools also accept the MCAT, which is part of the selection process for all US and most Canadian medical schools.
MCAT comprises 3 MCQ papers (Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning and Biological Sciences) and two 30-minute essays. The test is administered throughout January to September at multiple sites in North America and around the world.
International applicants are interviewed in their country of residence or undergraduate study.
Interviews may be face-to-face or by videoconference, and are conducted by a panel of betwen one and three members, using a structured format that addresses the same qualities listed in the Deakin Medical School course outcomes.
Invitations to interview will be made to applicants based on a combination of their GAMSAT/MCAT and GPA scores (50:50) with additional weighting for prior clinical experience in a health discipline.
Applicants who have completed one year of clinical practice as a registered health professional (eg. dentistry, dietetics, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology and speech pathology) receive a two per cent weighting.
Employment after graduation
International students who graduate from Australian Medical Schools are subject to an Australian Government-imposed 10-year moratorium.