Doctor of Medicine applicants

Applications for the 2020 intake will open 1 August 2019 and close Midnight AEST 30 September 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Medicine is a physically and mentally challenging profession where practitioners are often required to put the interest of their patients over their own.

The Western Sydney University medical course is a five-year undergraduate degree which aims to help candidates develop necessary skills for practice of medicine. 

To support potential and current students' decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed.  These statements specify the course requirements of the Western Sydney medical program for student admission and progression. 

Please ensure you read Inherent Requirements for Medicine prior to applying.

Transfer requests

Please note transfer requests are NOT guaranteed. "Transfer requests" are only accepted from Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens who are currently (or have previously been) enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) (or equivalent course, including combined medical degrees) within Australia or New Zealand.  If you have only studied medicine at an overseas university, you should apply via the General Entry pathway. 

Transfer request category are not eligible to apply via any other pathway. If such an applicant is found to have gained a place in the MD program via any other pathway, the place will be rescinded. 

Teaching hospitals and travel requirements

The main hospitals located in the Sydney area for clinical teaching are Campbelltown, Blacktown and Mount Druitt, although students should expect they may attend clinical learning at other Sydney hospitals from Year 1 of the program.

Whilst there is a shuttle bus running between Campbelltown Campus and Campbelltown hospitals, you will need to use either private motor vehicle, public transport or car pooling to access other locations.

The main hospitals outside of the Sydney Metropolitan Area are Lismore and Bathurst, although clinical training at other rural hospitals may be required.

The School will consider special circumstances of students when allocating them to hospitals on rotation. However, we reserve the right to allocate students to hospitals that are not their first preference to ensure that students receive the highest possible quality of teaching. Applicants for entry into Western Sydney University Medicine must take this into consideration and be willing to undertake their training in a range of hospital and health care facilities.

Got questions?

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