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    Applying to Medical School in Australia?

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    are med schools in Australia 6 year or 4 year? meaning do you join them right out of high school or after some college?
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    There are both grad entry 4 year and straight from school 5 and 6 year degrees. There are private fees for overseas students. Do yourself a favour and don't go to a private school. You will need a UMAT (undergrad) or GAMSAT (graduate) entry exam score etc etc. as everywhere entry is competitive.
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    Right on Menthoids.
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    hi, i was wondering is GAMSAT the entrance exam for foreign grads in aust, like USMLE is to the states? if so, where can i get the materials-notes,lectures,etc? is there a list of recommended books for GAMSAT? where can i get those? please advise... i'm in my 4th year and would like to practise in australia..
    many thanks!
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    Hi elainechew,

    GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test) is for wanting to study MBBS in Australia via the Graduate Medical Program (GMP) which certain universities offer. Not for wanting to practice in Australia as a physician after completing MBBS in another country.

    The Australian Medical Concil (AMC) has other examinations which allow overseas trained doctors to work in Australia. You may find more information regarding the test type/date/location here:



    Hope this helps

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    Hi there, I'm in my 3rd year of university( studying environmental biology). My brother lives in Australia, and i would like to go ahead and study medicine in Australia. He thinks it would be better that i come live in Australia(ie get a permanent residence) so as to reduce the cost of medschool, before applying to medschool.

    What i'm tryin to say/ask is what's the best way to go about everything.

    Need all the help I can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vickylouis View Post
    Hi there, I'm in my 3rd year of university( studying environmental biology). My brother lives in Australia, and i would like to go ahead and study medicine in Australia. He thinks it would be better that i come live in Australia(ie get a permanent residence) so as to reduce the cost of medschool, before applying to medschool.

    What i'm tryin to say/ask is what's the best way to go about everything.

    Need all the help I can get.
    Hi Vickylouis,

    If you want to study in Australia, you obviously need to move here. Your brother is right in stating to apply for a permanent residency when you arrive in Australia. This way, when you enter MBBS here (as undergraduate ~ 5/6 years or graduate ~ 4-4.5 years) you can apply for a loan called (HECS-HELP) which is available to all Australian residents. You may try webpage to get extra information about this loan.

    Also, if you can afford it, you may enter as an International student although it is fairly expensive and not all universities take international students. You can also maximise your chances of entering into MBBS here by applying for the Full Fee offers which are for domestic students at the same rate as for international students. However, only Australian citizens/permanent residents are eligible to apply for the loan involved: FEE-HELP loan.

    More information about FEE-HELP can be found .

    Overall, a CSP Offer (from HECS loan) is the cheapest ~ AU$8000-ish/yr whereas the FFP (full fee) is AU$29000-$34000/yr.

    Clear as mud? #wink
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    Thanks Dr MOON.
    I've been checking out the visa options for migrating to Australia, but the only ones I could find as options for family are those for only surviving relatives, aged relatives and spouses.
    What do i do about getting the visa for permanent residency?
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    Hi Vivkylouise
    Hmm... Im not too sure about this. But a couple of my friends are studying here as 'International Students' and have applied for the PR. This should work out fine except - you may need to come on a student visa and then apply for a PR. Which is really expensive as university fees are higher than the residents for International spots as I mentioned in my previous post. Sorry, not much help there.

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    hi im a 2nd year mbbs student...was wondering if ausmle would be an easier option for applying for a degree in surgery as compared to the us mle...considering the fact that the americans are miser in offering courses for surgery to foreign students...also what would be the ependiture like???honestly im clueless at the moment..coul do with sum help...

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    residency in australia

    hello everybody. i was a bit confused about going to australia. some people are saying that job opportunities there in the health sector are quite grim. does anybody have first hand, on the ground, real information regarding working opportunities in australia after passing AMC exams. is it necessary to undergo training for 2yrs after clearing the exams before getting a chance for residency. and what are the chances? anybody in australia who can help me out with some advice and info. thanks
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    hi dr moon can u give ur brother emailid plz.....
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    hello...m intrsted in joining aus med school 4 my post graduation but m totally cluelss abt how to apply n how to prepare 4 entrance if thr is any..m very confused.can anyone help
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    hi i have complieted my mbbs from india and want to do postgraduation in austrlia bt i m totally clueless will u heip me out
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    ^ I think the best one down there is Uni of Melbourne. You should either email their International Office or call them directly. I think they even offer scholarships for postgrad.
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    Hi - I'm a college student studying at National Taiwan University (Taiwan), and I was wondering, as an international applicant with an MCAT score of 30Q, what are my chances? Because I heard that Australia med schools accept foreign credits, even from Asian Countries like China or Taiwan.

    My case is sort of special. I lived all my life in the United States except part of high school and all of college, which I studied in Taiwan (National Taiwan University). I'm not eligible for medical school in America because I need to have studied university there, nor am I eligible for medical school in Taiwan, because I have to complete my education system there.

    So after I took the MCAT, I found out that I may not even have a chance at a US medical school, but MCAT scores are accepted in Australia, and I really wish to become a doctor.
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    hi guys!
    Im in my first year of Alevel (in pakistan) and im considering pursuing mbbs in australia instead of staying in pakistan for that.according to what i know,australian unis do not really require pre med or anything like that right?or do they?and can you apply right after A'level?
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    since I am planning to go to Aus. for MBBS,i came across PFL-preparation for life consultants and they told me about uni of western sydney.I havent really heard of it...so do you guys have any idea about its reputation,faculty etc?

    secondly,they accept students right after A'Level too,so I was a bit relieved that i wouldnt have to go through pre med and stuff,but do you think its a wise decision going for medicine to australia or should i do it from pak?what's the difference between the two degrees?is it just the prestige that a foreign degree would entail or something more than that?

    thirdly,they require ISAT...should I give this exam or not?(i am already giving SAT,i also wanna apply to the US)do you think it would just add up to the cost of giving too many different tests?and what should i go for..IELTS or TOEFL if I want to apply to Aus and the US ?? PLEASE HELP ME OUT !!
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    Hey!

    I'm a general med student in the University of Debrecen in Hungary.
    (i'm from iceland tho).
    I always wanted to move to Australia and i had actually been thinkin about applying to a University there. I was wondering if you knew if it's possible to transfer from this Uni i'm in and not haveing to repeat the years i'm already done with.. i'm only in 1st year now but if i would do the transfer after 2nd year
    Thanks..
    -ElinH-

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