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Graduate entry Medicine

Graduate-entry medical courses are generally taught over four years including at least two full years of clinical training in hospitals and other clinical environments.

There are eighteen medical schools in Australia.  Of these, nine are members of the GAMSAT Consortium of graduate-entry medical schools.  They are:

  • Australian National University
  • Deakin University
  • Griffith University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • The University of Notre Dame (Fremantle)
  • The University of Notre Dame (Sydney)
  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Wollongong University

Types of places

Commonwealth Supported Places are available; as are Bonded Medical Places (BMP), Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship Places (MRBS), domestic full-fee places (Melbourne and Notre Dame only) and many local sub-quotas for rural or community-based places.

International fee places are offered at most graduate entry medical schools.

Eligibility to apply for a place at a graduate entry medical school

Graduate-entry medical programs provide opportunities to a wide range of graduates who have made a mature decision to commit to the medical profession.

All graduate-entry applicants must have completed, or be in the final year of a bachelor or honours degree. Note that some schools use postgraduate qualifications in GPA calculations.

Youth Insearch

Youth Insearch

Being a teenage is hard enough, but when you add family problems and social issues to their lives, it gets even harder. Sometimes when there isn’t support at home, kids have a tendency to go out and get involve with the wrong people, which leads to crime and alcohol and possibly even drugs.

In 1985 a counselor saw this problem and started a weekend program called Youth Insearch, which is an intervention program for kids between the ages 14-20. The program is based in Australia and has helped over 29,000 teenagers since opening its doors. Its goal was to help kids that have fallen through the cracks of society, or just need that extra support that they aren’t getting at home. No matter the problem, Youth Insearch made a commitment to help the community’s kids find a better way of dealing with their troubles.

One of the things Youth Insearch prides itself on is helping kids find their way to a better life. The program teaches self esteem to kids that feel they don’t deserve any good. They teach skills needed to build a future. They help kids who come from broken homes and let them know that life will get better for them.

The program’s success rate shouldn’t go unnoticed. According to the program’s official website, they help around 1000 kids a year. Breaking the cycle is a key component to helping these teenagers finding their way back. Youth Insearch shows these kids how to reduce the stress and anger they are feeling.