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The University of Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) 

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery entry requirements:

  1. Performance in the UMAT (20% of your total score).
  2. Performance in University of Adelaide Medical Interview (offered to the top UMAT performers) (40% of your total score).
  3. ATAR of 90 or above (20% of your total score).

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Applicants are also encouraged to have discussions with dentists, dental specialists, dental academics; observing a dental practitioner in a variety of practice settings; hands-on experience e.g. dental assistant work.

If you have  or expecting to receive and interview offer for the University of Adelaide Medicine or Dentistry (Dental Surgery) then you should consider enroling into Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session. 

The MBBS degree does not consider subject bonus points. Bonus points for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree are available for school-leaver applicants who attended a school classified as an equity school in the year they achieved their ATAR, hold a School Card and/or Health Care Card, or who receives (or whose parents receive) a Centrelink means-tested income support payment.

University of Adelaide Medical Interview questions / assessment criteria

University of Adelaide Interviews for the MBBS degree comprise of two 15 minute sessions with five minutes between each session. In each section an applicant will be interviewed by a panel of up to two interviewers The interview will assess skills and qualities considered important for undertaking the degree and for use in future professional practice. The interview comprises a series of scenarios and associated questions focusing on an applicant’s personal qualities including:

  • Motivation
  • Communication Skills
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Compatibility with the degree
  • Demonstration of attention to detail and professional behaviour

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Enrol into Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session. 

University of Adelaide interview offers will be issued in two rounds. Invitations to the first round of interviews will be extended via email on Thursday 27 October 2016. Applicants who are not eligible at this stage for an interview will also be notified on this date.

FIRST ROUND interview invitations are based on performance in the UMAT with each of the three UMAT sections having equal weight. Approximately 500 applicants will be invited to attend an interview. 

The FIRST ROUND of interviews will be conducted in late November and throughout December 2016. Please note that a UMAT bonus will be given to South Australian applicants to be taken into account solely for selecting applicants for the FIRST ROUND interviews. This bonus will not be taken into account for selecting applicants for the January interviews, nor in the determination of offers for places in the degree. This will have the effect of more interstate applicants being offered interviews in January (after first round offers are made in their own state). Many interstate applicants will already know whether they have a place in a medical degree in their home state and may no longer need to travel from interstate to South Australia for an interview.

The SECOND ROUND of interviews is held between 25 and 27 January 2017. Invitations to the second round of interviews will be extended via email on Thursday 19 January 2017. Applicants who are not eligible at this stage for an interview will also be notified on this date. January interview invitations will be based on a combination of performance in the UMAT (with each of the three UMAT sections having equal weight) and academic results on a 1:2 weighting. Approximately 150-200 applicants will be invited to attend a second round interview.

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants are set out in the '2017 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Admissions Guide'.

Bachelor of Dental Surgery entry requirements:

ATAR, UMAT, Medical Interview. 

Students must achieve an ATAR of 90 or above, an International Baccalaureate score of 31 or above or the interstate/overseas equivalent.

Bonus Points: Bonus points for the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree are available for school-leaver applicants.

Medical Interview

Interviews for the BDS degree will generally be of 20 minutes duration. An applicant will be assessed by a panel of up to two interviewers.

There will be one round of medical interviews for the BDS degree in late November through December 2016. Invitations to interviews will be extended via email on the 27 October 2016.

  • The interview will focus on an applicant’s:
  • Knowledge of the University of Adelaide BDS degree
  • Motivation to become a Dentist
  • Compatibility with the University of Adelaide BDS degree
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants are encouraged to prepare for this interview.

Applicants are also encouraged to have discussions with dentists, dental specialists, dental academics; observing a dental practitioner in a variety of practice settings; hands-on experience e.g. dental assistant work.

Enrol into Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session. 

Full details of selection criteria, application deadlines and other requirements for all applicants, as well as:

University of Adelaide medical interview questions

University of Adelaide medicine interview dates

University of Adelaide dentistry dental surgery interview dates are set out in the '2017 Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Bachelor of Oral health Admissions Guide'.

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