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Why study Pre-Medicine, Science and Health at UOW:

As a high-achieving student, this course is designed to give you a solid foundation towards Graduate Medicine, dentistry, veterinary studies, optometry, podiatry, physiotherapy or pharmacy. Depending on which major and minor you choose, the course also leads to a wide range of postgraduate study or professional career options in physical and life sciences, allied health or health informatics.

Course strengths:

  • Unique subject to the course: Reasoning in Medical Ethics & Physical Sciences.
  • Majors in science or health over three years of study.
  • Access to enrichment and professional development activities.
  • A core capstone subject in third year - Integrated Science in Medicine - delivered in the same case-based learning format used by graduate medical schools.
  • Guaranteed interviews for the top 12 performing domestic students and the top 12 performing international students who meet the admission criteria for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at UOW.
  • In the 2019 Good Universities Guide, UOW ranked first in Australia for graduates in full-time employment for Medicine, with a 100% rating. UOW also ranked first in NSW for median starting salary, overall quality and teaching quality for Medicine.

 

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*Applicants from Indigenous and Rural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

INDIGENOUS STUDENTS - UOW ALTERNATIVE ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

The Alternative Admissions Program (AAP), administered by Woolyungah offers an alternative pathway for Indigenous Australians seeking entry into the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 17 are encouraged to apply.
 

YEAR 12 STUDENTS

  1. Apply via UOW Early Admission program
    Applications open in August
    Current year 12 students can apply directly to UOW via the Early Admission program. Applications open in August and interviews for successful candidates are held in October. Telephone interviews are available for students who reside interstate or a significant distance from Wollongong. Guaranteed offers to the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health are made in October. Please note that even though you are applying directly to UOW, you must also apply concurrently via UAC for the UAC Early Round (i.e. you also need to apply vi UAC when applying for Early Admission).
  2. Apply via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) for the UAC Main Round
    Applications open in September
    The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at participating institutions mainly located in NSW and the ACT. Year 12 students from all states and territories can apply for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health via UAC.

ADJUSTMENT FACTORS

HSC students can have a maximum 16 adjustment points added to their ATAR to calculate a Selection Rank (SR). Your SR can be used to receive guaranteed entry to the majority of UOW degrees. IB students are eligible to receive adjustment factors if their IB subjects match equivalent HSC subjects. UAC will convert an IB score to an ATAR before adding any adjustment factors.

SUBJECT ADJUSTMENTS

Students who score in the appropriate band for HSC subjects relevant to the UOW degree they want to study can earn up to three adjustment points – because we know students who do well in relevant subjects are usually well prepared for university. You do not need to apply for these points as they will be automatically added by UAC. You can calculate your subject adjustments at uow.info/adjustment-factors

CATCHMENT ADJUSTMENTS

We offer three adjustment points to students who go to school either in UOW’s local area or in regional NSW. Students residing in Regional, Rural and Remote areas as classified by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification- Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) will be eligible for an additional 5 adjustment points for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health. You do not need to apply for these points as they will be automatically added by UAC. A full list of eligible schools can be found at uow.info/adjustment-factors

EQUITY ADJUSTMENTS

Through UAC’s Educational Access Scheme, UOW can offer up to five adjustment points to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage, including disrupted schooling, financial hardship, illness and disability. For more info, and to apply for these adjustment factors, visit uac.edu.au/eas
 

Non-Year 12 Domestic Students

  • Students who have completed Year 12 studies more than a year previously;

  • Students currently studying at a tertiary institution other than UOW;
  • University graduates.

Apply via Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)

  • Applications open in September
  • The Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) processes applications for admission to most undergraduate courses at participating institutions mainly located in NSW and the ACT. Non-Year 12 students from a diverse range of backgrounds are eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health via UAC.

Offshore International Students

Apply via UOW Apply Online

  • Apply at any time
  • International applicants seeking more information can contact the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health International Unit via email: smah-international@uow.edu.au.

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Ida Bokat

“Fortnightly, we have a tutorial run specifically for pre-medicine students. This is a great opportunity to engage with academics and enhance our knowledge of rural and indigenous health as well as career opportunities.”

Ida Bokat Pre-Medicine, Science & Health student
Michael De Santis

"With UOW's rapidly growing reputation in medical science, it was always going to be my first-choice university. There are enormous opportunities to get involved with ground breaking laboratory work and gain experience in experimental techniques and procedures."