Medical Entry Australia

The UMAT is sat by students seeking entry into Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy or Pharmacy at an undergraduate level. A typical undergraduate program will last for 5-6 years and permits entry for students who have just completed secondary school. On the other hand there are graduate pathways that often take longer and require bachelor degree qualifications of a certain level before entering one of the programs above.

If you are interested in any of the following courses in Australia you will be required to sit the UMAT:

New South Wales:

Northern Territory:

Queensland:

South Australia:

Tasmania:

Victoria:

Western Australia:

Medical Entry New Zealand

Ranking of Australian/New Zealand Medical Schools

The reputation and prestige of the University is not as important in Australia in general, as in the USA. In the USA there is a hierarchy of universities with Ivy League Universities such as Harvard and Yale, being miles ahead of the mediocre universities. In Australia however, there is little standard deviation in terms of quality, standard and prestige of the 40 or so universities.

Particularly in the case of Medicine and such Health Science courses, it matters very little which university you go to in Australia. If you are aiming to obtain a degree in engineering, commerce or law, the prestige of the university may matter to some extent (not as much as in the US even in these disciplines).

If you are a doctor however, what patients really care about are your diagnostic skills, bedside manner and so on, not which university you went to. In fact, most patients would not even know which university their doctors graduated from.

However, for those who are interested in having an idea of the university rankings, it is provided below. Obviously depending on the criteria you use, the ranking is going to vary, and therefore it is subjective to some extent.

What is given below takes into account the factors such as: the difficulty of getting in; graduate outcomes such as, employer satisfaction of graduates, ability of graduates to be able to get into the specialty that they want, graduate salaries etc. Other rankings which take into account the research output of the university are irrelevant to most people in practical terms and therefore this has not been considered here.

Ranking  (in Australia/ NZ)

University

1

Monash University (Melbourne Campus)

2

University of New South Wales

3

University of Newcastle

4

University of Queensland

5

University of Adelaide

6

University of Auckland

7

University of Otago

8

Flinders University

9

University of Western Sydney

10

University of New England

11

Griffith University

12

University of Western Australia

13

University of Melbourne

14

University of Sydney

15

James Cook university

16

Monash University (Gippsland Campus)

17

University of Tasmania

18

Australian National University

19

Bond University

20

Deakin University

21

University of Wollongong

22

Notre Dame University

Ranking of Australian/New Zealand Dental Schools

Ranking (in Australia/ NZ)

University

1

University of Queensland

2

Adelaide University

3

University of Otago

4

Griffith University

5

James Cook University

6

University of Western Australia

7

University of Melbourne

8

University of Sydney

9

Latrobe University

10

Charles Sturt University