Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Rural Direct Pathway to MD and DMD



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Rural Student Support Coordinators

Contact by email or call on (+61 8) 6488 8500.


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Rural & Broadway Eligibility Form


Forms (RTF Format)


Rural & Broadway Eligibility Form



The Faculty acknowledges the importance of having students from diverse backgrounds including those from rural areas.

There is therefore a Rural Direct Pathway available for domestic school leavers for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

Applicants apply through TISC.  2018 applications (for 2019 commencement) have now closed.  The next round of applications will open mid-August 2019 for 2020 commencement, and will close late September 2019. 

Successful applicants will receive a conditional place in either the MD or the DMD.  The condition of these places is as follows:

  • A place in the MD and DMD is conditional upon successful completion of a UWA bachelor degree with a minimum Faculty Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 5.5. 

Rural Direct Pathway:

Eligibility requirements for the Rural Direct Pathway:

  • Applicants must meet eligibility requirements to apply for this pathway


  • DMD - Approximately 3 places available
  • MD - Approximately 41 places available including Bonded Medical Places (BMP) [28.5% of all places will be allocated BMPs].

Entry Requirements:

Pre-requisite subjects:

Application Process:

  • Applicants are required to lodge a TISC application, entering the relevant TISC course code(s).
  • Applications for 2019 entry to a school leaver pathway position have now closed.
  • Applicants were required to submit the Rural Eligibility form to the Faculty by 28 September 2018. 
  • Western Australian applicants are also required to submit the Predicted ATAR form by 30 October 2018.

Final Ranking:

  • Final ranking is based on ATAR, UMAT, Interview and Rurality score in the ratio 30:15:30:25 respectively.


  • Applicants may defer their offer of a place for 1-year provided no tertiary study is undertaken during that year.  Deferral conditions can be viewed here.


Registration, Internships and further training: