Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Rural Direct Pathway to MD and DMD



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Rural Student Support Coordinators

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Rural & Broadway Eligibility Form


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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.  2017 applications (for a 2018 entry school leaver position) will open early-mid August and will close 29 September 2017. 

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 2018 entry to a school leaver pathway position will open early-mid August and will close 30 September 2017.
  • Applicants are required to submit the Rural Eligibility form to the Faculty by 29 September 2017. 
  • Western Australian applicants are also required to submit the Predicted ATAR form by 6 November 2017.

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.


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