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Why Pre-med at UOW:

As a high-achieving student with a strong ambition to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, podiatry or veterinary studies, the course is designed to give you an excellent preparation for graduate medical studies at UOW or other institutions.

The strengths of the course are:

  • Foundations for GAMSAT subject.
  • Eight possible majors or minors 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 school.
  • Guaranteed interviews for the top 12 performing domestic students and the top 12 performing international students who meet the admission criteria for the UOW Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM).

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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 September. 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.

Bonus Points

Current Year 12 students can be awarded Bonus Points for the Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health in the categories shown below. Bonus Points are calculated and administered by UAC on behalf of most NSW and ACT tertiary institutions.

Local and Regional Bonus Points
If you live in the UOW ‘drawing area’, or in regional NSW, you may be eligible for 3 Local & Regional Bonus Points.

Points to UOW
With Points to UOW, you can also earn up to a maximum of 3 ATAR points by excelling in relevant Year 12 subjects. If you complete your HSC in the year prior to university admission, receive an ATAR and do well in relevant subjects – you’re eligible. The list of subjects that qualify for bonus points is Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Mathematics, Mathematics Ext 1, Mathematics Ext 2 and Physics.
 

Rural and Remote students
Students who have a permanent residential address in a rural or remote area as defined by the postcode will receive an additional 5 bonus points. The list of rural and remote postcodes are those deemed RA4 or RA5 by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA).

Educational Access Scheme (EAS)
It is also possible for students who have experienced long term disadvantage to receive bonus points. Most of UAC’s participating institutions have Educational Access Schemes (EAS) to help students who have experienced long-term educational disadvantage gain admission to tertiary study. To be eligible for EAS consideration your educational performance must have been seriously affected, normally for a period of at least six months during Year 11 and/or 12 or equivalent, due to circumstances beyond your control and choosing. You can read about the seven broad categories of long-term educational disadvantage in the EAS FAQ

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.

Areas of Study Pre-Med Majors and Minors*

Biomedical Research

Biomedical Research

Gain the tools and knowledge to work in biomedical science research and the biotechnology industry. Explore the exciting fields of genetic engineering.

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Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Get an overview of the acute and chronic effects of physical activity and exercise on human performance, health, and well-being with this major.

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Health Informatics*

Health Informatics*

Gain a background in the core knowledge of IT professionals including programming, systems analysis and design, databases, human computer interaction.

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Health Practice

Health Practice

Get a solid grounding in biomedical science and learn skills important in health care such as communication, cultural competence, and leadership.

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Medical Radiation Physics*

Medical Radiation Physics*

Gain a holistic view of how the human organism works with this minor in the sciences underpinning medical radiation physics.

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Medical Science

Medical Science

Get an overview of human structure, function and health. The major is built on the core disciplines of human anatomy, physiology, biology.

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Molecular Medicine

Molecular Medicine

Explore the cutting edge techniques that underpin chemical sciences in modern health and medicine.

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Nutrition

Nutrition

Learn the sciences behind fundamental nutrition concepts and how to apply this knowledge in various community settings including the food industry.

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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."

Michael De Santis Bachelor of Medical Science, Masters of Science by Research, PhD Candidate
Lauren Piatek

"It's easy to read about something, putting it into practice is a different story. I think it’s pretty noticeable how capable UOW students are."

Lauren Piatek Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery 2010, General Practitioner, Illawarra Family Medical Centre
Justin Cain

"I knew I wanted to study medicine in my first or second week of uni, in one of my first undergraduate anatomy labs. Our lab demonstrator was a UOW medical student and I was in awe of her knowledge, how she could answer every question put to her. It made me want to be that good."