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HS Alex

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Atar stuff : First post
« on: March 30, 2017, 01:16:30 am »
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Hi, this is my first post so please bear with me  :)

Im currently doing:
Methods - 71%
Specialist - 58%
Physics - 55%
Chemistry - 71%
English -65%
Economics - 80%

i was wondering what would i need to get for med e.g.  preqs, min atar, umat and other stuff  for Curtin or UWA, im doing WACE. Also my score for last years methods was 79 so i can surely improve that aswell as there are 10% bonuses for the higher maths. Also would it be possible for me to go interstate to the east coast. Also im doing my Bronze duke of ed, will that help in the future

Thanks


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Re: Atar stuff : First post
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2017, 08:56:46 am »
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Hi, this is my first post so please bear with me  :)

Im currently doing:
Methods - 71%
Specialist - 58%
Physics - 55%
Chemistry - 71%
English -65%
Economics - 80%

i was wondering what would i need to get for med e.g.  preqs, min atar, umat and other stuff  for Curtin or UWA, im doing WACE. Also my score for last years methods was 79 so i can surely improve that aswell as there are 10% bonuses for the higher maths. Also would it be possible for me to go interstate to the east coast. Also im doing my Bronze duke of ed, will that help in the future

Thanks

Hey Alex! Welcome! ;D

I'm not sure too much about WACE, and I'm not sure many people on this site will be familiar. But taking a peek at UWA, they don't offer Medicine at the undergraduate level. This means you have to do another degree first, then go to Medicine after that. They seem to have pathways though, this might be what you are looking for.

Medicine anywhere in Australia, especially the East coast, is hugely competitive. Without too much knowledge of the WACE system, I'd wager you'd be needing scores of 90%+ in pretty much all of your subjects, and an ATAR of 95+ to have a chance of being competitive. In NSW, you need to have a super high ATAR and you also need to score well in a test called the UMAT, and do an interview, to get into undergraduate medicine. Not easy, but achievable!

Hopefully that link above might steer you in the right direction :)

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Re: Atar stuff : First post
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2017, 09:12:56 am »
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Hi, this is my first post so please bear with me  :)

Im currently doing:
Methods - 71%
Specialist - 58%
Physics - 55%
Chemistry - 71%
English -65%
Economics - 80%

i was wondering what would i need to get for med e.g.  preqs, min atar, umat and other stuff  for Curtin or UWA, im doing WACE. Also my score for last years methods was 79 so i can surely improve that aswell as there are 10% bonuses for the higher maths. Also would it be possible for me to go interstate to the east coast. Also im doing my Bronze duke of ed, will that help in the future

Thanks

The people over at the medstudentsonline forum may be able to help you! This table has all the seletion criteria for med for all the unis in Australia :)
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ATAR: 99.85

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Re: Atar stuff : First post
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2017, 10:47:53 am »
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Hi, this is my first post so please bear with me  :)

Im currently doing:
Methods - 71%
Specialist - 58%
Physics - 55%
Chemistry - 71%
English -65%
Economics - 80%

i was wondering what would i need to get for med e.g.  preqs, min atar, umat and other stuff  for Curtin or UWA, im doing WACE. Also my score for last years methods was 79 so i can surely improve that aswell as there are 10% bonuses for the higher maths. Also would it be possible for me to go interstate to the east coast. Also im doing my Bronze duke of ed, will that help in the future

Thanks

I know remarkably little about Curtin. Although their website might help you out a bit there.

As Jamon said, UWA is a postgraduate medicine course, meaning that you have to study a degree first and then go into medicine. This works reasonably similarly to undergraduate entry, in that your entrance is based on your scores at uni, your scores on an entrance exam (in this case GAMSAT instead of UMAT) and then an interview process. Note that some med schools do slightly different things, but this is the most common set up.

You are absolutely able to come to the East coast to study. You'll find that UWA in particular is quite competitive and that there may be some med schools in the east that are somewhat easier to get into if not UWA.
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