Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery @ UNSW

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

The Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree is unique at UNSW, as students with high ATAR and UMAT scores, can be considered for entry without completing an undergraduate degree.

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Degree Length

6 years full-time


Degree Structure

Medicine core units (276 credit points) + General Education elective units (12 credit points) = 288 credit points


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Kensington campus

While graduate entry is available for students who have achieved well (particularly students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medical Science at UNSW), UNSW offers competitive entry straight out of high school. Students learn both the knowledge and skills necessary to become registered medical practitioners. Subjects range from the theoretical, to practical learning styles, learning under trained professionals inside and outside of the classroom. These learning domains include: Beginnings, Growth and Development; Health Maintenance; Ageing and Endings; and Society and Health.

Students also develop the skills they need to become personable and professional practitioners of medicine. Students will often have the chance to apply their knowledge in professional environments, during training periods at clinical centres designated by UNSW. Part of the degree includes clinical placement to a rural location for a minimum of four weeks, under the care of medical practitioners. Clinical placements will take place in some of the following locations: St Vincent’s Hospital; St George Hospital; Kogarah; Randwick Campus Hospitals; South Western Sydney Clinical School; and Rural Clinical Schools (based in the Greater Murray and mid-north coast areas).

Core units: Foundations; Beginnings, Growth and Development A & B; Health Maintenance B; Ageing and Endings A & B; Society & Health; Introduction to Clinical and Communication Skills; Bridging; Foundations; Society and Health 3; Beginnings, Growth and Development 3; Health Maintenance 3; Ageing and Endings 3; Independent Learning Project 1-3; Medicine; Surgery; Psychiatry; Primary Care; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Children's Health (Paediatrics); Emergency/Selective; and Selective.

Course Requirements

2013 ATAR

N/A (minimum ATAR score of 96.00, competent UMAT score and interviews conducted by UNSW)


Entry Requirements       

HSC or equivalent

Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of HSC English (Band 4 or higher) (Chemistry is recommended).

UMAT Score


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Student Profiles in Medicine


Taimoor is a 20 year old student in his third year of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at UNSW (Kensington campus).

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Vekram is a 22 year old student in his fifth year of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at UNSW (Kensington campus).

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Vekram is a 22 year old student in his fifth year of a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery at UNSW (Kensington campus). He expects to graduate in 2011.

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Christine is 26 years old and has just completed a Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Sydney.

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