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    mykii is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Q: Aussie studying abroad, wants to do med in aus

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    Hi!

    I'm an Australian who is currently completing a ** in Biology from the top private university in the Philippines. My current GPA is about 3.4/4.0 and i have not taken the mcat as of yet.

    My question is this. I can easily get into medical school here, but i would really prefer to study in Australia.

    Assuming i do well on the MCAT and/or GAMSAT(?) would i be eligible to enter a graduate level medical school in Australia assuming i maintain my 3.4 gpa until i graduate? I was also the Vice President of Finance for the College of Science batch assembly in my freshmen year, if that helps.

    And would i be entering as a domestic or international student? I'm an Aussie but i have completed my entire undergraduate ** Biology in the Philippines.


    P.S. Is it true that the only two graduate med schools are UQ and the university of Melbourne? Also, is it true that you need to graduate with honors (My GPA is qualified for honors, however since i am a foreigner here i doubt they will let me graduate with honors) and complete atleast 1 year of graduate study? Howabout entry into other schools? I think i saw a rep from the University of Wollongong here, i would love to hear what he/she has to say on my dilemma.

    Thanks in advance.

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    A 3.4 GPA is good enough for most schools, maybe not USyd or UMelb.

    You will be entering as a international student, but since your Australian, that is moer significant during med school + internship/residency.

    All schools are technically post-grad.

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    mykii is offline Junior Member 510 points
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    Quote Originally Posted by dadoc View Post
    A 3.4 GPA is good enough for most schools, maybe not USyd or UMelb.

    You will be entering as a international student, but since your Australian, that is moer significant during med school + internship/residency.

    All schools are technically post-grad.

    Thanks dadoc for the reply, i appreciate it ever so much

    What would be the lowest gpa med schools might consider looking at? 3.2/4.0 ?

    And also, you say i would be entering as an international student so i'm a little curious because according to UQ if you possess Australian citizenship than that qualifies you as a domestic - I also assumed i would be an international student but after reading that it leaves me a little confused.

    Also, if i were enrolled as an international student would i be able to avail of a student loan from the government still?

    Also, if all schools are all post-grad than that is great news for me

    Again, thanks for the reply

    P.S. So there would be no problems with me entering from graduating from a school in the Philippines as long as my papers and GPA are high enough in theory?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykii View Post
    Thanks dadoc for the reply, i appreciate it ever so much

    What would be the lowest gpa med schools might consider looking at? 3.2/4.0 ?

    And also, you say i would be entering as an international student so i'm a little curious because according to UQ if you possess Australian citizenship than that qualifies you as a domestic - I also assumed i would be an international student but after reading that it leaves me a little confused.

    Also, if i were enrolled as an international student would i be able to avail of a student loan from the government still?

    Also, if all schools are all post-grad than that is great news for me

    Again, thanks for the reply

    P.S. So there would be no problems with me entering from graduating from a school in the Philippines as long as my papers and GPA are high enough in theory?
    I'll try and clear it up.

    In terms of application, you academics will be seen as international. Thus, your application is that of an international student. Should you be accepted, you will be a domestic student.

    If you do the GAMSAT and do well, they wont really care about your GPA as long as it is over 3.2. Since your an Australian Citizen, they wont screw you around like they do to non-Australians.

    I was not aware there were loans available from the government for schooling (apart from HECS). If there are, you would still be eligible.

    I hope I explained it a little better. Dont go to UQ, everyone will tell you that. If you can, USyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dadoc View Post
    I'll try and clear it up.

    In terms of application, you academics will be seen as international. Thus, your application is that of an international student. Should you be accepted, you will be a domestic student.

    If you do the GAMSAT and do well, they wont really care about your GPA as long as it is over 3.2. Since your an Australian Citizen, they wont screw you around like they do to non-Australians.

    I was not aware there were loans available from the government for schooling (apart from HECS). If there are, you would still be eligible.

    I hope I explained it a little better. Dont go to UQ, everyone will tell you that. If you can, USyd.
    Thanks, that cleared alot up! I think i will try and keep my GPA up and explore my options in Australia before applying for medical schools here.

    Thanks for the advice Dadoc. If other people have more information or words of advice, then please, post up .

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