Pathway programs to MChD

There are three pathways into the Doctor of Medicine and Surgery.

Bachelor of Health Science

The Bachelor of Health Science is a distinctive science degree which will position you as a future leader in tackling health problems of national and global significance. It draws upon the world-leading strengths of ANU in medical education, biomedical science, population health, psychology, social science and public policy to prepare you for a future in medical professions.

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHLTH) offers a pathway to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery program at ANU without having to sit the GAMSAT. This pathway is not a formalised double degree, but a pathway between two separate degrees. The pathway is open to both domestic and international students.

Up to 30 domestic students from the BHTLH will receive an offer to the MChD program each year. Ten (10) of these places will preferentially be offered to students from a rural background.

Up to 20 International places are available for international students through this pathway each year.

All offers are awarded based upon a student’s academic performance within the Bachelor of Health Science program, an interview process and their responses to the selection criteria.

Students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements before applying.

For more information, please read the Bachelor of Health Science Pathway Guidelines.

Application for the pathway close 30 July each year. Apply here.

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Science

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) – Science or PhB is a unique program that allows intellectually ambitious students to explore their interests, develop research skills and benefit from one-on-one mentoring with leading academics.

The PhB in a science-related discipline offers a pathway to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery without having to sit the GAMSAT. This pathway is not a formalised double degree, but a pathway between two separate degrees. The pathway is open to both domestic and international students.

Up to 10 domestic students from this pathway will receive an offer to the MChD program each year. International students are considered in addition to the domestic places.

All offers are awarded based upon a student’s academic performance within the PhB program and an interview process. To ensure the school meets the government initiative of admitting students from a rural background, preference may be given to students who meet the rural background criteria.

Student must meet the minimum eligibility requirements before applying.

For more information, please read the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) Pathway Guidelines.

Application for the pathway close 30 July each year. Please complete the application form available within the guidelines and submit to students.cos@anu.edu.au

Tuckwell Scholarship

The ANU provides a pathway for Tuckwell scholarship recipients to study the postgraduate Medicinae ac Chirurgiae Doctoranda (MChD), latin for Doctor of Medicine and Surgery program after completion of their ANU undergraduate degree(s).

The Tuckwell-MChD pathway is not a formalised double degree but an assured pathway between an undergraduate degree at the ANU to the postgraduate Doctor of Medicine and Surgery Program. This pathway is open to domestic students only.

For more information, please read the Tuckwell Pathway Guidelines.