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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Where can students study medicine at Monash? § Monash Clayton (undergraduate; 5 year course) § Monash Malaysia (undergraduate; 5 year course) § Monash Gippsland (graduate; 4 year course) All programs are Australian Medical Council accredited
MBBS Mission Statement (Graduate attributes) We strive to produce doctors who: § are knowledgeable, skilful, reflective and compassionate § are innovative in their approach to and solution of problems § are skilled at accessing, appraising, and applying the best available evidence to their everyday practice § are committed to the health of populations as well as individuals § are concerned with issues of equity, quality and humanity in health care and act as advocates for the disadvantaged and dispossessed § maintain high standards throughout their professional life by a commitment to life-long learning and teaching § have the skill to address the key questions relevant to the community and to medicine § are capable of leadership and yet are comfortable working as a team member § uphold the community's trust and expectations of the role of a doctor § are advocates for health by practising preventative medicine and health promotion § recognise the essential role of research in underpinning medical practice.
Features of the Monash U/G MBBS § 5 years duration (min) § Vertically integrated, spiraling curriculum built around four themes § Taught in an interdisciplinary fashion § Early community‘contact’
Four-theme course structure Theme I • Med/Law, Ethics, Professional Behaviour, Health Enhancement Program (HEP) Theme II • Personal and professional development Population, society, health & illness Community Based Practice, Health Promotion, Evidence Based Clinical Practice Theme III • Scientific basis of clinical practice e. g. Anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, sociology Theme IV Clinical skills The four Themes run through all years of the course with varying weightings
Structure of the Monash U/G MBBS § Years 1 & 2 largely Campus-Based – Year 1 ‘case-based’ learning – Year 2+ ‘problem-based’ learning § Years 3, 4 & 5 in Clinical setting (metro or rural) – Year 3 Medicine/Surgery – Year 4 General Practice, Psychiatry, Women’s & Children’s Health – Year 5 students are “pre-interns” (7 x 6 week rotations) Plus Theme I & II content
Teaching sites ~ Victoria § Metropolitan – Clayton Campus, Notting Hill Campus – Metropolitan Hospitals • Central Clinical School – The Alfred Hospital, Cabrini Hospital • Southern Clinical School – Monash Medical Centre, Dandenong Hospital • Eastern Health – Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals § Rural – Gippsland Campus – Churchill – Bendigo, East Gippsland & Mildura Regional Clinical Schools
Optional Pathways § Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science – An additional research-based degree undertaken after completion of at least two years of MBBS course http: //www. monash. edu. au/study/coursefinder/course/0041/ § Combined MBBS / LLB – Applicants accepted into the MBBS can apply after completing year 1 – Seven year course
Domestic Selection for Monash Central MBBS § Selection is based on the combined score of the following: § Only applicants who complete all three stages of the selection process will be considered for a place in the MBBS at Monash. 1. UMAT Must sit – 25 July 2012 - www. isat. acer. edu. au 2. Interview §Multi-Mini Interview (8 stations of 10 minutes each- 2 minutes reading time and 8 minutes answering questions) §Interviews will be held 4 -18 December 2012 at Clayton Campus. 3. Academic results ATAR or equivalent results MUST be available by 10 January 2013 30 in English and Chemistry
Domestic Selection for Monash Central MBBS Applicants must be new to tertiary studies i. e. , current year 12 completion, or completed VCE or equivalent within the previous 2 years without commencing tertiary studies 250 places (domestic) Approximately 600 interviews >3000 applicants
Graduate-entry MBBS domestic places 75 places (domestic) Approximately 120 interviews >1900 include Monash as a preference (1 -6)
Categories of places for ‘domestic’ students Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP): VTAC Course Code 28251 ~160 places in Central Program Extended Rural Cohort (ERC): VTAC Course Code 28151 ~30 Commonwealth places Bonded Medical Places (BMP): VTAC Course Code 28691 ~63 places Bond – ‘Return of Service Obligation’: students will work in a District of Workforce Shortage of their choice for a duration equal to the length of their MBBS degree; (now with ‘scaling’)
VTAC Preferences § Separate codes – make sure you understand them § There is NO ADVANTAGE in putting BMP code ahead of CSP or ERC code § Order your VTAC preferences according to level of interest (i. e. most to least) § Notification of interview by email in late October § NB. Monash medicine cannot be added at December Change of Preference e. g. If you are interested in studying medicine in rural Victoria consider ranking ERC before CSP www. med. monash. edu. au/medical/northernvic/
Dean’s Rural List (DRL) & Dean’s Indigenous List (DIL) DRL. . . . the applicant must have resided (according to principal home address) for at least 5 years in areas classified as RA 2 -5 since beginning primary school (ASGC-RA: Australian Standard Geographic Classification - Remoteness Areas). The RA categories are defined in terms of ‘remoteness’ - the physical distance of a location from the nearest Urban Centre based on population size. RA 1 - Major Cities of Australia RA 2 - Inner Regional Australia RA 3 - Outer Regional Australia RA 4 - Remote Australia RA 5 - Very Remote Australia postcode / town classification ‘calculator’ www. doctorconnect. gov. au/internet/otd/Publishing. nsf/Content/locator DIL. . . . Australian Indigenous applicants to the medicine course may apply to be considered for the Dean's Indigenous List. Please note that applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who are members of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community are eligible to apply for waiving of certain costs associated with their study. Based on these applications, some additional interviews will be offered to applicants eligible for the Dean's Indigenous List, which will function in the same way as the Dean's Rural List to enable us to identify Australian Indigenous applicants not offered an interview in the initial round. The faculty will contact the Indigenous Engagement Unit to confirm applications and you will be contacted by the Indigenous Engagement Unit. Web: www. monash. edu. au/study/indigenous/
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship (MRBS) Scholarships available for applicants who qualify for a CSP ($25, 013 pa) (Bond - ‘Return of Service Obligation’ - 6 years; now with ‘scaling’) http: //www. health. gov. au/mrbscholarships
Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) § MMI stations will comprise a series of scenarios and associated questions or tasks focusing on an applicant’s relevant personal qualities, including: • motivation • critical thinking • communication • ethical/empathetic reasoning The MMI consists of eight sequential interview‘stations’ (plus one rest station). At each station the applicant is interviewed for 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes for changeover (i. e. 10 minutes per station) with a ‘circuit’ taking 90 minutes to complete.
Medicine at Monash – Graduate Entry § Available to applicants who have previously completed a 3 year (or equivalent) Bachelor degree § Students will undertake Year A at Gippsland campus § Years B-D will be taught across eastern Victoria in a range of hospitals, community health settings and in general practices.
Selection for Monash Graduate Entry MBBS § Selection is based on the combined score on the following: § Only applicants who complete all three stages of the selection process will be considered for a place in the MBBS at Monash. 1. GPA - (hurdle only) - ≥ 5. 0 (out of 7. 0 max) 2. GAMSAT (40%) §(minimum score of 50 in each of three sections and an overall indicative score is determined annually). § Test Date for 2013 intake was 24 March 2012 Next test will be March 2013 for 2014 entry. 3. Interview (60%) §Interviews held at Gippsland - 26, 27 and 29 September 2012 §Invitations for interview sent out late August
Timeline MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE AUGUST 30 May – Medicine Applications close 8 June – Supporting documents due at GEMSAS PO Box. Includes hard copy transcripts if required and documents in support of rurality claims 22 – 29 August – Offers of interviews for Medicine (and offers of places at the University of Queensland) are released 24 March – Sit GAMSAT 30 April – Medicine SEPTEMBER OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY 2013 Interviews held Additional offers made to fill vacancies Applications open Order academic transcripts if you attended (at any time) a school not participating in ARTS 29 – 31 October – Offers of places for Medicine are released
MBBS pathways Gap year or resit UMAT + 3 year U/G + 5 years MBBS 4 years Grad MBBS = 6 years = 7 years Presentation title 28 th February 2011 20
Residences & Facilities Applying & Administration Deakin Hall Farrer Hall Howitt Hall Normanby House Richardson Hall Roberts Hall South East Flats Benefits of Clayton Halls & Normanby House Benefits of Clayton South East Flats Common Facilities Accommodation Rates Applying for Accommodation Frequently Asked Questions Regulations & Policies Phones Overnight Guest forms Operational & Food Services Residential Life Clayton Cleaning Specifications Maintenance History Halls Cafe weekly menu Halls Convenience Store Community Links Getting Here and Public Transport Handbooks Residential Programs (Current info) Residential Support Team Safety and Security http: //www. mrs. monash. edu/on-campus-accommodation/clayton/index. html
Scholarships In 2013 Monash will offer one of the most generous scholarship programs in Australia. This program will reward the dedication and talent of the country's highest achieving students and provide access and support to those who may not otherwise be able to participate in the world-class education Monash offers. If you're interested in receiving more information about these new scholarships please provide us with your contact details in the form. http: //www. monash. edu. au/scholarships/
Medicine at Monash University On-line information: Medicine Website: www. med. monash. edu/medical/central Important Dates for Applicants: www. med. monash. edu. au/medical/central/importantdates. html Medicine Handbook: www. monash. edu. au/pubs/handbooks/aos/ugmedicine. html