Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) Application Process

If you're interested in a rewarding career in medicine, consider CQUniversity's Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine). This video will take you through the application process for general admission into the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine). This process involves the measure of your Grade 12 academic attainment (ATAR), a competitive University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) and participation in Multiple Mini Interviews.

Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) Application Process


Thank you for your interest in CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine). This short video will explain the application process for the General Admission pathway.

Your first step in Application is to register and complete the Universal Clinical Aptitude Test ANZ (or UCAT ANZ).

This will test your abilities and professional behaviours and is a standardised process used across several universities and helps in the selection process. It consists of five separately timed subtests which each contain a number of questions in a multiple-choice format, and covers areas such as verbal, quantitative, and abstract reasoning, decision making, and situational judgement.

Your next step is to apply through QTAC. To do this, view the How to Apply section on the course page. You need to submit your application prior the due date.

When applying through QTAC, you will see there is the option to apply for a Pathway to Medicine Bonded Medical Program. If you apply via this program, you must commit to working in an area of workplace shortage for a specified period after you have completed your professional training, and you will need to sign a Deed of Agreement when progressing into UQ's Doctor of Medicine. More information about this is on our website, along with information on when your application submission is due.

You may be eligible to receive adjustment factors through the Subject Incentive Scheme, Rural Access Scheme or Educational Access Scheme (or EAS). Adjustment factors are capped at a maximum of 5 adjustments across any or all schemes that you are eligible for.

For those of you eligible for adjustment points with the Subject Incentive Scheme, adjustments to your ATAR or rank will be applied automatically. If you’ve completed a SUN unit with CQUni, you will need to attach a copy of your transcript to the supporting documentation section when you submit your application.

For those of you eligible for Rural Access Scheme adjustment points for either, or both living in Rural Australia and or Central Queensland and Wide Bay, you will need to submit supporting documentation to demonstrate residence in these areas of at least 10 years cumulatively or any 5 years consecutively since birth. This can include a supporting letter from your school or workplace or from a healthcare provider or pharmacy for example. You can also use utility bills or bank statements that show your address at the time of issue that show dates or lengths.  These types of documents can be with your family address.

The Educational Access Scheme, or EAS is available for QTAC applicants whose recent study was impacted by financial or personal challenge. You will need to supply support documentation depending on the type of hardship you have encountered.  Find out more about supporting documentation at the QTAC website.

For more information on supporting documentation, or if you need help with getting a copy of your SUN transcript, visit our website, or give us a call on 13 27 86.

Once we've received your application through QTAC, we will access your UCAT results, and then QTAC will send you a letter to let you know if you’ve been selected to attend a multiple mini-interview.

The MMI interviews will be held in late November / early December will involve a series of short interviews over a few hours.

MMIs are designed to assess your non-academic qualities and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate skills and qualities such as verbal communication, adaptability, and empathy.

They will be held at both the Bundaberg and Rockhampton CQUni campuses and you will be required to attend these interview in person.

Following the release of ATAR results in December, we will finalise assessment of your application based on your ATAR, MMI and UCAT results. The UCAT makes up 25% of your application, MMI 50% and ATAR 25%.

Successful applicants will receive an offer in QTAC’s January main offer round. If you’re successful, you will receive a provisional offer for the University of Queensland MD program at the same time.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicant, you may choose to apply via our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Admission Pathway. Refer to our video on this pathway if you feel this is an option you’d like to explore.

If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to reach out to us on 13 27 86 or send us an email.