University of Sydney Double Degree medicine


#1

Part of the admissions requirement of the double degree program is a ‘semi-structured interview and written assessment.’ What does the written assessment involve?


#2

The written assessment usually involves three short questions asking quite general questions such as: “what qualities do you bring to USyd?”; “How is an undergraduate degree important to transition to a degree in Medicine?” and “What are the qualities a doctor must have?”.


#3

Thank you! Would you be able to give some insight into the interview process too? Is it similar to the MMI of Auckland uni?


#4

As @moluni.97 points out, the interview process is quite simple and unlike the very similar MMI to UoA for Postgraduate entry, with 8 different stations each of 7 minutes duration, with 2 minutes to prepare before each one.

Regardless, the process for preparation for these interviews is the same, with by far the most important thing being practice.

When practicing, I recommend replicating the environment/layout as much as you can. It will make you appreciate the challenge of thinking on your feet, and will help you be more comfortable/resilient for the real interview. MedView’s Auckland MMI Course is a useful way to get this practice given that MMIs are the most challenging form of interview, and is like running with weights for extra training. They have a full Mock MMI at the end of the course to taste what it’s like doing this in a new environment in front of people you don’t know - more challenging than with purely friends/family.

P.S. Don’t forget, you’ll need a 99.95 ATAR to be considered for an Interview at the University of Sydney, so make sure to stand out academically and in your overall character too!


#5

University of Sydney doesn’t have an MMI for the double degree programme. They have a more basic interview consisting of predictable questions like, “Why medicine?” “Why this course” etc. I know because I have been called for the interview and I have asked a few people about it. I’m still not entirely sure about the written assesment though…even that’s supposed to be straight forward though…


#6

Thanks for clarifying @moluni.97, I mistakenly was talking about the Postgraduate Admissions for the University of Sydney rather than the Double Degree programme - have edited my answer now.