Indigenous Applicants

How to Apply

Indigenous students with an interest in completing the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery are strongly encouraged to apply. The School recognises the large Indigenous population in Greater Western Sydney and the need for more Indigenous doctors. 

The following is step by step check list, which are the mandatory requirement to apply and to advance to the interview stage. 

1. Submit an application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) by 30 September 2015

Ensure you lodge an application with the Universities Admissions Centre NSW and ACT (UAC). UAC have strict guidelines and dates for the lodgement of all applications. Please see the UAC Guide or contact UAC directly. UAC Info Line: 1900 957 500

2. Complete the MBBS online registration by 30 September 2015

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The registration form will be available from 1 August 2015.

Indigenous applicants should have successfully completed at least the equivalent of the NSW HSC or equivalent.

3. Meet Inherent Requirements

If you are intending to enrol in the medical course at the School of Medicine you should look at the Medicine Inherent Requirements statements and think about whether you may experience challenges in meeting these requirements. If you think you may experience challenges related to your disability, chronic health condition or any other reason, you should discuss your concerns with a campus Disability Advisor or the SoM staff, such as the Director of Academic Program, Academic Course Advisor or School Disability Coordinator. Alternatively, you may like to speak to Cris Carriage, Indigenous Program Officer or Samantha Wager, Indigenous student support officer for more information. 

4. Aboriginal Declaration

It is a requirement of the MBBS, that all Indigenous applicants provide a proof of Aboriginality. The Confirmation of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent must be a signed written statement (including common seal) of an Aboriginal Heritage Association, Aboriginal Corporation or Land Council in the community where you live or have lived.

For further information contact Cris Carriage, Indigenous Program Officer, School of Medicine, at c.carriage@westernsydney.edu.au, telephone 02 4620 3637 or Samantha Wager, Indigenous Student Support Officer at s.wager@westernsydney.edu.au, telephone 02 4620 3439.