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queenslander
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:09 pm    Post subject: GPA Requirements Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I have recently completed my Bachelor of Nursing and was thinking of continuing on to medicine. I'm a domestic student and my GPA currently stands at

GPA1 : 5
GPA2: 4.5
GPA3: 6

i think it converts to about 5.33

My question was simply what are my chances of getting in the various Australian Medical Schools and whether a 5.33 is a realistic GPA to even try and sit GAMSAT and apply?

Any information and help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Smile
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Lovebite
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:54 pm    Post subject: Re: GPA Requirements Reply with quote

queenslander wrote:
Hi guys,

I have recently completed my Bachelor of Nursing and was thinking of continuing on to medicine. I'm a domestic student and my GPA currently stands at

GPA1 : 5
GPA2: 4.5
GPA3: 6

i think it converts to about 5.33

My question was simply what are my chances of getting in the various Australian Medical Schools and whether a 5.33 is a realistic GPA to even try and sit GAMSAT and apply?

Any information and help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers Smile


look at the universities that use a Weighted GPA calculation. will sit you in much better stead.
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cat2devnull
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5.33 is the weighted avg... otherwise it would be 5.17

The general rule of thumb is 5.0 min and 5.5 to be competitive. So your score is OK but not great.

It really comes down to how the Uni in question calculates the scores.

In the case of Flinders, they use the Gamsat to decide on who to interview (assuming you meet the various other minimum requirements) so a Gamsat of approx 61 should get you an interview.

Then they convert your Gamsat, GPA and Interview into a score out of 100 for each. Thus a theoretical max of 300 points. Thus if you Gamsat/Interview are good, it can compensate for your GPA.
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Lovebite
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, remember, an interview, with a poor GPA doesn't put you in a strong position at all.

If you have any ability to do hons, or any other way of bringing your GPA up, then I recommend doing that.

The question WRT Flinders would be: how do they score your GPA?

is a 5.0 = 0? or does it equal another score? What is the difference in score allocation between 5.0 and 6.0? or more for your case 5.33 or 5.17 and 6.0.
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cat2devnull
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovebite is right... It really depends on how they convert each score. They may very well scale the gamsat result in a similar fashion as neither the actual mark or percentile would spread the candidates enough.
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queenslander
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys for the feedback. much appreciated. I'll look into it Smile
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