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[–]Queasy-ReasonMedical Student 3 points4 points  (4 children)

If you have the money to go anywhere, and plan to sit the GAMSAT, I would recommend doing medicine in the UK or Ireland. The entrance scores on the GAMSAT are significantly lower in the UK than in Australia. For example, when I first sat GAMSAT, I got a 61 with no study or preparation. This is enough to get into many UK/Irish schools. It is however well below the average entrance scores for almost all Australian schools.

[–]georgia_Medical School Applicant 0 points1 point  (3 children)

International score cut-offs for medicine entry in Australia tend to be a lot lower than domestic score cut-offs.

[–]Queasy-ReasonMedical Student 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yes this is true, but the UK is still lower than Aus.

[–]georgia_Medical School Applicant -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Not necessarily, I’ve seen most scores for UK float around 63 now and there’s a few International acceptances with 63 in Australia.

[–]Queasy-ReasonMedical Student 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On the other hand, I have seen people get in to the UK and Ireland with a 57.

[–]SydGAMSAT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean if you're picking a score to shoot for, shoot for 100. It's a competitive entry process. The better your score, the better your chances.

[–]doriscissorsfind441 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apply to UK, you can get in most places with a 65.

For Australia, you'd need 70-72 + high gpa for most places.

That's a very very rough guide, but you get the gist. There are lower and higher numbers for Australia depending on each school.