Study Medicine New Zealand

Study medicine New Zealand The university offers a six year medical degree course which features a one-year Health Sciences First Year programme, two preclinical theory-based years and three clinical attachments across Auckland region, Rotorua and Tauranga. Students can also undertake research opportunities; taking advantage of either enrolling in Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours (BMedSc(Hons)), or an integrated MB ChB / PhD degree option.

All applicants are required to take and pass the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) during the year they apply, before being shortlisted for an Interview Multiple Mini Interview. Only those achieving UCAT scores in all five sections while meeting minimum academic requirements will be offered admission into Medicine; applicants using Alternative category must provide evidence of significant relevant professional experience, or an acceptable combination of academic and professional achievements, that meet Medical Admissions Committee standards for admissions consideration.

This article’s goal is to assess the effects of access pathways for Maori and Pacific students into medicine on their academic outcomes by comparing them with outcomes for those admitted via the general (usual) admission pathway. This was accomplished using secondary data analysis including admission GPA/GPE scores and first year enrollment numbers; additional measures such as socioeconomic status markers, transitioning/bridging program attendance attendance rates were employed to investigate selection outcomes among Maori/Pacific students compared with students admitted via regular (usual) pathways.


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