From the Careers Department

From the Careers Department

Ms Julie Stephenson
Careers & VET Coordinator

Medicine and Dentistry Information Session

We are so thankful to old scholars Vanessa Pearce, Suzanne Mashtoub, and Alisha Nair who delivered an informative and inspiring information session to students regarding entry into medicine and dentistry. Ever powerful, their diverse stories highlighted the many ways in which students may pursue their passions, and the different pathways available to enhance learning and  development. Having completed their schooling at SAC, Vanessa, Suzanne, and Alisha were able to reflect on their journeys and offer insight to current students from Years 9-12. The buzz of questions during and after the session confirmed the wonderful level of engagement and we are truly grateful for their input.

For interested students, a zoom information session presented by Fraser’s UCAT is available on Tuesday 27th February, followed by a presentation from the University of Adelaide and Flinders University on Friday 8th March. These sessions will cover preparation for UCAT, and courses available for medicine, dentistry and oral health in South Australia.

Entry to Medicine/Dentistry 2025

Quick Facts:

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ) is an admissions test used by the UCAT ANZ Consortium of universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental, and clinical science degree programs.
The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications.
You are required to sit the UCAT ANZ 2024 test (between 1 July and 9 August 2024) if you are intending to apply for entry in 2025 to a relevant course or program listed below:

The University of AdelaideMedicine, Dental Surgery, Oral Health
Central Queensland UniversityMedical Science
(Regional Medical Pathway provisional entry to UQ)
Charles Sturt UniversityDental Science, Medicine (Joint Program in Medicine)
Curtin UniversityMedicine
Flinders UniversityClinical Sciences / Medicine
Griffith University  Dental Health Science
Monash UniversityMedicine
The University of Newcastle /University of New EnglandJoint Medical Program 
The University of New South WalesMedicine
University of Notre Dame AustraliaMedicine Pathway (Sydney Campus)
The University of QueenslandMedicine (provisional entry), Dental Science
University of Southern QueenslandMedicine Pathway
(Provisional entry to UQ MD, Darling Downs-Southwest Medical Pathway)
University of Tasmania Medicine
The University of Western AustraliaDoctor of Medicine via Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised)
Doctor of Dental Medicine via Bachelor of Biomedicine (Specialised)
Western Sydney UniversityMedicine (Joint Program in Medicine)
The University of Auckland (NZ)Medicine
University of OtagoMedicine

Work Experience 2024

At this time of the year all students in Year 10 are preparing to secure placements for work experience. Work Experience is a wonderful opportunity for students to gain an insight into the world of work and provides some unique possibilities for personal development.

We invite families and friends of SAC to contact Ms Julie Stephenson (Work Experience Coordinator) if you, or the organisation in which you work, can offer a placement to support one or more students. We are appreciative of workplaces that so generously host students as a gesture of goodwill while sharing their knowledge of a career area with a young person.

Year 10 students spend considerable time during Exploring Identities and Futures lessons to prepare for placement, including understanding of occupational health and safety and workplace requirements. As always, we look forward to visiting students out in the workforce in Term 2 where they so often thrive and shine.