University of Sydney
The Double Degree Dentistry program allows you to complete foundation studies in science with graduate studies in dentistry. The dentistry curriculum emphasises practical delivery and problem-based learning within a medical and dental context.
In order to progress to the Doctor of Dental Medicine, you need to meet all progression requirements (including satisfactorily completing a zero-credit point unit of study in Dentistry) during your first-degree studies, as specified under the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine course rules
You will then be able to begin the Doctor of Dental Medicine without being required to sit for the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), or participate in the selection process for entry into the Doctor of Dental Medicine.
Refer to 513910 Bachelor of Science. For Doctor of Dental Medicine: Clinical dentistry, life sciences, research project.
A major from 513910 Bachelor of Science Table A and a second major, or a minor and elective units, from Table A or Table S, and the Open Learning Environment. For Doctor of Dental Medicine: Clinical dentistry, oral biosciences, research project.
Graduates of the Doctor of Dental Medicine are eligible for immediate registration with the Dental Board of Australia. Canadian students can undertake the examination of the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, allowing registration and practice in their home country.
Practical experience commences in the first year of the Doctor of Dental Medicine and increases throughout the program. Practical experience includes simulation practice, patient treatment in public dental clinics and a rural placement.
The Australian Government subsidises the tuition fee for this course. The remaining balance is paid by the student. Current University of Sydney fee information.
Additional selection criteria: Entry to the Double Degree Dentistry program is extremely competitive. Selection is on the basis of your ATAR (expected to be 99.60 for 2022 entry) and performance in an assessment process, including a written assessment and a panel discussion session, where you may be asked to demonstrate a firm commitment to the study of dentistry and a career in dentistry. The assessments will be held from December 2021 and you will be contacted by email or telephone if you are eligible. Note that meeting the minimum ATAR for consideration does not guarantee an invitation to the assessment process. Assessment dates are not negotiable and eligible Year 12 candidates must attend the first assessment day after the release of their ATAR results.
You are only eligible for admission to the first available course intake following receipt of your final results. If your results are not available in time to be considered for the 2022 intake (ie prior to the issue of invitations to the January 2022 assessment), you may be eligible to apply for the 2023 intake.
Important note: There are limited places available for this course. Applicants who receive an unconditional offer must confirm the place and enrol within 10 calendar days of the date of the offer letter or the offer will lapse.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants who wish to be considered under the Gadigal Program need to submit their UAC application along with a separate Gadigal Program application directly to the University. For more information on the Gadigal application process call the Mana Yura Student Support Team on (02) 8627 8619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inherent requirements: To successfully complete this course, a student must be able to carry out a list of inherent requirements outlined on the University of Sydney website.
Mathematics Advanced (Band 4) or Mathematics Extension 1 (Band E3) or Mathematics Extension 2 (Band E3).
Assumed knowledge: Mathematics Extension 1 (depends on subjects chosen). All students must take some units of study in Mathematics and Biology throughout the course.
Dalyell Scholars: All students in the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Dental Medicine will take part in the Dalyell Scholars stream. This stream provides mentorship, professional skills development and academic enrichment opportunities and access to a global mobility scholarship.
Early Offer Year 12 (E12) Scheme: Eligible applicants will be invited to attend an assessment as part of the E12 selection process after ATAR results are released in December.
Refer to the University of Sydney general admission criteria.
View all details of this course on the USYD website.
Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2022 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
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