What should I do if I don’t get an interview offer?

Depending on the university/s you’ve applied to, you may still have a chance of getting an interview offer later on. Some universities, such as JCU and UWA, have more than one interview round, meaning that candidates who fail to secure an offer for Round 1 interviews may still receive an offer for Round 2 interviews (although Round 2 interviews are sometimes reserved for interstate applicants only, so make sure to double-check the details). To check when interview offers are released and when different interview rounds are held, please refer to the key dates section.

At the end of the day, if you really fail to receive any interview offers, the next step you should take is to assess your reasons for pursuing medicine or dentistry. If you’ve thought carefully about why you’re interested in these fields, and you’re sure that medicine or dentistry is really what you want to do, then you can either:

  • Take a gap year and reapply next year as a school leaver (if you have a very high ATAR); or
  • Start a university degree and reapply via an undergraduate pathway (only possible at some universities); or
  • Complete a university degree and reapply for a postgraduate pathway (only possible at some universities).
(More information on pathways into medicine and dentistry can be found in this article.)

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