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GPA and UCAT entery scores for graduate entry to Dentistry and Medicine

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From: Anna Lee

Dear University of Otago,

Please provide the following information for domestic graduate-entry category applicants (excluding sub-categories) to the Medical (MBChB) and Dentistry (BDS) program for the year 2019-2020.

1. Lowest GPA for successful graduate applicants (excluding sub-categories) for dentistry and medicine(and their UCAT score if allowed)
2. Highest GPA for unsuccessful graduate applicants (excluding sub-categories) for medicine and dentistry (and their UCAT score if allowed)
3. Interview UCAT cutoff for graduate applicants for dentistry.
4. UCAT cutoff for graduate applicants for medicine.

Yours faithfully,
Anna

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University of Otago

Kia ora Anna

We acknowledge receipt of your information request dated 18 August 2021 made under the Official Information Act, for entry statistics for the Medicine (MB ChB) and Dentistry (BDS) programmes via the Graduate category for domestic students for 2019 - 2020.

Would it be possible to please clarify whether you are after information for applicants entering the MB ChB and BDS programmes in 2019 and 2020, or applicants applying in 2019 and 2020 for entry into the 2020 and 2021 MB ChB and BDS programmes? If you were able to confirm this it will allow us to process your request more efficiently.

We will wait to hear back from your before we continue to process your request.

Ngā mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa | Email/Īmera [email address]

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From: Anna Lee

Dear Kelsey,

I am after applicants applying in 2019 and 2020 for entry into the 2020 and 2021 MB ChB and BDS programmes.

Yours sincerely,

Anna Lee

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Kia ora Anna

Thank you for confirming that. We will process your information request dated 18 August 2021 as clarified.

We will seek to respond to your request as soon as practicable and no later than 20 working days after the date your request was clarified (by 16 September 2021). If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of this timeframe.

Many thanks,
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo
Email/Īmera [email address]

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University of Otago

Kia ora Anna

We refer to your information request dated 18 August 2021 made under the Official Information Act 1982 (Act). You have requested information in relation to entry statistics for the Medicine (MB ChB) and Dentistry (BDS) programmes via the Graduate category for domestic students for entry in 2020 and 2021.

The Act requires that we advise you of our decision on your request no later than 20 working days after the day we received your request. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time limit. We are therefore writing to notify you, pursuant to section 15A of the Act, of an extension of the time to make our decision in respect of your request, by a further 10 working days - to 30 September 2021.

This extension is necessary to allow for the completion of consultations necessary to make a decision on your request. We have started to process your request but unfortunately due to the recent COVID-19 lockdown, our staff have experienced a number of disruptions and processing has been delayed as a result. We apologise for the delay and thank you for your patience. We will endeavour to provide the information sooner if possible.

If you are not satisfied with our extension of time, you have the right to make a complaint to the Ombudsman under section 28(3) of the Act. However, we would welcome the opportunity to discuss any concerns with you first.

Ngā mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests | Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa
Email/Īmera [email address]

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From: Anna Lee

Dear UoO - Official Information Act,

I am writing to ask about the progress of my request as it is the 30th of September and there has been no update on my request.

Yours sincerely,

Anna Lee

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Kia ora Anna

We thank you for your patience. Please see attached our response to your information request dated 18 August 2021 made under the Official Information Act 1982.

Ngā mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests, Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa
Email/Īmera [email address]

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From: Anna Lee

Dear Kelsey,

I am writing to you to follow up on the information in relation to 2021 entry, is it still in progress? If so is it possible to get an estimate of when it will be available?

Yours sincerely,

Anna Lee

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Kia ora Anna

Thank you for your email. We have been actively following this up and I hope to come back to you soon to provide an update once I have further information.

Ngā mihi
Kelsey

Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests, Office of the Registrar | University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo | New Zealand | Aotearoa Email/Īmera [email address]

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Kia ora Anna

 

Thank you for your patience. We are now able to provide the GPA
information for 2021 for admission to the MB ChB and BDS programmes for
2021.

 

MB ChB: The lowest (correctly made) GPA offer was 8.5, and the highest
unsuccessful GPA was 8.48. However, an audit of the results revealed that,
due to a calculation error, two applicants below the highest unsuccessful
GPA also received and accepted offers. These applicants were still
entirely qualified for MB ChB study – with the lower of their GPAs being
8.27 (which was higher than the minimum GPA for admission the previous
year). Since discovering this issue the University has notified the two
applicants adversely affected by the error and is addressing the situation
with them.

 

BDS: The lowest GPA offer made in the usual admissions process was 7.72
and the highest unsuccessful GPA was 7.54. After classes had commenced, a
small number of unfilled places emerged and in seeking to fill these the
lowest GPA to receive an offer was 6.58.

 

We trust you will find this information helpful.

 

Ngâ mihi

Kelsey

 

[1]University of Otago Kelsey Kennard
Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

Official Information Requests
Office of the Registrar
University of Otago | Te Whare Wânanga o Otâgo

New Zealand | Aotearoa

Email/Îmera [2][email address]

 

 

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