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2022 MB ChB Graduate Information

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From: R. Felton

Dear University of Otago,

Can you please provide the following information:

1. Number of 2022 general graduate applicants for MB ChB

2. Number of 2022 rural graduate applicants for MB ChB

3. Number of successful 2022 general graduate applicants for MB ChB

4. Number of successful 2022 rural graduate applicants for MB ChB

5. Lowest 2022 general graduate GPA that received a first round offer for MB ChB

6. Lowest 2022 rural graduate GPA that received a first round offer for MB ChB

7. Lowest 2022 general graduate GPA that received an offer from the waitlist for MB ChB

8. Lowest 2022 rural graduate GPA that received an offer from the waitlist for MB ChB

9. What the UCAT cutoff was for 2022 MB ChB applicants

I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into responding to these requests.

Kind regards,
R. Felton

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From: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora R. Felton

We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

If we have any questions or need to seek clarification on any points we will be in touch soon. Otherwise, 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 received (by 17 February 2022). If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of this timeframe.

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: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora

 

We refer to your information request dated 19 December 2021 made under the
Official Information Act 1982 (Act).

 

We have decided to grant your request.

 

Items 1 to 8 of your request

However, with regards to the information that you have requested for items
1 to 8 of your request, the University's Medical School has not yet
confirmed final numbers for its 2022 MB ChB programme. This includes final
admission numbers under the Graduate category and each of the
sub-category/priority groups.  Therefore the GPA scores are not available
either. The data will not be known and therefore will not be available
until the end of March 2022 - as student offers continue until the end of
the third week of teaching in Semester One. The reasons for late offers
relate to students declining entry to the programme after it has commenced
(which is permitted provided it is done by the end of the third week) or
having to defer for unanticipated reasons.

 

Once this information is available, we will be able to provide you with
the final admission numbers (total number of applications and total
admitted) and the minimum academic scores for all offers.

 

Please note that for privacy and student wellbeing reasons, the
University's standard practice is not to report on numbers where those
numbers are below 5. Where the numbers are very low, there is a risk that
the identity of those individuals can be determined/inferred. Outcomes for
groups with fewer than 5 individuals will be reported as "<5" (fewer than
5), and academic scores are not provided for such groups (reported as
withheld ("W/H"). Withholding this information is consistent with section
9(2)(a) of the Act, and we do not consider that the reasons for
withholding this information is outweighed by other consideration which
would make it desirable in the public interest to make the information
available.

 

Item 9 of your request

In response to item 9 of your request - "What the UCAT cutoff was for 2022
MB ChB applicants”  - The UCAT selection criteria for the MB ChB programme
is set annually by the University's Medical Admissions Committee.  The
UCAT threshold set in 2021 for entry into the 2022 MB ChB programme is:

•             Verbal Reasoning - 20th percentile and above

•             Situational Judgement - 10th percentile and above

•             No threshold was set for the Decision Making, Quantitative
Reasoning or Abstract Reasoning sections.

 

For entry into the 2022 MB ChB programme, UCAT scores are not being used
for any equity groups other than the Rural equity group, as well as the
General category in the Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) admissions
category. No UCAT threshold is required for the Mâori, Indigenous Pacific,
Refugee or Socio-economic equity groups.

 

We will be in touch with regards to the remaining requested information
(items 1 to 8) once this data has been confirmed and is available.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your information request,
section 28(3) of the Act provides you with the right to ask an Ombudsman
to investigate and review this response. However, we would welcome the
opportunity to discuss any concerns with you first.

 

Ngâ mihi

Mayhaka

  

Mayhaka Mendis • Manager, Policy and Compliance, Office of the Registrar •
Deputy Privacy Officer • Te Whare Wânanga o Ôtâkou, University of Otago •
P.O Box 56, Dunedin • Tel +64 3 479 8993

 

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From: UoO - Official Information Act
University of Otago

Kia ora

 

Thank you for your patience. Further to our email of 11 February 2022,
please see below our response to the remaining questions of your Official
Information Act request.

 

1. Number of 2022 General Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

There were 242 applicants to the 2022 MB ChB programme via the Graduate
General category.

 

2. Number of 2022 Rural Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

There were 39 applicants to the 2022 MB ChB programme via the Graduate
Rural equity group.

 

3. Number of successful 2022 General Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

The number of applicants to receive an offer to the 2022 MB ChB programme
via the Graduate General category was 32. Of these applicants, 28 accepted
their offer to enter the programme.

 

4. Number of successful 2022 Rural Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

The number of applicants to receive an offer to the 2022 MB ChB programme
via the Graduate Rural equity group was 16. Of these applicants, 13
accepted their offer to enter the programme.

 

5. Lowest 2022 General Graduate GPA that received a first round offer for
MB ChB

 

The minimum GPA to receive a first round offer to the 2022 MB ChB
programme via the Graduate General category was 9.13.

 

6. Lowest 2022 Rural Graduate GPA that received a first round offer for MB
ChB

 

The minimum GPA to receive a first round offer to the 2022 MB ChB
programme via the Graduate Rural equity group was 7.20.

 

7. Lowest 2022 General Graduate GPA that received an offer from the
waitlist for MB ChB

 

The minimum GPA to receive a waitlist offer to the 2022 MB ChB programme
via the Graduate General category was 8.59.

 

8. Lowest 2022 Rural Graduate GPA that received an offer from the waitlist
for MB ChB

 

There is no minimum GPA to receive a waitlist offer to the 2022 MB ChB
programme via the Graduate Rural equity group, as there are no waitlists
for any equity groups. Only the HSFY General and Graduate General
categories have a waitlist.

 

We trust you will find this information helpful.

 

Ngā mihi

Kelsey

 

 

Kelsey Kennard

Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

 

Office of the Registrar | Te Tari o Te Pouroki me te Kaituhi ki te
Kaunihera

University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo

New Zealand | Aotearoa

Email | Īmera [1][University of Otago request email]

 

 

From: UoO - Official Information Act
Sent: Friday, 11 February 2022 3:13 pm
To: R. Felton <[FOI #18245 email]>
Subject: FW: Official Information request - 2022 MB ChB Graduate
Information

 

Kia ora

 

We refer to your information request dated 19 December 2021 made under the
Official Information Act 1982 (Act).

 

We have decided to grant your request.

 

Items 1 to 8 of your request

However, with regards to the information that you have requested for items
1 to 8 of your request, the University's Medical School has not yet
confirmed final numbers for its 2022 MB ChB programme. This includes final
admission numbers under the Graduate category and each of the
sub-category/priority groups.  Therefore the GPA scores are not available
either. The data will not be known and therefore will not be available
until the end of March 2022 - as student offers continue until the end of
the third week of teaching in Semester One. The reasons for late offers
relate to students declining entry to the programme after it has commenced
(which is permitted provided it is done by the end of the third week) or
having to defer for unanticipated reasons.

 

Once this information is available, we will be able to provide you with
the final admission numbers (total number of applications and total
admitted) and the minimum academic scores for all offers.

 

Please note that for privacy and student wellbeing reasons, the
University's standard practice is not to report on numbers where those
numbers are below 5. Where the numbers are very low, there is a risk that
the identity of those individuals can be determined/inferred. Outcomes for
groups with fewer than 5 individuals will be reported as "<5" (fewer than
5), and academic scores are not provided for such groups (reported as
withheld ("W/H"). Withholding this information is consistent with section
9(2)(a) of the Act, and we do not consider that the reasons for
withholding this information is outweighed by other consideration which
would make it desirable in the public interest to make the information
available.

 

Item 9 of your request

In response to item 9 of your request - "What the UCAT cutoff was for 2022
MB ChB applicants”  - The UCAT selection criteria for the MB ChB programme
is set annually by the University's Medical Admissions Committee.  The
UCAT threshold set in 2021 for entry into the 2022 MB ChB programme is:

•             Verbal Reasoning - 20th percentile and above

•             Situational Judgement - 10th percentile and above

•             No threshold was set for the Decision Making, Quantitative
Reasoning or Abstract Reasoning sections.

 

For entry into the 2022 MB ChB programme, UCAT scores are not being used
for any equity groups other than the Rural equity group, as well as the
General category in the Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) admissions
category. No UCAT threshold is required for the Māori, Indigenous Pacific,
Refugee or Socio-economic equity groups.

 

We will be in touch with regards to the remaining requested information
(items 1 to 8) once this data has been confirmed and is available.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your information request,
section 28(3) of the Act provides you with the right to ask an Ombudsman
to investigate and review this response. However, we would welcome the
opportunity to discuss any concerns with you first.

 

Ngā mihi

Mayhaka

  

Mayhaka Mendis • Manager, Policy and Compliance, Office of the Registrar •
Deputy Privacy Officer • Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou, University of Otago •
P.O Box 56, Dunedin • Tel +64 3 479 8993

 

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Kia ora

 

Further to our email to you of 1 April 2022 with our response to your
information request of 19 January 2022, it has come to my attention that
some of the data that we provided to you was incorrect regarding
waitlists. To clarify, there are waitlists for the General category and
the Rural equity group for the HSFY and Graduate categories. There are no
waitlists for the remaining equity groups (Māori, Indigenous Pacific,
Māori and Indigenous Pacific, Socioeconomic, Refugee). I provide below
additional information in response to your information request.

 

In reference to item 8 of your request:

 

o The minimum GPA to receive a waitlist offer to the 2022 MB ChB
programme via the Graduate Rural category was 6.58.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

Ngā mihi

Kelsey

 

[1]University of Kelsey Kennard
Otago 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 [2][University of Otago request email]

 

From: UoO - Official Information Act
Sent: Friday, 1 April 2022 3:05 pm
To: R. Felton <[FOI #18245 email]>
Subject: RE: Official Information request - 2022 MB ChB Graduate
Information

 

Kia ora

 

Thank you for your patience. Further to our email of 11 February 2022,
please see below our response to the remaining questions of your Official
Information Act request.

 

1. Number of 2022 General Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

There were 242 applicants to the 2022 MB ChB programme via the Graduate
General category.

 

2. Number of 2022 Rural Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

There were 39 applicants to the 2022 MB ChB programme via the Graduate
Rural equity group.

 

3. Number of successful 2022 General Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

The number of applicants to receive an offer to the 2022 MB ChB programme
via the Graduate General category was 32. Of these applicants, 28 accepted
their offer to enter the programme.

 

4. Number of successful 2022 Rural Graduate applicants for MB ChB

 

The number of applicants to receive an offer to the 2022 MB ChB programme
via the Graduate Rural equity group was 16. Of these applicants, 13
accepted their offer to enter the programme.

 

5. Lowest 2022 General Graduate GPA that received a first round offer for
MB ChB

 

The minimum GPA to receive a first round offer to the 2022 MB ChB
programme via the Graduate General category was 9.13.

 

6. Lowest 2022 Rural Graduate GPA that received a first round offer for MB
ChB

 

The minimum GPA to receive a first round offer to the 2022 MB ChB
programme via the Graduate Rural equity group was 7.20.

 

7. Lowest 2022 General Graduate GPA that received an offer from the
waitlist for MB ChB

 

The minimum GPA to receive a waitlist offer to the 2022 MB ChB programme
via the Graduate General category was 8.59.

 

8. Lowest 2022 Rural Graduate GPA that received an offer from the waitlist
for MB ChB

 

There is no minimum GPA to receive a waitlist offer to the 2022 MB ChB
programme via the Graduate Rural equity group, as there are no waitlists
for any equity groups. Only the HSFY General and Graduate General
categories have a waitlist.

 

We trust you will find this information helpful.

 

Ngā mihi

Kelsey

 

 

Kelsey Kennard

Official Information and Compliance Coordinator

 

Office of the Registrar | Te Tari o Te Pouroki me te Kaituhi ki te
Kaunihera

University of Otago | Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo

New Zealand | Aotearoa

Email | Īmera [3][University of Otago request email]

 

 

From: UoO - Official Information Act
Sent: Friday, 11 February 2022 3:13 pm
To: R. Felton <[4][FOI #18245 email]>
Subject: FW: Official Information request - 2022 MB ChB Graduate
Information

 

Kia ora

 

We refer to your information request dated 19 December 2021 made under the
Official Information Act 1982 (Act).

 

We have decided to grant your request.

 

Items 1 to 8 of your request

However, with regards to the information that you have requested for items
1 to 8 of your request, the University's Medical School has not yet
confirmed final numbers for its 2022 MB ChB programme. This includes final
admission numbers under the Graduate category and each of the
sub-category/priority groups.  Therefore the GPA scores are not available
either. The data will not be known and therefore will not be available
until the end of March 2022 - as student offers continue until the end of
the third week of teaching in Semester One. The reasons for late offers
relate to students declining entry to the programme after it has commenced
(which is permitted provided it is done by the end of the third week) or
having to defer for unanticipated reasons.

 

Once this information is available, we will be able to provide you with
the final admission numbers (total number of applications and total
admitted) and the minimum academic scores for all offers.

 

Please note that for privacy and student wellbeing reasons, the
University's standard practice is not to report on numbers where those
numbers are below 5. Where the numbers are very low, there is a risk that
the identity of those individuals can be determined/inferred. Outcomes for
groups with fewer than 5 individuals will be reported as "<5" (fewer than
5), and academic scores are not provided for such groups (reported as
withheld ("W/H"). Withholding this information is consistent with section
9(2)(a) of the Act, and we do not consider that the reasons for
withholding this information is outweighed by other consideration which
would make it desirable in the public interest to make the information
available.

 

Item 9 of your request

In response to item 9 of your request - "What the UCAT cutoff was for 2022
MB ChB applicants”  - The UCAT selection criteria for the MB ChB programme
is set annually by the University's Medical Admissions Committee.  The
UCAT threshold set in 2021 for entry into the 2022 MB ChB programme is:

•             Verbal Reasoning - 20th percentile and above

•             Situational Judgement - 10th percentile and above

•             No threshold was set for the Decision Making, Quantitative
Reasoning or Abstract Reasoning sections.

 

For entry into the 2022 MB ChB programme, UCAT scores are not being used
for any equity groups other than the Rural equity group, as well as the
General category in the Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) admissions
category. No UCAT threshold is required for the Māori, Indigenous Pacific,
Refugee or Socio-economic equity groups.

 

We will be in touch with regards to the remaining requested information
(items 1 to 8) once this data has been confirmed and is available.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your information request,
section 28(3) of the Act provides you with the right to ask an Ombudsman
to investigate and review this response. However, we would welcome the
opportunity to discuss any concerns with you first.

 

Ngā mihi

Mayhaka

  

Mayhaka Mendis • Manager, Policy and Compliance, Office of the Registrar •
Deputy Privacy Officer • Te Whare Wānanga o Ōtākou, University of Otago •
P.O Box 56, Dunedin • Tel +64 3 479 8993

 

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