MBCHB MAPAS Entry Information

Rahul Makam made this Official Information request to University of Auckland

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From: Rahul Makam

Dear University of Auckland,

Please provide the following information under the OIA for domestic MAPAS category applicants to the Medical (MBChB) program at UoA for the last five years (2014-18) entry:

(1) Number of MAPAS seats available each year,
(2) Number of MAPAS seats filled each year (how many FY and how many graduates)
(3) Number of MAPAS applicants (how many FY and how many graduates),
(4) Lowest GPA for successful MAPAS applicants (for both FY and graduate),
(5) Highest GPA for unsuccessful MAPAS applicants (for both FY and graduate),
(6) Interview GPA cutoff for MAPAS applicants (for both FY and graduate)

Yours faithfully,

Rahul Makam

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Rahul


The information you have requested is provided in the table below:


MBChB Part 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
II - MAPAS FY Grad FY Grad FY Grad FY Grad FY Grad
No. of MAPAS
available 57 63 63 63 63
No. of MAPAS
seats filled 39 14 32 4 34 18 42 12 57 8
No. of MAPAS
applicants 57 36 60 19 73 28 66 19 80 22
Lowest GPA^
applicants 5.5 5 5 5 5 5.3 4.75 5.5 5.5 5.9
Highest GPA^
applicants 4.75 4.25 4.75 4.9 5.25 5.2 4.75 6.13 5.25 7
GPA^ cut off
applicants* 4.5 5 4.5 5 3.5 4.6 3.75 5.2 4 4.2


^ GPA refers to the GPA achieved across the Core 4 courses.

*Please note: the timing of the MAPAS Specialty Interview process requires
the offering of interviews before all FY grades are available. As a
result, the stated Core 4 GPA for interview offer reflects an ‘artificial’
cut off as MAPAS is required to assume that applicants had potential to
achieve a higher Core 4 GPA given the final course was unknown at time of


Yours sincerely

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

The University of Auckland


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