Otago University Papers

MedView students are 6x more likely to gain admission into a New Zealand Medical School 

Grades are the most important element in your admission to Otago Medical School. They make up 100% of your application. To be successful students need to achieve a 96.4% overall at minimum over the 8 papers. If you receive less than 70% on any core paper you will NOT be considered for a place in Otago Medical School. This pressure means students need to prepare well in advance, MedView's Courses and Workshops can set you up for success.  


Getting into The University of Otago Medical School involves two hurdles which make up your eligibility for medical school:

  • Your GPA worth 100%
  • Your UCAT worth over a threshold
  • Your MMI Interview worth over a threshold BUT only for Dentistry

There are four core papers in semester one and three in semester two that determine your GPA’s success:

Semester One

  • HUBS 191 - Human Body Systems I
  • CELS 191 - Cell and Molecular Biology
  • CHEM 191 - The Chemical Basis of Biology and Human Health
  • PHYSI 191 - Biological Physics

Semester Two

  • HUBS 192 - Human Body Systems II
  • BIOC 192 - Foundations of Biochemistry
  • POPH 192 - Population Health 

Going from high school to university is daunting enough but with the added stress of completing four core papers in first semester that determine the success of second semester you need to be prepared. MedView's Courses & Workshops will teach you effective study techniques and offer practice resources to help you build the skills you need to succeed. 


MedView is the leading medical school preparation organisation in Australasia, with a proven record of success. We deliver specialist support for every part of the FYHS process. We are your one-stop-shop for getting into medical school, and deliver the best support available. 

At MedView we have worked with 2,000+ students - many of whom are now studying at Australia, New Zealand & the UK's best medical schools including Oxford, Kings College and more. Dedicated to the student experience, personalised engagement and app-tracked progress, we have invested in, and developed, the most advanced education technology available to help medical students succeed. 

Start your journey to successful admission today with our range study courses, exam review, and test preparation programs.