Study a Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) for broad clinical experience and substantial community involvement.

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)

Why study with us?

Why study with usOur globally recognised, regionally based, five-year study pathway will prepare you for a rewarding medical career and for a key role in the maintenance and promotion of individual and community health in Australia and around the world.

The combined Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program (MD-JMP) is offered jointly by the University of Newcastle and University of New England in partnership with Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts. The two degrees are undertaken sequentially over five years.

This program has been developed in close consultation with doctors, health care providers, graduates and current students to ensure it is relevant and responsive to the rapidly changing health environment. The program is committed to graduating doctors with the skills and capacity to perform at a high standard as 'work-ready' interns with a dedication to excellence in all aspects of patient care.

The MD-JMP is student centred and research intensive. We will provide you with the opportunity to develop comprehensive theoretical knowledge, research skills and clinical expertise, under the guidance of experienced academics and specialists that are world-leaders in the field.

With a strong focus on experiential learning throughout the degree, you will utilise state-of-the-art educational technology including simulated learning environments. Clinical exposure through placements begins early in the first year and ensures you are continually putting into practice the theory and hands-on skills you learn in your lectures and tutorials.

We actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by offering up to 17 positions each year through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Entry Program. The University of Newcastle is renowned for providing excellent support to medical students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and has graduated almost half of Australia's doctors from these communities. Support is also available for students at UNE.

Professional Recognition

Graduates apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). After completing a one-year internship, graduates can then register for medical practice in Australia.

It is expected that prior to the first intake in 2017, recognition will be sought from international registration bodies. The current standard English Language Competency for registration as a practitioner in your chosen discipline in most states of Australia is an IELTS of 7.0.

What you will study