The Bachelor of Medicine at the University of Newcastle offers extensive practical learning opportunities with clinical exposure from the first semester.

Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)

Practical Experience

Study Medicine in the workplace

Practical ExperienceThe Joint Medical Program recognises that the best type of learning in medicine is practical learning, and so your clinical experience begins in the first semester and increases throughout the program.

You will begin to meet with patients, visit hospital wards and outpatient clinics, and spend time with doctors in practice right from the start in your medical degree. Some of this experience will take place in community settings which helps you see the patient as a whole person and in a manner consistent with their social or physical environment.

Your clinical rotations will begin in Year 3 in regional general practices and you will have the opportunity to undertake an overseas placement. In Years 4 and 5 much of your time will be spent with one of the six Joint Medical Program clinical schools located within our clinical school network including the Central Coast, Hunter and New England regions.

Placements are available in large metropolitan hospitals in Newcastle, Maitland and the Central Coast as well as rural and regional centres in the lower Hunter, Tamworth, Armidale, Taree, Moree and primary care settings across the Upper Hunter, New England and Central Coast regions. Some students are able to undertake general practice placements in other parts of Australia as part of their degree.

What you will study Honours