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

Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program)

Why study with us?

Why study medicine at the University of Newcastle

The Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) is internationally recognised.Medicine is an intellectually rigorous degree leading to a challenging and rewarding professional life. Whatever specialty you choose, a medicine degree offers personal satisfaction on numerous levels.

The Joint Medical Program (JMP) is offered jointly by the University of Newcastle (at Callaghan) and the University of New England (at Armidale), with a common curriculum at both institutions. This unique partnership offers a world-class program with plenty of hands-on experience.

The Bachelor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) provides early clinical exposure (dealing with patients, visiting hospital wards and outpatient clinics, and spending time with doctors in practice) beginning in your first semester and continuing throughout your medical degree. Substantial community involvement helps you to see the individual in context, treating the patient as a whole person and in a manner consistent with their social or physical environment.

The JMP partnership means you have access to a greater range of tutors, electronic resources, library facilities and clinical experiences while you study medicine.

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. The degree is recognised in the UK and Northern Ireland by the General Medical Council (UK), in Singapore by the Singapore Medical Council and in New Zealand. Registration may be possible in other countries after passing an examination set by the registration bodies of those countries.

What you will study