Joint Medical Program (JMP)
Our innovative five-year degree 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.
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 Islanders for the JMP 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 Indigenous doctors from these communities. Support is also available for students at UNE.
In addition, the JMP is committed to addressing the doctor shortage in rural and remote Australia and as such will actively recruit students interested in practising rural medicine.