Welcome to the Joint Medical Program, from Professor Ian Symonds, Dean of JMP.

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Dean's welcome

Ian SymondThe Joint Medical Program will continue to offer the highly successful Bachelor of Medicine (BMed) program in 2015. The BMed is a great opportunity to study a program of international standing offering early and broad clinical experience.

The JMP has delayed the introduction of the Bachelor of Medicine/ Doctor of Medicine* (MD-JMP) until 2016 in light of the challenges in delivering such an innovative program. This will allow us further time to ensure that we continue to deliver the highest quality program for our students in what will be the first of its kind for Australia.

The JMP offers the Bachelor of Medicine program in partnership with the University of Newcastle, University of New England, Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts.

This degree 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

With a strong focus on experiential learning throughout the degree, students will utilise state-of-the-art educational technology including simulated learning environments. Clinical exposure through placements takes place throughout the program and ensures students are continually putting into practice the theory and hands-on skills they learn in lectures and tutorials.

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. We are committed to ensuring its graduates have the knowledge and skills for contemporary and emergent medical practice.

We look forward to continuing to deliver the BMed in 2015 and the development of the MD for implementation in 2016.

Professor Ian Symonds
Dean of JMP

*The change to the Bachelor of Medical Science/ Doctor of Medicine (MD-JMP) is subject to receiving accreditation from the Australian Medical Council.