The JMP provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students at both University campuses.

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Indigenous Medical Entry Program

The University of Newcastle and University of New England actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for entry to the Joint Medical Program (JMP).

The JMP provides support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students at both University campuses.

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 current Indigenous doctors. This support is also available for Indigenous students at UNE.

There is a separate application and selection procedure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. In 2015 there will be up to 18 places available in Year 1 of the Joint Medical Program's Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc)/ Doctor of Medicine (MD) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

The change to the new MD-JMP is subject to receiving accreditation from the Australian Medical Council in 2014. If due to unforeseen circumstances accreditation is not possible, students will be enrolled in the current Bachelor of Medicine Program.