Hear what our students have to say about the Joint Medical Program (JMP).

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Our students

Student testimonialWhat I love about studying the BMed-JMP is its close integration with a high-quality clinical institution. The prospects for learning are endless with access to clinicians dedicated to and passionate about teaching medical students. The beaches in Newcastle aren't bad, either. Ben Hardy (Newcastle)

Studying the BMed-JMP, there is a myriad of opportunities to see the various aspects of medicine. In 2010, I travelled to Lima, Peru for my Health Equity selective which gave me the opportunity to see health care literally on the other side of the world. Having had three years in Newcastle I have been able to gain valuable clinical exposure in the hospital and community, as close as the John Hunter Hospital and as far away as Collarenebri. In the next two years I will be based in Tamworth for a taste of rural health and then Gosford for metropolitan training. Newcastle offers the chance for travel, exposure and diversity in medicine which makes the degree all the more enjoyable. Alexandra Gallagher (Newcastle)

Student testimonialAs almost all students move to Armidale from a mix of urban or rural areas, and mostly reside in one of the seven vibrant colleges at UNE. The community aspect to life in Armidale is particularly distinctive. As we all live two minutes apart the cohort of 60 students quickly become family and the local doctors embrace us as our tutors, friends and often providers of Sunday lunches. Eliza Wziontek
(Armidale)

Armidale is a great and unique country town that gives BMed-JMP students a special opportunity to really connect with the community. Living on campus is also a great way to learn and socialise and is unmatched in its lifestyle. The town is beautiful and welcoming and provides everything you need. Everyone is making new friends and I've had the chance to bond with a wide range of people. The small class size, smaller hospital and tailored services of UNE and Armidale make it the perfect place to study medicine and get a feel for the joys of rural medicine. Cale Lawlor (Armidale)

Our studentsAt the end of Year 1 when early clinical exposure, dissection and moving away from home are far behind, you realise how much you've grown and that you've done things you never would be able to in a medical program in a capital city. Socially, due to the small cohort and living in college, you make tight friendships with others in the course. The tutors get to know you personally and the second and third years are more than happy to help you with past papers and advice. This is one of the best aspects about the course - the fact everyone is so helpful and supportive of one another. Lieu Chi Nguyen (Armidale)

What I like about studying the BMed-JMP is the small cohort that allows strong friendships to be formed and education to be more personal. I also appreciate the opportunity to study medicine in a great community with beaches and cafes nearby. Coen Butters (Newcastle)