The University of Newcastle, Australia

Joint Medical Program students study a Bachelor of Medical Science in years one to three, and a Doctor of Medicine in years four and five.

Your studies will follow a three-phase pathway (PDF, 151KB):

  • Phase 1: Essentials of Medical Practice
  • Phase 2: Engaging in Medical Practice
  • Phase 3: Extension of Medical Practice

Students enrolled in the Joint Medical Program will:

  • Gain a thorough and broad understanding of medicine and the basic sciences, learning how to apply your knowledge to specific medical problems.
  • Discover patient-centred clinical methods through problem-based learning.
  • Choose to study electives that interest you, such rural health, Aboriginal health and public health.
  • Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in your medical career.

Find out more about the courses you will study in the Joint Medical Program.

Advanced study options

An Honours degree equips you with highly sought after and respected skills and knowledge.

An honours degree sets the foundations of potential for further academic study, such as a PhD, or improving your chances of gaining entry into other degrees. It can also give you an employment edge with higher positions and salaries.

You can elect to study a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) if you have completed a minimum of 240 units of the Bachelor of Medicine or 240 units of the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at UON.

Medical Science (Honours) program handbook