Student Life

As a Joint Medical Program student, you'll study at either the University of Newcastle or the University of New England. Both universities offer an identical curriculum, top quality facilities, learning support from teachers who are experts in health care, and a vibrant university life.

University of Newcastle (UON) students have some of the world's most beautiful beaches at their doorstep, as well as access to all the excitement of a thriving cultural city. Newcastle offers students an array of cafes and restaurants, a pulsing local music and art scene, affordable accommodation, and reliable transport links. Take a stroll down Darby Street in Cooks Hill for great shopping, cafes and restaurants, or plan a visit to Civic Theatre or Hunter Regional Art Gallery for an exceptional cultural experience. As Australia's second oldest city, Newcastle is a region rich with unique history and culture.

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Newcastle offers the chance for travel, exposure and diversity in medicine, which makes the degree all the more enjoyable. I've gained valuable clinical exposure in the hospital and community, as close as the John Hunter Hospital and as far away as Collarenebri.

­– Alexandra (Newcastle)

Study medicine in Armidale

University of New England (UNE) students study against a picturesque backdrop of autumn leaves on tree-lined streets, historical buildings and world-heritage national parks. Armidale offers students plenty of outdoor adventure, cultural diversity and the chance to become part of a friendly, close-knit community.  Armidale is renowned as a unique cultural centre with stunning scenery and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. Armidale combines the best of city and country living, making it simply the perfect place to live and study.

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Armidale's community life is distinctive. As we all live two minutes apart, the small student cohort quickly becomes like family and the local doctors embrace us as our tutors, friends and often providers of Sunday lunches.

– Eliza (Armidale)

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.