UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Medicine - Joint Medical Program 1

A joint program between the University of Newcastle and the University of New England

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan or Armidale CSP  780000  5F N/A 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

You can only add this course to your preferences until Friday 29 November 2013.

Recommended studies: Any two units of English.

Additional selection criteria: In addition to submitting a UAC application you must:

1. register to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) with the UMAT Office by Friday 7 June 2013. A fee will apply. Late applications will be accepted until Friday 21 June 2013. An additional late fee will apply.

2. attend a UMAT session at the nominated test site on Wednesday 31 July 2013

3. submit a B Medicine – Joint Medical Program (JMP) direct online admission university application with the Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle by visiting or Online applications open in August and close Friday 27 September 2013. Late applications will not be accepted.

4. include 78000 B Medicine as a preference on the UAC application by Friday 29 November 2013

5. participate in a structured (multi-mini) interview and an online personal qualities assessment in November/December

6. be selected in competition with other eligible applicants.

2013 NSW HSC applicants must attain a minimum ATAR of 94.30. Candidates completing their Year 12 studies in a designated rural or remote location will be considered for entry with a minimum ATAR of 91.40.

Major studies: Medicine. Clinical exposure (dealing with patients, visiting hospital wards and outpatient clinics, and spending time with doctors in practice) begins in the first year and continues throughout the program.

Professional recognition: Medical registration bodies in Australia and New Zealand, the General Medical Council (UK) and the Singapore Medical Council.

Career opportunities: Examples include medical practice or medical research (with further study).

Additional information: The B Medicine – JMP is offered jointly by the University of Newcastle and the University of New England and has a common curriculum at both institutions. Applicants successful in gaining entry to the B Medicine – JMP will be offered a place at either the University of Newcastle or University of New England based on their stated enrolment location preferences listed on their JMP direct online university application.

Students enrolled in this program will be required to undertake clinical placements at locations away from their university of enrolment. In Years 4 and 5 four semesters of clinical placements are completed within the five JMP Clinical Schools. Students will have the opportunity to apply to spend up to one year (two semesters) at a rural clinical school (Armidale, Taree, Tamworth). However, all students are required to complete one year (two semesters) at a metropolitan clinical school (Hunter/Central Coast).

While undertaking these placements students are responsible for finding their own accommodation and for all travel, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the B Medicine – JMP.

The B Medicine – JMP and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. Prospective students should be aware that physical capabilities sufficient to perform all aspects of routine medical practices, such as physical examination, and routine medical and surgical procedures, are required in order to meet program requirements.

The award of this program is dependent upon the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and clinical components.

Rural/remote students: Students who can demonstrate a significant rural/remote background may be eligible to apply under the Rural/Remote Admissions Scheme (RRAS). For further information, call the Enquiry Centre, University of Newcastle on (02) 4921 5000 or the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England on (02) 6773 3796.

Indigenous students: May also apply for admission through the B Medicine – JMP. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander admissions scheme. Indigenous students wishing to be considered for entry under this scheme are not required to sit UMAT or submit a direct University application. They must submit a UAC application by Thursday 31 October 2013 including B Medicine (780000 – CSP) as a preference. For further information concerning Indigenous selection and application requirements call the Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle on (02) 4921 8705. Prospective students should be aware that, subject to final approval, a week-long compulsory PreMed program will be conducted for Indigenous applicants in November/December.

Information booklets: The University of Newcastle/University of New England B Medicine Joint Medical Program 2014 booklet will be online (from April) at or, from the Enquiry Centre, University of Newcastle or from the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England.

For UMAT application forms and information booklets, contact the UMAT office, ACER, Private Bag 55, Camberwell, VIC 3124; call (03) 8508 7643 or visit

This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including polices around criminal record checking. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct Agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance. Students are expected to comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements. All students will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

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