|Campus||Course code||Fee type||Pattern of
|Course start date|
|Armidale or Newcastle – Callaghan||785000||CSP||5F||24 Feb 2020|
You can add this course to your preferences until Sunday 1 December 2019.
B Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine is offered jointly by the University of New England and the University of Newcastle as the Joint Medical Program (JMP). The program provides students with the medical expertise and skills to help maintain and promote individual and community health in Australia and around the world.
There is a common curriculum across both institutions. Applicants successful in gaining entry to this program will be offered a place at either university based on their stated enrolment location preferences listed on their JMP direct online university application. There is no guarantee that candidates will be allocated their preferred location.
Students enrolled in this degree are required to undertake clinical placements at locations away from their university of enrolment. These placements may be outside the standard University semester dates. In third, fourth and fifth years, clinical placements are completed within the six JMP clinical schools. Students will have the opportunity to apply, or may be required to spend up to one year at a rural clinical school (Armidale/Taree/Tamworth). All students are required to complete one year at a metropolitan clinical school (Hunter/Central Coast/Maitland).
This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. During placements, students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by NSW Health. Students must also meet all NSW Health verification requirements before attending clinical placement.
Students enrolling in this degree are required to obtain a WorkCover-approved Provide First Aid Certificate during semester 1 and those students enrolling at the University of New England are also required to obtain a Working With Children Check.
The Joint Medical Program and future professional practice are both mentally and physically demanding. Prospective students should be aware that mental and 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. Students may be required to practise hands-on examinations and simulated treatments/procedures with other students in laboratory classes. For more information relating to inherent requirements, visit the University of Newcastle website. Applicants who may be unsure of their ability to complete the degree and work in the profession should contact the University prior to applying.
Areas of study: 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 degree.
Career opportunities: Medical practice or medical research with further studies.
Professional recognition: Graduates will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and medical registration bodies in Australia (Medical Board of Australia) and New Zealand with the possibility of overseas registration. The University will provide student details to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency for the purpose of student registration.
Practical experience: Clinical experience will begin in first semester and increase throughout the degree. Students will obtain field experience in urban, rural and regional settings. Through our clinical school network, students will gain a range of professional experiences including placements in hospitals wards, general practice and outpatient clinics. While undertaking these placements students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the Joint Medical Program.
Honours: Students who complete a minimum of three years of study in B Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) are eligible to apply for B Medical Science (Honours), a one-year full-time honours degree designed to provide students with training in scientific method and in the verbal and written communication of scientific results.
Fees and charges: Visit the UNE website for current fee information.
In addition to submitting a UAC application, applicants must:
Year 12 applicants must attain a minimum ATAR of 94.30 or equivalent. 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 or equivalent.
Rural/remote students: Students who can demonstrate a significant rural/remote background may be eligible to apply under the Rural–Remote Admissions Scheme. 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 3048.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students may also apply for admission through the Joint Medical Program Miroma Bunbilla Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pre-Entry to Medicine Program. Students wishing to be considered for entry under this scheme must submit a UAC application by Thursday 31 October 2019 and include 785000 B Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (Joint Medical Program) as a preference. For further information concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander selection and application requirements call the Wollotuka Institute, University of Newcastle on (02) 4921 6863 or The Oorala Aboriginal Centre, University of New England on freecall 1800 622 384. Prospective students should be aware that Miroma Bunbilla is a week-long compulsory PreMed program and will be conducted in November/December.
Recommended studies: Any 2 units of English.
Guaranteed ATAR: Not applicable to this course.
If you completed higher education or partial higher education studies your grade point average can be converted to a selection rank to be used for admission purposes: visit the University of Newcaste website.
If you studied vocational education and training, the type of qualification, whether or not you completed it, and if it was graded or competency-based, will all be taken into consideration to assess your eligibility for admission: visit the University of Newcaste website.
If you haven't completed any formal secondary, VET or higher education studies we offer a range of options to get you on the pathway to your dream degree: visit the University of Newcaste website.
Visit the UNE website.
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.
|Course code||Lowest ATAR (LA)||Median ATAR (MA)||Highest ATAR (HA)||Lowest selection rank (LSR)||Median selection rank (MSR)||Highest selection rank (HSR)|
– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.
LA - Lowest ATAR.
MA - Median ATAR.
HA - Highest ATAR.
LSR - Lowest selection rank.
LSR - Median selection rank.
LSR - Highest selection rank.