A world-class medical program, delivered locally.
Launch your medical career in a world-class medical program. This program has been designed to ensure it is and remains relevant to a rapidly changing health care environment. You will graduate with the medical expertise and skills to help maintain and promote individual and community health in Australia and around the world.
Gain your qualification with support from medical education experts and medical and interprofessional health care practitioners. The five-year Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program (MD-JMP) is offered by the University of Newcastle in partnership with the University of New England and Hunter New England Local Health District and Central Coast Local Health District.
Why study with us?
- A world-class qualification in five years. With the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of medicine we are one of only a handful of universities that provide undergraduate entry to a medical program that leads to internship in five years.
- Our medical graduates get jobs, with 99% securing employment within four months of graduating.
- Learn from research leaders: UON is a global leader and in the top 5 universities in Australia in medical and health science research. This keeps you at the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
- Access advanced educational technology throughout your degree, including simulated learning environments with lifelike manikins suffering from real health problems.
- Hands-on training: Clinical placements start in your first year of studies, helping you hone your medical knowledge and skills in a real-world environment.
What will you study?
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:
- 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 what you will study in the Joint Medical Program.
UON medicine students are sought after by employers with 99% securing employment within four months of graduating. Medicine graduates have a wide range of career options available to them. Following graduation, you can choose to continue your studies and specialise in an area that interests you.
Possible career options include:
- general practitioner
- emergency medical specialist
- medical oncologist
- obstetrician and gynaecologist
- palliative medicine specialist
- university lecturer/academic