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Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia
The Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine offered at University of New England is a two stage five year program comprising of a Bachelor of Medical Science (stage one) and Doctor of Medicine (stage two), offered jointly in partnership by the University of Newcastle and the University of New England.
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The Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine offered at University of New England program consists of three phases across the five years where stage one comprises of Phase one and two. 

Phase one focuses on the biomedical, behavioural and social sciences and is taught through problem based learning. In problem based learning tutorials, students learn about the body systems such as the cardiac and respiratory systems using clinical presentations as a trigger to guide the learning. 

The tutorials are supported by sessions in the laboratory, lectures from biomedical scientists or clinicians, and practical clinical skills teaching. During Phase 1, students will be introduced to the clinical environment with clinical placements in the hospital, nursing homes and general practice to practice history taking and clinical examinations.

On completion of stage one, students will have completed the requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Science. On completion of Stage Two, students will have completed the requirements for the Doctor of Medicine. 

To graduate from the Joint Medical Program, students must complete both stage one and two. The Bachelor of Medical Science and the Doctor of Medicine will be awarded on a single testamur on completion of stage two.

This is an approved Student Income Support course. Eligible students may apply for Youth Allowance or Austudy.

Career Opportunities

The JMP provides an internationally recognised medical degree that prepares you for a career in any aspect of medicine. JMP graduates are recognised for their innovative thinking and clinical skills and are prepared for practice in rural, regional and metropolitan Australia.

In order to be registered as a medical practitioner in Australia, you must complete one year of internship in the public hospital system after graduation from the BMedSc/MD - JMP. After this, many graduates enter vocational training for specialist qualifications in general practice, surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics, obstetrics, rural and remote medicine and other areas of medical practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    288 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Sciences, Scholarship and Practice  
  • Engaging in Clinical Practice A  
  • Engaging in Clinical Practice B
  • Contexts of Medical Practice A  
  • Contexts of Medical Practice B
  • Research for Medical Professionals

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Applications to the Joint Medical Program will open mid-August. You will have the opportunity to review your application after it has been submitted. For details and instructions on how to apply, please download the step-by-step guide.

Tuition Fee

Commonwealth Supported Place

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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