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University of Newcastle/University of New England JMP

How can NIE help you with getting into a medical course at Newcastle University & UNE Joint Medical Program (JMP): 

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 Important: Following information has been adapted from the University of Newcastle website in September 2023. We highly recommend that you visit the University of Newcastle Medical School Page for the most up-to-date and more comprehensive information about their programs.  

Degree Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine
(Joint Medical Program)
Campus locations University of Newcastle Campus Medicine Faculty, Newcastle (NSW)
University of New England Campus Medicine Faclutly, Armidale (NSW)
Central Coast Local Health District, Gosford Hospital, Gosford (NSW)
Hunter New Englan Local Health District (Regional NSW)
Duration 5 Years Full-time
Start Date February
Entry requirements

ATAR: Minimum 91.4 (rural applicants) and 94.3 (non-rural applicants)
Subject prerequisites: no prerequisite subjects
Assumed knowledge:

UCAT: To assess your personal qualities, you must sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ). Based on your results, you may be eligible to receive an invitation to the one-day Joint Medical Program Assessment. You must attend the assessment day to be considered for final selection into the Joint Medical Program.
The UCAT ANZ cut-off for invitation to JMP Assessment will not be determined until after direct University applications have closed. The cut-off for rural and non-rural applicants will differ as the UCAT ANZ cut-off is dependent upon the performance of the particular applicant cohort. Note: there is no threshold requirement attached to the subtests.

Interview: University of Newcastle Medicine (JMP) interview process comprises of two components as follows:
Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA) - The PQA is an online test designed to assess a range of personal qualities that are considered to be important for the study and practice of medicine. You must complete the online PQA on the same day as your allocated MSA session. Visit the PQA website for more details.
Multiple Skills Assessment (MSA) - The MSA is made up of eight, eight-minute rotating stations. At each station, you'll discuss various scenarios and undertake activities with the assessor.

You will be assessed on your:

- Capacity to thrive within the Joint Medical Program learning environment
- Ability to make everyday and important decisions affecting yourself and others, often without certainty about the outcome
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Degree of personal desire and driving force to be a doctor.

When you fill out the online Joint Medical Program direct university application, you must indicate your preferred MSA location: either the University of Newcastle (Callaghan) or the University of New England (Armidale). The University will try to match students with their preferred MSA location, but this isn't guaranteed. Where you sit your test doesn't determine your final enrolment location. Interviews will not be conducted at an alternative location, via telephone, via teleconference or outside the set periods.

Newcastle / New England University JMP medicine interview dates:

Mid Nov 2023 Interview invitations emailed to successful applicants
20 Nov - 8 Dec 2023 University of Newcastle/University of New England MSAs
1 Dec 2023 Final date for the inclusion of the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle/University of New England among UAC preferences
4 - 8 Dec 2023 Miroma Bunbilla Program (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-entry to medicine program)
8 Dec 2023 Last date to submit a request to the Dean of Medicine - Joint Medical Program to change preferred enrolment location (including the Central Coast Clinical School); requests will now only be considered under exceptional circumstances. Last date to submit an expression of interest for a Bonded Medical Place.

11 Jan 2024
Offer information released by UAC

Number of places Medicine: Each year, 170 places are available in the program across both the University of Newcastle and the University of New England; more than 3,500 people apply for those spaces.
Additional information For detailed information about the application process and up-to-date course admission guides, please visit the University of Newcastle JMP medicine page.

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