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University of Newcastle/University of New England

Newcastle (NSW), Australia

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

UCAT - You will need to sit the UCAT and achieve a competitive score. NIE works in partnership with Kaplan who is the world leader in UCAT preparation resources. We also offer intensive UCAT preparation workshops, personal UCAT training and hardcopy UCAT preparation textbooks. For the full list of UCAT preparation resources click here....

University of Newcastle & UNE "JMP" MMI Medical Interview - Over the past 21 years, NIE has helped hundreds of successful applicants to become better prepared for their medical admission interviews for the JMP undergraduate medical degrees. We offer a range of intensive and highly effective interview preparation programs for which you can enrol now. Contact us to see how we can help you achieve success at your medical interviews. For the full list of medical interview products and services click here...

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  • University of Newcastle/University of New England - Joint Medical Program (JMP)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine Joint Medical Program

The Bachelor of Medicine Joined Medical Program (JMP) considers personal qualities to be just as important and influential to the learning and practice of medicine as academic ability. This is reflected in the admission and selection processes. Selection is based on performance in UCAT, the Multiple Skills Assessment MSA (MMI Interview), and the online Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA). A minimum academic requirement is also required.

Newcastle JMP - MSA / MMI Interview Offers and Admission Dates for 2021 Medical Entry



  • 2nd  - Last date to make online changes to your MSA location preference; after this date, requests to change preferred MSA location must be made in writing to the Dean of Medicine - Joint Medical Program
  • 31st -  Closing date for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applications to UAC

November to December

  • Early Nov Interview invitations emailed to successful applicants
  • 18 Nov - 4 Dec University of Newcastle/University of New England interviews (updated due to COVID)
  • 30 Nov - 4 Dec Miroma Bunbilla Program (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-entry to medicine program)
  • 1 Dec - Final date for the inclusion of the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle/University of New England among UAC preferences
  • 11 Dec - Last date to submit a request to the Dean of Medicine - Joint Medical Program to change preferred enrolment location; requests will now only be considered under exceptional circumstances
  • 21 Dec - Offer information released by UAC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants



  • 8th Offer information released by UAC
  • Mid - late University of Newcastle/University of New England interviews for interstate non-rural applicants only


  • Early Feb New students enrol and pay fees and charges
  • TBC University of New England On-Campus Orientation
  • TBC University of Newcastle On-Campus Orientation
  • TBC Joint Medical Program Semester 1 commences at both UON and UNE


The MSA is essentially an MMI style interview, which is made up of eight, eight-minute rotating stations. At each station, the applicant will discuss various scenarios and undertake activities with the assessor. 

University of Newcastle Interview (MMI) Assessment Criteria

  • 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.

Ranking for Newcastle Medicine (JMP) Interview

Applicants are ranked and selected for interview based on the weighted sum of their academic merit score (ATAR or equivalent) and their UCAT ANZ score (out of 3600) in the ratio of 60:40. Please note this course is very competitive, with limited places available. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee you an offer of an interview or a place in the course. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an offer of an interview.

Completion of Newcastle Medicine Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA)

Candidates will also be required to complete an online assessment of personal qualities known a the PQA on the same day as their allocated Interview session. The PQA is an online test designed to assess a range of personal qualities that are considered to be important for the study and practise of medicine. View Newcastle Medicine PQA Information


Email NIE to discuss the preparation strategies for the styles and structure of the interview questions at the University of Newcastle. Medicine interview questions. University of Newcastle medicine interview dates. Newcastle medicine interview structure can be viewed via the Newcastle Joint Medical Program Admission Guide 2021


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