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University of Newcastle/University of New England

Newcastle (NSW), Australia

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 admission and selection processes.

Selection is based on performance in UMAT, the Multiple Skills Assessment MSA (MMI Interview), and the online Personal Qualities Assessment (PQA). A minimum academic requirement is also required.

University of Newcastle JMP Interviews will be released on the 29th of October 2018. .Applicants are encouraged to prepare for their interview.

If you have or expecting to receive an interview offer for University of Newcastle Joint Medical program, then you should consider enrolling into Enrol into Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot now as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session. 

University of Newcastle Medicine Interview Dates

University of Newcastle/University of New England JMP medical interviews for NSW, QLD, ACT and all rural-applicants will be held from 26 November - 7 December 2018.
University of Newcastle/University of New England JMP medical interviews for other interstate and and all other non-rural applicants will be held from 23 - 24 January 2019. 

Interviews will held in Newcastle or Armidale

3 - 7 December 2018 - Miroma Bunbilla Program (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-entry to medicine program)

Newcastle JMP - MSA / MMI Interview Offers

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

University of Newcastle Interview (MMI) Assemsment 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.

At NIE we highly encourage students to prepare for this MMI style interview. Click here to enrol into NIE Medical Interview (MSA) Training Workshop.

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

Requirements for Newcastle JMP medical interview offer:

ATAR of 94.30 and 91.40 (for rural applicants)

UMAT Scores

To be eligible to receive an invitation to attend the MSA / MMI and PQA, you had to achieve a threshold score of 50 in each of the three UMAT constructs. Candidates who satisfied this threshold requirement were then ranked on their score in UMAT Construct 1. The highest ranked candidates will be invited to undertake the MSA / MMI and PQA. 

Interview offers are then determined by ranking candidates on the score in construct one.


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 Porgram Admission Guide 2019.


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