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.
University of Newcastle JMP Interviews will be released on the 28th of October 2019. .Applicants are encouraged to prepare for their interview.
If you have or expecting to receive a medical interview offer for Newcastle JMP (Newcastle Medicine Program) then you should consider:
Enrolling into Medical Interview training workshop. Register and secure your spot as NIE only accepts a small number of students per session.
3 April - UAC applications open
17 May - Closing date for UCAT ANZ registration
1-31 July - UCAT ANZ testing
Mid-August - Joint Medical Program online direct university applications open
30 September - Closing date for direct university applications to the Joint Medical Program for selection in 2020
- Closing date for UAC early bird applications
- Last date to make online changes to your enrolment location preference; after this date, requests to change preferred enrolment location must be made in writing to the Dean of Medicine – Joint Medical Program
4 October - 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
31 October - Closing date for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applications to UAC
25 Nov - 6 Dec - University of Newcastle/University of New England interviews
1 December - Final date for the inclusion of the Joint Medical Program at the University of Newcastle/University of New England among UAC preferences
2 Dec - 6 Dec - Miroma Bunbilla Program (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-entry to medicine program
9 December - 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
23 December - Offer information released by UAC for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
10 January - Offer information released by UAC
20 - 21 January - University of Newcastle/University of New England interviews for interstate non-rural applicants only
The MSA is essentially 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
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.
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 Porgram Admission Guide 2020