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University of Newcastle School of Medicine & Public Health

About the School

The School of Medicine and Public Health is the largest of four Schools within the Faculty of Health. The School's educational strengths are the Bachelor of Medicine – Joint Medical Program and postgraduate programs in population health. The School also has a strong research focus and works closely with the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) which has pioneered the integration of multi-campus university and hospital based research.

Our mission is to make a positive difference to the health of people in the Hunter, Australia and the world by being at the forefront of Australian medical and population health education and research for the 21st century.
 

Undergraduate Medicine

(Bachelor of Medicine – Joint Medical Program)

The Joint Medical Program (JMP) is an expansion of the highly successful University of Newcastle Bachelor of Medicine program run in partnership with the University of New England, Hunter New England Health and North Sydney Central Coast Health.

The JMP offers the opportunity to practise in urban, regional, rural and remote Australia through participating in a program of international standing and is an Australian first.

More about The Joint Medical Program (JMP)

The University of Newcastle and the University of New England jointly offer the Bachelor of Medicine (BMed) as a five year undergraduate degree referred to as the Joint Medical Program (JMP).

The JMP is an expansion of the highly successful University of Newcastle Bachelor of Medicine program in partnership with the University of New England, Hunter New England Local Health Network and Central Coast Local Health Network.

These partnerships enable students to access a greater range of tutors, electronic resources, library facilities and clinical experiences. Students learn from practising doctors with a variety of backgrounds in metropolitan and rural health care as well as health professionals and tutors in related health and scientific fields.

Each year the JMP dedicates up to 16 places for Indigenous Australians as part of its commitment to training Indigenous doctors. The University of Newcastle's renowned support program is offered to JMP students studying at either campus.

While the curriculum will be the same, students can choose where they would like to study their degree. Newcastle is a busy metropolitan centre and Armidale a vibrant regional city and each will leave students with lifelong memories and friendships. The real difference is how students choose to use their surroundings to enrich their university experience and eventually their medical career.

Information received from the University of Newcastle School of Medicine website.

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