The University of Newcastle / University of New England medical degree is known as the Joint Medical Degree. The Joint Medical Degree is a combined undergraduate and postgraduate degree that are completed sequentially, with the Doctor of Medicine undertaken immediately after the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. 

 

Scroll down to see the available entry paths to University of Newcastle / University of New England Joint Medical Program

 

 

Available paths 

 

There are 2 possible paths to medicine at the University of Newcastle / University of New England. 

Path 1: Direct entry for school leavers

There are no subject prerequisites for the Joint Medical Program.

Path 2: Bachelor, Masters, Higher Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Diploma, Diploma or Associate degree (any degree, any university) complete or incomplete.

The University of Newcastle / University of New England accepts applications from students who have undertaken further university studies - Bachelors, Masters, Higher Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy, Graduate Diploma, Diploma or Associate degree and importantly, this also includes applications from students who have partially completed degrees. 

 

 

How the paths compare

 

The 2 different paths to medicine at the University of Newcastle / University of New England essentially reflect whether you have or have not commenced tertiary studies - the minimum amount of university study that is categorised as an incomplete degree is 1 year full time equivalent study. 

 

 

How selection works

 

The selection criteria for the Joint Medical Program comprises a 2 stage process (like most other universities). Selection takes place prior to the Bachelor of Medical Science degree and there is no separate or additional selection process required to progress from this degree to the Doctor of Medicine degree. 

Stage 1: All applicants (regardless of whether you have undertaken a tertiary degree) are required to sit the UMAT. Ranking for selection for an offer of interview is based on your UMAT section 1 study score. 

Stage 2: This stage is known as the Joint Medical Program Assessment and is made up of two separate components that are carried out in person on the same day (known fatefully as Assessment Day) -

  • Personal Qualities Assessment - in addition to the UMAT, students are required to undertake an online Personal Qualities Assessment test.

  • Interview - known as the Multiple Skills Assessment (MSA).

Students are selected for the Joint Medical Program based their combined academic qualifications, UMAT, interview (MSA) and Personal Qualities Assessment. The University of Newcastle / University of New England do not provide information about the relative weightings of these selection components.

 
 
 
 

 

An important qualification

 

Study Medicine information has been compiled from Australian university information sources and therefore is a guide. Authoritative information is provided by the university only. Make sure you obtain information directly from the university before making any decisions. 

The above information is intended to help you understand the University of Newcastle/University of New England medical degree and the available paths to gain entry. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with the University of Newcastle/University of New England.