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Become a leader in socially-accountable medicine, graduating as a highly regarded, work-ready health professional. JCU’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery is the only six-year undergraduate medical course offered in Northern Australia.

Campus Townsville
Start dates February
Duration 6 years full-time
Prerequisites English (4,SA); Maths B (4,SA); Chemistry (4,SA)

Excel with small classes and personalised support from passionate teachers in state-of-the-art facilities. Develop extensive clinical skills to make a real difference in the health of regional, rural, remote and Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Consolidate theoretical study with hands-on clinical placements from your first year. Gain valuable experience with extended placements in diverse communities, from the outback to the Torres Strait.

JCU Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery graduates are highly-skilled, sought-after doctors with the expertise and motivation to succeed in a competitive field.

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Admission Requirements

  • If you are applying  directly from high school GPA average of 86%  in top 6 Grade 12 courses (including prerequisite subjects) is required
  • Pre-requisites subjects:  Maths B (Calculus / Vectors  /Advanced Functions) and Chemistry (Grade 12 level).  Biology and Physics are desirable
  • Students with Partial or completed university study – can apply, minimum  GPA requirement is 80%.
  • An supplementary application  required in which you are required to detail your reasons of choosing JCU to study medicine, your work and volunteer history. This application is to be filled by hand.
  • Rolling interviews are held in person in country or by video conference

*You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

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