Newcastle (NSW), Australia
From 2019 (2020 University Entry) the UCAT will replace the UMAT.
Bachelor of Medicine
The Bachelor of Medicine Joint 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.
If you have or expecting to receive an interview offer for University of Newcastle Joint Medical program, then you should consider attending a Medical Interview training session. Register and secure your spot now as MedEntry only accepts a small number of students per session.
ATAR of 94.3 or 91.4 for rural applicants
Entry Based on University Study
From 2019, entry into this course can be done based on at least one year of full-time tertiary study at a university. The academic requirement differs depending on the level of study and whether or not it has been completed.
|Level of study||Completed studies||Incomplete studies|
|Diploma||Credit Average||Distinction average|
|Associate Degree||Close to credit
|Close to credit
|Bachelor Degree||Better than pass
|Close to credit
|Better than pass
|Close to credit
|Graduate Diploma||Credit average||n/a|
|Masters by coursework||Pass average||Credit average|
|Masters by research||Awarded||n/a|
|Doctor of Philosophy||Awarded||n/a|
There are no subject prerequisites for admission to this degree. However, if your previous edUMATional qualifications are undertaken in a language other than English, you may be required to provide proof of your English proficiency as prescribed by the University of Newcastles policy. This should be provided as part of your UAC application.
Applicants are required to achieve a threshold score of 50 in each UMAT construct.
Interview offers are then determined by ranking candidates on the score in construct one.
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.
University of Newcastle Medicine Interview Dates
University of Newcastle/University of New England medical interviews will be held from 26 of November - 7 December 2018.
University of Newcastle/University of New England medical interviews for interstate non-rural applicants will be held from 23 January - 24 January 2019.
At MedEntry we highly encourage students to prepare for this MMI style interview. See more information on our Medical Interview Training sessions.
Completion of 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.
Email MedEntry 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. UWA dentistry dental surgery dental medicine interview structure can be viewed via the Newcastle Joint Medical Program Admission Guide 2018.