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Make a difference in your community with the new Joint Program in Medicine from Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University: the Doctor of Medicine.

"Thank you, doctor."

It’s only three words. But those three words tell a story. A story of one person helping another. A story of expert medical care, reassurance and support.

Those three words are being spoken right now across Australia. However regional Australia needs more doctors to hear them. The continuing shortage of doctors in the bush is central to Australia’s rural health crisis.

We need more doctors

That’s why Charles Sturt University and Western Sydney University School of Medicine have partnered to create our brand new Joint Program in Medicine. It’s a five-year undergraduate entry Doctor of Medicine based in Orange NSW, starting in 2021. It means you can prepare for your career in medicine, right here.

We need you

Do you believe rural and regional communities deserve the best in medical care? We do too. That’s why the majority of our medical students will be from rural and regional backgrounds.

Get ready to apply

To be eligible for a place in the Joint Program in Medicine you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident. Applicants need to meet the following:

  1. Apply through UAC
    Apply for the Doctor of Medicine (Joint Program in Medicine) at Orange through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) from mid year 2020.
    Selection rank: 95.5 (non-rural) or 91.5 (rural entry admissions scheme)
  2. Complete UCAT ANZ
    You'll need to complete the University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) as part of your application. UCAT ANZ registrations open March 2020. Find out more at

If you are successful in meeting the UCAT ANZ threshold, you will be invited to attend an interview. This process involves:

  • Complete the Medical Admission Questionnaire
  • Sit a multi-station mini interview
    Multi-station mini interviews will be held in November 2020 in Orange

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Doctor of Medicine

  • Five-year undergraduate entry degree.
  • Study at Charles Sturt University’s Orange campus.
  • Classes begin 2021.
  • New modern teaching facilities.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Personalised teaching approach and supportive community environment.
  • Strong commitment to enrolling students from rural and regional backgrounds.
  • Experienced academic and clinical staff from other health professions to promote a team-based model of education and training in health care.
  • Rural placements that immerse students into a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical experiences.
  • A highly regarded curriculum that has been successful in preparing graduates for medical careers, including rural and regional medical careers, for more than 10 years.

We recently hosted an online information session all about the new Doctor of Medicine. You can watch a recording of the session.

You'll just need to download an app –  for a Mac desktop, iOS phone, Android phone or Windows desktop.

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