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What will I learn?

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

From 2021, Western Sydney and Charles Sturt University will be delivering a Doctor of Medicine (MD) course together. The Joint Program in Medicine is a five-year undergraduate entry degree that qualifies you to be a medical intern in Australia and New Zealand.

Successful applicants study their degree either in the Greater Western Sydney region at Western’s Campbelltown campus or in the Central NSW region at the Charles Sturt University, Orange campus.

Western Sydney and Charles Sturt both have a strong commitment to the regions in which they are located. The medical program combines problem-based learning and clinical practice. The program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience to make an important contribution to the community’s health and wellbeing.

Advances in medicine rely on advances in knowledge. It’s why over 10 years ago Western created a new kind of School of Medicine. Since then, we’ve seen more than 600 graduates enter the medical profession and make a difference. From 2021, Western is joining with Charles Sturt in making this program available on both sides of the Blue Mountains.

Whether in Campbelltown or Orange, you will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The Clinical Schools out of which you will be based, along with our campus base in Campbelltown and Orange are brand new and purpose built specifically for our students. Four themes run throughout this course: patient care, health in the community, personal and professional development, and scientific basis of medicine. Clinical learning begins from the first weeks and as you work with and learn from real patients. You will be supported by small-group collaborative learning at the bedside and on campus that continues throughout the program. Applying the biomedical sciences to clinical problems, you will acquire and practice clinical and research skills as you build your portfolio of evidence of your learning.

You will extend and apply your knowledge and practical skills in full-time clinical and community placements including in Aboriginal Medical Services, complete a scholarly project and build your clinical experience through placements in specialty and subspecialty medicine.

Your career

Be ready for your internship and training in a specialty of your choosing.

As a graduate from this degree, you can look forward to career opportunities including:

Medical Practice (General or Specialized Doctor)

Medical Administration

Medical Research

Medical Teaching

Which department am I in?

School of Medicine

CRICOS

097592B

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$69,040.00 (37,97,580) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Campbelltown Campus

Corner of Narellan Road and Gilchrist Drive,

CAMPBELLTOWN,

New South Wales,

2560, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An applicant for a PhD program must either hold: A Master’s degree by research, or a Bachelor (Hons) degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 honours, or a demonstrated capacity for research in a discipline deemed to be acceptable to the university. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall score, minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL internet-based score: Total score 82, Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

For international students

An applicant for a PhD program must either hold: A Master’s degree by research, or A Bachelor (Hons) degree with Class 1 or Class 2 division 1 honours, or A demonstrated capacity for research in a discipline deemed to be acceptable to the university.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS: 6.5 overall score (min 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL internet-based score of 82: Writing 21, Speaking 18, Reading 13, Listening 13; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE): 58 overall; No communication skills less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University is among the world’s top 2% of universities and places students at the very heart of the University experience.

  • Ranked in the top 250 universities globally by THE
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  • Offering more scholarships that ever before
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