Doctor of Medicine

Medicine at Western

Joint Program in Medicine

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.

Uniquely, we offer three years of embedded clinical training, including experiential learning from elders and others during an Aboriginal Health Service placement, General Practice, community health services, research skills application, personal and professional development as well as the core scientific knowledge which will become the foundation for your life-long learning.

Be a Life Saver

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. In 2021, Western joined 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 program: patient care, health in the community, personal and professional development, and scientific basis of medicine. Clinical learning begins from the first weeks 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 speciality and subspecialty medicine.

Professional Accreditation

Graduates will be eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia and its equivalent in New Zealand following successful completion of a period of internship or supervised training. You will also be able to apply for registration in a number of overseas countries.

How to Apply

Application information can be found on our Doctor of Medicine Applicants page.

Undergraduate Rural Pathway

Program structure

Our program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.

Program enquiries: For all Doctor of Medicine admission enquiries please contact or call 1300 897 669.

Clinical placements

Undertake clinical placements across Greater Western Sydney and rural NSW during your third to fifth years.


  • Research facilities
  • Anatomy laboratory
  • Simulation laboratories
  • Neuroscience behavioural investigation laboratory

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.

For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $76,120*

Delivery: On campus

Start your unlimited journey today.

"Without a doubt the most exciting part of studying Medicine at WSU is how early on in the program you are immersed into clinical life."

— Albert Vu. Undergraduate Medicine.

The Academy

The Academy at Western is a place to learn, grow and transform as a leader and changemaker.

Focused on transformative and impactful leadership, our program is designed to build your awareness, knowledge, and critical skills to lead with confidence and purpose.

As an Academy member, you will grow your potential by interacting with innovative education, working and learning in interdisciplinary environments, engaging with local and international communities, and connecting with industry and community leaders.

Apply now and start your unlimited journey.

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum, unless the total duration of the program is less than 80CP. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.  

** Lowest Selection Rank