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. 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 your 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 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

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Course enquiries: For all Doctor of Medicine admission enquiries please contact study@westernsydney.edu.au or call 1300 897 669.

Fees and delivery

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

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $69,010*

Delivery: On campus

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Domestic Students

International Students

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

— Albert Vu. Undergraduate Medicine.

Clinical placements

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


Facilities

  • Research facilities
  • Anatomy lab
  • Simulation labs
  • Neuroscience behavioural investigation laboratory

Scholarships

Western Sydney University offers $25 million in undergraduate scholarships every year, which includes a generous range of University and donor-funded opportunities.

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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.