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.
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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.
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.
Undergraduate Rural Pathway
Start your unlimited journey today.
Be ready for your internship and training in a speciality of your choosing.
As a graduate from this degree, you can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Medical Practice (General or Specialised Doctor)
- Medical Administration
- Medical Research
- Medical Teaching
General Practitioners diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries. They recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.
Medical Practitioners include occupations such as Dermatologists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ophthalmologists, Pathologists, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists, and Radiation Oncologists.
Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. They can include Cardiologists, Oncologists, Endocrinologists, Neurologists, Paediatricians and other Specialities.
Medical teaching careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising doctors also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of medical students, the training of resident medical officers, or the training of registrars.
Undertake clinical placements across Greater Western Sydney and rural NSW during your third to fifth years.
- Research facilities
- Anatomy lab
- Simulation labs
- Neuroscience behavioural investigation laboratory
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
Other study options
*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.