With respect for Aboriginal cultural protocol and out of recognition that its campuses occupy their traditional lands, Western Sydney University acknowledges the Darug, Eora, Dharawal (also referred to as Tharawal) and Wiradjuri peoples and thanks them for their support of its work in their lands in Greater Western Sydney and beyond.
The purpose of our admissions process is to identify students who will learn and thrive in the environments in which we teach and from which our medical students build their careers.
Medicine is a physically and mentally challenging profession where practitioners are often required to put the interest of their patients over their own.
The Joint Program in Medicine is a five-year undergraduate degree which aims to help candidates develop necessary skills for practice of medicine.
Are you are an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or New Zealand citizen who is currently (or has previously been) enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent program, including combined medical degrees within Australia or New Zealand? If yes, you must submit a Transfer Request directly to the School of Medicine.
You are not eligible to apply via any other pathway. If such an applicant is found to have gained a place in the MD Joint Program in Medicine via any other pathway, the place will be rescinded.
If you have studied medicine at an overseas university, you should apply via the General Applicant pathway or if you are an International Student who is currently (or has previously been) enrolled in a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or equivalent program, you should apply via the Internal Applicant pathway.
It is important to note that transfers between the Western Sydney University and Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine)/Doctor of Medicine (MD) programs are not permitted.
To support potential and current students' decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the program requirements of the Western Sydney medical program for student admission and progression.
Inherent Requirements for Medicine
Medicine is a physically and mentally challenging profession where practitioners are often required to put the interest of their patients over their own. To support potential and current students' decision making, a series of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the program requirements of the Western Sydney medical program for student admission and progression.
Please ensure you read Inherent Requirements for Medicine prior to applying.
Teaching hospitals and travel requirements
The main hospitals for Western student clinical teaching are located in the Sydney area at Campbelltown, Blacktown and Mount Druitt, although students should expect they may attend clinical learning at other Sydney hospitals from Year 1 of the program.
Whilst there is a shuttle bus running between Campbelltown Campus and Campbelltown hospitals, you will need to use either private motor vehicle, public transport or car pooling to access other locations.
The main hospitals outside of the Sydney Metropolitan Area are Lismore and Bathurst, although clinical training at other rural hospitals may be required.
The School will consider special circumstances of students when allocating them to hospitals on rotation. However, we reserve the right to allocate students to hospitals that are not their first preference to ensure that students receive the highest possible quality of teaching. Applicants for entry into Western Sydney University Medicine must take this into consideration and be willing to undertake their training in a range of hospital and health care facilities.