|University and Faculty:||James Cook University (JCU)
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
|Program:||Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)|
|University Location:||Townsville, Queensland, Australia|
|Campus Location:||Townsville, Queensland|
|Program Duration:||6 years|
|Semester Intake:||February each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2014|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$37,500 AUD (2014)|
|Total Tuition Fee:||$225,000 AUD (estimated over 6 years based on 2014 fees; fees subject to increase)|
James Cook University's medical school offers a six-year, full-time undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). The course aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. The course places special emphasis on rural and Indigenous health and tropical medicine.
The medical program in based at the Townsville campus for the first three years. The majority of students in years 4, 5 and 6 relocate to other School of Medicine teaching sites such as Cairns, Mackay and Darwin. In years 5 and 6, students spend most of their learning time in hospitals and health services.
Professor Ian Wronksi of JCU's Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences speaks about the JCU's medical school program.
Beth shows you the Townsville Strand!
Meet the JCU International Student Centre staff.
JCU Accommodation Staff outlines your housing options when you arrive in Townsville.
The Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) medical degree at James Cook University aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. Graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and tropical medicine.
The JCU medical school combines integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine, and incorporates the best aspects of student-centred, problem-based learning combined with systematic instruction. Clinical experience, particularly in the rural and remote context, commences at an early stage and science remains integrated across later years. Small-group learning and close relationships with academic staff and clinical preceptors are program features.
In Canada, each province/territory is responsible for licensing physicians to practice medicine within its boundaries. Licensure to practice medicine requires the completion of an accredited postgraduate training program, as well as the completion of national qualifying exams. Each province may have different requirements. It is your responsibility to meet the necessary requirements for licensure in your province.
In June of each year, OzTREKK hosts its annual Canadian Medical Licensing seminars across Canada, which are exclusive to students who submit their Australian medical school application via OzTREKK. These seminars provide the latest information regarding the accreditation and licensing process in Canada, as well as outline options for medical internships in Australia and other destinations.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will r
eceive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK.
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For more information about the James Cook University Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery program, please look at Information for 2014 Entry Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery for International Applicants.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 120
Number of Places Available for International Students: 25-30
Application Deadline for the February 2014 Intake: August 30, 2013. Applications for the February 2014 intake are closed. Applications for the 2015 intake are expected to open in early 2014.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Broghan Dean