Clean sweep for JCU’s young doctors

22 July 2015

James Cook University Medical School graduates won all three awards on offer at the recent Australian Medical Association, Queensland (AMAQ) Junior Doctor Conference.

JCU Medical School
Dr Thomas Arthur – Chair, AMA Queensland Council of Doctors in Training with Dr Bellwood

Dr Miriam Cameron—now at Townsville Hospital—won the prize for the Best Poster Presentation with Remote supervision of medical training via videoconference in northern Australia: A qualitative study of the perspectives of supervisors and trainees.
The award for Best Research Presentation went to Dr Rajit Gilhotra—now at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital—for Indigenous Australians on Renal Dialysis: The Townsville Hospital Experience.
And the Best Moment in Medicine Presentation was won by Dr Hannah Bellwood, former AMAQ Medical Student of the Year and now at Princess Alexandra Hospital with The most heartfelt thank you.

About the JCU Medical School Medical Program

JCU Medical School
Dr Rajit Gilhotra

Located in Townsville, JCU Medical School offers the MBBS medical degree and 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.
Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: August 31, 2015 (Early offers of admission may be made to high-achieving international applicants. It is recommended that students apply as early as possible and well before the August 31 deadline.)

Entry Requirements for the JCU Medical Program

  • Entry is directly from high school. Students may also transfer into the program during their undergraduate degree or at the completion of their undergraduate degree.
  • High school cumulative average necessary to be considered is a minimum of 85% in Grade 12 subjects, including prerequisite subject grades.
  • If you are applying to the program after you have partially or fully completed your post-secondary studies, you should have a Canadian GPA of 80% cumulative average across all university studies, but to have a competitive application, applicants should have achieved at least an 82% cumulative average.
  • Interview: held in-person and via video conference

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School and its MBBS program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Sarah Bridson at or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).