How JCU Medical School helps prepare future doctors

4 November 2015

JCU Medical School offers an undergraduate-entry program that specializes in rural, remote and indigenous medicine and is located in north Queensland, Australia. If you are in your final year of high school, or have just begun university studies and you are considering studying medicine, James Cook University might be the right fit for you!
If you have a passion for helping rural, remote, and underserved populations, JCU might be the right fit for you!
If you feel a strong background in social sciences will help you become a better doctor, JCU might be the right fit for you!

About the JCU Medical School Medical Program

The 6-year, full-time Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery degree is a comprehensive program with integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine. Students attend the Townsville campus for the first half of the course with clinical experience from year one. The James Cook University medical precinct is opposite the Townsville Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in regional or tropical Australia. In later years, students have a base at one of the James Cook University clinical schools that include Townsville, Cairns, Mackay or Darwin. MBBS graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and tropical medicine.
Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years

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

Apply to James Cook University Medical School!


Do you have questions about JCU Medical School and the 2017 intake of the MBBS program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Sarah Bridson at or call 1-866-698-7355.