JCU Medical School applications are open
Applications to the undergraduate-entry MBBS program at James Cook University for the February 2016 intake are now officially open via OzTREKK!
The JCU Medical School offers the only full medical program in tropical Australia. Established in 2000, the school places a special emphasis on rural, remote and tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.
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.
About the JCU Medical School Medical Program
Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: TBC. For the 2015 intake, the application deadline was August 29, 2014.
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