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Friday, May 26th, 2017

James Cook University trains specialist doctors for regional and remote communities

James Cook University’s ability to train and keep GPs and medical specialists in regional and remote settings has been given a big boost.

As part of the Federal Government’s Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training program $54.4 million has been allocated over 2016–2017 to 2018–19 for new Regional Training Hubs and University Departments of Rural Health.

James Cook University trains specialist doctors for regional and remote communities

Prof Richard Murray (Photo: JCU)

JCU will operate three of the new Regional Training Hubs—in North, Western and Far North Queensland.

Professor Richard Murray, Dean of JCU’s College of Medicine and Dentistry, said the investment will allow JCU to be more involved in training the specialist doctors that regional and remote communities need.

“The number of graduating doctors in Australia has almost tripled over the past 15 years, yet what we have seen is graduates piling up in the cities, looking for city-based specialist training jobs. The regions are still left to rely on importing doctors from overseas. This announcement is a welcome first step towards a system that trains specialist doctors and GPs where they are most needed,” he said.

Professor Murray said it was time for Commonwealth, state and territory governments to commit to a revolution in the further training of medical graduates.

“We need a system that sees much more specialist training based in regional Australia, with a city rotation only as needed,” he said.

Professor Murray said JCU has long been a national leader and advocate of training medical graduates for work in regional Australia.

“This announcement shows that Assistant Minister for Health David Gillespie is listening to the arguments we have been making over the last decade,” he said.

Professor Sabina Knight, Director of JCU’s Mount Isa Centre for Rural & Remote Health, said the funding will enhance rural health.

“We do a lot of work encouraging students to stay and work in rural and remote areas, but if they can’t get an internship in a regional hospital such as Mount Isa, then they have to go to a city for training and often end up disappearing into metropolitan areas,” she said.

Professor Knight said the initiative fills in a crucial gap in the current system.

“This was the missing bit in the pipeline between having early year medical students and turning out medical specialists in a rural or remote area. We will have a better pathway now and a much better ability to follow through on their training,” she said.

Professor Murray welcomed the funding as a valuable first step, but said the program would be even more fruitful if states and territories now came on board with their support.

About the JCU Medical School MBBS Program

The 6-year, full-time MBBS degree at James Cook University is a comprehensive program with integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine. 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
Application deadline: August 30, 2017 (Note: 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 30 deadline.)

As part of the MBBS application process, all candidates must participate in an interview with Prof Ian Wronksi. For the 2018 intake, JCU will hold interviews with eligible international applicants from Canada either

  • in person in Canada this June, or
  • via video-conferencing following the August 30th program application deadline.

In-person interviews in Canada (dates are subject to change)

June 22 – 23, 2017: Toronto
June 24, 2017: Edmonton
June 25 – 26, 2017: Vancouver

 

Apply to JCU Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying medicine at Australia’s tropical university—James Cook University? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Why should Canadians consider studying at JCU Medical School in Australia?

There are many reasons that encourage people to study medicine. Among the most popular include the desire to help others. Sometimes that wish goes beyond the standard “I want to make a difference in my community” to “I want to make a difference in the world.”

Why should Canadians consider studying at JCU Medical School in Australia?

Prof Ian Wronski (Photo: JCU)

So what makes JCU stand out from other Australian universities? And how on earth can we compare Australia’s and Canada’s health care needs?

James Cook University may not be the largest university, or the most well-known, but JCU has something the others don’t: their riveted focus on Aboriginal health, rural medicine, public health, tropical medicine and the needs of under-served populations.

James Cook University Deputy Vice Chancellor Tropical Health and Medicine Professor Ian Wronski explains why JCU concentrates on rural, remote and tropical health care.

“JCU was established as Australia’s university for the tropics, and so we focus on programs that are particularly relevant to the tropical world,” Prof Wronski says.

“In the medicine, health, molecular science part of the university—that includes all the health professions and molecular biology and biomedicine, and the research institutes we have—we’ve particularly targeted issues relating to under-served populations, especially rural, remote, indigenous and tropical peoples.”

Tropical peoples? How can that relate to Canada you ask? When speaking about Canada, most people think frigid winters, not tropics.

But the connection between Australia and Canada is stronger than you may think.

In fact, in 2013, JCU Medical School Dean and Head of School Richard Murray travelled to Canada as a member of an Australian government delegation at a Canadian-Australian roundtable on recognition of professional credentials between the two countries.

Dean Murray made a case for why Canada and Australia should collaborate our shared interest in health care innovation to meet the needs of our geographically dispersed populations. Prof Murray said that the opportunities this creates for Australian and Canadian practitioners to gain experience in each other’s countries could only benefit the quality and depth of rural medical services.

“In medicine for rural areas, there are opportunities for movement and exchange for students, doctors in training as well as specialists in rural general practice and other generalist specialties. Innovation in areas such as telemedicine and socially accountable health professional education are shared interests,” Prof Murray wrote in an article he published in the JCU Medical School’s journal, A Taste of our own Medicine.

Prof Wronski said there are many countries in a similar position to Australia, including Canada. Like Australia, our population is concentrated on the fringes of the country, where the climate is most ideal and the land most usable. But where people live in rural and Northern Canada, away from the general population, finding health care can be more challenging—just like the people in remote and tropical locations of Australia.

So what kind of student does James Cook University wish to attract?

When asked why JCU likes Canadian students, Professor Wronski narrowed it down: “Canada has a good education system, and students come to us well educated and broad-minded. Also, many of them have that fire in their belly to put something toward the health services side of making life better for under-served populations. Canada, like Australia, has large areas, large rural and indigenous populations,” the JCU professor explains.

“We like Canadian students because we see ourselves as a global hub, and we want to attract students who are interested the tropical world and the health of under-served peoples.”

Does this sound like you? If you’re passionate about changing the world, particularly the lives of those who live in rural or remote areas, JCU wants to talk to you!

About the JCU Medical School Medical Program

The 6-year, full-time MBBS degree is a comprehensive program with integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine. Graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural, remote and Indigenous health, and tropical medicine.

As part of the MBBS application process, all candidates must participate in an interview with Prof Ian Wronksi. For the 2018 intake, JCU will hold interviews with eligible international applicants from Canada either

  • in person in Canada this June, or
  • via video-conferencing following the August 30th program application deadline.

In-person interviews in Canada (dates are subject to change)

June 22 – 23, 2017: Toronto
June 24, 2017: Edmonton
June 25 – 26, 2017: Vancouver

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: August 30, 2017 (Note: Early offers of admission may be made to high-achieving international applicants! Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible and well before the August 30 deadline.)

Apply to JCU Medical School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

JCU MBBS program “domains”

The JCU MBBS specializes in rural and remote medicine. The medical program is undertaken entirely in northern Australia and has an emphasis on tropical medicine, the health of rural and remote communities, and of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. The medical program is informed by a concern for social justice, innovation and excellence in medical education, research and service.

JCU MBBS program

Find out more about the JCU MBBS program

The 6-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery is governed by “domains.” In the example of communication skills, students begin in Year 1 with basic patient interview techniques. In Year 2 in the Cardiovascular Medicine subject, students learn the basics of cardiovascular history taking. In the Rural, Remote, Indigenous and Tropical Medicine subject students learn about a patient interview with an Indigenous Australian. There is more practice in Years 3 and 4, and by Year 5, students are taking full medical histories and reporting these to colleagues. In Year 6, JCU MBBS students put these skills into practice while on their 8-week Rural Internship.

Applied Basic and Clinical Science
Includes the application to medical practice of the knowledge and understanding of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology.

Communication, Clinical, Critical Reasoning and Information Management Skills
Includes a range of thinking and manual skills.

The Health of Rural and Remote, Indigenous and Tropical Communities
Examples of community and population health that are important to the region James Cook University serves. This domain includes understanding health needs, illness prevention, health promotion and epidemiology.

Ethics, Personal and Professional Development
Includes demonstration of the attitudes and behaviours necessary for competent medical practice.

The health of Australian Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples
The teaching about the health of Australia’s two groups of Indigenous peoples is of increasing importance in Australia as the nation attempts to Close the Gap between the health of its Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples and the rest of the population.

JCU Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Program: Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February each year
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was Aug. 30, 2015.

Apply to James Cook University Medical School!

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Do you have questions about the JCU MBBS program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

JCU boosts Townsville’s economy

James Cook University is bringing forward construction projects worth millions of dollars to boost Townsville’s economy.

JCU has brought forward by several months the construction of its $4m Verandah Walk project on the Townsville campus to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.

James Cook University

Verandah Walk (Image credit: JCU)

The covered walkway will provide all weather, undercover access to many of the university’s key academic buildings.

It will also create a series of “nodal” meeting and seating areas that will allow students to study, collaborate and socialise in a landscaped outdoor setting.

An invitation for Expressions of Interest for the construction project has been advertised and locally-based contractors are strongly encouraged to apply.

James Cook University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Services and Resources, Tricia Brand says JCU is a key part of the Townsville community and its economy, and it wants to do what it can to help the city at a time of need.

“We hope that by bringing forward this project, and hopefully others, we can provide a timely boost for Townsville’s economy.”

JCU is examining other projects that can also be expedited to boost local employment. It’s planning to bring forward several other smaller projects with a combined value of up to $4m.

The university is also planning a number of larger projects with further details to be announced in 2016.

JCU is one of the biggest employers in the region, and already has two large construction projects underway in Townsville: The Science Place ($83M project) and AITHM ($31M project).

Both projects are injecting tens of millions of dollars into Townsville’s economy and, at their peak, provide (directly and indirectly) hundreds of local jobs.

About JCU Townsville

Set in almost 400 hectares of natural bushland by the Ross River and Mount Stuart, the JCU Townsville campus is home to 13,000 students in a safe, friendly environment just 13 km from the beach and downtown area. More than 1,400 students live on campus in colleges and halls of residence, giving the campus a true community atmosphere.

What else is in JCU Townsville? JCU Medical School! The medical program at JCU has a distinctive regional mission with a focus on the needs of rural, remote and underserved communities, tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

The JCU School of Medicine aims to lead positive change in health and medical care for communities of tropical Australia and beyond through socially accountable health education, discoveries, partnerships and advocacy that make a difference.

JCU Medical School MBBS program

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

Apply to James Cook University Medical School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School or the MBBS program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

OzTREKK student featured in JCU Medical School video

One aspect of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program JCU Medical School is proud of is the large amount and quality of clinical experience students get both in classes and while working in health-care settings.

JCU Medical School

JCU MBBS student Reuben George

Former OzTREKK student and now current JCU MBBS student Reuben George is featured in a recent JCU video, and he agrees that the early clinical exposure is one of his favourite things about the program.

This begins with the Clinical Skills program from Year 1 when students start to learn the skills required by medical practitioners including medical history taking and physical examination, practical skills such as vital signs, injections and suturing and communication skills. Clinical Skills are taught in small-group sessions.

JCU Medical School is blessed with a wonderful and large group of highly trained volunteers who act as simulated patients and who are part of the fabric of the medical program. Students will learn both through examining each other, and the volunteers. They are also given the privilege of learning through the care of patients in hospital and health service settings.

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
Next semester intake: February 2017
Duration: 6 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was August 28, 2015.

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!

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School and the 2017 intake of the MBBS program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com or  call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine launched

The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), at James Cook University has been officially launched by the Federal Education Minister, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.

JCU Medical School

L to R: Prof Ian Wronski, Minister Andrew Robb, Professor Louis Schofield,Vice-Chancellor Professor Sandra Harding, Senator Simon Birmingham (Photo credit: JCU)

The ceremony marks a special milestone for the emergence of AITHM, with James Cook University Vice Chancellor, Professor Sandra Harding stating that the official launch of AITHM demonstrates Australia’s position as a global leader in tropical health and medicine.

“Northern Australia’s proximity to the fast growing Southeast Asian and Pacific nations, both as part of the growing tropics presents extraordinary opportunities for Australian tropical medicine.”

“AITHM and JCU have developed a highly technical and advanced medical research capability and are well poised to respond to the scale of opportunity emerging from our near neighbours in the Asia Pacific,” Professor Harding said.

The official launch featured presentations demonstrating AITHM’s capacity building activities and showcasing a suite of research that is being translated into reality.

AITHM Director Professor Louis Schofield stated “AITHM is developing strong connections with organisations such as the Gates Foundation for research into malaria, and Johnson and Johnson in the development of therapeutics.”

James Cook University Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Ian Wronski AO said that AITHM’s research focus is on translation and commercialisation of research into new tropical therapeutics and diagnostics.

“AITHM provides a key knowledge based industry for engagement with Asia and the Pacific in research, research training, transfer of knowledge and the commercialisation of research findings.

“Australia has a bright future in tropical health and medicine and AITHM will play an important role in managing or eradicating many of the diseases specific to this region,” Professor Wronski said.

AITHM was made possible with $42M in establishment funding from the Commonwealth Government, Australian Research Council Special Research Initiative, combined with an additional $42.12M funding from the Queensland Government.

About James Cook University Medical School

The JCU School of Medicine specializes in rural and remote medicine. The program has a unique place among Australian medical schools. The course is undertaken entirely in northern Australia and has an emphasis on tropical medicine, the health of rural and remote communities, and of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders. The medical program is informed by a concern for social justice, innovation and excellence in medical education, research and service.

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Are you interested in pursuing a career in rural and tropical medicine? JCU Medical School may be for you! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information.

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

How JCU Medical School helps prepare future doctors

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!

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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 sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Clean sweep for JCU’s young doctors

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

Apply to James Cook University Medical School!

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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 sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

JCU doctors in world-first epilepsy treatment

James Cook University scientists are leading a drug trial which is attempting to find a better treatment for kids with a life threatening form of epilepsy.

JCU’s Dr Jeremy Furyk is coordinating the work, funded by a grant of more than $140,000 from the Queensland Emergency Medicine Research Foundation, on top of other funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand.

JCU Medical School

Study medicine at James Cook University, Townsville

Researchers will work at the Townsville, Gold Coast University and Lady Cilento Children’s hospitals with researchers from the Paediatric Research in Emergency Departments International Collaborative (PREDICT) network.

They will test the effectiveness of the drug Levetiracetam on children who arrive at the hospitals’ emergency departments suffering from Convulsive Status Epilepticus (CSE).

CSE occurs when children suffer a seizure that fails to stop with initial anti-seizure medications and can lead to brain damage or death.

Levetiracetam in oral form has been used for more than a decade as a treatment of epilepsy, but the researchers will be using the intravenous form of the medication. They believe it may be more effective and work faster than the currently available treatment, and without the same serious side-effects.

Dr Furyk said it will be the first test of the drug in emergency conditions. “No one has compared it with the current drug, Phenytoin in clinical trials before.”

Which of the two drugs is to be used first on individual patients will be decided by a process of randomisation. The research has been approved by the appropriate ethics committees across Australia and New Zealand.

The team believes children who are treated with Levetiracetam will benefit in terms of the time it takes for the drug to work, the need for a breathing tube to be inserted, the length of time of the hospital stay, and the long-term effects of the seizure.

“If the hypothesis is confirmed it will have a profound impact on the management of CSE in children in New Zealand, Australia and worldwide,” said Dr Furyk.

James Cook University Medical School interviews in Canada

With interviews being a part of the application process to the JCU Medical School MBBS program, students can complete this application prerequisite in Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver. For the 2016 intake, JCU will hold interviews with eligible international applicants from Canada either

  • in person in Canada this June; or
  • via videoconferencing following the August 31 program application deadline.

Toronto: June 8 & 9, 2015
Calgary: June 10, 2015
Vancouver: June 11, 2015

An interview is a necessary component of the admission process for entry into the JCU Medical School and it is strongly encouraged that you undertake the interviews earlier rather than later.

It is important to note that the majority of those that have been successful in gaining admission in to the MBBS at James Cook University have interviewed in person in Canada, with many receiving offers prior to the application deadline. It is recommended that you undertake and participate in the in-person interviews in Canada in June.

Please fill out a James Cook University Medical School meeting request form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCUMBBS2015int

JCU Medical School MBBS

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.)

Apply now to James Cook University Medical School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School or about the in-person interviews? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information.

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

James Cook University Medical School interviews in Canada

If you are interested in JCU Medical School, we are pleased to announce that interviews will be held in Canada this June by Professor Ian Wronski and Mrs. Sandra Hurlock from the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at JCU.

With interviews being a part of the application process to the JCU Medical School MBBS program, students can complete this application prerequisite in Toronto, Calgary or Vancouver. For the 2016 intake, JCU will hold interviews with eligible international applicants from Canada either

JCU Medical School

Study medicine at JCU Medical School

  • in person in Canada this June; or
  • via videoconferencing following the August 31 program application deadline.

Interviews Schedule

Toronto: June 8 & 9, 2015
Calgary: June 10, 2015
Vancouver: June 11, 2015

About the Interviews

An interview is a necessary component of the admission process for entry into the JCU Medical School and it is strongly encouraged that you undertake the interviews earlier rather than later.

It is important to note that the majority of those that have been successful in gaining admission in to the MBBS at James Cook University have interviewed in person in Canada, with many receiving offers prior to the application deadline. It is recommended that you undertake and participate in the in-person interviews in Canada in June.

To Schedule an Interview

Please fill out a James Cook University Medical School meeting request form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JCUMBBS2015int

You do not need to submit a complete application at this stage to be considered for an interview; however, you will need to provide OzTREKK with a copy of your official transcript (or interim transcript) to verify your eligibility for an interview.

Entry Requirements for the JCU Medical Program

Entry into the JCU MBBS program is directly from high school. Students may also transfer into the program during their undergraduate degree or at the completion of their undergraduate degree.

  • Applicants may apply directly from high school, or after having partially or fully completed their university studies.
  • Prerequisite subjects include English, Maths B (Calculus and Vectors and Advanced Functions), and Chemistry at a minimum of the Grade 12 level
  • If applying directly from high school, applicants need a minimum GPA of 85% from their top 6 courses in Grade 12 (including prerequisite subjects)
  • If applying after having partially or fully completed post-secondary studies, applicants need to have a minimum of 80% cumulative GPA to be considered
  • Completion of Australian Medical Schools Application Form and JCU Program Specific Form
  • Interview: held in person or via video teleconference

Apply now to James Cook University Medical School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Medical School or about the in-person interviews? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 for more information.