About Us


The Joint Medical Program (JMP) is jointly offered by the School of Rural Medicine at the University of New England in partnership with the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England and Central Coast Local Health Districts.

The development of the JMP expands on the long term commitment of many medical and community stakeholders within the region to improve equity of access to health care for our patients and improve health services in rural areas of Australia. We hope some of you will continue your association with regional and rural Australia as you progress in your careers.

State-of-the-art infrastructure for JMP teaching at UNE include a 60-student capacity anatomy laboratory, eight PBL rooms, student self-catering facilities and a medical student common room.

Our students are in contact with academic staff at both universities and remarkable medical practitioners teaching in the community and in hospitals. Students also meet with community members and patients.

The development of the JMP has been a team effort. The School thanks everyone involved for their contribution and efforts. But most importantly, the School invites the student body to play an active role in the further development of the JMP.

Welcome and every success in a career of life long learning.