College of Medicine and Dentistry About us Volunteers - Medicine Selection Panels

Volunteers for Medicine Selection Panels

Help select future doctors for our rural and remote communities

The JCU College of Medicine and Dentistry is seeking clinicians, members of the public and staff to be part of a medical student selection panel. Each year, JCU interviews approximately 900 applicants for entry into the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course.

The interview component is an integral part of our selection process and we rely on clinicians, health professionals, academics and community volunteers to undertake this task.

Community involvement

Volunteers are integral to our panel interview process. Without community involvement we would not be able to run this vital part of our selection process that provides us with important insights into our applicant pool. Each year we require around 600 volunteers for this process.

What does the interview process involve?

Volunteers are required to:

  • Attend an initial four hour training session (new volunteers)
  • Work on a panel with two other interviewers
  • Refer to manual to help assess the applicant

Existing interviewers can attend a 2-hour refresher training if they have not been involved in interviewing for three or more years.

Interviews will be held from Tuesday, 3 December 2019 to  Thursday, 12 December 2019, and Friday, 3 January 2020.

Interested volunteers will be trained in September 2019 and placed on panels according to their selected availability.  Allocated panel dates will be sent by email.

Further information (including training dates) for:

New interviewers

Trained and current interviewers

Register for the panel

New volunteers please visit to create a profile and select your availability.

Experienced volunteers please visit and use the login details provided via email.

More information

For further information, please direct your enquiries to:

Stakeholder Support Officer
Phone 07 4781 4105