JCU Medical Program - Darwin

The JCU Medical program is an undergraduate program coordinated through James Cook University in Queensland and the NT Medical Program in the Northern Territory.

Students start their degree at James Cook University complete the first four years of this degree.  In year 5 and 6 some students can be selected to come to the Northern Territory for their clinical placements. These are the practical part of the degree when students work in a hospital and get hands on experience.  Students are placed at Royal Darwin Hospital for the majority of the two years and spend some time at local general Practices.

Year 5

JCU year 5 students at NTMP work alongside students from year 3 Flinders University.  They spend twelve months place at the Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), rotating through blocks in Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Paediatrics and Women's Health. Year 5 JCU students participate in a variety of teaching sessions, lectures, small groups tutorials and bedside teaching. JCU students also link with their fellow JCU students in Queensland weekly for Whole of Year video conferences and receive regular visits from JCU academic staff throughout the year.

Year 6

JCU students who complete year 5 in Darwin remain in Darwin to complete the majority of their year 6 program at Royal Darwin Hospital.

In year 6, JCU students spend three terms based at Royal Darwin Hospital - Critical and Crisis Care, Aged Care and Rehabilitation and Adult Health 3.  Student spend time in the following specialties: ENT, Orthopaedics, Ophthalmology, Renal, rehabilitation, Geriatrics, Palliative Care, ICU, Emergency and Anaesthetics.

Students then complete their Rural Internship program in a rural Northern Territory or WA location. Previously, students have been placed at Kununurra and Timber Creek for their Rural internship. The final placement for year 6 students is the elective.

Full details on the Northern Territory Medical Program