Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Set yourself apart in this unique course where you’ll develop skills in clinical pathology and patient management. With the only undergraduate medicine degree in North Queensland, your studies will equip you to confidently diagnose and manage a broad range of conditions. Become a patient centred and socially responsible health practitioner, with in-depth knowledge of rural and remote medicine. Practical experience opportunities will deepen your understanding of the personal, professional and ethical roles of medical practitioners.

#1 in Queensland

for median graduate salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Medicine

#1 in Queensland

for overall educational experience 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Medicine

5 Stars

for learner engagement 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Medicine


  • Townsville: February
  • Cairns: February




+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

^estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


6 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English (3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 317012
  • 327012

Course detail

Real stories

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    Lily Aboud

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

    JCU’s strong thread of social justice throughout the entire medical degree is really unique and has definitely made the study of medicine more meaningful for me.

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    International student – Canada

    Aneesha Ghosh

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

    I was always interested in rural medicine and I have been keen on studying tropical medicine and JCU offered both. The programme was a perfect fit for me. When I looked at JCU Medicine’s placement program I was impressed as it gives us ample opportunities to gain hands-on experience and prepares us well for the future.

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    Dr Ari Isman

    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

    I think if you want to study medicine in Australia you have to look at all your options and JCU is really highly regarded. Speaking to my colleagues, not just in the regional setting but down south in Sydney, everyone regards medical students that have graduated from JCU as being very well prepared for work life.

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    Associate Professor Peter Johnson

    Head of Medical Education

    Our JCU course actually has one of the highest number of placement hours of any course in Australia. We pride ourselves on being able to produce graduates who are extremely work ready and hit the ground running.

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    Dr Renee Cremen

    Medical Superintendent for Babinda Multi-Purpose Health Service

    JCU students are ready to step through the doors of a rural facility like Babinda, which is a multipurpose health service, and become one of the team. The confidence they have and the ability to apply their skills and knowledge is very evident.