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    Medicine at UON?

    Thoughts on the medical program at Newcastle? I'm concerned that it isn't prestigious enough, because obviously I'd like a successful surgery career.


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    Re: Medicine at UON?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shoesta View Post
    Thoughts on the medical program at Newcastle? I'm concerned that it isn't prestigious enough, because obviously I'd like a successful surgery career.


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    It is definitely possible to have a successful surgery career if you go to Newcastle, or other places. Basically, the university you go to isn't that important for Medicine, just getting in is. So you should probably apply everywhere you can and accept any place you get if you get an offer, if you want to study Medicine.

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    Re: Medicine at UON?

    Quote Originally Posted by InteGrand View Post
    It is definitely possible to have a successful surgery career if you go to Newcastle, or other places. Basically, the university you go to isn't that important for Medicine, just getting in is. So you should probably apply everywhere you can and accept any place you get if you get an offer, if you want to study Medicine.
    Thankyou! Greatly appreciated, quick response as well.


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    Re: Medicine at UON?

    Any university is fine for medicine.
    I wouldn't worry about prestige since only a few universities offer undergraduate medicine and in order to do so, they must meet the medical standards set in Australia(which are pretty high relative to everywhere else).
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    Re: Medicine at UON?

    Quote Originally Posted by turntaker View Post
    Any university is fine for medicine.
    I wouldn't worry about prestige since only a few universities offer undergraduate medicine and in order to do so, they must meet the medical standards set in Australia(which are pretty high relative to everywhere else).
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    But actually, for a small country, Australia has been doing pretty well in the medical sciences.
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    Re: Medicine at UON?

    Just out of curiosity, what are the requirements for Undergrad Med at UON?

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    Quote Originally Posted by popandi22 View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what are the requirements for Undergrad Med at UON?
    Depends. Do you attend a rural school?


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    Quote Originally Posted by popandi22 View Post
    Just out of curiosity, what are the requirements for Undergrad Med at UON?
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    Re: Medicine at UON?

    thanks for info re requirements. So is UON like UNSW, do they fill the non bonded places first (so if you got a good mark and ticked bonded you would be offered a non bonded place) then the bonded ones next? And do you get a choice ie eg offered a bonded place at UNSW and say a non bonded place at UON? I rang them and they weren't sure and no one was answering their phones to ask she said. I can't remember if UON had a bonded and non bonded box like UNSW ?

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    Re: Medicine at UON?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenlander View Post
    So is UON like UNSW, do they fill the non bonded places first (so if you got a good mark and ticked bonded you would be offered a non bonded place) then the bonded ones next?
    Yes all the unis do this^. Which one you get also depends on the wording and your choice (if any) of the Unbonded/Bonded tick boxes. If it means Unbonded only they cut you off before getting to Bonded, if it means Bonded preferred they give you one even if you qualify for Unbonded, if it means you don't mind Bonded you still get Unbonded if qualified etc.

    Within UAC you'll only be notified of ONE offer, being the highest on your pref list that you qualify for. If you want a choice between Unsw & UoN you need to accept the one offer first then move it to bottom of pref list, hopefully you might get the other in 2nd round place offers to choose.

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