NTMP students outside NTMP building in Darwin

Northern Territory Medical Program

The Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) provides training to Flinders University and James Cook University medical students. We also coordinate placement opportunities and support for allied health students and interstate medical students.


Study with us

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is offered in the Northern Territory (NT) through the NT Medical Program.

Whether you are a school leaver or university graduate, the NTMP allows you to undergo your entire medical training in the NT.

The Flinders MD recognises and values the contribution that Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous doctors make to the health of our country.  Our Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff will lead you to a greater understanding of this heritage and teach you how to work safely and confidently in a multicultural society.

We have a strong commitment to building the rural and remote health workforce by delivering innovative clinical placements. Medical students in the NT have the opportunity to undertake an entire year or more of study in a remote area.


In 2011, an inaugural group of 24 students enrolled in first year of the medical program at its brand new, purpose-built building at Charles Darwin University campus.

The NTMP has an administration centre and teaching rooms at the Royal Darwin Hospital, as well as established teaching sites in Alice Springs, Katherine and Nhulunbuy.

The NTMP prides itself on the quality of education provided to students and the support offered through the program to the medical and health workforce across the Territory.

Curriculum delivery is innovative using the latest technologies to ensure quality presentation in a variety of settings - from Flinders University in suburban Adelaide to Nhulunbuy, one of the most remote medical program sites in Australia.

The NTMP is part of the Flinders NT academic unit within the School of Medicine.

The NTMP works closely with other Flinders NT initiatives including:

The University has a strategic commitment that Flinders NT activities will be undertaken in close collaboration with Charles Darwin University.


Acknowledgement of tradition land owners

The NTMP acknowledges that our teaching sites across the NT are situated on Larrakia land (Darwin), Jawoyn land (Katherine), Arrernte land (Alice Springs) and Yolngu land (Nhulunbuy).

We are committed to working together with Indigenous people from across the NT to care for our shared future.




Indigenous entry pathway

Indigenous applicants

A major focus of the NTMP is to attract Indigenous applicants to study medicine.

The Indigenous Entry Stream is available to Indigenous graduates who wish to study medicine either in Adelaide or in the Northern Territory.

Indigenous Entry Stream


NTMP (Year 12 entry) BCS-MBBS graduates

Year 12 entry

If you’re a school leaver or do not have an academic record of study at university, you can apply for the undergraduate pathway into medicine.

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine includes two years based at Charles Darwin University and then the four-year Flinders MD.

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine