CDU makes first round offers to future NT doctors 


After a nervous wait for thousands of hopefuls, the main round of offers for Charles Darwin University’s 2011 courses has been released to more than 1400 promising undergraduate students.

CDU Director, Student Administration and Equity Services Ms Edwina Grose said that the Northern Territory’s new Bachelor of Clinical Sciences was now fully subscribed with huge interest shown by local and interstate students.

“The Flinders University initiative, which is supported by Charles Darwin University, will allow up to 24 Territory students to undergo their entire medical training in the Northern Territory for the first time.

“With seven of the students recruited to the new program Territorians, it is exciting to know that 2011 will see the start of the Territory producing its own doctors.”

Ms Grose said that this year CDU has offered two new medical science courses, including the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences and the Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Sciences.

“The new Bachelor of Clinical Sciences, leading to the new medical program, received 500 applications for the 12 places available,” she said.

 “We have also had a substantial increase in applications from NT school leavers, which has resulted in a 30 per cent increase in offers to this group.”

CDU has made a total 1447 offers to undergraduate students, and expects to make more in the next round of offers in February.