James Cook University (JCU) in North Queensland has received a $2.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to pursue the pre-clinical development of a vaccine aimed at the goal of malaria eradication.

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Professor Louis Schofield, Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) at James Cook University (JCU) in North Queensland has received a $2.8M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to pursue the pre-clinical development of a vaccine aimed at the goal of malaria eradication.

The research will be conducted in collaboration with researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, and other colleagues and institutions in the USA. …

dates and events for International students starting at James Cook University

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For any students starting in James Cook University this February 2015. Here’s some important dates and events that you need to know!




Named after the British explorer Captain James Cook, James Cook University is Australia’s leading tropical research university and Queensland’s second oldest university offering excellence in teaching and research. Our main campuses are based in the vibrant coastal northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns, …

Consider James Cook University for Dental School in Australia

Listen to one Canadian tell his story of studying at James Cook Dental School.

Ali talks about the advantages of studying dentistry in Australia for Canadian students and what it’s like to study at JCU in Cairns.



James Cook Dental School is still accepting applications for the February 2015 intake.  The  deadline for James Cook Medical  School and James Cook Dental School is August 29th.   …

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James Cook University Medical School and James Cook University Dental School approach application deadline  

Australian Medical and Dental School applications are starting to reach their application deadlines for the February 2015 intake.

University of Sydney application deadline recently passed.  The next deadline will be for JCU Medical School and JCU Dental School.  Application deadline is August 29th.

Get your application package ready now to apply to Australian Medical and Dental Schools.  Contact KOM Consultants for requirement details and the application package. …

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KOM Consultants wants to wish all Medical & Dental School applicants great success with James Cook University this weekend!

James Cook University Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry will be in Toronto tomorrow hosting interviews with KOM medical and dental school  applicants.  These interviews are for places for the February 2015 intake.

If you missed the interviews this weekend, don’t worry as James Cook University’s application deadline is actually not until the end of August.   …

Did you apply to an Ontario Medical School  this year? 


According to the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre.

  • In 2013, a record number of 5982 eligible applications applied to Medical Schools in Ontario.  Only 947 spots Medical School spots were available in 2013. 
  •  McMaster University reviewed 4561 applicants for their medical school program.  These applicants were fighting for 1 out of 203 spots.  

Congratulations if you were accepted into a medical program in Ontario.   …

James Cook University Medical School Applications
now open for February 2015

KOM Consultants is the official Canadian representative and application centre for James Cook University.

James Cook University’s Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery course is a six year undergraduate program.

This program  aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties.  Graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural/remote and Indigenous health and tropical medicine. …

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‘Lucky break’ for citizen of the world

 Chia Hui Tan. Photo by Richard Davis, JCU

 A James Cook University international student has been awarded a $50,000 scholarship to help with his studies in Australia.

 Chia Hui Tan, a first-year student in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Psychology course, has received the inaugural ACER International Student Scholarship – Business (AISS).

Founded in 1930, the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) is an independent, …

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University of Sydney’s application deadline has now passed for Sydney’s Medical School.

Some KOM universities are still accepting applications into Australian Medical Schools in Australia for this upcoming February 2014 intake.

James Cook University offers an undergraduate MBBS program which is six years in length.  You can hold a high school diploma and/or university degree to apply.  The application deadline is August 31st for the February 2014 intake.

University of Western Sydney also offers an undergraduate MBBS program which is five years in length.  …

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Celebrating 100 years of tropical medicine

A special event was held in Townsville to celebrate the centenary of the official opening of Australian Institute of Tropical Medicine (AITM).

On June 28, 1913, the AITM was officially opened. This was Australia’s first independent medical research complex. The building, a Queensland Heritage Register-listed place, still exists adjacent to the old Townsville General Hospital.

The AITM was the forerunner to the newly formed Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), …