Welcome to Sonia Online for students enrolled in the Joint Medical Program.

Clinical placement is an important and exciting part of the Joint Medical Program. Time spent of clinical placements gives students an in-depth understanding of the patient experience and an appreciation of the healthcare system and the contexts in which health care is delivered. These placements form the foundations in ensuring strong, well-rounded, job-ready graduates.

Sonia Online provides all information about your placement. It will help you to keep track of your clinical compliance checks* and forms you’ll need to complete in preparation for, and during, your placements.

If you have any questions about preparing for your placement, and what to expect once on placement, please refer to the JMP Clinical Placement Survival Guide found in the documents tab of Sonia Online. It covers everything from vaccinations to uniform and dress standards. Of course, if you have more specific questions, you should contact your Year Manager (subject enquiries) or Placement Officer (placement enquiries).

For all placement enquiries please contact generalpractice.placementofficer@newcastle.edu.au (remember to always include your Student ID for identification purposes)

Placement Officers

UON Placement Officer

UNE Placement Officer

Lauren McCosker

Suzanne Riley

UON Year Managers