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Bond University

Services and resources offered by NIE to assist with Bond University entry requirements into medicine

Please note: the National Institute of Education is a privately run organisation and we are in no way associated or affiliated with Bond University. Our primary mission statement is to provide NIE clients with the most up to date information, advise, educational & training services and resources in order to assist them with their journey into medical degrees across all Australian and New Zealand Universities. 

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Important: Following information has been copied as a form of reference from Bond university website in September 2021. We highly recommend that you visit Bond University Medical School Page for most up to date and more comprehensive information about the Bond University medical program. 

 

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES – MEDICAL PROGRAM^ – 2022 INTAKE

Monday, 22 November, 2021

(5.00pm to 6.00pm QLD Time)

Medical Program Information Session for 2022 intake via Zoom - more details TBA.

Thursday, 13 January, 2022

(9:00am QLD time)

QTAC applications open for the Medical Program^ applicants (all Domestic applicants apply through QTAC regardless of where they live – either in Australia or overseas). Applications to the Medical Program^ is via application to one of:

  • Undergraduate: 020712: The ^Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the ^Doctor of Medicine (MD);
  • Graduate: 020741: The ^Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the ^Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Graduate Entry) 

Thursday, 13 January, 2022

(5.00pm to 6.00pm QLD time)

Medical Program Information Session for 2022 intake via Zoom - more details TBA.

Thursday, 27 January, 2022

(Midnight QLD time)

QTAC applications close to the Medical Program^ (Undergraduate and Graduate)

Friday, 28 January, 2022

(4.30pm QLD time)

Deadline for all supporting documentation to be provided to QTAC by applicants where QTAC requests additional documents.

Friday, 11 February, 2022

Psychometric Testing invitations will be sent out by email progressively to selected applicants.

Monday, 14 February to
Tuesday, 15 February, 2022

Psychometric Testing conducted on-line.

Opens 9.00am 14 February and closes 9.00pm 15 February, 2022

Friday, 18 February, 2022

Interview invitations will be sent out by email progressively to selected applicants from Friday, 18 Feb 2022 until all available interview spaces are filled.

Tuesday, 1 March, Wednesday, 2 March, and Thursday, 3 March, 2022

Medical Program^ interviews coordinated and conducted at the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine.

Interviews will usually take approximately 3 hours to complete from registration.

Friday, 11 March, 2022

(8.30am QLD Time) Round 1 offers released and available from QTAC website. Round 1 offer letters released by Bond University.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2022

Lapse date for Round 1 offers.

May 2022 Commencement

Tuesday, 10 May, 2022

O-Week commences (compulsory attendance for medical students)

Monday 16 May 2022

Classes commence

September 2022 Commencement

Tuesday, 6 September, 2022

O-Week commences (compulsory attendance for medical students)

Monday, 12 September, 2022

Classes commence

^ The Medical Program is comprised of two sequential degrees – the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD). All students selected for entry into the Medical Program^ will have to complete both the BMedSt and MD to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand.

Note: The above information is correct at the time of publication. Dates and information may be subject to change.
 

Domestic enquiries

Office of Future Students
Toll-free: 1800 074 074 (in Australia)
Tel: +61 7 5595 1024 (international)
Email: 

Enquiries for domestic applicants living overseas

Office of Future Students
Tel: +61 7 5595 1024 
Email: 

Becoming a Doctor with Bond University medical program: 

The Medical Program is designed to equip graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills and attributes required to safely and effectively practise medicine in today’s complex healthcare environment. The first of Bonds 2-part Medical Program (the Bachelor of Medical Studies), is distinguished by its strong educational focus on problem-based learning, interactive workshops and clinical simulation. With small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment.

The second of Bonds 2-part Medical Program (the Doctor of Medicine) must be completed by students to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand. The MD is distinguished by its strong focus on evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical practice. Due to Bonds tri-semester structure, graduating students will have the advantage of entering the workforce as a Doctor in only 14 semesters.

Bond University Indigenous Medical Scholarship - Bond University is committed to providing opportunities in tertiary education for Indigenous Australians, including an Indigenous pathway into its Medical Program. In 2021, Bond University will award scholarships of up to 100% for Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander students commencing in the 2021 Medical Program. People who identify as being Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander and are expected to meet the academic entry requirements for the program are encouraged to apply.

The Medical Program focuses heavily on student placement within clinical sites domestically located close to the Bond Main Campus. Students gain extended exposure to areas such as child health, medicine, mental health, surgery and women's heath during their time on placement throughout the program.

Vision:
The Bond University Medical Program offers students opportunities to bring to life their ambitions to become outstanding practitioners, thinkers and leaders, well equipped to deliver evidenced-based, patient centred health care that meets the needs of a diverse community.

Mission:
The Bond University Medical Program prepares practitioners with the attributes required for guiding health care into the future.

Students are exposed to the amazing opportunities and responsibilities that are part of medical careers. They are challenged to master and apply the biomedical, behavioural and social sciences that build the foundation for contemporary medical practice. Graduates are fully prepared to commence internship in Australia or New Zealand, with the critical thinking skills required to interpret and expand the evidence base for practice.

The Bond University medical graduates demonstrate a commitment to care for themselves, their colleagues and all groups in the community. They demonstrate the clinical, interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills to deliver high quality health care outcomes.

 

Medical Program Admission Criteria

Entry as an Undergraduate or Graduate Applicant

The Bond Medical Program is open to Year 12 school leavers and to applicants who have completed an eligible tertiary program. 

For entry into the Bond Medical Program, the following definitions apply:

  • Undergraduate – An applicant who has completed an eligible Australian Senior School Certificate (i.e. Queensland Year 12 or equivalent) with, or without, incomplete tertiary studies.
  • Graduate – An applicant who has completed an eligible undergraduate or postgraduate program.

Bond University will offer approximately 80% of available places to undergraduate applicants and the remainder to graduate applicants.

Applicants should also refer to the Entry Assessment table for guidance on whether to apply as an undergraduate or graduate applicant. Qualifications older than nine years immediately preceding the close of applications for the relevant application period cannot be considered.

Age requirement

Applicants must be 17 years of age at the time of commencement of the Bond Medical Program. If the applicant does not meet the age requirement, they will not be permitted to enrol even if they have met all admission requirements. The applicant will have to re-apply for admission when they are able to meet this requirement.

Assessment process

Enrolments in the program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive, therefore applicants are selected through a rigorous assessment process:

Step 1: Academic Assessment

Applicants will be assessed on their prior academic record and prerequisites through their QTAC application. Top-ranked applicants will be invited to complete Step 2 of the assessment process. 

Step 2: Psychometric Test

Selected applicants are offered the opportunity to complete an online psychometric test. This test will be available for a specific time period and incur a fee, to be paid by the applicant directly to the test provider. The results of the psychometric test will determine if an applicant is shortlisted for an interview (the next step of the assessment process).

Step 3: Interview

Shortlisted applicants are invited to an interview in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast, where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined in a structured multi mini interview (MMI).

Applicants will be assessed on the following:

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve graduate outcomes of:
    • Knowledge and critical thinking
    • Leadership, Initiative and teamwork
    • Communication skills
    • Responsibility

Once the interviews are complete, successful applicants are made on offer into the Bond Medical Program. This offer must be accepted within a specified timeframe. Bond University may make subsequent offers until all available places are filled.

Domestic / International Student Entry

Direct entry into the Bond Medical Program is currently only open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, holders of an Australian Humanitarian visa and New Zealand citizens (but not New Zealand permanent residents) at the time of application.

Students, including New Zealand citizens, who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents may not be automatically entitled to registration, internship, and access to a provider number in Australia. Graduates who wish to stay in Australia after graduation must make their own enquiries regarding their situation related to these matters as they lie beyond the control of the University.

In Australia, the number of internships is controlled by the relevant health industry in each state/territory, and Australian citizens and permanent residents currently receive priority for internship access. Graduates wishing to register in their home country or graduates wishing to practise medicine in countries other than Australia must contact the professional medical associations in that country to determine requirements to practice. Bond University is not responsible for organising any internship or medical registration of students upon their graduation.

International students may gain entry to the Bond Medical program via an approved Bond University pathway.

Pathways into Medicine

Domestic and international students eligible to graduate from the following Bond University programs: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (in the Pre-Health Professional major), the Master of Occupational Therapy, the Doctor of Physiotherapy or the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice are eligible to be considered for entry into Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) program. Places in Year 2 of the BMedSt are limited to graduates of these programs only and are subject to availability.

Students must achieve a minimum GPA to be selected for psychometric testing and the interview. Successful students will commence in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies and subject to satisfactory academic progress, progress into the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

*The Medical Program is comprised of two sequential degrees – the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD). All students selected for entry into the Medical Program will have to complete both the BMedSt and MD to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand. Both degrees are awarded at the completion of Year 5.

Academic results

Applications to the Bond Medical Program are administered through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (‘QTAC’). A full assessment of your qualifications cannot be undertaken until a complete application is received by QTAC during the relevant application period.

Please refer to the entry assessment table to determine how your academic rank may be calculated.

Based on data from the most recent intake, to be considered competitive for the Bond Medical Program^ an applicant would need to achieve the following minimum scores:

  Undergraduate Applicant Graduate Applicant
Minimum academic rank to be competitive for psychometric test selection OP 1-3, ATAR 96+, or IB Dip 38+ Cumulative GPA of greater than 6 on a 7-point scale from a recognised tertiary program

Applicants should be aware that the minimum scores to be competitive will depend on the quality of applications received for the admission round. If there are more applicants with higher academic scores, then the minimum score required to be competitive in that intake will likely be higher.

Subject Prerequisites

English, English as an Additional Language, Literature, or English & Literature Extension  (QCAA General Subject, Units 3 and 4 at Grade C or better) (applicable to Undergraduate applicants only) Plus one of:

  • Chemistry (QCAA General Subject, Units 3 and 4 at Grade C or better) or successful completion of any first-year or greater Chemistry subject undertaken at a minimum of Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 7  from a recognised provider; or
  • Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (QCAA General Subject, Units 3 and 4 at Grade C or better) or successful completion of any first-year or greater Mathematics subject undertaken at a minimum of AQF Level 7 from a recognised provider; or
  • Physics (QCAA General Subject, Units 3 and 4 at Grade C or better) or successful completion of any first-year or greater Physics subject undertaken at a minimum of AQF Level 7 from a recognised provider.

Please refer to the tables below for a list of bridging and preparatory programs for each of the subjects listed above that have been approved by the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine for the Bachelor of Medical Studies. The following information will be updated from 15 May to 15 December each year for the following year’s Bachelor of Medical Studies intake. After 15 December, no new bridging and preparatory programs will be added as approved subject prerequisite equivalencies for assessment in the following year’s intake.

AQF levels are an indication of the relative complexity and/or depth of achievement and the autonomy required to demonstrate that achievement.  AQF level 1 has the lowest complexity and AQF level 10 has the highest complexity.  AQF Level 7 is an Australian Bachelor Degree. Conceded passes may not be used to satisfy subject prerequisites. Applicants who are unable to satisfy the above prerequisite requirements will be required to:

Successfully complete an approved bridging or preparatory programs; and Be able to produce documentary evidence to QTAC by the time applications close for the relevant application period.

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

The University Clinical Aptitude test (UCAT) is not required for the Bachelor of Medical Studies application. Instead, selected applicants will be invited to complete psychometric testing.

Psychometric testing

The Bond Medical Program has partnered with an experienced external commercial provider to run the psychometric test. The external provider is used by the Police, Ambulance, Fire Service and military to assist with choosing the best candidates. It will be conducted as an on-line test that can be taken anywhere with internet access over a specified time period. Many graduate programs, i.e. the CBA and leading accounting and legal firms use similar processes in their recruitment.

The psychometric testing is designed to provide information on personal attributes recognised as being important for a successful career as a doctor, such as the ability to manage pressure, problem solve with emotions, and show empathy. The psychometric testing will focus on your strengths in regard to managing the demands of the program. 

Psychometric testing was introduced as part of the Bond Medical Program assessment process in 2018.

Interview process

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast, where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined in a structured multiple mini interview (MMI).

Interviews are conducted using a MMI structure consisting of at least four (4) mini interview stations. Interviewers are doctors and community members from both medical and non-medical backgrounds, who are highly trained in the interview process for entry into medicine. 

Interviews are held on campus for shortlisted applicants only. Interviews will be undertaken in mid to late February. View the important dates & deadlines.

The interview process is designed to test:

  • Knowledge and critical thinking
  • Leadership, Initiative and teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Responsibility

For more information about the program including fees and charges please visit the official Bond University Website. 

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