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Psychometric Values Training for Bond University & Medicine
Our main aim is to serve our clients better and more personalised than any other training program in Australia and New Zealand, and this is how we continue to achieve the best medical entry success scores in Australia across 18 university medical programs. Please contact our friendly NIE staff to discuss your trajectory for success in becoming a doctor, and to see how we can be of service to you and your family.
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About Bond Psychometric Values Training
Choose three hours of intensive training with our current senior Psychometrics Teacher. This unit is completed online using Zoom. The session involves an in-depth exploration about the most important psychometric values in medicine and what can be expected during the 2024 Bond Uni Psychometric Test. Sample testing items in Emotional Intelligence and Personality are covered in detail and explored both strategically and in the university admissions context.
Emotional Intelligence testing is difficult to master without specialist support. Whilst these tests are a popular and important part of admitting the most emotionally capable people into a University Medical Program, they are also tests that lend themselves well to practice effects (an increase in overall scores experienced from exposure to test items) – if an applicant is exposed to the right sorts of testing items. Be wary! Exposure to the incorrect testing items has been shown to not only fail in increasing overall scores but also to actively reduce average scores across key areas - namely in one's ability to:
- Perceive accurate emotions – by paying attention to the decoding of emotional signals across facial features, artistic works, and in appraising emotionally-coded items;
- Facilitating emotionally-influenced thought – by using cognitive strategies to problem-solve or employ reasoning on topics and tasks that show emotional intelligence capabilities, especially in matters of prioritisation;
- Understanding effective emotions – by comprehending how they interact with each other to lead to critical emotional journeys over time and between differing parties;
- Managing emotional information – by remaining rational and appropriate despite being in situations where varieties and consistencies in emotional data change or influence states.
Full Psychometric Training Content (3 hours)
During training, students can expect one-on-one exclusive access to information touching on:
- What Bond is looking for via their psychometrics
- The differences between the EQ (Emotional Intelligence) and Personality test
- The measuring factors of psychometric values in medical applicants
- Traits vs states – and how to know which characteristics you are presenting
- How to read the 'real' questions that you are being asked, surface question aside
- How to be in the correct frame of mind when answering
- Priming for success
- When overthinking is good – and when overthinking is catastrophic
- How to avoid bad practice (and how to recognise when terms such as 'extraversion' are referring to scientific extraversion or social extraversion, and why this distinction is so significant)
- Why vocabulary matters – including access to the main terms one needs to study that are used exclusively for measuring personality during test construction
- The changes to be expected in the 2023 test, and the associated presumptions that underlie these types of psychometrics
- The additional 14 personality constructs that Bond University is looking at in 2023
Students have the opportunity to answer some test questions that cover:
- General emotional intelligence
- Situational Judgement
- Likert Scales and Multiple Choice (with an exploration of the main 'trap' in Likert scales that see applicants fail)
- Facial reading (including the in-depth exploration of muscle groups, facial features, hints and tricks that broach the 6 types of facial expressions that people get wrong again and again)
- Artistic expressions and the four areas to concentrate on
- Time and emotion
- Personality constructs and measurements
- Response items that test for if you are cheating and lying
- Set exercises that improve scores – in the areas that you personally need the most
Our Unique Approach to Higher Psychometric Scores
When it comes to psychometric training, there is no replacement for high quality, personalised tuition – as these tests are exact measures of quality and personalised attributes. As easy as it would be, there are no "out of the box" solutions or short cuts to acing psychometric tests such as these, and true practice and hard work need to be applied to improve scores. We assist you in guiding that hard work in an intensive 3-hour psychometric coaching session.
Prior to improvement, an applicant needs to first understand what and how they are to improve regarding that aspect, or they will find that improvements in one area penalise them in another. Psychometrics are difficult, but not impossible to master!
The Australian medical entry industry is advanced in its testing capabilities, and these tests involve a high calibre of competition that each student faces. The tests that are used on your big day are prepared by registered psychologists, with measures guided by medical entry specialists, and are processed using advanced technologies and data management techniques that ensure there are no short cuts to step around what the university is trying to determine. The best and cleanest way to improve your psychometric scores is to genuinely improve yourself as a psychometric candidate, and that can only be done with a knowledgeable application, exposure to correct test items, and guided mentoring about how and why your psychological profile affects various data sets in specific ways.
High Quality and Honest Training
At NIE, we retain our premier place as Australia's highest quality provider because our Psychometrics Training programs are run by trained specialists, who have been employed by some of Australia's leading companies. We have been working in the field of specialist university medical admissions for 20 years, and have specialised in Bond University for the past decade, specifically in MMI Training and now, in Psychometrics. Many other psychometrics training programs are alternatively produced by those who have no psychological training, or who are not familiar with medical entry, with unwitting applicants not realising that the types of Emotional Intelligence and Personality Tests issued by Bond University require familiarity with graduate outcomes, program outcomes and industry outcomes.
Beware of any psychometric trainers or scams claiming that their programs are supported by any Australian university. Training will also only improve your scores when it is provided by a trustworthy institute that aligns itself with the authentic aims of each university. This requires time, research, genuine affiliations with the universities and their programs, and a thorough understanding of integrity issues that continue to affect the university entry training industry year after year.
We have been endorsed as an 'Accredited Tutor', and we are also a verified member of ATA, the Australian Tutoring Association. We are recommended by numerous high school careers counsellors throughout the country because of our authentic approach to improving psychometric scores and interview results, and we are contributors to the development of the Child Safe Standards in tutoring that affect the legislations that took effect in 2017. We are the providers of industry-leading manuals on Improving Interview Techniques, and we regularly provide the industry-standard information that guides nationwide career expos and industry guidelines throughout Australasia.
When aspiring medical applicants meet online with one of our specialists, they gain three hours exclusive access to an international leader in the medical entry industry, a chance that they may not have again until they are fully qualified doctors. Our specialists are patient and friendly, however, they also encourage intense preparation and laser-like focus through the intensive training period in order for applicants to be able to access their full potential.
Bond University Medicine Psychometric Test Frequently Asked Questions
(Reference: Retrieved from Bond University website, 2021)
Selected applicants (based on their academic achievement) will be invited to take a psychometric test as part of the selection process for the Bond Medical Program. The results of the psychometric test will determine the applicant's eligibility for an interview.
G1. Does my ATAR to receive an invite for a psychometric test, include any bonus points?
Bonus points are not considered for the Bond Medical Program due to the competitive nature of the program.
G2. How much will the test cost?
Each candidate will be required to pay $291.50 inc. GST (this includes proctoring services, which means a real person will supervise your testing, in real time, via your webcam). Payment is by credit card.
G3. What does the psychometric test look like and what can we expect?
No preparation is required for the psychometric test. It is best to just be yourself and respond honestly. We recommend that you are well-rested and free from distractions.
G4. How many questions will I have to answer?
The test will require candidates to complete two assessments.
G5. How long will the test take?
The assessments should take no more than 2 hours.
G6. Can I get a copy of the results for myself?
Due to interpretation and training requirements of the assessments selected, Bond University has opted not to provide individual reports.
G7. Are the test results made available to Bond during the selection process?
No. Bond will only receive a list of applicants to be interviewed from the testing body.
G8. Is the test fully online?
Yes, both assessments are available online. Please note that the tests are not compatible with mobile or tablet devices.
G9. What do I need to do the test, other than a computer, a credit card, and an Internet connection?
In addition to a computer with a camera, microphone, mouse, credit card, and internet connection, we recommend you are free from distraction and in a comfortable environment.
G10. How long is the test valid?
If you have completed the Psychometric testing prior to September 2021, you are eligible to reattempt the testing.
G11. Can I choose to re-sit the tests even if it is current or valid?
No, you will not be able to elect to re-sit the assessment unless you completed psychometric testing prior to September 2021.
G12. If I completed a psychometric test for another tertiary institution or for employment, will I need to complete another psychometric test for my application into Bond University?
G13. If I completed a psychometric test for my application into Bond University in either 2020 or 2021, would I need to sit the test again?
If you completed the test prior to September 2021 you will be required to sit the test again. If you sat the test after September 2021, you can still apply for the program, however we will use your results from September.
G14. If I completed a psychometric test in 2021, will I still get an email to notify I have made it the psychometric testing stage for my application into the Bond Medical Program the following year?
If you completed psychometric testing after September 2021, you will not receive the invitation from the testing body, but will get a direct notification from Bond University advising that you have been selected for psychometric testing and will not need to complete the test.
G15. If you successfully completed the psychometric test but failed the interview, are you still eligible for an interview in 2022 if you still have valid results from the psychometric test?
Your application will be treated as a new submission in 2022 against the 2022 applicant pool. We are unable to guarantee an invitation for interview.
G16. If we did not get an interview with 2021's psychometric score, is it safe to assume that my score will not be sufficient the following year, and therefore cannot resit the test?
As your application will be treated as a new application in 2022, even though you may not have been selected for an interview based on the results last year, your results will be considered against the applicant pool for 2022 so it is not certain that the outcome will be the same.
G17. If we cannot sit the psychometric test again, what other opportunity do we have to show Bond that we have improved as candidates from the previous year and have worked on making ourselves more suited to the medical program?
The psychometric testing assesses stable traits that should not be assessed frequently to maintain the integrity of the tests.
G18. After the Psychometric test invitation, is your ATAR still assessed for further progression?
Invitations to interview are based on results from the psychometric test.