Bond Psychometric Webinar (with Bonus Bond Interview Training)
Psychometric Test Knowledge for Medical Entry (5.5-hours live webinar)
The webinar is conducted by renowned interview coach, advanced communications strategist, author, and psychological consultant, Luan Williams.
- Why is it that the most emotionally intelligent people can sometimes fail emotional intelligence tests?
- And why is it that those with great personalities to practice medicine sometimes can't pass a simple personality test for medical entry?
Bond Psychometric Test
Some aspiring medical school applicants are feeling anxious about Bond Medicine’s upcoming psychometric test, aware that the test has continued to develop through the years as Bond University fine-tunes their assessment battery and process.
Learn what they are actually measuring, and learn how you can become a better applicant and a better doctor by approaching these tests the right way.
We’ll go through some practice items together that will not only ease your apprehension about this pair of tests, but will also help you to develop a higher sense of emotional intelligence in the areas that count, while helping you to understand and recognise how your personality might or might not be a suited to this kind of medical program, medical career, and self-reporting test mechanisms.
This fun and challenging exploration of the Bond Emotional Intelligence Psychometric Test and the Bond Personality Psychometric Test will be sure to have you thinking and feeling differently, as you explore how practice items affect you emotionally, how they have the capacity to alter your reasoning, and how it ‘feels’ when you hit on a correct response.
- Why do the different versions of measurement scales and their expectations tend to lead to errors for applicants who have studied high-level maths and science subjects?
- How do you know when you are overthinking items and losing your seat due to a lack of cognitive control?
- Are you aware of the biases that affect you when you approach visual stimuli or try to choose from multiple-choice items?
- What tools and activities can you be doing daily now in the lead-up to the Psychometric Test that allows you to fine-tune your test-taking abilities and increase your scores? (and which sections of the test does that actually work with?)
- What parts of the test are negatively affected by practice – where practicing can make your emotional intelligence test results worse?
- What mindset do you need to be in when you approach different types of items – and what tips and tricks can help you find the ‘right’ answer?
A useful knowledge about these psychometric tests can be obtained in this fun and challenging intensive 5 ½ hour webinar that focuses primarily on the Bond Psychometric Tests in Emotional Intelligence and Personality, exploring how they measure the most important aspects of YOU using standardised metrics. (The last 1 hour of the webinar is optional to attend, and includes a bonus 1-hour training concentrating exclusively on the Bond Medical Interview MMI – see below for more details on this bonus component.)
Prepare the right way. BE BETTER. Be you.
But be the version of you that has prepared the right way – meaning, as an aspiring medical applicant, who is not afraid to put in the hard work and self-development that the university is seeking.
There are no ways to ‘trick’ these tests. They are exclusively chosen because they measure your abilities and less malleable characteristics, and there are protections built into psychometric tests to guard against practices not aligned with the spirit of honest psychometric test-taking and medical practice. Your test results can predict your future performance in formative patient communication tasks and history-taking assessments during your first year of study in the Bond Medical Program.
However, there are easy ways to increase your scores by actually developing the emotional intelligence and characteristics you need to succeed as a medical student, and recognising that having an emotional intelligence in how to actually engage with a test such as this is itself something that impacts your scores. Increasing your knowledge of the test, the psychometric measures, and the expectations the test has of you as a test-taker helps to boost your scores.
The best way to learn is to develop these senses using psychometric tools and practice items, so get ready to be challenged.
Don't get confused. Get prepared!!
- Can anxiety affect your test answers? Yes.
- Does reading the scales wrongly contribute to a large number of incorrect answers? Yes.
- Can these tests read your mind? No.
- Are there checklists you can complete in your head to help you along? Yes.
- Do you need to approach visual stimuli differently compared to written stimuli? Yes.
- Are these tests experienced the same for everyone, from all backgrounds? No.
- Can these tests tell if you're lying? Well, yes and no – it's complicated.
Some questions you may have may not have the easiest answers, but then again, medicine is not the easiest profession... Bring your curiosity. Bring your work ethic. Bring your logic, your empathy, and your commitment to seeing things in a fresh and exciting new way. It's important to be well prepared and knowledgeable to sit this pair of tests. The question is, how do you prepare? And do you have what it takes to put in the introspection, self-awareness, and development of self-needed to ace a test that is employed to ensure that only the most appropriate people gain a valuable place as a protector of today's most vulnerable? And just as importantly – Are you that person?
Prepare yourself for hard work
Be willing to look inside and measure yourself against the personality traits that are needed to make good doctors and medical students. Does your agreeableness make you look weak? Is your independence the good kind, or the weird kind? Is trust good or bad in the sense of this test – and why do so many applicants who are trying to look sensible come across as seeming dangerous and dishonest? What words provide the best reminders of what is being measured? Have you always completely misunderstood what extraversion means, and is it going to blow your chances on your most important day?
There are no shortcuts here.
Come along and learn how to put in the effort and cognitive curiosity to pass your psychometric tests the first time, so you can earn your place at the table.
Who needs this type of training?
- If you don't know how it feels when you choose the correct answer in emotional intelligence
- If you get confused trying to determine between numbers representing different degrees of emotional reasoning
- If you do not understand how certain emotions combine together to create different emotions
- If you cannot pinpoint how the narratives shared in emotional intelligence items provide information on interactions between times, events and emotions that reveal correct answers
- If you don't use step-by-step cognitive strategies for increasing your chances of answering questions correctly
- If you are not aware of your own emotional biases and how they tempt you into revealing your worst aspects
- If you don't understand how high-scoring and low-scoring test-takers interact with the bell curve
- If you don’t recognise the importance of psychometric tests such as these and their place in medical entry (specifically for a private Australian university with an accelerated degree)
- And if you do not understand the strengths and weaknesses of these specific test types and how certain items interact differently with different types of people
This training is for the high achiever who wants to gain a general understanding of the Bond Psychometric Test and the test-taking process; specifically what is being looked for in regards to emotional intelligence and personality for Bond Medical Entry.
Bonus Interview Training – Bond MMI
Applicants signing up for the Psychometric Knowledge webinar have the option to stay on the call for the last hour of the 5 ½ hour session to gain a greater understanding of Bond MMI Interviews. We’ll look at the interview process, and go through the types of questions asked and the ways that you can be best preparing for this challenging Medical Interview. Enjoy MMI exercises and practice questions that will keep you challenged, and gain an understanding of what is being measured and looked for in the interview process – a way to reduce anxiety while lifting your scores across MMI stations.
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