Bond University Medicine - detailed degree requirements and how Bond compares with other universities
The Bond University Summary (see under University Summaries) shows there are 5 paths to medicine at Bond.
Entry Requirements - Scroll down to see the full details regarding the entry requirements for medicine at Bond University in the table below.
The table shows not only the requirements to obtain a place in the undergraduate Bachelor of Medical Studies degree but how these flows into the postgraduate, Doctor of Medicine degree.
How Bond University Compares with Other Universities - Scroll even further down, below the table, and you'll see the Bond University Comparitor. This tool enables you to compare the 5 paths to medicine at Bond University, with other university paths to medicine (offered by 19 Australian universities).
Bond university detailed degree Requirements
There are a number of notable aspects in how Bond structures its medical program and its 5 associated paths.
Bond University accepts incomplete graduates but not complete ones.
Even though Bond's program is geared to accept both Year 12 students and graduates, current arrangements are that only graduates from designated Bond University degrees (Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Master of Occupational Therapy, Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice and Doctor of Physiotherapy) are accepted into Bond's medical program. So it's only certain graduates, from Bond University, with specific degrees that are accepted. That's the bad news.
The good news is that if you have previously enrolled in a degree and have decided it's not for you, Bond University will accept you within the Year 12 direct entry path - which is notable, as many universities with undergraduate programs require undergraduate students to not have commenced any other degrees.
Bond’s version of the 10 year rule
Like many universities Bond also requires previous studies to have been completed within a defined time frame. In the case of Bond this is 9 years immediately preceding the close of applications. Unlike other universities, Bond does not enable students to refresh previous studies undertaken beyond this time period and will not therefore accept applicants with studies that have been completed earlier than 9 years prior to application.
Bond's medical program is very elite - it's small and full fee paying.
Bond University allocates 80% of the medical program to Year 12 school leavers (including those with partially completed degrees). There are a total of 120 places available in the program.
Fees to complete both the undergraduate and postgraduate components come to A$405,160 in 2020.
Bond's medical program is the shortest of all Australian medical programs
Bond University is the shortest medical program in Australia (at 4 years and 8 months) - which is just as well when you think how many years students who've come through the Bond University graduate paths (given their previous Bachelor and Master/PhD degrees) have spent at university.
If you happen to be accepted through any of the four Bond University graduate paths, you will have the downside of having to study a further bachelor degree (Bachelor of Medical Studies) in addition to the bachelor degree you would have previously undertaken, but at least you have the small upside, that as a graduate you're able to progress directly into the second year of the Bachelor of Medical Studies degree.
International students are only able to apply through the graduate paths
Bond's direct entry (for Year 12 leavers) is only available to Australian citizens, permanent residents, humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens, so if you're an international student, you need to apply through one of the four Bond graduate degree paths.
There's no UCAT and there’s no GAMSAT
Bond has replaced the UCAT with their own online psychometric test. Graduates seeking to enter Bond's medical program are also required to complete same series of assessments as direct entry students - meaning Bond also do not require GAMSAT.
bond university Comparitor
The Comparitor allows you to scroll through to choose any of the 19 other Australian universities that offer a medical degree - to see how these paths to medicine compare with those of Bond University.
Bond is complicated
First, go to the Bond Summary section (under University Summaries tab) to find the Bond University Summary. This is an important thing to do as at first blush the Bond University Comparitor has the potential to do your head in. This is because Bond's medical program has an extra degree in the path, compared with other Australian universities.
So first read through the Bond University Summary that shows the Bond University paths fully expanded. You can then see why the Comparitor shows the Bond University paths in a condensed manner, so Bond University can be compared with other Australian universities, using the same assessment technique.
Bond University Comparitor - There are 5 Bond University paths to medicine and these are shown on 2 separate pages.
Click the arrow on the right to scroll through other university paths to medicine to compare these with Bond's paths (some universities also have numerous paths and these are shown on separate pages).
Bond University's Paths to Medicine
Compared with -
Other University Paths to Medicine
An important qualification
Study Medicine information has been compiled from Australian university information sources and therefore is a guide. Authoritative information is provided by the university only. Make sure you obtain information directly from the university before making any decisions.
The above information is intended to help you understand the Bond University medical degree and the available paths to gain entry. Remember, information can always change, so ensure you keep up to date by regularly checking directly with Bond University.