Bond University Medicine
Bond University's medical program is a lot more complex than many other Australian university medical courses, for a number of reasons...
Firstly, the Bond University medicine program is made up of two separate but sequential components:-
the first being the undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Medical Studies),
which is then followed by the postgraduate (Doctor of Medicine) degree.
Both degrees need to be completed to qualify as a doctor.
Secondly, the program offers a total of 5 paths to medicine (one of the most extensive programs in Australia), which is made up of:
1. Direct entry for school leavers - who progress directly into the Bachelor of Medical Studies degree,
and the graduate entry path, for graduates with the following degrees -
2. Bachelor of Biomedical Science (pre-Health Professional major),
3. Master of Occupational Therapy,
4. Doctor of Physiotherapy, and
5. Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice.
Importantly, only graduates from these four Bond-only degrees are able to progress into the medical program.
Thirdly, Bond University's medical program is categorised as an undergraduate degree. This categorisation is important, as it means Bachelor of Biomedical Science (pre-Health Professional major), Master of Occupational Therapy, Doctor of Physiotherapy, and Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice graduates who are accepted into the medical program, still have to complete the undergraduate (Bachelor of Medical Studies) degree prior to progressing into the Doctor of Medicine degree.
Finally, it's also worth noting that Bond University, is a full fee paying university. So it is worthwhile checking the fee structure to know how much studying at Bond University will cost, not only if you're a school leaver, but particularly if you are planning to apply as a graduate. As a graduate you will also need to complete other full fee paying Bond degrees prior to commencing medicine.
Scroll down to see the available entry paths to Bond University medicine
How selection works
Bond University follows the standard university medical degree application approach of assessing applicants (graduates and school leavers) through both interview and by reviewing academic performance, prior to offering a place in the medical program.
The selection criteria at Bond University to determine who is offered an interview, however, is more complicated - as it involves some additional, Bond-specific aspects:-
Step 1: Your academic record is assessed (based on your QTAC application)
Step 2: This assessment determines who is invited to do a psychometric test.
Bond University no longer require a UMAT assessment and instead, use their own psychometric test. Approximately 50% of applicants are invited to do this on-line test.
Step 3: The psychometric test results are used to determine who's offered an interview.
If you're a graduate, you need to go through the same process - your academic results, however, are based on your completed university studies.
Placements in the medical program are then based on:-
academic results (QTAC information or GPA),
interview outcomes and
The relative weightings of these criteria are not disclosed.
When you complete the Bachelor of Medical Studies degree, you are able to progress directly into the Doctor of Medicine degree.
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.