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Become a Doctor with Bond University's Medical Program*

Please note that 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).

There are a number of pathways available to international students to join the Medical program, including successful completion of the 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. Upon completion of one of these degrees, and meeting the minimum required GPA, students will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt).

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The Medical Program is distinguished by its strong educational focus on case-based learning, evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical practice. Due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment. Students benefit from a variety of teaching and learning systems, including case-based small group tutorials, problem-based learning, practical classes, clinical skills and laboratory training, self-directed learning, web-based and e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures.

The Bachelor of Medical Studies comprises 8 semesters delivered over 2 years and 8 months and is followed by the Doctor of Medicine comprised of 6 semesters delivered over 2 years, meaning that students will complete their entire Medical program in 4 years and 8 months.

It is important to note that for international/overseas students including New Zealand citizens, who will not be Australian citizens or permanent residents at the time of enrolment, may not be automatically entitled to registration, internship, and access to a provider number in Australia.

Key features

  • The shortest MD program in Australia
  • Volunteer and gain support through multiple Medical Student Societies
  • Students benefit from small class sizes meaning a more personalised experience
  • Gain extended exposure to basic clinical specialties through a number of placements
  • Students completing the medical program will be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand
 

Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt)

The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) is the first of two sequential degrees at Bond University that must be completed in order to be eligible to practise medicine. The Bachelor of Medical Studies is an undergraduate program, located at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.  Show more

The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) is the first of two sequential degrees at Bond University that must be completed in order to be eligible to practise medicine. The Bachelor of Medical Studies is an undergraduate program, located at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. 

The Bachelor of Medical Studies is not available as a standalone program. All students must complete both the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Bond University 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 the MD program.

The Bachelor of Medical Studies 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 program is distinguished by its strong educational focus on case-based learning, evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical practice. Due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment. Students benefit from a variety of teaching and learning systems, including case-based small group tutorials, problem-based learning, practical classes, clinical skills and laboratory training, self-directed learning, web-based and e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures. This contemporary approach to medical education ensures that learning relates directly to patient care and prepares graduates to assume a high level of responsibility.

The Bachelor of Medical Studies comprises 8 semesters delivered over 2 years and 8 months and is followed by the Doctor of Medicine comprised of 6 semesters delivered over 2 years.  The two sequential degrees are 14 semesters in total and are equivalent to 7 standard academic years in duration. However, with Bond University’s three semesters-per-year timetable and intensive clinical training periods, these two programs are completed in just 4 years and 8 months, with graduates then eligible to apply for hospital internships. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 years 8 months (8 semesters)
Starting semestersPlease see important dates and deadlines.
Program typeBachelors Degree
Study areaMedicine
Program codeCC-60026
CRICOS code0101292
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]
 

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is the second of two sequential degrees at Bond University that must be completed in order to be eligible to practise medicine. This program is not available as a standalone program. All students must complete the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) at Bond University to progress into the MD. The Doctor of Medicine is a Masters Extended program, located at level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. Show more

The Doctor of Medicine (MD) is the second of two sequential degrees at Bond University that must be completed in order to be eligible to practise medicine. This program is not available as a standalone program. All students must complete the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) at Bond University to progress into the MD. The Doctor of Medicine is a Masters Extended program, located at level 9 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

All students must complete both the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (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.

The Doctor of Medicine is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes required to safely and effectively practise medicine in today’s complex healthcare environment.

The program is distinguished by its strong educational focus on case-based learning, evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical practice. Due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment. Students benefit from a variety of teaching and learning systems, including case-based small group tutorials, problem-based learning, practical classes, clinical skills and laboratory training, self-directed learning, web-based and e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures. This contemporary approach to medical education ensures that learning relates directly to patient care and prepares graduates to assume a high level of responsibility.

The Doctor of Medicine comprises 6 semesters of study delivered over 2 years. (It is preceded by the Bachelor of Medical Studies, comprised of 8 semesters delivered over 2 years and 8 months). The two sequential degrees are 14 semesters in total and are equivalent to 7 standard academic years in duration. However, with Bond University’s three semesters-per-year timetable and intensive clinical training periods, these two programs are completed in just 4 years and 8 months, with graduates then eligible to apply for hospital internships. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration2 years (6 semesters)
Starting semestersPlease see important dates and deadlines.
Program typeMasters Extended
Study areaMedicine
Program codeCC-63048
CRICOS code0101293
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]
 

Program fees

The below fees are based on the total estimated program fee divided by the number of standard full-time semesters required to complete the program. Fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester.

Semester program fees:

  • Program fees 2020: $28,940* per semester, over 14 semesters
  • Program fees 2021: $28,960* per semester, over 14 semesters

When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than most other universities.

This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.

Find out your financing options and other costs to consider.

If you are an Australian Citizen, a holder of a permanent humanitarian visa, or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder, you may be eligible for assistance under the Australian Government program called FEE-HELP.

Bond University does not offer scholarships for the Bachelor of Medical Studies or Doctor of Medicine. All students of the Bachelor of Medical Studies can apply for external scholarships during their first year.

* The fees listed are average costs displayed to provide an indicative program cost only, they may differ to the indicative fee included in the Bond University offer letter due to differences in individual and exact study schedules.

Tuition fees are subject to change on an annual basis and will be charged at the appropriate fee for the year of enrolment.

 

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine degrees are accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) ensuring that they meet or exceed the agreed national guidelines for medical education. Upon successful completion of both of the degrees, graduates are eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand.

 

State-of-the-art facilities

* 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.

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