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Medical Program* Bachelor of Medical Studies, Doctor of Medicine

International alert

This program is not available to international students who intend to apply for a student visa to undertake this program.

The Bond Medical Program opens to domestic Year 12 school leavers and to students who have started or completed an undergraduate program, with a competitive ATAR/OP or GPA. Bond University will be offering 80% of total places to undergraduate applicants and 20% of total places to graduate applicants.

For entry into the Medical Program, the following definitions apply:

  • Undergraduate – An applicant who has completed High School Senior Certificate (equivalent to Queensland Year 12) with, or without, incomplete tertiary studies.
  • Graduate – An applicant who has completed a bachelor degree.

Enrolments in the program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive.

How to apply

For more information on semester intakes, please go to important dates and deadlines. Please contact QTAC for any questions regarding preferences and/or supporting documentation. 

Quota

Each year, up to 180 domestic places can be offered into the Medical Program for May and September semester; 80% places for undergraduate applicants and 20% to graduate applicants. 

Assessment

Enrolments in the program are strictly limited  to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive; therefore, applicants are selected through a rigorous assessment process: 

Entry assessment table

  • Applications are evaluated on the following criteria: 
Applicant typeAcademic result*Subject prerequisitesInterviewPsychometric testing
UndergraduateYesYesYesYes
GraduateYesYesYesYes

*Unless otherwise stated, the qualification/s used for assessment must have been undertaken within nine years immediately preceding the close of applications for the relevant application period. 

  • Based on data from the most recent intake, to be considered competitive for the Bond Medical Program^ an applicant would need to achieve the following minimum scores: 
 Undergraduate applicantGraduate applicant
Minimum academic rank to be competitive for psychometric test selectionOP 1-3, ATAR 96+, or IB Dip 38+ Cumulative GPA of greater than 6 on a 7-point scale from a recognised tertiary program 
  • Applicants should be aware that the minimum scores to be competitive will depend on the quality of applications received for the admission round. If there are more applicants with higher academic scores, then the minimum score required to be competitive in that intake will likely be higher.
  • Please refer to the entry assessment options below to determine how your academic rank may be calculated. 

*The 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. Both degrees are awarded at the completion of Year 5.

 

Important dates and deadlines – 2023 intake

Thursday, 12 January 2023

(10.30am QLD time TBC)

QTAC applications open for the Medical Program^ applicants (all Domestic applicants apply through QTAC regardless of where they live – either in Australia or overseas). Applications to the Medical Program^ is via application to one of:

  • Undergraduate: 020712: The ^Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the ^Doctor of Medicine (MD);
  • Graduate: 020741: The ^Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the ^Doctor of Medicine (MD) (Graduate Entry) 

Thursday, 12 January 2023

(5.00pm to 6.00pm QLD time)

Medical Program Information Session for 2023 intake via Zoom - register here.

Friday, 27 January 2023

(4.00pm QLD time TBC)

QTAC applications close to the Medical Program^ (Undergraduate and Graduate).

Friday, 28 January, 2022

(4.30pm QLD time) 

Deadline for all supporting documentation to be provided to QTAC by applicants where QTAC requests additional documents. 
Friday, 3 February 2023

Psychometric testing invitations will be sent out by email progressively to selected applicants by 4.00pm AEST.

Only applicants selected to progress to psychometric testing will receive an email notification.

Monday, 6 February to
Sunday, 12 February 2023
(9.00pm)
Psychometric testing conducted on-line from Monday, 6 February to Sunday, 12 February 2023.
Friday, 17 February 2023

Interview invitations will be sent out by email to invited applicants by 5pm on Friday, 17 February 2023.

Only applicants selected for interview will receive an email notification. 

Tuesday, 28 February, Wednesday, 1 March, Thursday, 2 March and Friday, 3 March 2023

Medical Program^ interviews coordinated and conducted on campus at Bond University.

Interviews will usually take approximately 3 hours to complete from registration.

Information sessions, Faculty and campus tours available each day for interviewees and their families. 

 Friday, 17 March 2023(8.30am QLD Time) Round 1 offers released and available from QTAC website. Round 1 offer letters released by Bond University.
Tuesday, 21 March 2023 
(4.00pm QLD time)
Lapse date for Round 1 offers.

May 2023 Commencement

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

O-Week commences (compulsory attendance for new medical students) for May 2023 semester.
Monday, 15 May 2023Classes commence for May 2023 semester.

September 2023 Commencement

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

O-Week commences (compulsory attendance for new medical students) for September 2023 semester.
Monday, 11 September 2023Classes commence for September 2023 semester.

Note: The above information is correct at the time of publication. Dates and information may be subject to change.

Program prerequisite

The prerequisite requirements for direct entry to the Bond Medical Program in 2022 have changed to better reflect the diversity of doctors that Australian society requires.

The prerequisite for the Bond Medical Program from 2022 will be English, English as an Additional Language, Literature, or English & Literature Extension (QCAA General Subject, Units 3 and 4 at Grade C or better).

Applicants must be able to produce documentary evidence of meeting the prerequisite to QTAC by the time applications close for the relevant application period.

Please refer to the tables below for a list of approved equivalents for the English prerequisite. The following information will be updated from 15 May to 15 December each year for the following year’s Bachelor of Medical Studies intake. 

Alternative entry options

Domestic and international** students who graduate from the following Bond University programs: 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, meeting the minimum required GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 (Bond grading) will be eligible to apply for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BmedSt).

Domestic and international** students who graduate from the Master of Healthcare Innovations who completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science prior to their Healthcare Innovations award and meet the minimum required GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 (Bond grading) may also be eligible to apply for selection to enter Year 2 BmedSt. Such eligibility is dependent on a check of transcripts from the Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree to determine eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

The selection process for the BmedSt will be based on GPA, psychometric testing and an interview. Places in Year 2 of the BmedSt for the graduates of the programs listed are limited and dependent on availability.

Currently, these are the only pathways into the Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine available to international students. Successful students will commence in Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies and will be allowed to progress to the Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Deferral

Deferral

Student numbers are strictly limited and applicant places must be accepted in the year for which they are offered. Successful applicants who are unable to accept their offered place are welcome to re-apply at any future time. 

Credit for Prior Learning

Subject credits are not available for previous studies. For further information, please contact Student Business Centre: [email protected] 

2022 student profile

The table below gives an indication of the peer cohort for new students who commenced in the January 2022 semester in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine.

Applicant 2022
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education Study 18 16%
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study <5 N/P
(C) Work and Life Experience N/P N/P
(D) Recent Secondary Education:
Admitted solely on basis of OP/ATAR 22 19%
Admitted where both OP/ATAR and additional criteria were considered N/A N/A
Admitted on basis of other criteria only and OPATAR was not a factor 63 54%
International Students N/P N/P
All Students 116 100%

Notes

  • “< 5” The number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A Students not accepted in this category.
  • N/P Not published. The number of students is hidden to prevent the calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.
  • The All Students number include students who commenced a combined degree which include programs in this Faculty.

Frequently asked questions

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. Please view our frequently asked questions page for more detailed information.

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