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Medical Program* Bachelor of Medical Studies, Doctor of Medicine

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

Bachelor of Medical Studies

Compulsory subject credit points
400 Essential subjects to complete
Total credit points
400 Your complete degree

Doctor of Medicine

Compulsory subject credit points
360 Essential subjects to complete
Total credit points
360 Your complete degree


The Bachelor of Medical Studies and The Doctor of Medicine are integrated case based learning programs built around four themes: 

1Scientist and Scholar Basic and clinically applied science, critical appraisal, research and teaching. 
2Clinical Practice Communication, consultation, physical examination, procedural skills from simulation to clinical practice. 
3Health and Society Develop knowledge of planetary health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, health inequity, health systems to enhance advocacy. 
4Professionalism and Leadership Applying in practice the principles of professionalism, ethics, medico-legal and self care. 

These four themes are integrated throughout the programs, but with a particular emphasis at different points in the curriculum. Throughout the course, training in clinical and communication skills is provided to ensure students can communicate clearly with patients. 

The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt)

Doctor of Medicine (MD)


As a student in the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, as part of your chosen program you may be required to attend clinical placements, which can be scheduled in a range of health facilities in Australia. To be eligible to attend placements, students must satisfy what is referred to as compulsory compliance requirements such as police checks, vaccinations and induction processes. It is therefore essential that students meet the compliance requirements particularly for placement in health facilities in QLD and NSW.

The compliance requirements scheduleoutlines the requirements for each Health Sciences & Medicine program.

Your compliance requirements are due in Orientation Week (O-Week) of your first semester to assess your Compulsory Compliance Requirements and associated forms and evidence. Once you have received a letter of offer to the program, you will receive an email from the compliance officer with further details regarding your compulsory compliance requirements. Detailed information including all forms and documentation can be found in the here.  

Students who are unable to provide documented evidence of compliance or who have not otherwise met the requirements by specified deadlines will risk their ability to undertake placements and therefore could be at risk of progressing in the program. There is a significant amount of paperwork to complete and evidence of compliance to gather, thus it is imperative that you begin working through these requirements as soon as possible.  

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For a list of approximate associated costs, please see  additional compulsory costs.

If you require clarification or have any question in relation to the information provided or have any compliance questions, please contact the HSM Compliance Officer on  [email protected] or +61 7 5595 5825.


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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