Gold Coast, Australia
Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Program
Enrolments in the Bond University Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. Entry is extremely competitive. Applicants are selected through a rigorous assessment process based on outstanding academic achievement in combination with personal attributes such as knowledge and critical thinking; leadership, initiative and teamwork; communication skills; and responsibility. Short-listed applicants are required to attend an interview in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined at an interview.
As the MBBS is an undergraduate program, Bond will be offering 80% of total places to school leavers and 20% of total places to graduate applicants.
The Bond MBBS program is only open to Australian Citizens, Australian permanent residents and holders of an Australian Humanitarian visa. Applications are also open to New Zealand Citizens but not to New Zealand permanent residents. Bond University may accept applications from applicants on behalf of Foreign Governments to which it has entered into specific arrangements.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Applicants
Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:
- Academic results
- Medical Interview (MMI)
All applications to be submitted via QTAC. Further information is available here.
Approximately 50% of applicants will be offered the opportunity to complete an online psychometric test based on their academic achievement.
The medical program has partnered with an experienced external commercial provider to run the psychometric test. The external provider is used by the Police, Ambulance, Fire Service and military to assist with choosing the best candidates. It will be conducted as an on-line test that can be taken anywhere with internet access over a specified time period. Many graduate programs, i.e. the CBA and leading accounting and legal firms use similar processes in their recruitment.
The psychometric testing is designed to provide information on personal attributes recognised as being important for a successful career as a doctor such as the ability to manage pressure, problem solve with emotions, and show empathy. The psychometric testing will focus on your strengths in regard to managing the demands of the program.
The psychometric test will cost AU$154, take about 1.5 hours to complete and consist of 311 questions in total.
Bond MMI Medical Interviews will be conducted from the 26thof February 2019 until 1st of March 2019.
Short-listed applicants based on the results of the phychometric test will be required to attend an interview in person at Bond University on the Gold Coast, where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined in a structured multiple mini interviews (MMI).
We encourage applicants to prepare for the medical interview.
Bond University's Medical Interview Training session, the date of which is to be determined, is usually held early to mid February 2019. Register early to secure your spot, we only accept a small number of students.
Email MedEntry to find about the structure and styles of the interview questions for Bond University Medicine.
Bond University questions about the MMI medical interviews, and Bond University medicine interview dates can also be viewed via the Bond University School of medicine website.