Bond Med 2018 Discussion

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  1. A1

    A1 Certified Admissions Guru Moderator

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    I need to mention these stats again as they form the basis of my argument. In round numbers the state govs have been offering 3100 intern spots a year to domestic CSP+FFP graduates plus 300 to international graduates. About 200 int'l graduates fail to get one.

    - On saving $90K/year: If the govs wanted to they could save 300 times $90K/year right now by not employing the int'l grads, no need to wait for a reduction in domestic grads first. But they have not done that, they are not interested in that saving.

    - So why do they continue employing int'l grads every year: It would be naive to say for political reasons they don't want people to see int'l grads unemployed (the public wouldn't give two hoots about foreigners being unemployed in Aus, and besides the govs do let 200 of them go unemployed). A more likely answer is they want to appease the public with a good number of interns they commit to train to become future doctors.

    Adding these premises together my argument is the number of interns taken in a year is not dictated by the number of domestic grads, but is a number the govs themselves desire & come up with, politically motivated or not. If we argue for a reduction of domestic grads their intern places would just get filled from the 200 unemployed int'l grads. If by more than 200 there's a pool of pre-vocational IMGs the govs can access. I see nothing pointing to a reduced intern intake.
     
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    Need to have an 80 percent attendance for the compulsory sessions.
     
  3. Sam42

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    For Year 1 Sem 1, are the compulsory sessions usually on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday? So you have three compulsory days a week?
     
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    Hey guys, :) just wondering if anyone knows if orientation starts the 7th or the 8th of May (thinking it'd be the 8th since 7th is QLD labour day)? Also wondering if current students could share if you had to attend orientation every day of that week or were only certain things compulsory? Cheers
     
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    Sam42
    Monday: PBL
    Tuesday: placement/communication skills (placement twice a sem)
    Wednesday: PBL core skills
    These were the regular compulsary sessions for us. Days may have changed.
    There were also random compulsaries scattered throughout as well, hard to say as the timetable changes slightly every week.

    Ladybug 7
    The first 2 days from memory were for compliance meetings, so you only had to go to your 15min allocated timeslot, on one of the 2 days. You'll find the exact details in the orientation pack.
    The rest of the rest was compulsary I think. But it is n't for long each day.

    BTW the facebook group is open, so you can always post there for more info, or PM me.
     
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  6. Sam42

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    Thanks for that info! Approx. how many compulsory session constitute 20%? If there is 3 every week x 13 weeks = 39 + maybe 5 random ones, could equal a total of 44 session? with 20% then being 8-9 sessions? :)
     
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    Sam42 Say 8 to be conservative. However, you'll be put at riks once you hit 10%. This can potentially be problematic in the future of med school
     
  8. Sam42

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    Is it just me but I cant find the FB group anymore...
     
  9. Artherisph

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    Were you in the group previously?

    They either have deleted it or its been made a secret group
     
  10. Sam42

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    No I had not gotten around to joining it, but I cant see it anymore to join
     
  11. greengem

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    Hi! I think I did Biomed at Auckland with you, I was just wondering how they calculated your GPA please. Is an A- in NZ a perfect GPA in aussie or is it an A? Because I've asked around including the university and a definite answer was not given.
    Also, do you happen to know what the comfortable GPA range I should be in to be competitive?
    and any tips for the psychometric test/interview (that anyone has) if I get to that stage. Thanks :)
     
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    We've been talking about different cohorts here. The term "IMG" is used most commonly to denote graduates of foreign universities, rather than international students who graduate from Australian universities - hence my comment that the system now relies on a relatively tiny proportion of IMG JMOs these days (whereas only 10-15 years ago, they often outnumbered local graduates).
     
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    They don't do compliance meetings anyomore as all of it the compliance stuff is done online. So nothing on orientation week is compulsory. However, I highly recommend going as it is super fun (only time in med school when you are not bombarded by med stuff and feel the need to study at every minute of the day) and a great opportunity to meet your cohort. Ladybug 7
     
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    Hey!! Nice to see a fellow biomedder in this forum! I was told by QTAC when I rang that my GPA was 6.97 which matched what I worked out with a 7 being a A- and up. They also have a rank score they give you for your high schooling and separately your previous uni study.
    Hard to predict GPA ranges but have a look on the offers thread to get a feel for the GPAs. As far as psychometric testing goes, I just tried to answer honestly since its a pretty abstract test so hard to know if there is such a thing as a 'right' answers. If you've done the Auckland interview before, its also an MMI format. Hope this helps!
     

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