Bond Medicine 2019 Discussion

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  1. WH-1234

    WH-1234 New Member

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    So do these white coat have our name on it? We have put our name after interview. Or is this white coat different from the one we tried on? I’m a bit confused because on the bond website, it says the coat is free for med student.
     
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  2. h_alisha

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    did any undergrads receive a second round offer
     
  3. Artherisph

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    The uni doesn't provide stethoscopes, rather the medical society organises to buy Litmann classic IIIs for all the first years, which usually saves you maybe $10-$15 (no price guarantees).

    White coats are needed for pracs etc, so you'll need one. If you have one already, no point buying another one, but if you haven't got one already, there's no harm in getting a bond one. Last year or the year before that, the faculty actually paid for the coats, not sure what they will do this year though.

    White coats have bond logo and your name on it. Sizes were done at interviews. There will be a ceremony and photos taken.

    MSSBU (the student medical society) will create a group called Bond MD 2019, so lookout for that.

    The blocks has been renovated and now is called the Halls. Its ok, shared bathroom dorm style, pretty noisy/lots of parties. Varsity Towers is noisy because of a cheap bar at the bottom, and its pretty seedy. University place is an absolute hole.

    I would recommend The Cape or The Reserve (bit pricier), Chancellor if you want a single bedroom apartment (even more exy), Varsity shores for a town house, but on campus would be nice for at least the first sem even if you dont get North/South Tower. Note that the accomadation centre makes you empty you room every holiday as they rent it out to other students whilst you are away, which is a pain, but they do provide an area to store your belongings.

    If you fail an exam, then you sit a supplementary exam, and if you fail that, you repeat. Max 2 repeats. If you fail a rotation in 4/5th year, then you redo the rotation in the christmas holidays. If you fail more than 1 rotation, you repeat the year.

    PM me if you have any questions. Happy to help.

    FYI I'm in 5th year so apologies if some of what I say is out of date xD
     
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  4. Jason990090

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    what was your GPA?
     
  5. LMG!

    LMG! Moderator (UTAS MBBS) Most Helpful Member and Staff Member of the Year 2017-2018

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    GPA is irrelevant at this stage as it is not a factor in determining offer eligibility, that all comes down to interview performance.
     
  6. chella04

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    What accommodation options do first year med students usually choose when living on campus? I have heard that the South Tower is closed for renovations so that removes alot of the single ensuite options from us? Do people usually go for standard share rooms in the AC? Im just wanting to live close-by to the main cohort living on campus. Thanks heaps!
     
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    Read back through this thread. There have been a number of replies about accommodation options already.
     
  8. Artherisph

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    AC has private rooms, shared rooms, and rooms where 2 people share a bathroom, but you have your own seperate rooms

    North tower is where most the medical students live.

    Options are pretty limited if south tower is under reno

    The halls is probably where you’ll end up. At least it’s close and on campus and will allow you to hopefully move to north/south tower the following sem
     
  9. Malto

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    Sorry, but are the Towers different from the Varsity Towers or the same?
     
  10. Artherisph

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    Yes, north and south tower are 2 blocks of building on campus.

    Varsity towers is off campus, but only like 200m from campus. However it’s opposite side of campus from Med building, as is north tower.

    On campus locations pros and cons

    Halls/blocks is closest to Med building and close to market square, but far from gym/courts

    South tower is close to the cafeteria and next closest to Med building, basically in the middle

    Accomadation centre/North tower is next to gym but furthest from Med building and market square
     
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  11. Papabless

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    Do the lab coats have our preferred name or official name on them?
     
  12. Jetstar76

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    Hey Guys,

    The facebook group will be made tomorrow. We have been waiting for all the second offers to be accepted before we could finalise the cohort.

    You should all be added !
     
  13. namida

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    It's the name that you gave to the students when they made you try on the lab coats. I'm pretty sure they put in the preferred name.
     
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  14. buzzbee

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    my gpa is 6.9 before honours and then 7 after the completion of honours :0
     
  15. buzzbee

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    :) **
     
  16. freshprince

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    Has the FB group been made yet?
     
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  17. Jetstar76

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    Not yet, still waiting on the list from faculty.
     
  18. Michael Wan

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    Planning ahead to book some flights back to Sydney after Uni starts! Anyone gets access to the time table for the coming semester? I heard that all classes finish by 2pm on Fridays and will not start until 12pm on Mondays. Is this correct at least for the coming semester?
     
  19. chella04

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    The email they sent with the orientation PDFs contained a proposed timetable that did say that all classes finish by 2pm on Fridays and will not start until 12pm on Mondays. It may be subject to change, but thats all we know so far :)
     
  20. Michael Wan

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    Thanks a lot for confirming the info.

    So for the Go Card travel card, I could buy an adult one at any retailer in GC and then apply online for Uni Students concessions (50% off fare) with the student ID number I got from Bond?
     
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