Bond Bond Medicine: General Discussion

I remember someone saying Bond requires its med to be 1st preference in QTAC when applicants are selected for the Psych test (around mid-late January?). So if you have got the early offer by then and move it out of the way you should be fine.

Also don't worry about having to explain why you applied for another course. It's never seen as a negative on med applicants since they all know not everyone gets a med offer they NEED to have an alternative.
Thank you very much! Also, if I still wanna get into Bond med post grad, do I need to choose specific bond courses or can I get into courses at other unis and then transfer in post grad?
 

#lurker

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Thank you very much! Also, if I still wanna get into Bond med post grad, do I need to choose specific bond courses or can I get into courses at other unis and then transfer in post grad?
You can do either but the big thing is having a really strong GPA. Bond used to reserve up to five places from their own undergraduate students (Biomed etc) for the postgrad cohort. Historically they took about 20 postgrads in total but it looks like that may have changed with the increase in places for this year. FYI, they also changed the rules for selecting who gets in. It used to be that once you got to the interview stage, offers were entirely dependant on interview performance. That was not the case for 2021 admissions. This year the offer was dependant upon on a combination of ATAR/GPA + interview and maybe psychometric test results. They didn't release how each was weighted. I'd check their website to see the rules about 2022 admissions, incl post grad admissions.
 

LMG!

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You can do either but the big thing is having a really strong GPA. Bond used to reserve up to five places from their own undergraduate students (Biomed etc) for the postgrad cohort. Historically they took about 20 postgrads in total but it looks like that may have changed with the increase in places for this year. FYI, they also changed the rules for selecting who gets in. It used to be that once you got to the interview stage, offers were entirely dependant on interview performance. That was not the case for 2021 admissions. This year the offer was dependant upon on a combination of ATAR/GPA + interview and maybe psychometric test results. They didn't release how each was weighted. I'd check their website to see the rules about 2022 admissions, incl post grad admissions.

This is a really helpful update, thanks. Would you happen to have a link to where Bond have confirmed the combo of results was used to determine offer eligibility? I understand they didn’t release the weighting, but just wondering if formal confirmation of this change has been published. Thank you!!
 

#lurker

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This is a really helpful update, thanks. Would you happen to have a link to where Bond have confirmed the combo of results was used to determine offer eligibility? I understand they didn’t release the weighting, but just wondering if formal confirmation of this change has been published. Thank you!!

Below is an excerpt from the website re admissions. Note the interview does NOT test academic achievement. The rest of the factors are expressly stated elsewhere in the site as being qualities tested in the interview & psychometric test. The website used to indicate that the offer is made solely on the basis of performance in interview. It no longer says that.

Step 3: Interview​

Shortlisted applicants are invited to 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 multi mini interview (MMI).

Applicants will be assessed on the following:

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve graduate outcomes of:
    • Knowledge and critical thinking
    • Leadership, Initiative and teamwork
    • Communication skills
    • Responsibility
Once the interviews are complete, successful applicants are made on offer into the Bond Medical Program. This offer must be accepted within a specified timeframe. Bond University may make subsequent offers until all available places are filled.
 

ucatboy

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Below is an excerpt from the website re admissions. Note the interview does NOT test academic achievement. The rest of the factors are expressly stated elsewhere in the site as being qualities tested in the interview & psychometric test. The website used to indicate that the offer is made solely on the basis of performance in interview. It no longer says that.

Step 3: Interview​

Shortlisted applicants are invited to 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 multi mini interview (MMI).

Applicants will be assessed on the following:

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve graduate outcomes of:
    • Knowledge and critical thinking
    • Leadership, Initiative and teamwork
    • Communication skills
    • Responsibility
Once the interviews are complete, successful applicants are made on offer into the Bond Medical Program. This offer must be accepted within a specified timeframe. Bond University may make subsequent offers until all available places are filled.
I dunno, lack of a confirmation doesn't necessarily mean the opposite is true. Has Bond elaborated further on this in any communications, email or otherwise, to you? It would be quite an interesting development if true.

Edit: I'm looking at archived versions of the same webpage and I can't seem to find Bond explicitly stating that interviews are 100%, that has since been removed.
 
You can do either but the big thing is having a really strong GPA. Bond used to reserve up to five places from their own undergraduate students (Biomed etc) for the postgrad cohort. Historically they took about 20 postgrads in total but it looks like that may have changed with the increase in places for this year. FYI, they also changed the rules for selecting who gets in. It used to be that once you got to the interview stage, offers were entirely dependant on interview performance. That was not the case for 2021 admissions. This year the offer was dependant upon on a combination of ATAR/GPA + interview and maybe psychometric test results. They didn't release how each was weighted. I'd check their website to see the rules about 2022 admissions, incl post grad admissions.
Okay cool that’s good to know cause I didn’t really wanna have to do some bond course to have the opportunity to get into bond med later on post grad if I don’t get in now hahah. Do I need to do specific units to apply postgrad? Like do I have to do biomed? Or could I do like medical imaging or engineering or smt?
 

LMG!

MBBS IV
Administrator
Okay cool that’s good to know cause I didn’t really wanna have to do some bond course to have the opportunity to get into bond med later on post grad if I don’t get in now hahah. Do I need to do specific units to apply postgrad? Like do I have to do biomed? Or could I do like medical imaging or engineering or smt?

You can do any undergrad degree, I believe. Medical imaging and engineering both sound good! Nice back ups should Med not happen, too. Just make sure you’ve met the pre-requisites (which can be done in high school).

You can also use your Med imaging/engineering/other degree to apply to JCU, UNSW, JMP, JPM (and UTAS and Curtin at different points) if you’re keen to apply widely (always advisable).
 

ano123

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Hi, would a 93 atar with a 6.25 gpa be competitive for a psychometric test invite? (First year uni student)
If not, what gpa would make it competitive?
 

dotwingz

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My impression is that bond uses a 50/50 ATAR GPA if you have 1 EFTSL of uni.

If you have a 93 ATAR, you will need a 99 GPA-rank (or a 6.0 over 1 year) reach the 96 benchmark.

I’m not sure if this is the calculation method bond uses but it would make sense
 

LMG!

MBBS IV
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My impression is that bond uses a 50/50 ATAR GPA if you have 1 EFTSL of uni.

If you have a 93 ATAR, you will need a 99 GPA-rank (or a 6.0 over 1 year) reach the 96 benchmark.

I’m not sure if this is the calculation method bond uses but it would make sense
I’m also under the impression it’s 50:50 at this point.
 
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