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Non-standard GPA Requirements

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I completed 2 years of a degree with not the best GPA, then transferred and received 1 year of subject credits to a different degree. I have done 1 year of this degree making up 2 years worth of study which means I'd finish end of next year. My GPA has been quite high for this degree. How will Bond calculate my GPA?
 

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A1

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Around what GPA is needed to get into Bond after 2 years of study?
Previously applicants needed 5.9-6.0 to get an interview. Now iirc it's around 5.7-5.8 to get invited to do the psychometric test, but then your test result needs to be in the top half to get an interview.
 

Bighead12

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Hi,
Does anyone know what is the gpa required to be competitive at bond for the psychometric testing?
Also what are peoples thoughts on student from bond being disadvantaged when applying for internships and future specialisation post degree?

Thanks
 

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Crow

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Hi,
Does anyone know what is the gpa required to be competitive at bond for the psychometric testing?
Also what are peoples thoughts on student from bond being disadvantaged when applying for internships and future specialisation post degree?

Thanks
It’s usually in the 5.7-6 range. Bond students aren’t guaranteed an internship but there is yet to be a student that hasn’t got one. After internship there aren’t any other disadvantages other than the large debt that studying at Bond gives many students.
 

Bighead12

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It’s usually in the 5.7-6 range. Bond students aren’t guaranteed an internship but there is yet to be a student that hasn’t got one. After internship there aren’t any other disadvantages other than the large debt that studying at Bond gives many students.
wow thats great to hear so everyone so far hasn't missed out on an internship? Is this trend thought to continue?
 

dotwingz

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wow thats great to hear so everyone so far hasn't missed out on an internship? Is this trend thought to continue?
Generally there has been an increase in medical places without an increase in internships (The Internship crisis) so I don’t think this will continue

In NZ last year there were more graduates than internship and the government quickly scrambled a few new internships to miss out. I would suspect this will happen for a few years until any domestic grad miss out. I guess you could say there would be writing on the wall.

One would think that domestic grads missing out on a place would be a political bruh moment. Also I would think unis like bond, Macquarie or UNDA would be lobbying for (and potentially co sponsoring) their FFP students to get an internship due to the lucrative nature of FFP Med Spots
 

Bighead12

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Generally there has been an increase in medical places without an increase in internships (The Internship crisis) so I don’t think this will continue

In NZ last year there were more graduates than internship and the government quickly scrambled a few new internships to miss out. I would suspect this will happen for a few years until any domestic grad miss out. I guess you could say there would be writing on the wall.

One would think that domestic grads missing out on a place would be a political bruh moment. Also I would think unis like bond, Macquarie or UNDA would be lobbying for (and potentially co sponsoring) their FFP students to get an internship due to the lucrative nature of FFP Med Spots
Yeah not too sure what do because medicine is my passion but grad entry is so competitive, if i was lucky enough to get an offer bond wouldnt know whether to accept or not. I was actually kind of hoping to get into Macquarie, think its about 100k less than bond fees, but yeah still pretty competitive
 

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dotwingz

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Yeah not too sure what do because medicine is my passion but grad entry is so competitive, if i was lucky enough to get an offer bond wouldnt know whether to accept or not. I was actually kind of hoping to get into Macquarie, think its about 100k less than bond fees, but yeah still pretty competitive
you can still apply to JMP, WSU, JCU, and Curtin as well as bond. Have you registered to sit the UCAT?
 

Crow

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Yeah not too sure what do because medicine is my passion but grad entry is so competitive, if i was lucky enough to get an offer bond wouldnt know whether to accept or not. I was actually kind of hoping to get into Macquarie, think its about 100k less than bond fees, but yeah still pretty competitive
Yes, the Macquarie fees are ~250k while Bond is currently at about 400k - both increasing in costs with each year that goes by. I’d advise that if you have any chance with graduate entry, that you aim for literally any other school before Macquarie. Your GPA is competitive so it’ll just come down to GAMSAT and/or portfolio quality now to land yourself an interview.
 

Bighead12

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Yes, the Macquarie fees are ~250k while Bond is currently at about 400k - both increasing in costs with each year that goes by. I’d advise that if you have any chance with graduate entry, that you aim for literally any other school before Macquarie. Your GPA is competitive so it’ll just come down to GAMSAT and/or portfolio quality now to land yourself an interview.
Yeah gamsat is just the worry though :(, and not sure about gpa anymore because they are now opting out to not include this year in gpa calculations for post-grad med
 

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