Bachelor of Medical Studies

Bond University

The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) is the first of two sequential degrees at Bond University that must be completed in order to be eligible to practice medicine. The Bachelor of Medical Studies is an undergraduate program, located at level 7 of the Australian Qualifications Framework. The Bachelor of Medical Studies is not available as a standalone program. All students must complete both the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Bond University to be eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand. Both degrees are awarded at the completion of the MD program. The Bachelor of Medical Studies is designed to equip graduates with the foundational knowledge, skills and attributes required to safely and effectively practice medicine in today's complex healthcare environment. The program is distinguished by its strong educational focus on case-based learning, evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical practice. Due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment. A contemporary approach to medical education ensures that learning relates directly to patient care and prepares graduates to assume a high level of responsibility. The Bachelor of Medical Studies comprises 8 semesters delivered over 2 years and 8 months and is followed by the Doctor of Medicine comprised of 6 semesters delivered over 2 years. The two sequential degrees are 14 semesters in total and are equivalent to 7 standard academic years in duration. However, with Bond University's three semesters-per-year timetable and intensive clinical training periods, these two programs are completed in just 4 years and 8 months, with graduates then eligible to apply for hospital internships.

Entry Requirements:

The Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) which is an undergraduate program is open to Year 12 school leavers. The program is also open to students who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate program either at Bond or elsewhere. Enrolments in the program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive. For full entry requirements visit bond.edu.au/medicine.

Structure:

Please refer to the Bond University website for further details.

Subjects you can Study:

Medicine; Medical studies; Medical program; surgery

Study Pathways:

Domestic and international students eligible to graduate from the Bond University programs: the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (in the Pre-Health Professional major); the Doctor of Physiotherapy or the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, meeting the minimum required GPA will be eligible to be considered for selection to enter Year 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt). The selection process will be based on GPA, completion of GAMSAT, psychometric testing and an interview. Places in Year 2 of the BMedSt for the graduates of these aforementioned programs are limited and dependant on availability. Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the BMedStudies. Please refer to the Bond University website for more information.

Further information:

The Bond Bachelor of Medical Studies program is an undergraduate program, however it is also open to students who have completed an undergraduate or postgraduate program. Enrolments in the program are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements, as such, entry is extremely competitive.

Recognition:

The Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine degrees are accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) ensuring that they meet or exceed the agreed national guidelines for medical education. Upon successful completion of both of the degrees, graduates are eligible for registration as a medical practitioner in any state or territory in Australia or New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00017B

Related Careers:

Medical Practitioner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gold Coast No info No Full time 2.8 years
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