November 1, 2013
Article by Global Pre-Meds
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Bond University’s Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Degree (MBBS) provides students with the knowledge and skill sets that qualify them to register as medical practitioners. All students who graduate with a MBBS Degree from Bond University School of Medicine are fully prepared to pursue further medical training at any specialty institutions. The School of Medicine is committed to not only developing students’ individual clinical capabilities and knowledge of medicine, but also fostering a sense of humanity, ethics and a passion for caring for others.
The duration of the program is 4 years 8 months. The 3-semesters-per-year timetable in combination with the intensive clinical training periods allows students of the School of Medicine to complete their MBBS degree in less than 5 years, giving them a quick start to their medical career. The MBBS program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), which guarantees that it meets or exceeds the agreed national guidelines for medical education. As a result, upon successful completion of the program graduates are qualified for registration as a medical practitioner in any State or Territory in Australia.
Bond University’s MBBS program follows the problem-based learning module. Rather than approaching each subject as a stand-alone entity, students learn through the presentation of clinical cases that combine a range of symptoms, possible diagnoses and disciplines. This particular approach reflects real-life situations, exposing students to extensive clinical work combined with patient interaction. The nature of the program, together with the state of the art technological resources and small class sizes enable Bond’s medical students to achieve excellence in their chosen field of study.
Extensive clinical placements in various healthcare settings are integrated in the program right from the early days. Students also get the advantage of experiencing real-life settings at the school’s clinical skills rooms located on campus.
Entry to the Bond University Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Program is extremely competitive. Enrolments are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. Applicants are selected through a demanding assessment process based on excellent academic achievement in combination with personal attributes such as knowledge, critical thinking, communication skill, initiative, leadership, teamwork and responsibility. Short-listed applicants are required to attend 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 assessed at the interview.