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Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Bond University - Gold Coast

Course outline

The Bond Medical Program comprises two sequential degrees: the Bachelor of Medical Studies (BMedSt) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD). All students have to complete both the BMedSt and MD 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 year 5. Learning and teaching in the BMedSt occurs in small group sessions comprised of interactive cases through problem-based learning, as well as clinical skills laboratories, simulation activities, community and clinical placements and a cultural immersion experience. This is followed, in the MD, by clinical rotations in hospital and community healthcare settings, as well as face-to-face teaching at timetabled education sessions. During this time, students undertake a research or professional project, or a capstone experience and prepare a portfolio of their work. For more information about the Bond Medical Program, visit Bond Medical Program.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Bond University and for this course, refer to Bond University’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); No prior tertiary study; Bond University Medicine Test; Interview

Fixed closing date

QTAC will accept applications and changes of preference from 11 January 2024 to 25 January 2024. Note: Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Additional entry requirements

Entry to this course is highly competitive and limited to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, holders of an Australian Humanitarian visa and New Zealand citizens (but not New Zealand permanent residents). Applicants will be selected initially on their academic rank, followed by their psychometric test outcome and finally, their interview rank. Progression to each stage of the selection process is not automatic and Bond will invite selected applicants to each stage. For additional application and assessment information, including prerequisite information, visit This program is for applicants who have completed Year 12 and who have not previously completed tertiary studies at a bachelor degree level or higher.

Recommended study
Science subjects
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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Career opportunities

With further study, general practitioner or medical specialist in private practice, the public health system, community health centres, corporations, and in medical research.


Australian Medical Council.

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Start Date

Offer rounds

15 Mar 2024
15 Mar 2024


Fee *See notes

Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

42/3 years Full time

Gold Coast
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