Medical Program (M.D.)
Bond University, Queensland, Australia, Australia
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The Medical Program^ is comprised of two sequential degrees – the Bachelor of Medical Studies and the Doctor of Medicine (MD). All students selected for entry into the Medical Program^ will 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.
The Medical Program^ is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and attributes that a doctor requires to safely and effectively practice medicine in today’s complex healthcare environment.
The Medical 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 personalized environment with state-of-the-art equipment.
Students benefit from a variety of teaching and learning systems, including case-based small group tutorials, problem-based learning, practical classes, clinical skills and laboratory training, self-directed learning, web-based and e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures. This contemporary approach to medical education ensures that learning relates directly to patient care and prepares graduates to assume a high level of responsibility.
The Medical Program^ is comprised of 14 semesters total over the two sequential degrees, or equivalent to 7 standard academic years in duration. However, with Bond’s three semesters-per-year timetable and intensive clinical training periods, the Medical Program^ is completed in just 4 years and 8 months, with graduates then eligible to apply for hospital internships.