Bond University’s Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Program (MBBS) is an accredited, integrated evidence-based course offering direct entry to both Year 12 school leavers and other university graduates. Established by one of the world’s leading authorities in Evidence-Based Medicine, the program is distinguished by its strong educational focus on problem-based learning. Rather than studying one specialist area at a time, the curriculum challenges students with clinical cases that combine a range of symptoms, possible diagnoses and disciplines. The holistic learning strategy is complemented by extensive clinical practice and patient contact integrated with the theoretical study elements. The Bond MBBS program is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and practical skills that a doctor needs to practice medicine in a modern clinical setting. A variety of teaching and learning systems are employed including case-based small group tutorials, problem-based tutorials, practical classes, clinical skills and laboratory training, self-directed learning, web-based / e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures. This combination of contemporary medical education methodologies ensures that learning relates directly to patient care and prepares graduates to assume a high level of responsibility. A strong emphasis is placed on clinical skills training and due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment with state-of-the-art equipment. With Bond’s three-semesters-per-year timetable, and intensive clinical training periods, the MBBS degree is completed in just 4 years 8 months, with graduates then eligible to apply for hospital internships.
Professional Outcomes Graduates will have the appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills to function effectively as interns in Australian hospitals and will be ideally positioned to undergo further training in any of the Australasian specialty colleges. Internship places are assessed by individual states and are separate to universities. Our MBBS graduates have secured internships in hospitals across Australia. Hospitals (listed alphabetically) include: Alfred Hospital, Victoria Austin Hospital, Victoria Ballarat Hospital, Victoria Bankstown Hospital, New South Wales Concord Hospital, New South Wales Eastern Health Hospital, Victoria Flinders Hospital, South Australia Gold Coast Hospital, Queensland Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales Logan Hospital, Queensland Mater Public Hospitals, Queensland Middlemore Hospital, Queensland Nambour Hospital, Queensland Nepean Hospital, New South Wales Princess Alexandra Hospital, Queensland Redcliffe Hospital, Queensland Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria Southern Health Hospital, Victoria St George Hospital, New South Wales St Vincents Hospital, Victoria The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland Townsville Hospital, Queensland Westmead Hospital, New South Wales Wollongong Hospital, New South Wales.