Medical Program at Bond University - Psychometric Tests Preparation & Interview Preparation by Psychologists

Based on the changes in the selection process made in 2018, if you are applying to join the faculty for medicine at Bond University, you will be asked to complete, as part of your entrance exam, two screening phases after your academic scores have been analysed:

  • In your initial screening you will be asked to complete two psychometric tests – a Personality test and an Emotional Intelligence test
  • In your second screening phase (following successful completion of your initial screening phase), you will be asked to attend an interview day on campus which includes 2-3 stations.

How do we ensure that you pass your Psychometric tests and Interviews?

1. You will be tutored by expert Australian Psychologists.

2. The Psychologists will work with you to improve your weaknesses so you can pass the psychometric tests with flying colours.

3.  We have tutored many applicants to the medical program for the past 3 years and have a success rate of above 96%.

 

Bond university’s Medical program screening process:

  • Invitation to submit your application and scores
  • Then you will be invited via email to complete your Psychometric tests screening phase online. All candidates will receive the link via email at the same time. You typically get 2 days to complete all tests.
  • Then, several days after the deadline to complete your psychometric tests online, you will receive an electronic invitation to attend the interview day at the university campus.
  • Then, around 1-2 days after completing the interviews round, you will receive the final outcome and the invitation to start the program.

 

Your testing screening phase: what type of psychometric tests are used by the Medical Program at Bond University to assess candidates for the Program?

Bond university’s medical program are using two types of psychometric tests to assess your suitability for their program:

1. A measurement of general personality focusing on assessing candidates’ ability to cope with stress and pressure, planning tasks, ability to work with others etc. This test is not timed and includes 170 forced choice test questions

2. A measurement of your emotional intelligence focusing on assessing candidates’ ability to identify emotions, facilitate thought, understanding emotions and managing emotions. This test includes 141 forced choice test questions.

 

What is the personality test used by Bond University Medical Program?

The personality test includes 170 forced-choice test questions. This personality test is designed to assist Bond University to identify your suitability for the role of a Doctor. It includes factors such as coping with stress, empathy to others, ability to approach tasks in a planned manner, ability to work with others, how assertive you are and more.

Please review the following example of a personality test question:

I like to be a singer.

Is this:

  1. True
  2. ?
  3. False

This test question is a covert type of personality test question that measures your social confidence and ability to interact with others.

 

What is the Emotional Intelligence used by Bond University Medical Program?

The Emotional Intelligence test includes 141 forced-choice test questions. The Emotional Intelligence test measures your emotional reasoning based on several sections:

  1. Identify emotions in facial expressions.
  2. Identify emotions that will facilitate certain behaviours.
  3. Identify emotions based on behaviours.
  4. Identify how effective are certain actions in facilitating emotions.
  5. Identify emotions in abstract drawings and scenery images.
  6. Identify associations for emotions.
  7. Identify effective emotions.

The emotional intelligence test has a wide range of test questions styles which makes the test a fairly complicated one to answer.

Please review the following example of one style of test questions for the emotional intelligence test:

How much is each feeling below expressed in this picture?

Happy 1-5

Sad 1-5

Fear 1-5

Anger 1-5

Disgust 1-5

Here you need to analyse the content and colours of the image presented to identify the correct emotions and the intensity of each emotion on a scale of 1 to 5.

Now, let's review a very different style of test questions in the same emotional intelligence test:

How much is each feeling in the list below expressed by this face?

Happiness (1-5)

Sadness (1-5)

Fear (1-5)

Anger (1-5)

Disgust (1-5)

Here you need to analyse the facial expression to identify the correct emotion and the intensity of the emotion on a scale of 1 to 5.

These are only 2 examples out of a wide range of test questions styles in the emotional intelligence test.

 

Your interview screening phase: what type of interviews are conducted by Bond University's medical Program?

Typically 3-4 days after the deadline to complete your Psychometric tests you will receive an invite from Bond university to take part in their interview day. The interview day includes between 2 to 3 stations. In each station you will get a scenario and will be asked to provide your response. In one of the stations you will be asked about why you wish to attend the medical program.

 

How the Insitute will assist you to prepare for your psychometric test with the Medical Program at Bond University

The Institute’s psychologists and psychometricians have prepared an effective preparation solution for these tests as part of our 1-on-1 tutoring sessions. We have successfully run these tutoring sessions for many candidates in the past 3 years and achieved a very high rate of success. The tutoring sessions include:

Tutoring for your Personality and Emotional Intelligence tests:

  • One -on-one tutoring sessions delivered by expert Psychologists and Psychometricians. Sessions can be delivered either face to face (in Sydney and Melbourne) or via Skype video.
  • Your psychometric test tutor will provide you with everything you need to know about the Emotional Intelligence test and the Personality test including example test questions based on the real tests.
  • Prior to your coaching sessions you will be given special practical material and information about the personality test and emotional intelligence tests that Bond University will ask you to complete.
  • You will also be asked to complete a practice personality test and an emotional intelligence test to allow your tutor to identify your areas of strength and weakness. Then your tutor will work with you to improve on your weaknesses.
  • Please note: as Bond University is requiring candidates to complete 2 psychometric tests, we would highly recommend that you book at least 3 sessions of 2 hours (3 X 2 hours). 

Tutoring for your interviews:

  • In theses one -on-one tutoring sessions delivered by expert Psychologists and Psychometricians, your tutor will focus on providing you scenarios from previous years and work with you on how to best present yourself in each one.
  • Your tutor will also work with you on getting you the best techniques about how to answer interview questions and your body language.
  • For an effective preparation you would need to book at least 2 sessions of 2 hours (2 X 2 hours).

 

To book your tutoring sessions for your psychometric tests & interviews with Bond University's Medical Program:

Click on the following link to take our special tutoring for Bond University's medical program. Check the coloumn with the heading '1-on-1 coaching sessions' for available dates and prices for our tutoring sessions. Take our preparation for your Psychometric tests and interview for Bond University's medical program.

 

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

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