Like i said i dont have a problem with the MRBS ones and ill apply for those. Its just the contracts of the normal bonded ones are pretty restrictive but with out the same benefits as the MRBSvelox said:They only sound as dodgy as your knowledge about them. If you know what you are getting into they seem pretty good especially MRBS.
The AusMedStudent site didn't say anything of the sort. However, people on the site did; and you should always be wary of what strangers with a keyboard tell you. Just because something is said on a reputable medium (like the AMS forum) does not mean it was said by a reputable person.Zali said:Like i said i dont have a problem with the MRBS ones and ill apply for those. Its just the contracts of the normal bonded ones are pretty restrictive but with out the same benefits as the MRBS
The ausmed site also said that the bonded ones aren't that great
plus no-one likes to mix and live with country bogans.Zali said:Here's why the scheme is a disaster for students:
A FAIRER MEDICARE - BONDED MEDICAL SCHOOL PLACES
Bonding HECS based medical student places represents a fundamental change to the higher education system.
• Access to public higher education under the HECS arrangements has been based on merit and has offered students from a range of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds the opportunity for a tertiary education.
• The Government’s bonding proposal for medical students requires students to enter into onerous contractual obligations that will impact on them for 15 - 19 years simply to obtain a university place.
• Medicine is the only degree that is subject to these bonds. This is unfair and the contract conditions represent a significant departure from the merit principle for access to public higher education.
• Students who for whatever reason fail to meet the bond obligation will be required to pay the Government the full cost of a private fee paying medical school place plus interest. This could amount to over $120,000 – even though the doctor will be providing valuable medical services to the community.
The bonded places are not the same as those currently offered to doctors by the military or to teachers in the past. Bonded medical students will not receive a scholarship or any other benefit compared to un-bonded places.
• This is not a scholarship scheme. No benefit beyond the university place itself is being offered by the Government.
sorry it wasnt on the ausmed site but if you want to read the full story go to
(first post for this page)velox said:plus no-one likes to mix and live with country bogans.