International students to be given more support

The US student featured in recent media reports which suggested he had spent more than $150,000 studying at Bond before realising the degree would not allow him to practise in his home state of California.

Bond Health Sciences and Medicine dean Professor Richard Hays said the situation was unfortunate but since the medical school was relatively young the degree had never been recognised in California, although the university had begun the arduous accreditation process.

“International recognition is incredibly complicated and having a medical degree doesn’t cross international borders very easily in

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