Breaking the bonds

  • More than 600 bonded medical places filled each year
  • 25% of bonded students willing to pay $100,000 to exit contract
  • Flexibility a key concern for those considering contracts

NICHOLAS Jorgensen was desperate to become a doctor. So when he was offered one of the bonded medical places at the University of Queensland, he says it was literally a question of “getting into medicine or not”.

Nicholas took the place, but in his second year of study he began to feel disenfranchised by a system that has effectively co