Medical students now selected on EQ as well as IQ

Bond University is using psychometric testing to evaluate kindness and communication skills

Bond University has become the first medical school to not only assess the academic skills of their med student hopefuls but their emotional intelligence as well. 

The result so far is a cohort that has a slightly wider academic spread, but also one that “feels different”, according to the university’s Dean of Medicine Professor Kirsty Forrest.