29th November 2023
Australian Doctor Magazine Publishes MedEntry UCAT Sample Questions
A common question asked by Doctors who graduated from medical school many years ago is, 'So, to get into medical school these days, you don’t just need top school marks?' The answer is, yes, the medical entry system changed about 25 years ago and school marks (i.e. ATAR) is no longer the only requirement to obtain a place in medical school. There are two other hurdles: a gener ...
23rd November 2023
What Are Medical Interviewers Looking For?
The medical interview is often challenging for students given how different it is from other assessment tasks used for medical admissions. It can be hard to know what interviewers’ expectations are, and even when you have access to resources such as practice interview questions, it’s not always easy to tell what an interviewer sees as a “good” response. Moreover, unl ...
20th November 2023
Medical Interview Preparation: The 4 Pillars of Medical Ethics
Patients place immense trust in doctors, and doctors can have enormous impacts on their patients. For this reason, doctors are bound to an ethical code that prevents them from misusing their privileged position in ways that might hurt those for whom they care. Given the importance of ethical conduct to good medical practice, this is a common topic of medical interviews, as well as UCAT Situati ...
17th November 2023
Sample MMI Station: Role-Play
The Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for medical admissions is challenging, in large part because of the considerable variation in station formats and topics. Role-play stations can be particularly challenging for students, and it is often hard to know how to approach these kinds of stations. In this blog I’ll break down a typical role-play station and offer some practical tips for fielding ...
13th November 2023
Hot Topic: COVID Vaccinations (with discussion of medical ethics)
The COVID pandemic and COVID vaccinations are common medical interview topics, since they have resulted in significant challenges to the healthcare system, and raise many ethical issues. In this blog, we will be discussing the following medical interview question, and provide four key tips: “Should people be forced to vaccinate in order to achieve herd immunity?” ...
9th November 2023
Interview Offers are Being Released
Getting into medicine and dentistry is a complicated process. Part of this includes navigating the various university interview offers that are released at different times. MedEntry can help! Below is a table of the various universities offering interviews for medicine and dentistry undergraduate courses around Australia and New Zealand, the interview type, interview offer dates and actual ...
6th November 2023
FREE Medical Interview Training for Rural South Australians!
MedEntry is proud to partner with the government-funded Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) to provide free Medical Interview Training to rural South Australians. Improving access to medical interview training for rural students is part of MedEntry's commitment to Australian healthcare, and to widening access into medicine. What is RDWA? RDWA, or ...
3rd November 2023
Sample MMI Question and Response: A Difficult Dilemma
Questions for the medical Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) can be challenging, but practicing example questions can leave you much more prepared for the live interview and give you an edge over other medical interview candidates. In this post I’m going to be taking a look at a common type of MMI question, breaking it down, and presenting some ideas to discuss and tips for organising your re ...
1st November 2023
Presenting Yourself in Interviews
You may have started preparing for your medical interview. Practicing how to answer tough personal questions and scenarios are vital. However, one aspect of a medical interview that many people do not focus on is how to present yourself in front of the interviewers. Presentation is just as important as what you say in your medical interview. Now you might be thinking, ‘there’s n ...
29th October 2023
Ways to Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture
Australia is a multicultural community and within that diversity, Australia has one of the oldest continuing living cultures in the world: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Around 20% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in what is classified as very remote and remote areas. Learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is importa ...