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Planning Time for UCAT Preparation

2nd February 2023

Planning Time for UCAT Preparation

A very common question asked by aspiring medical students is “How do you balance your school work and UCAT practice?” Given that the UCAT can be equally or even more important than ATAR in the medical school selection process, it is crucial that students devote sufficient time in preparing for the UCAT, without neglecting their year 12 studies.   Dedicated time or s ...

 

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5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy

1st February 2023

5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy

Sitting the UCAT can often feel like an isolating experience, since many of your peers may be focused on other goals such as their school or university performance, making it difficult to stay motivated while studying for the UCAT. This is one of the many reasons why it can be helpful to find a UCAT study buddy, with whom you can create a community of practice where you share experie ...

 

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Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

30th January 2023

Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

Getting into medicine is a complex process. It’s not just about your academic performance, you also need to succeed in UCAT and interviews. There are many important deadlines that you must not miss if you are to enter your dream course. This blog outlines the key dates and tasks so you can ensure you keep on track!               ...

 

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Everything you need to know about UCAT 2023

27th January 2023

Everything you need to know about UCAT 2023

Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2024? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2023. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2023.   What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. The UCAT is a 2-hour long computer-based exam that is required to gain entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. ...

 

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Dispelling the Myths of Medicine

25th January 2023

Dispelling the Myths of Medicine

The idea of studying medicine at university can seem like a very daunting prospect. There are many myths and false beliefs about the degree which allow these fears to prosper. Having completed my first year studying medicine at Monash University, I hope I can dispel some of your fears about studying medicine at university.   1. Medicine is ULTRA competitive Granted, Medicine ...

 

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Why you should be Studying for the UCAT Right Now

23rd January 2023

Why you should be Studying for the UCAT Right Now

Are you all aboard the express train to Procrastination Station? Are you experiencing a motivation crisis? Are you just about ready to give up? There may be many reasons why you’re feeling this way and they may be impacting on your will to study and prepare for UCAT. You may be feeling tired, overwhelmed, stressed.  You may have many other social, academic and extra-curricular co ...

 

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MedEntry Free Trial Now Available

19th January 2023

MedEntry Free Trial Now Available

If you’re aiming for medicine, then you will need to excel in UCAT! UCAT is a very difficult test and is very different to any other test you will have sat in your academic career. It is therefore vital that you prepare for UCAT, particularly given its importance in selecting students into medicine in Australia. Choosing the best way to prepare is an important decision, that can be di ...

 

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I missed out on a place in Medicine this year. What are my options?

17th January 2023

I missed out on a place in Medicine this year. What are my options?

Medicine is one of the most sought-after and competitive courses to enter in most countries. This inevitably leads to some students missing out on entry into medicine each year. If you are in this position, don’t despair! If you are intent on studying medicine, there are many other options to get you there. This blog offers a guide to your suggested next steps.   1. Wait! ...

 

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UCAT vs GAMSAT

16th January 2023

UCAT vs GAMSAT

There are two major pathways into medicine: the undergraduate route (which generally requires you to sit UCAT) and the graduate route (which generally requires GAMSAT). As an aspiring medical student, it can be difficult to know which pathway to take, particularly when some universities strongly market the graduate route. MedEntry recommends that you choose the undergraduate (UCAT) route, a ...

 

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Ten tips for Surviving your first year of Medicine

14th January 2023

Ten tips for Surviving your first year of Medicine

Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming, but having made it through to the other side of those first few full-on months, I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarant ...

 

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