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FREE UCAT Packages for Rural South Australians!

27th May 2022

FREE UCAT Packages for Rural South Australians!

MedEntry is proud to partner with the government-funded Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) to provide free MedEntry UCAT Platinum Packages to rural South Australians. MedEntry also has a long-standing partnership with RWAV to provide free UCAT packages to rural Victorians. Providing free access to UCAT preparation for rural students is part of MedEntry's commitment to Austr ...

 

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How Will Medical Schools Use UCAT? Here's a Summary

26th May 2022

How Will Medical Schools Use UCAT? Here's a Summary

A common question asked by medicine hopefuls is how UCAT will be used to select applicants into medical school. Most universities use a combination of three factors when selecting students into medicine or dentistry. These include: UCAT ANZ scores (either cognitive subtests* only, or all UCAT subtests) Medical interview performance Secondary school performance ...

 

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Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon

25th May 2022

Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon

Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...

 

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Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

24th May 2022

Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

There is a fundamental difference in how you need to study for exams which test knowledge (such as school and university exams) and for high stakes tests such as UCAT which assesses generic thinking skills. For the former, a lot of memorisation and recall are involved so studying alone can be effective, and even preferred by motivated students who do not want to be distracted by less moti ...

 

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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

20th May 2022

Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

Want to apply to study medicine / dentistry but worried that it’s too late to start preparing for UCAT? Then this blog is for you. So, is it, in fact, too late to start preparing for UCAT 2022? The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!). In fact, some past ...

 

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6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective

18th May 2022

6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective

Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics.   1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...

 

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MEDENTRY’S NEW ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM IS ALMOST HERE!

17th May 2022

MEDENTRY’S NEW ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM IS ALMOST HERE!

MedEntry’s highly anticipated, game-changing, brand-new UCAT online learning platform is almost here! Global leaders in IT, educational technology, design and UCAT have collaborated to create the most intuitive, personalised and engaging UCAT platform available. This platform has been the culmination of years of planning, months of design and weeks of testing. The platform will be rel ...

 

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Timeline for Medical Entry 2022

17th May 2022

Timeline for Medical Entry 2022

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! Date Deadline Task ...

 

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Top 5 UCAT Myths

12th May 2022

Top 5 UCAT Myths

There is a lot of misinformation around when it comes to UCAT. At best, it can be misleading. At worst, it can lead to a missed opportunity to enter the course of your dreams. In this blog, I outline the top 5 UCAT myths.   Myth #1: You can’t study for it People call the UCAT many different things. Is it an IQ test? A personality test? In reality, it is about applying skill ...

 

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Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022

10th May 2022

Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022

Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2023? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2022. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2022.   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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