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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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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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Bond Psychometric Test and Bond University Medicine Admission

13th January 2023

Bond Psychometric Test and Bond University Medicine Admission

If you missed out on a place in medicine at one of the public universities, you should consider medicine at Bond University. Note that medicine at Bond University is a full-fee paying course, however, it can be cheaper than attending other full fee programs such as those at public universities like Macquarie or Melbourne University, particularly when you consider the opportunity cost involved. ...

 

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Is Medicine for me? 5 Tips on how to make the big decision

11th January 2023

Is Medicine for me? 5 Tips on how to make the big decision

Trying to decide whether medicine is for you? Personally, it took me months and lots of research and thought to finally make that decision. Compared to most Bachelor degrees which are usually three years in duration, courses in medicine take much longer – about 5 years to complete. Then there is post-graduate study and specialist training. You could be looking at many years before you ar ...

 

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So, you want to be a doctor? How to get into medicine in Australia

21st December 2022

So, you want to be a doctor? How to get into medicine in Australia

Congratulations on your decision to pursue medicine as a career! Medicine is an interesting, valued and rewarding profession. The process of getting into medicine can be confusing, so here’s an introduction.   Criteria for getting into medicine Unlike most other courses, getting into medicine doesn’t just require a high ATAR. Entry into medicine at most universities i ...

 

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Going Overseas to Study Medicine: is it a good idea?

9th December 2022

Going Overseas to Study Medicine: is it a good idea?

Many universities and organisations proclaim the advantages of studying medicine overseas. Unfortunately, these organisations often have a vested interest in attracting students to study abroad. So, is going overseas to study medicine actually good for you, as the student? The short answer is: no. This blog will outline why.   Why is studying medicine overseas NOT a good idea? ...

 

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