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Are Medicine Double Degrees worth it?

26th September 2022

Are Medicine Double Degrees worth it?

One of the questions some students and parents ask is ‘Should I do Medicine with another degree as a Double Degree?’. This blog answers this question by uncovering the underlying reasons why Australian universities are unique in offering ‘Double Degrees’ in all faculties. So why do Australian universities love double degrees? It is not because it is good for you! Uni ...

 

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Medicine at UQ or Other Universities?

26th September 2022

Medicine at UQ or Other Universities?

A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose UNSW/JMP/WSU (which offer school leaver entry into medicine) or UQ (which offers a graduate route). Many parents often ask “Why did some universities abandon the school leaver entry route to medicine? Which route is better?” The answer is the same to similar questions such as: Shou ...

 

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University Rankings and Prestige: How much do they really matter for Studying Medicine?

24th September 2022

University Rankings and Prestige: How much do they really matter for Studying Medicine?

Is studying medicine at Monash more prestigious than Melbourne? Is studying medicine at USyd more prestigious than UNSW? And in the end, does it really matter?   University rankings and prestige: how much do they matter for studying medicine? Prestige, prestige, prestige. It’s a battle cry often heard echoing from the halls of the oldest universities and repeated with an un ...

 

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MedEntry Interview Training Now Available!

22nd September 2022

MedEntry Interview Training Now Available!

It’s an exciting moment to receive a medical interview offer, but does that excitement turn to nerves when you think of the actual medical interview? Does the thought of the medical interview fill you with panic?  You might worry that you will not be able to answer medical interview questions in the most articulate way, that you may say the wrong thing or even that you will just not ...

 

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Medicine at Adelaide or Flinders?

22nd September 2022

Medicine at Adelaide or Flinders?

A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Adelaide University (which offers school leaver entry into medicine) or Flinders University (which offers a graduate route). Many parents often ask “Why did some universities abandon the school leaver entry route to medicine? Which route is better?” The answer is the same to similar ques ...

 

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Medical School Preferencing

21st September 2022

Medical School Preferencing

Applications to study at most undergraduate medical courses close at the end of September. To apply, you will need to visit the Tertiary Admissions Centre for each state. MedEntry recommends that you apply for as many courses as possible, in order to maximise your chances of obtaining a place. For details about how to apply to medicine, check out our dedicated blog. Most states offer mul ...

 

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12 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School

20th September 2022

12 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School

Many MedEntry students find themselves in a fortunate position of having performed well in UCAT, so are now in an enviable position of being able to pick and choose which medical school to attend! So what are the factors you should consider when choosing a medical school? Firstly, MedEntry recommends applying to as many courses as possible, as there is no guarantee of entry into a partic ...

 

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Medical Entry: Obtaining Work Experience During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

19th September 2022

Medical Entry: Obtaining Work Experience During COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Obtaining work experience is an important part of the medical school entry process. However, obtaining work experience has become significantly more difficult with the recent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions. Many hospitals have temporarily cancelled their work experience programs, and other health facilities are understandably reluctant to accept students into their organisations. ...

 

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How Do I Know If I’m A Rural Student For Medical Entry?

18th September 2022

How Do I Know If I’m A Rural Student For Medical Entry?

The purpose of this blog post is to help you: Understand why it is important to determine whether or not you are a rural student when applying for medicine. Determine whether you are classified as a rural student for each university offering undergraduate medicine. Understand the difference between ‘rurality’ and bonded rural schemes.   Why is it important to ...

 

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How to Apply to Medicine at Australian Universities

15th September 2022

How to Apply to Medicine at Australian Universities

Congratulations on your decision to pursue Medicine as a career! Medicine is a challenging field that will constantly test your ability to stay disciplined. But it is not all work; you will also find that Medicine is one of the most rewarding careers available. You will learn about many fields of study such as anatomy, physiology and pharmacology, and be able to directly apply them to a clinic ...

 

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