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 ...
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 ...
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? ...
18th November 2022
Everything you need to know about interviews and MMIs
Congratulations on having made it through the UCAT! Having taken the UCAT, the first step of your medical application process is now over and you are heading towards interviews where your comprehension, problem solving and situational judgement skills will also be assessed just like the UCAT, but in a more up close and personal manner. Interviews are an opportunity to see a part of you that ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...