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I’m interested in studying medicine. Which subjects should I choose in year 11 and 12?

21st August 2021

I’m interested in studying medicine. Which subjects should I choose in year 11 and 12?

Your ATAR is often just as important as your UCAT score when it comes to applying for medical schools in Australia. Because of this, a lot of discussion around choosing subjects for senior high school remains. Here are four factors to consider when choosing subjects, in order of importance. 1. University prerequisities Some universities have prerequisite subjects that you must study in order ...

 

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I didn’t get a good enough UCAT score – what should I do?

16th August 2021

I didn’t get a good enough UCAT score – what should I do?

The UCAT testing period is a big month for many students across Australasia and even other countries around the world. For information on what is a 'good' UCAT score, check out our dedicated blog. It can feel really disappointing if, like me, you logged in to see your UCAT score report and were met with a non-competitive score. I understand that it can feel like the world is ending, and all ho ...

 

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Pathways into medicine: my experiences with UCAT and GAMSAT

4th July 2021

Pathways into medicine: my experiences with UCAT and GAMSAT

Living in our corner of the world and having a desire to pursue medicine will mean that at some point you will encounter either the UCAT or the GAMSAT. I experienced the former a multitude of times and the latter most recently, and have achieved success in both. This blog will guide you through both exams and pathways. If you are a student pursuing medicine in New Zealand, the UCAT will be ...

 

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University of Sydney, Newcastle, UNSW or UWS?

26th June 2021

University of Sydney, Newcastle, UNSW or UWS?

Many students who live in and around Sydney will have to make decision about whether to study medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Newcastle or Western Sydney. Follow this link for a simple comparison of UNSW vs. USyd medicine. Apart from issues discussed in the above blog, the following may be of use: Newcastle is likely to have a wider diversity of student intak ...

 

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Medicine at USyd or UNSW?

7th June 2021

Medicine at USyd or UNSW?

A brief comparison of studying medicine at UNSW and USyd. Whilst the release of final ATAR results may still be a while away, it is important for high achieving students to consider now whether they would choose to study medicine at UNSW or USyd. Below is a simple and concise outline of what each of the UNSW medicine and USyd medicine pathways, respectively, entail. USyd does not offer a ...

 

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Interview Offers Are Being Released

3rd November 2020

Interview Offers Are Being Released

Getting into medicine and dentistry is a complicated process. Part of this includes navigating the various university interview offers that are released at different times. MedEntry can help! Below is a table of the various universities offering interviews for medicine and dentistry undergraduate courses around Australia and New Zealand, the interview type, interview offer dates and actual ...

 

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Virtual Medical Interviews: 3 Tips For Success

12th October 2020

Virtual Medical Interviews: 3 Tips For Success

The COVID-19 / coronavirus pandemic has resulted in several changes to medical school admissions. A significant change has been the move from in-person medical interviews to virtual interviews. Several medical schools have already confirmed that medical interviews will take place virtually (for example over Zoom). These include Monash University, Adelaide University and Charles Sturt Universit ...

 

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Monash or Melbourne?

2nd October 2020

Monash or Melbourne?

A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Monash University (school leaver entry) or Melbourne University (graduate route). Our view is that Monash school leaver entry is superior for several reasons. You can speak to one of our staff members during the UCAT workshop, during the Interview Training Sessions, call us or email us to get more details and di ...

 

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How to help your son or daughter get into medicine

28th September 2020

How to help your son or daughter get into medicine

Is your son or daughter interested in becoming a doctor? Do you want to give them the best chance to succeed? Dr Edward Boyapati discusses how you, as a parent, can assist your child to achieve their goal. Dr Edward Boyapati is the Principal Lecturer for MedEntry, Australia’s trusted UCAT Educational Institution. He is also the father of two incredibly successful children, Ray and Ann ...

 

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Is this my only shot at getting into Medicine?

28th September 2020

Is this my only shot at getting into Medicine?

Many students sit the UCAT for the first time thinking that they must to do well in UCAT because it is the only way for them to be accepted into their dream uni degree, medicine. This is untrue! This thinking places an enormous amount of unnecessary pressure on students. The reality is there are numerous ways to be accepted into medicine, although they are not necessarily the ideal pathways. S ...

 

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