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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
14th September 2022
Medicine at Curtin or UWA?
A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Curtin University (which offers school leaver entry into medicine) or UWA (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: ...
12th September 2022
5 Ways to make the most of your Post-UCAT Pre-Interview time
If you have completed your UCAT exam, congratulations on getting through the marathon that it is! While you can relax a little, now is not the time to be sitting back and relaxing (sadly). Instead, you should start planning for applications and interviews! Here are five tips to make the most of your post-UCAT, pre-interview time: 1. Pump up your ATAR Before UCAT, chances are ...
9th September 2022
UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?
With UCAT percentile calculator and summary test statistics released, students now have more information about how their score compares to other UCAT candidates. This blog will help you interpret your score and provide advice on what you should do now. You can convert your UCAT score into a UCAT percentile using the UCAT cosortium’s UCAT score-percentile calculator, available her ...
28th August 2022
Universities which require you to apply to them directly for Medical Entry
So you’ve navigated through UCAT and now it’s time to take a breather. Right? Well, yes, but you also need to get organised and prepare for applications to medical and dental schools. The application process to study medicine or dentistry can seem complicated and convoluted, especially if you are applying to multiple universities across multiple states (which MedEntry strongly r ...
27th August 2022
Where Can I Apply if I am Currently Studying at University?
Are you already studying a degree at university and thinking of applying to study medicine or dentistry? If so, the requirements differ compared to if you are a standard, or school leaver applicant. Not all universities will accept students who are currently studying at university into their medical or dental programs, but some will. Furthermore, applying as a non-standard applicant can be ...
23rd August 2022
How Will Universities Use UCAT ANZ Scores?
With the UCAT testing period over and students receiving their UCAT ANZ scores, a common question is: how will universities use UCAT scores? Every university is different when it comes to entry into medicine and dentistry, and entry requirements can be complicated and confusing. Most undergraduate medical and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand require candidates to sit and s ...