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Medicine: keeping your options open

28th September 2020

Medicine: keeping your options open

Are you having trouble deciding what to do about your university preferences? Choosing what course to study can be a major decision, and plenty of year 12 students struggle to decide what to choose. Hopefully this article can put some of your worries at ease, and aid you in your decision making. Not sure if Medicine is the course you want? Deciding you want to study medicine at universit ...

 

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Why study Medicine?

28th September 2020

Why study Medicine?

There are only two things people seem ask you about in your final year of schooling: those big exams at the end of the year and what you want to do when they’re over. It’s a stressful and busy year with plenty of studying to be done. The constant questioning can be annoying, but it’s really important that you take the time to really look at what it is you are going to do next ...

 

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English and UCAT

27th September 2020

English and UCAT

Why doing well in English is essential for gaining entry into medicine and succeeding in your medical course and career. Some students love it. Others hate it: Reading books, writing essays and analysing articles where the content matter is highly subjective and there is no definitive ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer. English is the polar opposite of many subjects favoured ...

 

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What is the UCAT test?

27th September 2020

What is the UCAT test?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT will be an important criterion for entry into medicine and some dental courses at most Universities across Australia and New Zealand. UCAT comprises five sections: verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement. UCAT is a computer based test that takes approximately 2 ...

 

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Which universities require UCAT?

27th September 2020

Which universities require UCAT?

Which universities use the UCAT as part of their selection criteria for medicine courses? The following universities require satisfactory completion of the UCAT as part of their selection criteria for students who are seeking to gain entry into undergraduate medicine and Dentistry courses. There are also some universities which use the UCAT as part of their graduate entry programmes. For ...

 

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Should I do a UCAT preparation course?

27th September 2020

Should I do a UCAT preparation course?

You wouldn’t run a race without a coach. You wouldn’t sit your final exams without a teacher. So why would you sit the UCAT without having done some preparation first? Isn’t the UCAT an aptitude test, so what’s the point in preparing? The UCAT may be an ‘aptitude’ test, but there can be no doubt that having seen UCAT style questions before, a ...

 

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Med Entry test is the UCAT

27th September 2020

Med Entry test is the UCAT

Summary The Consortium of Australian School-Leaver Entry Medical Schools has decided not to renew their contract with ACER. This means that the UCAT (University Clinical Assessment Test) is now the medical entry test. MedEntry has intimate knowledge of UCAT and will be providing high quality UCAT resources for our students.     What is UCAT? UCAT stands for Universit ...

 

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AN EXPLANATION OF UCAT RESULTS: HOW ARE UCAT RESULTS CALCULATED? AND OTHER UCAT RESULTS FAQS.

26th September 2020

AN EXPLANATION OF UCAT RESULTS: HOW ARE UCAT RESULTS CALCULATED? AND OTHER UCAT RESULTS FAQS.

HOW ARE UCAT RESULTS CALCULATED? Unfortunately Pearson Vue does not release the marking scheme that is used determine UCAT scores. There is some speculation as to the following: answering a question correctly that is not answered correctly by the majority of UCAT candidates will be weighted more heavily. And conversely, answering a question incorrectly that most UCAT candidates do answer co ...

 

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What Happens Next: After the UCAT

23rd September 2020

What Happens Next: After the UCAT

For the few weeks leading up to the UCAT, it can seem like the entire world revolves around it. Often you can put off worrying about day to day issues until after the day of the test. So when the test date does roll around, and you walk out of the test centre with your head held high, the first question that you are likely to ask yourself is, “What am I supposed to do now?”. One ...

 

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Bonded Medical Program Changes

22nd September 2020

Bonded Medical Program Changes

Changes have been made to the Bonded Medical Program (BMP), which will affect students applying to study medicine in 2020 and onwards. The key change involves graduates needing to work in rural or remote areas for three years, rather than the previous one year. The purpose of Bonded Medical Programs is to meet the demand for doctors in areas which have workforce shortages, particularly r ...

 

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