17th January 2023
I missed out on a place in Medicine this year. What are my options?
Medicine is one of the most sought-after and competitive courses to enter in most countries. This inevitably leads to some students missing out on entry into medicine each year. If you are in this position, don’t despair! If you are intent on studying medicine, there are many other options to get you there. This blog offers a guide to your suggested next steps. 1. Wait! ...
16th January 2023
UCAT vs GAMSAT
There are two major pathways into medicine: the undergraduate route (which generally requires you to sit UCAT) and the graduate route (which generally requires GAMSAT). As an aspiring medical student, it can be difficult to know which pathway to take, particularly when some universities strongly market the graduate route. MedEntry recommends that you choose the undergraduate (UCAT) route, a ...
14th January 2023
Ten tips for Surviving your first year of Medicine
Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming, but having made it through to the other side of those first few full-on months, I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarant ...
13th January 2023
Bond Psychometric Test and Bond University Medicine Admission
If you missed out on a place in medicine at one of the public universities, you should consider medicine at Bond University. Note that medicine at Bond University is a full-fee paying course, however, it can be cheaper than attending other full fee programs such as those at public universities like Macquarie or Melbourne University, particularly when you consider the opportunity cost involved. ...
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? ...
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. ...
13th September 2022
I didn’t get a good enough UCAT score – What should I do?
The UCAT testing period is a big month for many students. 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 hopes have been flushed down the toilet, but I am here to tell you otherwise! Note: For information on what is a 'good' UCAT score ...
15th September 2021
Why do some 99.95 ATAR students choose Provisional entry for medicine?
There are broadly two types of medical courses for school leavers: “Direct Entry” (for example at Curtin, Adelaide, Monash, WSU, Newcastle, UNSW, and JCU) and ‘Provisional entry’ (for example at UWA, Flinders, UniMelb, USyd, UQ, Griffith and Bond). ‘Provisional entry’ is also called ‘guaranteed entry’ or ‘assured entry’ or ‘C ...