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 ...
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 University Clinical A ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
11th May 2020
MedEntry's Comprehensive UCAT Medical Entry Handbook is Now Available, FREE!
MedEntry's brand new, 120 page, comprehensive UCAT Handbook is now available, absolutely free! It covers everything you need to know about medical entry, UCAT, medical interviews and university admissions. The handbook is divided into four parts: Part 1: How to get into medicine This section covers how to get into medicine and dentistry in Australia and New Zealand. It includes th ...
9th April 2020
BREAKING: GAMSAT 2020 WILL BE REMOTELY SUPERVISED AND HELD ONLINE
GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admissions Test) will be held online via remote supervision this year, for the first time ever. GAMSAT is used for admission into postgraduate medical programs at some universities, mainly in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. GAMSAT is normally a written test that takes place in large testing halls. With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this is not c ...
28th September 2019
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 ...
16th April 2019
MedEntry’s Updated Medical Schools Admissions Guide Now Available!
MedEntry is delighted to release our free, printable medical school admissions guide that covers everything you need to know about getting into medicine in Australia. This guide covers: Entry criteria, including UCAT and interviews How to apply to study medicine Medical entry pathways, including undergraduate and graduate entry What you should be doing if you are in year 12, yea ...
17th October 2017
Behind the Scrubs, Part 2: Student’s views of Undergraduate Medical Courses in NSW – Joint Medical Program, University of Newcastle
The University of Newcastle (UoN) has taken a unique teamwork approach within their Bachelor of Medicine course, collaborating with the University of New England to create the Joint Medical Program. Although this joint effort represents a new modelling of the course, UoN has offered an undergraduate Medicine course for almost forty years, and has gained an unofficial reputation for creating ...