21st September 2023
UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?
With 2023 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 consortium’s UCAT score-percentile calculator, av ...
13th September 2023
What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?
Students who sit UCAT ANZ receive their UCAT score report on the same day, often within an hour of sitting the test. Students will be notified via email once their UCAT score report is available. The format of UCAT scores can be confusing, and it can be difficult to know what is a ‘good’ UCAT ANZ score. This blog answers some common questions about UCAT ANZ scores. Wha ...
21st August 2023
5 Easy Ways to Start Preparing for Medical Interviews Now
So you’ve made it through the UCAT and now all you want to do is breathe a sigh of relief and forget about the whole medical entry process. But it’s not over yet! Medical interviews are a very important and challenging aspect of the medical entry process. Medical interviews are worth up to 40-50% of the entry criteria for medicine, and at some universities, are the only fac ...
28th November 2022
Ways to Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture
Australia is a multicultural community and within that diversity, Australia has one of the oldest continuing living cultures in the world: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Around 20% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in what is classified as very remote and remote areas. Learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is import ...
21st November 2022
FREE Medical Interview Training for Rural South Australians!
MedEntry is proud to partner with the government-funded Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) to provide free Medical Interview Training to rural South Australians. Improving access to medical interview training for rural students is part of MedEntry's commitment to Australian healthcare, and to widening access into medicine. What is RDWA? RDWA, or ...
31st October 2022
Presenting Yourself in Interviews
You may have started preparing for your medical interview. Practicing how to answer tough personal questions and scenarios are vital. However, one aspect of a medical interview that many people do not focus on is how to present yourself in front of the interviewers. Presentation is just as important as what you say in your medical interview. Now you might be thinking, ‘there’s n ...
24th October 2022
Sample MMI Question and Response: A Difficult Dilemma
Questions for the medical Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) can be challenging, but practicing example questions can leave you much more prepared for the live interview and give you an edge over other medical interview candidates. In this post I’m going to be taking a look at a common type of MMI question, breaking it down, and presenting some ideas to discuss and tips for organising your re ...
19th October 2022
Three Common Interview Questions and How To Approach Them
Congratulations on having made it through the gruelling UCAT and your examinations and having been offered an interview for a medical program! Like the UCAT, the medical interview is a tool designed to assess your competency across various fields, and hence your suitability to be a doctor. And, just like in the UCAT, a strong understanding of the sorts of questions you might be asked, and the ...
17th October 2022
Why some students don’t prepare for Medical Interviews
Medical interviews are a crucial aspect of the selection process for entry into health science courses. In some universities, medical interviews are weighted at more than 50% of the total selection criteria (James Cook University, Newcastle/JMP, WSU/CSU and Bond University). Most people focus on their ATAR scores, study for the UCAT but do not prepare for their medical interview. Hence there a ...
14th October 2022
I am expecting a high ATAR and I scored highly in UCAT. Do I still need interview training?
This is a common question asked by MedEntry students. Such students, having used MedEntry’s program, have scored highly in UCAT. In addition, many expect to receive a very high ATAR. These students may feel that a place in medical school is guaranteed, so they wonder: 'Why bother with interview training?' Here is a question we received just this week from a student: ‘I e ...