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Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?

2nd June 2022

Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is required for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to apply for such courses in 2023, you will need to sit UCAT in 2022. UCAT will take place across the months of July and August in 2022. UCAT results are valid for one year only and cannot be carried over from one year to the ne ...

 

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How Will Medical Schools Use UCAT? Here's a Summary

26th May 2022

How Will Medical Schools Use UCAT? Here's a Summary

A common question asked by medicine hopefuls is how UCAT will be used to select applicants into medical school. Most universities use a combination of three factors when selecting students into medicine or dentistry. These include: UCAT ANZ scores (either cognitive subtests* only, or all UCAT subtests) Medical interview performance Secondary school performance ...

 

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Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

5th May 2022

Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

Certain medical schools, such as Monash University, do not allow candidates to apply if they are currently studying at university or have completed an undergraduate degree – they only accept school leavers. However, many universities do accept students who are currently studying at university. This blog outlines them in detail, including who is eligible and how students are selected. ...

 

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Why are there differences in the way Universities use UCAT for Medical Entry?

22nd April 2022

Why are there differences in the way Universities use UCAT for Medical Entry?

Universities vary significantly in how they use UCAT for entry into medicine. This blog explores the differences and the reasons behind them.   Which universities use UCAT for entry? Most universities use UCAT for entry into undergraduate medicine and dentistry. Some universities offer medical entry programs for school leavers without the need for UCAT. These include James Coo ...

 

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Applying for Medicine in the UK and Australia?

13th April 2022

Applying for Medicine in the UK and Australia?

UCAT is used by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for selection of students into medicine and dentistry. If you wish to apply to universities in both Australia and the UK, there is a specific procedure relating to UCAT that you must follow: You will need to sit the UCAT ANZ. It is important that you sit this test so that your UCAT results are delivered to the ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

13th April 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in Australia. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of high school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways you ...

 

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Bond Psychometric test

8th December 2021

Bond Psychometric test

Bond University, in order to distinguish themselves from other universities’ entry criteria, has chosen to use a Psychometric test. ‘Psychometric test’ is a very broad term and can include a test of both cognitive and non-cognitive attributes. What Bond University uses for their medical program is the non-cognitive type: that is, it assesses personality. Specifically Bond Uni ...

 

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12 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School, in order of Importance

5th December 2021

12 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School, in order of Importance

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 ...

 

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How Do I Know If I’m A Rural Student For Medical Entry?

3rd October 2021

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 determine ...

 

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Why do some 99.95 ATAR students choose Provisional entry for medicine?

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 ...

 

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