8th June 2022
Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning
Verbal Reasoning is one of the most difficult and time pressured subtests of UCAT. In fact, up to 20% of students each year fail to answer every question – that is, they run out of time to even randomly guess some UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions! This blog describes five key strategies to help you boost your speed and performance in the UCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest. ...
7th June 2022
How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT
I am now a medical student at Monash University, but I remember being in exactly your position, desperate for tips that would help me perform well in the UCAT. So, here you are – the five most important practices that helped me score 99th percentile in the UCAT. Found my ‘Zone of Excellence’ Finding my ‘zone of excellence’ was life changing fo ...
3rd June 2022
5 UCAT Tips from a Student who Scored >3500!
Tim was a MedEntry student who achieved a whopping 3520 in the UCAT last year, which was the highest score achieved. Tim is now studying medicine at the University of New South Wales. In this blog, Tim shares his top 5 UCAT tips. 1. Periodically Check Your UCAT Timing While doing the UCAT, it’s very easy to get lost in the questions, focusing on reading and answering each ...
31st May 2022
Medicine – The Big Picture
So you’re going into your final year of schooling, and you’re super duper set on being a doctor. There are lots of ways you can keep hold of medicine as a big picture throughout this long and sometimes arduous year. By putting some of these points into action now, you will increase your chances of getting straight into med, pump up your motivation over the year, and be an awesome d ...
27th May 2022
FREE UCAT Packages for Rural South Australians!
MedEntry is proud to partner with the government-funded Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) to provide free MedEntry UCAT Platinum Packages to rural South Australians. MedEntry also has a long-standing partnership with RWAV to provide free UCAT packages to rural Victorians. Improving access to UCAT preparation for rural students is part of MedEntry's commitment to Australian hea ...
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 ...
25th May 2022
Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon
Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...
24th May 2022
Why Group Study is effective for UCAT
There is a fundamental difference in how you need to study for exams which test knowledge (such as school and university exams) and for high stakes tests such as UCAT which assesses generic thinking skills. For the former, a lot of memorisation and recall are involved so studying alone can be effective, and even preferred by motivated students who do not want to be distracted by less moti ...
20th May 2022
Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?
Want to apply to study medicine / dentistry but worried that it’s too late to start preparing for UCAT? Then this blog is for you. So, is it, in fact, too late to start preparing for UCAT 2022? The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!). In fact, some past ...
18th May 2022
6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective
Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics. 1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...