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 ...
9th January 2023
Top 5 tips for Making the Most out of MedEntry
In the January of year 12, I bought the UCAT Platinum package. MedEntry had come highly recommended by numerous people who had used it previously, and MedEntry honestly proved priceless in helping me prepare for the UCAT. I completed the MedEntry free UCAT practice exam a few months earlier when I had started thinking about applying to Medicine, but having been warned of a fi ...
6th January 2023
How to use Holidays to Improve in UCAT
Many students use the holidays to finally relax after a long year of hard work. For those sitting the UCAT, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the UCAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream medicine course. Here are ...
4th January 2023
5 Reasons to Start your UCAT Preparation Now!
1. Master the UCAT Learning Curve The UCAT is a test unlike anything you have ever sat before. UCAT Verbal Reasoning is loosely connected to traditional reading comprehension texts and UCAT Quantitative Reasoning is mathematics-based, but both the style and time pressure is truly unique. Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that you will have ever encountered formal testing in the areas of UC ...
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 ...
16th December 2022
Making Time for UCAT: Eat That Frog!
Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain Brian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). It discusses time management in the context of the workplace, but the strategy is applicable to UCAT and high ...
14th December 2022
When Should I Start Preparing for the UCAT?
This is a very common question that students ask about UCAT. When you first start to research UCAT it can seem overwhelming and confusing. You may have many questions such as: How should I approach UCAT preparation? When should I start my UCAT prep? Do I need to prepare for the UCAT? These are all very valid questions, and this blog explores them in more detail. Is it worth ...
11th December 2022
What is UCAT 2023?
What is UCAT 2023? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is one of three main criteria used by most universities in Australia and New Zealand to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine and dentistry (the other two criteria being performance in school/university and interviews). Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess kn ...
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? ...