6th October 2023
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 ...
4th October 2023
One-on-One with a Medical School Interviewer
I was fortunate enough to have jumped through the hurdles that lie on the way to medical school, and there are quite a few benefits on the other side. I was fortunate in being able to talk to someone who had previous experience as an interviewer. The following is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a past interviewer to understand what they are looking for in medical interview candidates ...
2nd October 2023
UCAT Prep Grant for Rural Victorians
According to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, people in remote areas of Australia are less likely to have a GP nearby and even less likely to have a specialist. Studies have also shown that individuals who have experience living in rural and regional locations often return to these areas to pursue their professional careers. Therefore, there is a clear need to ...
29th September 2023
How will Medical and Dental schools use Interviews? Here’s a summary
So, you’ve completed your UCAT and now you’re working hard to achieve high grades. But what about your medical interview? Medical interviews are perhaps the most under-recognised part of the medical entry admissions process. Highly able students who have excelled in their UCAT and ATAR have unfortunately missed out on a place in medicine due to failure to understand and prepare for ...
26th September 2023
Everything you need to know about interviews and MMIs
Congratulations on having made it through the UCAT! Having taken the UCAT, the first step of your medical application process is now over and you are heading towards interviews where your comprehension, problem solving and situational judgement skills will also be assessed just like the UCAT, but in a more up close and personal manner. Interviews are an opportunity to see a part of you that ...
23rd September 2023
Applying for Medicine / Dentistry as an International Student
Australia has some of the best medical universities in the world. All universities accept international students, and courses are internationally recognized. You are considered an international applicant if you are: Not an Australian citizen Not a New Zealand citizen Not an Australian permanent resident Applicants should check the health registration ...
23rd September 2023
Are Medicine Double Degrees worth it?
One of the questions some students and parents ask is ‘Should I do Medicine with another degree as a Double Degree?’. This blog answers this question by uncovering the underlying reasons why Australian universities are unique in offering ‘Double Degrees’ in all faculties. So why do Australian universities love double degrees? It is not because it is good for you! Uni ...
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 ...
20th September 2023
How to Apply to Medicine at Australian Universities
Congratulations on your decision to pursue Medicine as a career! Medicine is a challenging field that will constantly test your ability to stay disciplined. But it is not all work; you will also find that Medicine is one of the most rewarding careers available. You will learn about many fields of study such as anatomy, physiology and pharmacology, and be able to directly apply them to a clinic ...
19th September 2023
Final UCAT ANZ 2023 Test Statistics and Percentile Calculator Released!
The UCAT ANZ 2023 percentile calculator and final statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2023 scores. The UCAT consortium has developed a UCAT score to percentile calculator that will help you to convert your 2023 UCAT scaled scores into an estimated percentile ranking. You can find it here: https://www.ucat.edu.au/results/test-st ...