22nd September 2020
Bonded Medical Program Changes
Changes have been made to the Bonded Medical Program (BMP), which will affect students applying to study medicine in 2020 and onwards. The key change involves graduates needing to work in rural or remote areas for three years, rather than the previous one year. The purpose of Bonded Medical Programs is to meet the demand for doctors in areas which have workforce shortages, particularly r ...
11th September 2020
Why are medical interviews so important?
Medical interviews are perhaps the most underestimated part of the medical entry admissions process. Many students do not prepare for them, either because they do not recognise the importance of medical interviews, or do not understand how difficult they are. At many universities, medical interviews are worth as much, if not more than your high school / university performance and your UCAT! ...
3rd August 2020
UCAT CALCULATOR: HOW DO THE UCAT PRACTICE EXAMS DIFFER FROM THE LIVE UCAT?
The calculator in the live UCAT (i.e the calculator in the testing centre for the actual UCAT) has several differences to the calculator available on the official UCAT practice exams. These changes range from cosmetic (e.g. colour, style) to functional differences. MedEntry’s Simulated UCAT Exam Platform is the most accurate representation of the live UCAT calculator. You may therefor ...
14th July 2020
My UCAT Experience: A Candidate who scored >3000 in UCAT Shares his Tips
My UCAT exam was at 8am, and so I had to wake up at 5:30am to comfortably get ready and travel to the UCAT testing centre, accounting for the 30 minutes waiting time. However, I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the UCAT exam, and my mental energy was in no way compromised. How? It was simply due to the fact that I had already been waking at 5:30am sharp every morning for the 2-3 w ...
8th July 2020
UCAT ANZ 2020: A Candidate Shares his Experience
Arrival Arriving at the UCAT test centre was a vastly different experience to arriving at a normal school exam. There was no congregation of students or any prominent signs explaining where to go. My UCAT testing centre was in the Melbourne CBD – at a normally busy office building which was completely deserted due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Due to building secu ...
2nd July 2020
UCAT ANZ 2020: My UCAT Test Day Experience
Arrival and registration I took the UCAT exam at a Pearson VUE centre in Melbourne. I arrived about 25 minutes before my scheduled UCAT start time. At the door I was turned around and told to read the instructions outside the door concerning COVID-19 and UCAT. Once I made it in through the door, I was immediately told to sanitise my hands using the handwash inside the door before gr ...
27th June 2020
Earplugs Update for UCAT ANZ
Candidates can request earplugs at the test centre if they wish to use them. At test centres where earplugs are available, candidates must use the earplugs provided and cannot use their own. Not all test centres can provide earplugs. If you are taking the test at one of the test centres below, you will be allowed to bring your own earplugs. If you bring your own earplugs to one of these cen ...
26th June 2020
UCAT ANZ 2020: NOTEBOARD AND MARKER PEN
Candidates sitting UCAT ANZ 2020 will have access to a noteboard and marker pen. MedEntry students who have attended, or will be attending a UCAT workshop will have received a noteboard and marker pen to help simulate the live UCAT experience, and to help with their UCAT preparation. Due to the coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, UCAT UK 2020 candidates have the option of sitting UCAT from hom ...
24th June 2020
UCAT ANZ 2020 AND CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): SHOULD I WEAR A MASK AND GLOVES?
UCAT ANZ 2020 candidates who are sitting UCAT in Australia and New Zealand have been advised that they may wear a mask and gloves if they wish when sitting UCAT. This is not mandatory. Note that UCAT testing centres will not supply a mask and gloves. Masks and gloves brought by candidates to UCAT testing centres will be inspected by UCAT testing staff for security purposes. Candidates si ...
20th June 2020
NEW UCAT FEATURE: MEME OF THE WEEK!
Want 5 extra exams free? Make a meme related to UCAT – and the best entry each week will receive 5 extra UCAT exams free! Each week has a theme which is related to UCAT and UCAT preparation. This week’s theme is: Difficulty of UCAT MedEntry students can access the Meme of the Week feature and submit memes on the Community page of the online platform. Students can also like ...