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2022 UCAT ANZ PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE!

14th November 2021

2022 UCAT ANZ PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE!

UCAT packages in preparation for the 2022 UCAT ANZ test are now available! Enrol now for a full year’s worth of access to the most comprehensive, innovative and personalised UCAT preparation program. Our experience tells us that the highest performers in UCAT start their preparation early, and do a little bit of preparation on a regular basis. This method of UCAT prep is known as dist ...

 

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Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps

31st October 2021

Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps

The UCAT is one of the three criteria for most undergraduate medicine schools in Australia, and often holds equal weighting to ATAR. The UCAT may determine whether or not you receive an interview offer at certain universities, so many students put in the extra mile to maximise their UCAT results. There are many factors that can influence performance in UCAT, and receiving a lower mark than exp ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

22nd October 2021

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the UCAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your UCAT plan.   How to implement distributed practice for UCAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your UCAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and univer ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

22nd October 2021

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from s ...

 

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Virtual Medical Interviews: Tips For Success

20th October 2021

Virtual Medical Interviews: Tips For Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some changes to medical school admissions. A significant change has been the move from in-person medical interviews to virtual interviews at some universities. A virtual interview in an interview that uses technology such as video conferencing software such as Zoom, or other online communication platforms. Several medical schools have already confirmed th ...

 

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How will medical and dental schools use interviews? Here’s a summary

15th October 2021

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 interviews. ...

 

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MedEntry Medical Interview Training Now Available!

15th October 2021

MedEntry Medical Interview Training Now Available!

MedEntry Medical Interview Training sessions are now available to book! The three elements of medical interview success There are three key elements to successful medical interview preparation: Understanding the strategies required to succeed in a medical interview, what interviewers are looking for, and how to present your ‘best self’ Knowledge of the types of questions that will aris ...

 

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I am expecting a high ATAR and I scored highly in UCAT. Do I still need interview training?

14th October 2021

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 expect an ATAR of 99.8+ ...

 

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Ranking of Australian/New Zealand Medical and Dental Schools

10th October 2021

Ranking of Australian/New Zealand Medical and Dental Schools

Just as you would go to Wiki on the internet to obtain unbiased information on a topic, you have come to the right place to obtain unbiased information regarding medical school rankings in Australia and New Zealand. The reputation and prestige of the University is not as important in Australia in general, as in the USA. In the USA there is a hierarchy of universities with Ivy League Universit ...

 

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UCAT Books

8th October 2021

UCAT Books

Have you ever thought about using books to prepare for the UCAT? Before you go and spend your money on UCAT books there are a few things worth considering: The live UCAT is not on paper! So practising using books is like practising on a grass court for a tennis competition when the match on the big day is going to be on clay court! Unlike online materials which can be regularly upda ...

 

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