13th August 2021
School leaver entry (UCAT) or Graduate entry (GAMSAT)? Which route is better?
Medicine after high school or degree? For a simpler comparison of UCAT against the GAMSAT please see the following articles: UCAT vs GAMSAT ‘UCAT or GAMSAT? which is harder? which is easier?‘. Our view is that UCAT route is far superior for several reasons including: 1. No guarantee: Even if you do ace your GPA and do well in GAMSAT, there is no gurantee that you will get in: there is oft ...
13th August 2021
UCAT vs GAMSAT
There are two major pathways into medicine: the undergraduate route (which generally requires you to sit UCAT) and the graduate route (which generally requires GAMSAT). As an aspiring medical student, it can be difficult to know which pathway to take, particularly when some universities strongly market the graduate route. MedEntry recommends that you choose the undergraduate (UCAT) route, a ...
12th August 2021
CONVERT YOUR UCAT 2021 SCORE INTO A PERCENTILE
Want to know your predicted UCAT percentile ranking? MedEntry has released a calculator that will help you convert your UCAT scores into estimated percentile rankings. You can find the calculator here: https://www.medentry.edu.au/ucat-score-percentile-calculator The calculator produces accurate estimated percentile rankings using the deciles outlined in the UCAT ANZ 2020 Summary Test Statis ...
9th August 2021
7 TIPS FOR USING THE UCAT CALCULATOR
I managed to score 880 out of 900 in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning section. A significant reason for this was my ability to use the UCAT Calculator quickly and effectively. In this blog, I discuss my top tips for using the UCAT Calculator. Learning to use the UCAT calculator took my mind off the time-consuming and seemingly never-ending calculations required to answer UCAT Quantitative Re ...
9th August 2021
Medicine Prerequisites: What are the Requirements for Studying Medicine at each University?
Entering medicine can be a confusing and complicated process, particularly if you are applying to multiple medical schools. If you wish to study medicine, you will need to ensure that you are studying the right subjects, and that you achieve certain minimum academic scores. The table below summarises the prerequisite subjects and minimum scores required for medical and dental courses across ...
1st August 2021
Balancing the UCAT and Hobbies
With the UCAT around the corner, as well as school assignments and exams, it can be quite a stressful time for students. Many students will spend the majority of the day practising UCAT- style questions and completing practise exams, as well as devoting a large amount of time to UCAT preparation. However, this does not mean your hobbies and interests should be forgotten about. After a long ...
29th July 2021
Balancing UCAT and ATAR (Year 12)
Year 12 is a busy year – we all know that. However, it can get a whole lot busier if you’re studying for the UCAT as well. It can be like taking an extra subject – one that has no teacher, and there are no deadlines (aside from the exam). In addition, it is an exam for which you cannot cram (sorry to burst your bubble). So how do you manage the meticulous balancing act bet ...
23rd July 2021
Optimising your performance in UCAT: 5 Lessons from Sports Psychology
Preparing for the UCAT is like preparing for a marathon: it requires training, persistence and strategies to optimise your performance on UCAT test day. Just as an athlete prepares for a major sporting event, so you must prepare yourself to sit UCAT, which is one of the most important exams that you will face in your career. We can learn much from athletes about optimising performance in UC ...
16th July 2021
UCAT 2021, COVID AND LOCKDOWN: WHAT SHOULD I DO?
With recent outbreaks of COVID-19 across Australia, and some states being plunged into lockdown, you might be wondering how this will impact on UCAT 2021, and what you should be doing. This blog discusses the issue and offers five key tips. How will lockdowns impact COVID-19? Each state with a COVID-19 outbreak will have specific governmental restrictions relating to movement around ...
13th July 2021
6 COMMON UCAT VERBAL REASONING PITFALLS
Without a doubt, most UCAT test takers find Verbal Reasoning to be the most challenging subtest. The combination of the stringent timing (~30s per question), the information dense passages and of course, testing nerves (being the first UCAT section!), can often result in lower scores in this subtest. It is important to note that participants tend to score lower in UCAT Verbal Reasoning &nd ...