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 ...
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 university study; or ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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+ ...
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 Univers ...
8th October 2021
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 ...
3rd October 2021
How Do I Know If I’m A Rural Student For Medical Entry?
The purpose of this blog post is to help you: Understand why it is important to determine whether or not you are a rural student when applying for medicine. Determine whether you are classified as a rural student for each university offering undergraduate medicine. Understand the difference between ‘rurality’ and bonded rural schemes. Why is it important to determine ...