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UCAT vs GAMSAT

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 ...

 

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CONVERT YOUR UCAT 2021 SCORE INTO A PERCENTILE

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 ...

 

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How Will Medical Schools Use UCAT? Here's a Summary

10th August 2021

How Will Medical Schools Use UCAT? Here's a Summary

With the UCAT testing period underway, many students who have sat UCAT are wondering how UCAT will be used to select applicants into medical school. Most universities use a combination of three factors when selecting students into medicine or dentistry. These include: UCAT ANZ scores (either cognitive subtests* only, or all UCAT subtests) Medical interview performance Secondary school pe ...

 

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7 TIPS FOR USING THE UCAT CALCULATOR

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 Reas ...

 

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Medicine Prerequisites: What are the Requirements for Studying Medicine at each University?

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 ...

 

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Keeping The Balance

1st August 2021

Keeping The Balance

Keeping the balance is something we all struggle with in our final year of schooling, myself included. At the commencement of the year, I jumped into everything. Then, at the end of term one, I crashed, and in term two I tried to do nothing. Neither of these worked for me, and over the remainder of the year I learnt some important lessons about keeping the balance. Not only was I happier and m ...

 

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Balancing the UCAT and Hobbies

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 ...

 

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Balancing UCAT and ATAR (Year 12)

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 between not letting you ...

 

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Optimising your performance in UCAT: 5 Lessons from Sports Psychology

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 UCAT ...

 

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UCAT 2021, COVID AND LOCKDOWN: WHAT SHOULD I DO?

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 the ...

 

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