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Pathways into medicine: my experiences with UCAT and GAMSAT

4th July 2021

Pathways into medicine: my experiences with UCAT and GAMSAT

Living in our corner of the world and having a desire to pursue medicine will mean that at some point you will encounter either the UCAT or the GAMSAT. I experienced the former a multitude of times and the latter most recently, and have achieved success in both. This blog will guide you through both exams and pathways. If you are a student pursuing medicine in New Zealand, the UCAT will be ...

 

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I don’t have time for the UCAT during year 12, should I do the GAMSAT instead?

4th July 2021

I don’t have time for the UCAT during year 12, should I do the GAMSAT instead?

A lot of people think because their final year of school is such a busy one, they should forget about doing the UCAT and focus on their school exams instead. Some say, “Don’t worry if you are not sitting the UCAT, you can always just sit the GAMSAT during Uni and get into Medicine that way”. Whilst this is true, the graduate entry route is no doubt harder. You compete with a far wider range of ...

 

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Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

2nd July 2021

Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

The day before UCAT Ensure that you have everything you need for UCAT test day: importantly, a printout of your UCAT email confirmation from Pearson VUE and acceptable photographic identification (the name must match the one on your confirmation email, and it must be unexpired). Also ensure that you know where your UCAT testing centre is, and how you are going to get there. If you are ill or ...

 

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UCAT ANZ 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

1st July 2021

UCAT ANZ 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

I have just completed UCAT 2021! What a relief to have it done. There were no surprises and I felt well prepared thanks to MedEntry’s UCAT preparation. Here’s how the day went: Arrival and registration I sat UCAT in a morning session. My confirmation email from Pearson VUE said that I should arrive at least 30 minutes before my UCAT testing appointment, which I did. The building was well si ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

28th June 2021

5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

1. Don’t panic This might sound like another one of those easier said than done things that people around you might say, but it’s actually so important on the day itself! Plan ahead in advance for transportation to and from the UCAT exam centre. If you are taking public transport, keep in mind the possible delays caused and try to adjust for it. Better yet, get your family members to drop you ...

 

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UCAT 2021: Top Tips for Quantitative Reasoning

27th June 2021

UCAT 2021: Top Tips for Quantitative Reasoning

The Quantitative Reasoning subtest of UCAT can be challenging, even for those who are proficient at maths. This is largely due to the extreme time pressure placed on students in this UCAT subtest. The commonest mistake made by students in the Quantitative Reasoning subtest is to approach it like you would approach a high school maths test – by calculating everything perfectly, checking your ...

 

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CHECKLIST: ARE YOU UCAT READY? 10 ESSENTIALS FOR UCAT SUCCESS

26th June 2021

CHECKLIST: ARE YOU UCAT READY? 10 ESSENTIALS FOR UCAT SUCCESS

With UCAT rapidly approaching, it is important that you take a few moments to check whether you are UCAT ready. MedEntry has compiled a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before UCAT test day. 1. Register for UCAT and check your ID Ensure you have registered for UCAT and scheduled a UCAT testing date/time. If you have done so, you will have rec ...

 

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26th June 2021

University of Sydney, Newcastle, UNSW or UWS?

Many students who live in and around Sydney will have to make decision about whether to study medicine at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Newcastle or Western Sydney. Follow this link for a simple comparison of UNSW vs. USyd medicine. Apart from issues discussed in the above blog, the following may be of use: Newcastle is likely to have a wider diversity of student intake (incl ...

 

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UCAT 2021: Top tips for decision making

24th June 2021

UCAT 2021: Top tips for decision making

The Decision Making subtest of UCAT is a subtest which was first introduced in 2017. Students will be presented with a variety of question types. The questions presented are characteristic, but often unusual. It is therefore important that you practice answering Decision Making UCAT questions, and develop familiarity with each type. This blog describes five key tips to help you answer Decisio ...

 

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UCAT Intensive classes now available!

16th June 2021

UCAT Intensive classes now available!

UCAT Intensive classes now available! Need additional guidance for the upcoming UCAT? Missed the UCAT Weekly classes? Don’t despair! MedEntry is running a set of UCAT intensive classes, running from 11am to 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday across two weekends at the end of June and start of July. UCAT classes will be run by an experienced tutor who has achieved 99th percentile in the UCAT, a ...

 

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