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Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon

25th May 2022

Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon

Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...

 

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Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

24th May 2022

Why Group Study is effective for UCAT

There is a fundamental difference in how you need to study for exams which test knowledge (such as school and university exams) and for high stakes tests such as UCAT which assesses generic thinking skills. For the former, a lot of memorisation and recall are involved so studying alone can be effective, and even preferred by motivated students who do not want to be distracted by less moti ...

 

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Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

20th May 2022

Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2022?

Want to apply to study medicine / dentistry but worried that it’s too late to start preparing for UCAT? Then this blog is for you. So, is it, in fact, too late to start preparing for UCAT 2022? The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!). In fact, some past ...

 

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6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective

18th May 2022

6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective

Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics.   1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...

 

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MEDENTRY’S NEW ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM IS ALMOST HERE!

17th May 2022

MEDENTRY’S NEW ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM IS ALMOST HERE!

MedEntry’s highly anticipated, game-changing, brand-new UCAT online learning platform is almost here! Global leaders in IT, educational technology, design and UCAT have collaborated to create the most intuitive, personalised and engaging UCAT platform available. This platform has been the culmination of years of planning, months of design and weeks of testing. The platform will be rel ...

 

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Timeline for Medical Entry 2022

17th May 2022

Timeline for Medical Entry 2022

Getting into medicine is a complex process. It’s not just about your academic performance, you also need to succeed in UCAT and sometimes interviews. There are many important deadlines that you must not miss if you are to enter your dream course. Candidates taking the UCAT in 2022 for entry to universities in 2022, should note the following key dates: Date ...

 

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Top 5 UCAT Myths

12th May 2022

Top 5 UCAT Myths

There is a lot of misinformation around when it comes to UCAT. At best, it can be misleading. At worst, it can lead to a missed opportunity to enter the course of your dreams. In this blog, I outline the top 5 UCAT myths.   Myth #1: You can’t study for it People call the UCAT many different things. Is it an IQ test? A personality test? In reality, it is about applying skill ...

 

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Studying medicine in Australia as a Kiwi

11th May 2022

Studying medicine in Australia as a Kiwi

As a Kiwi, there are two domestic options for studying medicine or dentistry: at Auckland and Otago Universities. However, if you are open to looking overseas, studying medicine in Australia is a viable option with an enormous list of benefits. What’s more, there is a significant number of universities to choose from. While this may be intimidating, it provides you with the opportunity t ...

 

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How to apply for medicine at Auckland University

11th May 2022

How to apply for medicine at Auckland University

Auckland University is a wonderful medical school offering a high quality medical degree. The process for entry is lengthy and can seem daunting at times. The aim of this blog is to help you understand the process for applying to medicine at Auckland University, including how your application will be assessed, what you need to do and relevant deadlines.  High school students must ...

 

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How to apply for medicine at Otago University

11th May 2022

How to apply for medicine at Otago University

There are three ways to enter the medicine program at Otago University (undergraduate, graduate or alternative). The majority of high school students will gain entry into medicine at Otago university via the Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) undergraduate pathway.  This blog outlines the process for entry into medicine at Otago University via the HSFY pathway.    Pre-Me ...

 

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