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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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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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Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022

10th May 2022

Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022

Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2023? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2022. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2022.   What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. The UCAT is a 2-hour long computer-based exam that is required to gain entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. ...

 

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Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

5th May 2022

Which Medical Schools can I apply to if I am currently studying at University?

Certain medical schools, such as Monash University, do not allow candidates to apply if they are currently studying at university or have completed an undergraduate degree – they only accept school leavers. However, many universities do accept students who are currently studying at university. This blog outlines them in detail, including who is eligible and how students are selected. ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

13th April 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in New Zealand. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of high school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways y ...

 

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A guide to PreMed papers at Auckland University - from a past student

17th February 2022

A guide to PreMed papers at Auckland University - from a past student

It is difficult to find reliable information on what Medicine and your first year of study will look like at university, and the Auckland PreMed degrees are surely no exception. It can feel like navigating blind if you don’t have guidance, so here’s a summary of the courses you will sit in either your Health Science or Biomedical Science undergraduate year. The papers outlined i ...

 

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Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

27th January 2022

Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming, but having made it through to the other side of those first few full-on months, I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarant ...

 

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Entry into Medicine in NZ: Two Crucial Facts

3rd December 2021

Entry into Medicine in NZ: Two Crucial Facts

Entry into medicine in New Zealand is unique for two key reasons: 1. New Zealanders have the opportunity to sit UCAT in year 13 and then re-sit UCAT in the first year of their university degree. 2. There is a limit to the number of times New Zealanders can apply to medicine. This blog will discuss both of these points.   Sitting UCAT in Year 13 Unlike Australians, New Ze ...

 

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