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Medical Work Experience Alternatives

23rd October 2023

Medical Work Experience Alternatives

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become more difficult for students to obtain in person work experience. Many hospitals and other organisations have suspended or restricted their work experience programs. However, if you are organised and cast the net wide, you can usually obtain in person work experience. Our blog on medical work experience provides some advice. However, if you are ...

 

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Work Experience in your Medical School Applications

20th October 2023

Work Experience in your Medical School Applications

Obtaining work experience is an important part of the medical school entry process. However, obtaining work experience has become significantly more difficult since the COVID pandemic. Many hospitals have cancelled or restricted their work experience programs, and other health facilities have become more reluctant to accept students into their organisations. However, it is still important t ...

 

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MedEntry Interview Training Now Available!

9th October 2023

MedEntry Interview Training Now Available!

It’s an exciting moment to receive a medical interview offer, but does that excitement turn to nerves when you think of the actual medical interview? Does the thought of the medical interview fill you with panic? You might worry that you will not be able to answer medical interview questions in the most articulate way, that you may say the wrong thing or even that you will just not be go ...

 

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Everything you need to know about interviews and MMIs

26th September 2023

Everything you need to know about interviews and MMIs

Congratulations on having made it through the UCAT! Having taken the UCAT, the first step of your medical application process is now over and you are heading towards interviews where your comprehension, problem solving and situational judgement skills will also be assessed just like the UCAT, but in a more up close and personal manner. Interviews are an opportunity to see a part of you that ...

 

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5 Ways to make the most of your Post-UCAT Pre-Interview time

17th September 2023

5 Ways to make the most of your Post-UCAT Pre-Interview time

If you have completed your UCAT exam, congratulations on getting through the marathon that it is! While you can relax a little, now is not the time to be sitting back and relaxing (sadly). Instead, you should start planning for applications and interviews! Here are five tips to make the most of your post-UCAT, pre-interview time:   1. Pump up your GPA Before UCAT, chances ar ...

 

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University Rankings and Prestige: How much do they really matter for Studying Medicine?

14th September 2023

University Rankings and Prestige: How much do they really matter for Studying Medicine?

Is studying medicine at Monash more prestigious than Melbourne? Is studying medicine at USyd more prestigious than UNSW? And in the end, does it really matter?   University rankings and prestige: how much do they matter for studying medicine? Prestige, prestige, prestige. It’s a battle cry often heard echoing from the halls of the oldest universities and repeated with an ...

 

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What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

13th September 2023

What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

Students who sit UCAT ANZ receive their UCAT score report on the same day, often within an hour of sitting the test. Students will be notified via email once their UCAT score report is available. The format of UCAT scores can be confusing, and it can be difficult to know what is a ‘good’ UCAT ANZ score. This blog answers some common questions about UCAT ANZ scores.   Wha ...

 

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Where can I apply if I am currently Studying at University?

31st August 2023

Where can I apply if I am currently Studying at University?

Are you already studying a degree at university and thinking of applying to study medicine or dentistry? If so, the requirements differ compared to if you are a standard, or school leaver applicant. Not all universities will accept students who are currently studying at university into their medical or dental programs, but some will. Furthermore, applying as a non-standard applicant can be ...

 

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I didn't get a good enough UCAT score - What should I do?

9th August 2023

I didn't get a good enough UCAT score - What should I do?

Applying for entry into medical school is no small task, and it is a journey that may not always go the way you had hoped. Part of the difficulty is that the application to medical school has many components, and if one of these components does not go as planned, it can interfere with your chances of entry. You may find yourself in the common position of looking at your UCAT score and wonde ...

 

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Pathways into Medicine in New Zealand

9th August 2023

Pathways into Medicine in New Zealand

There are many pathways to enter medicine in New Zealand. The most straightforward journey, followed by most candidates, is the first year entry pathway. However, there are other routes into medicine available, including graduate entry and studying medicine in Australia.   First year entry into medicine For most students, the ideal pathway into medicine is after first year univ ...

 

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