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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help Your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

19th February 2024

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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Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?

10th February 2024

Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is required for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to apply for such courses in 2025, you will need to sit UCAT in 2024. UCAT will take place across the months of July and August in 2024. UCAT results are valid for one year only and cannot be carried over from one year to the ne ...

 

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Bond Psychometric Test and Bond University Medicine Admission

17th January 2024

Bond Psychometric Test and Bond University Medicine Admission

If you missed out on a place in medicine at one of the public universities, you should consider medicine at Bond University. Note that medicine at Bond University is a full-fee paying course, however, it can be cheaper than attending other full fee programs such as those at public universities like Macquarie or Melbourne University, particularly when you consider the opportunity cost involved. ...

 

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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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10 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School in New Zealand

14th September 2023

10 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School in New Zealand

Choosing a Medical School to apply for in New Zealand is one of the first major decisions you will make on your path to becoming a doctor. Worldwide ranking and prestige should not factor into your decision making, as a medical degree from either Auckland or Otago university will give you a high quality degree and a licence to practice medicine. With entrance to the first year of study guarant ...

 

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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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How Will Universities Use UCAT ANZ Scores?

21st July 2023

How Will Universities Use UCAT ANZ Scores?

With the UCAT testing period soon to be over and with students receiving their UCAT ANZ scores, a common question is: how will universities use UCAT scores? Every university is different when it comes to entry into medicine and dentistry, and entry requirements can be complicated and confusing. Most undergraduate medical and dentistry courses across New Zealand and Australia require candida ...

 

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How to Interpret Your UCAT Scores

12th July 2023

How to Interpret Your UCAT Scores

If you have just sat UCAT, congratulations! You have made it through one of the toughest and most gruelling tests of your career. This blog contains information on how to interpret your 2023 UCAT ANZ score report.   How do I access my UCAT Score Report? After sitting UCAT, you will receive an email from Pearson VUE notifying you that your UCAT score report is available to ...

 

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

28th June 2023

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

A common question asked by medicine hopefuls is 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 Academic performance (ATAR / IB or GPA) ...

 

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