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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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Why are there differences in the way Universities use UCAT for Medical Entry?

22nd April 2022

Why are there differences in the way Universities use UCAT for Medical Entry?

Universities vary significantly in how they use UCAT for entry into medicine. This blog explores the differences and the reasons behind them.   Which universities use UCAT for entry? Most universities use UCAT for entry into undergraduate medicine and dentistry. Some universities offer medical entry programs for school leavers without the need for UCAT. These include James Coo ...

 

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Applying for Medicine in the UK and New Zealand?

13th April 2022

Applying for Medicine in the UK and New Zealand?

UCAT is used by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for selection of students into medicine and dentistry. If you wish to apply to universities in both New Zealand and the UK, there is a specific procedure relating to UCAT that you must follow: You will need to sit the UCAT ANZ. It is important that you sit this test so that your UCAT results are delivered to th ...

 

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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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21st February 2022

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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Misinformation from Auckland and Otago Universities regarding Medical Entry

3rd December 2021

Misinformation from Auckland and Otago Universities regarding Medical Entry

Many Year 13 students interested in studying medicine are mistakenly led to believe that they can only sit UCAT ANZ once and only in their first year of university. They are given wrong and misleading information, often by Auckland and Otago Universities, regarding pathways into medical or dental school. Students can sit UCAT ANZ in their final year of schooling (Year 13) and any number of ...

 

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How Will Universities Use UCAT ANZ Scores?

31st August 2021

How Will Universities Use UCAT ANZ Scores?

With many students sitting UCAT and 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 courses across Australia and New Zealand require candidates to sit and succeed in UCAT to be offere ...

 

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3 Tips for Written Applications

23rd August 2021

3 Tips for Written Applications

Some universities, including James Cook University and the University of New South Wales, require you to submit a written application when applying for medicine. Written applications may be used to select students for interview or guide interviewers’ questions on the day. They are therefore an important part of the application process. When so many students are submitting applications, how ca ...

 

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13th August 2021

UCAT or GAMSAT? which route is harder? which route is easier?

For a simple comparison of UCAT and GAMSAT, please read this article: UCAT vs GAMSAT Medicine entry via GAMSAT or UCAT? what’s the difference? It’s a question anyone wanting to gain entry into medicine will inevitably ask: ‘Am I better off sitting the UCAT and doing an undergraduate medicine degree, or should I sit the GAMSAT to gain entry into a graduate medicine course?’ To make things e ...

 

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UCAT vs GAMSAT

13th August 2021

UCAT vs GAMSAT

There are two major pathways into medicine: the undergraduate route (which generally requires you to sit UCAT) and the graduate route (which generally requires GAMSAT in Australia). As an aspiring medical student, it can be difficult to know which pathway to take, particularly when some universities strongly market the graduate route. MedEntry recommends that you choose the undergraduate (UCA ...

 

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