Blogs

4th July 2021

I don’t have time for the UCAT during year 13, should I do the GAMSAT instead?

The blog below discusses the two clearly defined pathways to study medicine in Australia. A lot of people think because their final year of school is such a busy one, they should forget about doing the UCAT and focus on their studies instead. Some say, “Don’t worry if you are not sitting the UCAT, you can always just sit the GAMSAT during Uni and get into Medicine that way&rdquo ...

 

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Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

2nd July 2021

Tips for UCAT Test Day and the Night Before

The day before UCAT Ensure that you have everything you need for UCAT test day: importantly, a printout of your UCAT email confirmation from Pearson VUE and acceptable photographic identification (the name must match the one on your confirmation email, and it must be unexpired). Also ensure that you know where your UCAT testing centre is, and how you are going to get there. If you are ill or ...

 

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UCAT ANZ 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

1st July 2021

UCAT ANZ 2021: A STUDENT’S EXPERIENCE

I have just completed UCAT 2021! What a relief to have it done. There were no surprises and I felt well prepared thanks to MedEntry’s UCAT preparation. Here’s how the day went:   Arrival and registration I sat UCAT in a morning session. My confirmation email from Pearson VUE said that I should arrive at least 30 minutes before my UCAT testing appointment, which I did. ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

28th June 2021

5 Tips for UCAT Exam Day

Huiyi scored 99th percentile in UCAT (overall cognitive score 3160 / average 790). In this blog, she describes her top 5 tips for UCAT test day.   1. Don’t panic This might sound like another one of those easier said than done things that people around you might say, but it’s actually so important on the day itself! Plan ahead in advance for transportation to and from ...

 

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What will UCAT Test Day be Like?

26th June 2021

What will UCAT Test Day be Like?

For many students, sitting UCAT can be a daunting prospect. UCAT is a very different experience to standard high school or university examinations, not to mention how important it is when determining entry into medicine. This blog describes what to expect on the day of UCAT.   UCAT check in When you arrive, you will need to check in with an invigilator. This will involve the foll ...

 

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Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success

26th June 2021

Checklist: Are you UCAT Ready? 10 Essentials for UCAT Success

With UCAT rapidly approaching, it is important that you take a few moments to check whether you are UCAT ready. MedEntry has compiled a checklist of 10 essential tasks to complete before UCAT test day.   1. Register for UCAT and check your ID Ensure you have registered for UCAT and scheduled a UCAT testing date/time. If ...

 

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What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

24th June 2021

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. This blog answers some common questions about UCAT ANZ scores.   How are UCAT ANZ scores calculated? UCAT ANZ scores are calculated by convert ...

 

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UCAT INTENSIVE CLASSES START SOON!

16th June 2021

UCAT INTENSIVE CLASSES START SOON!

Feeling the pressure of UCAT? Need more personalised support? Then check out MedEntry’s online, live-streamed UCAT Intensive Classes. Classes are run by an experienced tutor who has achieved the highest possible score in UCAT (99th percentile). Your tutor will work through the five sections of the UCAT, covering each of the UCAT question types, demonstrating key UCAT strategies and pr ...

 

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7th June 2021

Medicine at Monash or Melbourne?

Medicine at Monash (via UCAT) or Melbourne (via GAMSAT)? The answer is the same to similar questions such as: Medicine at UNSW or USyd? Medicine at Curtin or UWA? Medicine at UQ or Monash? Medicine at Adelaide or Flinders? etc A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Monash University (school leaver entry) or Melbourne University (graduate route). M ...

 

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7th June 2021

A comparison of medicine at USyd and UNSW

Whilst the release of final ATAR results may still be a while away, it is important for high achieving students to consider now whether they would choose to study medicine at UNSW or USyd. Below is a simple and concise outline of what each of the UNSW medicine and Usyd medicine pathways, respectively, entail. What has changed? USyd will change from awarding MBBS to MD or Doctor of Medi ...

 

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