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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT

12th June 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT

First year of university is a stressful time. Add in UCAT and the pressures of getting into medicine, and stress levels can rapidly sky rocket. As a parent it is easy to succumb to feelings of powerless as you watch your son or daughter struggle to prepare for such an important and difficult exam. However, there are many things you can do to boost their performance and have a positive impact o ...

 

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6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls

11th June 2022

6 Common UCAT Verbal Reasoning Pitfalls

Without a doubt, most UCAT test takers find Verbal Reasoning to be the most challenging subtest. The combination of the stringent timing (~30s per question), the information dense passages and of course, testing nerves (being the first UCAT section!), can often result in lower scores in this subtest. It is important to note that participants tend to score lower in UCAT Verbal Reasoning – ...

 

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How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning

10th June 2022

How I Scored 900 In UCAT Verbal Reasoning

UCAT Verbal Reasoning is widely known as the hardest and lowest scoring UCAT subtest. The average UCAT Verbal Reasoning score over the past five years has been 570 out of 900. Sara scored an amazing 900 in UCAT Verbal Reasoning (the highest possible Verbal Reasoning score!). In this blog she shares her top 5 UCAT Verbal Reasoning tips.   Tip 1: Learn to Speed Read One of the bigg ...

 

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5 Key UCAT tips

9th June 2022

5 Key UCAT tips

There are a wealth of strategies and techniques that are useful in boosting your UCAT performance. Each UCAT section and question type requires a slightly different approach. Relevant techniques are discussed in detail in the MedEntry UCAT courses. Here are five important tips that will help you in preparing for and sitting UCAT.   1. Work on your UCAT weaknesses Each of the f ...

 

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Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning

8th June 2022

Top Tips For UCAT Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning is one of the most difficult and time pressured subtests of UCAT. In fact, up to 20% of students each year fail to answer every question – that is, they run out of time to even randomly guess some UCAT Verbal Reasoning questions! This blog describes five key strategies to help you boost your speed and performance in the UCAT Verbal Reasoning subtest.   ...

 

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How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

7th June 2022

How I scored 99th Percentile in the UCAT

I am now a medical student at Monash University, but I remember being in exactly your position, desperate for tips that would help me perform well in the UCAT. So, here you are – the five most important practices that helped me score 99th percentile in the UCAT.   Found my ‘Zone of Excellence’ Finding my ‘zone of excellence’ was life changing fo ...

 

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5 UCAT Tips from a Student who Scored >3500!

3rd June 2022

5 UCAT Tips from a Student who Scored >3500!

Tim was a MedEntry student who achieved a whopping 3520 in the UCAT last year, which was the highest score achieved. Tim is now studying medicine at the University of New South Wales. In this blog, Tim shares his top 5 UCAT tips.   1. Periodically Check Your UCAT Timing While doing the UCAT, it’s very easy to get lost in the questions, focusing on reading and answering each ...

 

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Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?

2nd June 2022

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 2023, you will need to sit UCAT in 2022. UCAT will take place across the months of July and August in 2022. UCAT results are valid for one year only and cannot be carried over from one year to the ne ...

 

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Medicine – The Big Picture

31st May 2022

Medicine – The Big Picture

So you’re going into your final year of schooling, and you’re super duper set on being a doctor. There are lots of ways you can keep hold of medicine as a big picture throughout this long and sometimes arduous year. By putting some of these points into action now, you will increase your chances of getting straight into med, pump up your motivation over the year, and be an awesome d ...

 

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

26th May 2022

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 Secondary school performance ...

 

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