Blogs

16th October 2018

How to prepare for and succeed in UCAT

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. Students who are interested in applying for most medical and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand in 2020 will need to sit and succeed in UCAT in 2019. UCAT is the single most important and difficult test that most students will face in their medical career. However, with the right preparation and approach, it is possible to exc ...

 

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UCAT: Section by Section Breakdown

12th October 2018

UCAT: Section by Section Breakdown

  In this blog, we will discuss the structure and content of each of the five UCAT subtests. Also be sure to check out our free sample UCAT questions.   Section 1: Verbal Reasoning Number of questions: 44 Time allocated: 21 minutes Assesses: the ability to critically evaluate information that is presented in a written form. Style: student ...

 

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1st June 2018

LMS Update – New Bookmarks Page features

MedEntry has updated the question/guides bookmarks page on the LMS to provide fast access to some helpful materials. It is now possible to view all of your bookmarked drill/exam/Eureka questions at a glance, by clicking on the bookmarks link on the top of every page:   The new page now allows you to view the content of all bookmarked questions, and contains a simple navigation block to view ...

 

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Interview Tips and Advice (Part 1)

31st January 2018

Interview Tips and Advice (Part 1)

In preparing for something as mammoth as a medical school interview, there are a lot of things to consider. When preparing you have to understand what type of language the interviewers might use, what to include in your answers and how you can respond both verbally and through your body language.   General advice for medical interviews • Walk into the room with a big smile. • Be confident, ...

 

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One on one with a medical school interviewer

31st January 2018

One on one with a medical school interviewer

I was fortunate enough to have jumped through the hurdles that lie on the way to medical school, and there are quite a few benefits on the other side. One of these is being able to talk to doctors, health professionals or community members that have had previous experience as interviewers. The following is an excerpt from a conversation I had with a past interviewer to understand what they are ...

 

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MEDICAL INTERVIEW TIPS: WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

31st January 2018

MEDICAL INTERVIEW TIPS: WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR?

Delivering coherent answers in a medical interview is no easy feat, but unfortunately, that is only half the battle. The interviewer is trying to see if you have the qualities that would make a good medical student and more importantly, a good doctor. These qualities can include being resilient, motivated and self-aware. And thus, the questions and/or activities they ask of you are all trying ...

 

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Preparing for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

31st January 2018

Preparing for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

Receiving an interview offer brings you one step closer to gaining a spot in medical school. The hard work, however, is not yet over! Interview preparation will maximise your opportunity to secure a place as a medical student. Some applicants believe that there is no point in doing preparation for the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), as they believe that performance in the interview is solely b ...

 

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31st January 2018

Sample Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) question

An example Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) question: Imagine you are the principal of a large, respected school. There has been an allegation that a humiliating film of a young disabled person has been circulating on the Internet. Two final year students are up before you to explain their actions in the creation of the video. The video appears to show a young person with intellectual impairme ...

 

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31st January 2018

Monash Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

Monash Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Format Multi station Mini Interviews or Bellringer Interviews are used by Monash University and the University of Western Sydney. They are also used by Australian National University, Sydney University, Deakin University and Wollongong University for selection into graduate entry medicine. The following information provides some guidelines on the ...

 

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31st January 2018

MMI Sample Question Two - a difficult dilemma.

MMI Sample Question Two - a difficult dilemma.   Jesse is an elite soccer player hoping to obtain a scholarship to a US college after finishing high school. A week out from the most important match of the year, Jesse is diagnosed with a severe navicular stress fracture. He wants to be able to play in the tournament and tells you that without an appearance he will not be considered b ...

 

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