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A guide to PreMed papers at Auckland University - from a past student

17th February 2022

A guide to PreMed papers at Auckland University - from a past student

It is difficult to find reliable information on what Medicine and your first year of study will look like at university, and the Auckland PreMed degrees are surely no exception. It can feel like navigating blind if you don’t have guidance, so here’s a summary of the courses you will sit in either your Health Science or Biomedical Science undergraduate year. The papers outlined i ...

 

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Planning Time for UCAT Preparation

17th February 2022

Planning Time for UCAT Preparation

A very common question asked by aspiring medical students is “How do you balance your university work and UCAT practice?” It is crucial that students devote sufficient time in preparing for the UCAT, without neglecting their university studies.   Dedicated time or spare time? The key to finding this balance is planning your time. Many students attempt to fit in UCAT s ...

 

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Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

27th January 2022

Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming, but having made it through to the other side of those first few full-on months, I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarant ...

 

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HOW TO USE HOLIDAYS TO IMPROVE IN UCAT

14th January 2022

HOW TO USE HOLIDAYS TO IMPROVE IN UCAT

Many students use the holidays to finally relax after a long year of hard work. For those sitting the UCAT, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the UCAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream medicine course. Here are ...

 

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Sitting UCAT in 2022? Here's What's Coming For You

17th December 2021

Sitting UCAT in 2022? Here's What's Coming For You

MedEntry has been busy adding new features, resources and services to provide our students with the highest quality and most comprehensive UCAT preparation program. Here’s what’s coming for student sitting UCAT in 2022: Even more high quality UCAT questions MedEntry has a reputation for crafting the most accurate and high quality UCAT questions. Questions exactly replicate the style of UCAT ...

 

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Entry into Medicine in NZ: Two Crucial Facts

3rd December 2021

Entry into Medicine in NZ: Two Crucial Facts

Entry into medicine in New Zealand is unique for two key reasons: 1. New Zealanders have the opportunity to sit UCAT in year 13 and then re-sit UCAT in the first year of their university degree. 2. There is a limit to the number of times New Zealanders can apply to medicine. This blog will discuss both of these points.   Sitting UCAT in Year 13 Unlike Australians, New Ze ...

 

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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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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

22nd October 2021

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from s ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

22nd October 2021

Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the UCAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your UCAT plan.   How to implement distributed practice for UCAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your UCAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and univer ...

 

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Virtual Medical Interviews: Tips For Success

20th October 2021

Virtual Medical Interviews: Tips For Success

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in some changes to medical school admissions. A significant change has been the move from in-person medical interviews to virtual interviews at some universities. A virtual interview in an interview that uses technology such as video conferencing software such as Zoom, or other online communication platforms. Several medical schools have already confirmed th ...

 

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