28th April 2023
5 Tips for Acing UCAT (from someone who succeeded on their second attempt)
I remember walking out of the UCAT exam centre, the first time I had sat the UCAT, in a state of disbelief. Not because the UCAT exam was incredibly difficult or out of my depth, but rather the opposite: I had actually found the exam reasonable and doable, yet I was devastated with my UCAT score. In the months leading up to the UCAT, I had been in the throes of in-school assessments and lea ...
27th April 2023
Equipment you need to get UCAT ready!
The saying goes, ‘A bad workman blames his tools’, but it’s also true that having the right tools plays an important role in the successful completion of any task, including UCAT. For example, imagine trying to chop down a tree with a kitchen knife! Not only is it important to select the right tools, you also need to use them efficiently and effectively. So, what equipm ...
26th April 2023
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 ...
25th April 2023
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 ...
20th April 2023
Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon
Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...
19th April 2023
Help! I got a poor UCAT Score for my last Mock Exam – What should I do?
There will be a time in everybody’s UCAT preparation journey where scores may fluctuate or decrease. A single bad performance in a UCAT mock exam should not discourage you, but instead be a call to action. If you achieve a poor UCAT percentile or score, ask yourself, “How can I change my UCAT preparation so that this won’t happen in the live UCAT?” This blog outli ...
18th April 2023
5 Tips For UCAT Timing
If you ask any candidate sitting UCAT what the hardest part of the UCAT is, they will inevitably say one thing: timing. All questions in the UCAT are do-able if you are given unlimited time. If sufficient time is given, most students would be able to score very highly in UCAT. However, UCAT is designed intentionally to give you less time than is required to answer UCAT questions. Thi ...
14th April 2023
6 Ways To Make UCAT Study More Effective
Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics. 1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...
13th April 2023
Persisting Through Underwhelming Marks
Many of you may have started your preparation on MedEntry and found that you may not be achieving the scores you hoped for, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one! Many people lose confidence during their UCAT preparation and can’t see themselves achieving the scores they hope to attain. I know this for a fact because I was one of those people not too long ago. When I firs ...
12th April 2023
Why is Simulation During your UCAT Preparation so Important?
Simulating every aspect of the UCAT, regardless of how small it may be, is the best way to prepare yourself for the UCAT test. It is important to simulate the testing conditions, the question timings, the software, and even the stress! By simulating your UCAT preparation you will give yourself the best chance at performing well on UCAT test day. This blog describes four ways that simulation ...