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HOW WILL UCAT ANZ 2021 BE DELIVERED?

4th June 2021

HOW WILL UCAT ANZ 2021 BE DELIVERED?

With the continued COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing threat of last minute lockdowns and travel restrictions, you may be wondering, how will UCAT ANZ 2021 be delivered? How did UCAT ANZ 2020 take place? Last year, UCAT proceeded mostly as normal, despite the fact that there was a Victorian lockdown during the UCAT testing period. The vast majority of candidates sat UCAT as planned, in a testing ...

 

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DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTING UCAT PERCENTILES: 3 TIPS

27th May 2021

DEALING WITH DISAPPOINTING UCAT PERCENTILES: 3 TIPS

So you’ve been preparing for UCAT by working through the UCAT guides and attempting UCAT practice questions and exams. Then one day you receive a disappointing UCAT percentile. So what should you do? Is it time to freak out? Is it time to give up on your medical entry dream? No! Read on for three key tips. 1. Understand what a UCAT percentile means and how they are calculated Firstly, it is ...

 

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5 reasons to start your UCAT preparation now!

18th May 2021

5 reasons to start your UCAT preparation now!

1. Master the UCAT Learning Curve The UCAT is a test unlike anything you have ever sat before. UCAT Verbal Reasoning is loosely connected to traditional reading comprehension texts and UCAT Quantitative Reasoning is mathematics-based, but both the style and time pressure is truly unique. Furthermore, it is highly unlikely that you will have ever encountered formal testing in the areas of UCAT ...

 

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Should I study at Auckland or Otago University for First Year? (As a Pathway into Medicine)

7th May 2021

Should I study at Auckland or Otago University for First Year? (As a Pathway into Medicine)

If you are in Year 13, and have decided not to apply to study medicine in Australia, you need to make a decision on whether to study First Year at Auckland or Otago university. Most people make a decision on which university to study at based on word of mouth, after talking to a few people or friends. That is not a scientific or rational way of making such an important decision. If you want ...

 

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5 Reasons to Apply for Medicine in Australia

7th May 2021

5 Reasons to Apply for Medicine in Australia

If you are in Year 13, you need to make a decision on whether to apply to study Medicine in Australia or New Zealand. There are many advantages to applying for medical school in Australia, which will be outlined in this blog. There are more medical schools in Australia. There are 24 medical schools in Australia and if you are in Year 13, you can apply to at least 17 of them. There are on ...

 

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Medicine – The Big Picture

26th April 2021

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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What Universities and Courses will require UCAT in 2021?

3rd April 2021

What Universities and Courses will require UCAT in 2021?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is required for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to apply for such courses in 2022, you will need to sit UCAT in 2021. UCAT will take place across the months of July-August in 2021. UCAT results are valid for one year only, and cannot be carried over from one year to the nex ...

 

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Should I attend a MedEntry UCAT workshop?

2nd April 2021

Should I attend a MedEntry UCAT workshop?

MedEntry workshops have become famous over the years for their engaging, effective and enjoyable nature. You may be wondering whether you should attend a MedEntry UCAT workshop. The answer is a resounding yes! Here are three reasons why: MedEntry UCAT Workshops are Comprehensive MedEntry UCAT workshops cover everything you need to know for UCAT success, including: Detailed strategies and te ...

 

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Why 6 weeks preparation isn't enough for UCAT

2nd April 2021

Why 6 weeks preparation isn't enough for UCAT

UCAT Consortium Universities (UCATCU) claim that intensive, sustained preparation for UCAT is not necessary. They advise that 6 weeks of preparation is sufficient for UCAT. There are many reasons why UCATCU make such claims. To give yourself the best chance of succeeding in UCAT, it is important that you are sceptical of these claims. UCATCU’s claims are designed to discourage student ...

 

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Managing UCAT with other commitments

23rd March 2021

Managing UCAT with other commitments

As many of you would have noticed, UCAT preparation takes time. And I mean a LOT of time! It’s often overwhelming trying to get those practice exams you’d promised yourself to get done as well as study for that first chemistry quiz if you’re in Year 13/Uni or dealing with a cranky boss at work. In many cases, students often lose time, confidence and their interest in UCAT since it simply adds ...

 

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