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4 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Your UCAT Prep

20th April 2022

4 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Your UCAT Prep

This is it. You are in the final months of your first year health sciences. It is the last lap in the race to the finish line. It is time to grind… Or is it? What is burnout? It’s when you’re drowning in mountains of workload, overwhelmed with panic / exhaustion / a combination of both and it is usually caused by prolonged or excessive stress. Burnout is pretty much that ...

 

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Applying for Medicine in the UK and New Zealand?

13th April 2022

Applying for Medicine in the UK and New Zealand?

UCAT is used by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for selection of students into medicine and dentistry. If you wish to apply to universities in both New Zealand and the UK, there is a specific procedure relating to UCAT that you must follow: You will need to sit the UCAT ANZ. It is important that you sit this test so that your UCAT results are delivered to th ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

13th April 2022

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in New Zealand. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of high school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways y ...

 

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UCAT 2022: Key dates

8th April 2022

UCAT 2022: Key dates

If you wish to study medicine at most universities in Australia and New Zealand you will need to sit UCAT 2022. The UCAT 2022 testing period runs from 1 July 2022 until 12 August 2022. Registrations to sit UCAT 2022 open on 1 March 2022 and close on 17 May 2022. This blog outlines the key dates for candidates undertaking UCAT ANZ 2022. (deadline times are in AEST - Australian Eastern ...

 

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10 Biggest UCAT Myths

7th April 2022

10 Biggest UCAT Myths

Myth 1: UCAT scores aren’t important if you have a solid academic background Even medical school applicants who get perfect academic scores can flake out on the UCAT and miss out on a place in medicine. The UCAT is one of three important elements of your medical school application (the other two being your academic results and interview), so it is vital that you take the UCAT seriousl ...

 

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4 Tips for making the most of your UCAT study time

4th April 2022

4 Tips for making the most of your UCAT study time

It’s easy to sit back at this point in the year and feel like you have forever until UCAT and while that might feel true, it’s definitely not. Right now is the time to be getting your head around the different question types in UCAT, finding your weaknesses and sorting them out, and working out how best to spend the next few months in preparing for UCAT. On that note, here are some ...

 

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5 Tips for UCAT Success

3rd April 2022

5 Tips for UCAT Success

The UCAT is not an easy exam. It is intense both when you prepare for it and when you undertake it. It requires every ounce of mental concentration and effort to do well. However, you need not be worried about this: the conditions apply to everybody and what determines whether you will do well in UCAT is if you can perform better than your peers. Always remember that a large portion of student ...

 

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Want to be a doctor? Here’s 5 things you should know

31st March 2022

Want to be a doctor? Here’s 5 things you should know

1. There are A LOT of students in the same position as you It really is remarkable how many people want to study medicine. This is both good and bad news for you. The bad part is how small most medical cohorts are, which makes medical entry extremely competitive. Don’t let this weigh on your mind too much though, because you simply need to accept that there will be people with a bette ...

 

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5 Things to know before beginning your UCAT preparation

30th March 2022

5 Things to know before beginning your UCAT preparation

So you want to get into medicine and you have realised that the UCAT is pretty important. And by pretty important I mean absolutely crucial. You need to do extremely well in UCAT to get into Medicine. The key to that success is to know what you are up against and to prepare well and in a more intelligent way than everyone else. So keep reading, and consider implementing these tips into your UC ...

 

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Getting the most from your UCAT practice exams

24th March 2022

Getting the most from your UCAT practice exams

With every passing week, the date of your UCAT exam is inching closer.  Perhaps you are working through the MedEntry curriculum modules, QBank, skills trainers and perhaps even UCAT subtest mocks. This will all aid your preparation, but an important question is, have you completed a full-length UCAT practice exam yet? Completing a full length UCAT practice exam can be intimidating and ...

 

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