18th October 2021
How will medical and dental schools use interviews? Here’s a summary
So, you’ve completed your UCAT and now you’re working hard to achieve high grades. But what about your medical interview? Medical interviews are perhaps the most under-recognised part of the medical entry admissions process. Highly able students who have excelled in their UCAT and ATAR/GPA have unfortunately missed out on a place in medicine due to failure to understand and prepare for intervi ...
18th October 2021
Didn’t do well in UCAT? Here’s how to bounce back in four steps
The UCAT is one of the criteria for both undergraduate medicine schools in New Zealand and Australia. The UCAT may determine whether or not you receive an interview offer at certain universities, so many students put in the extra mile to maximise their UCAT results. There are many factors that can influence performance in UCAT, and receiving a lower mark than expected may feel like all our eff ...
8th October 2021
Have you ever thought about using books to prepare for the UCAT? Before you go and spend your money on UCAT books there are a few things worth considering: The live UCAT is not on paper! So practising using books is like practising on a grass court for a tennis competition when the match on the big day is going to be on clay court! Unlike online materials which can be regularly upda ...
27th September 2021
Ranking of New Zealand/Australian Medical and Dental Schools
Just as you would go to Wiki on the internet to obtain unbiased information on a topic, you have come to the right place to obtain unbiased information regarding medical school rankings in Australia and New Zealand. The reputation and prestige of the University is not as important in Australasia (Australia/New Zealand) in general, as in the USA. In the USA there is a hierarchy of universities ...
8th September 2021
Preliminary UCAT ANZ 2021 Test Statistics Released!
UCAT ANZ 2021 preliminary statistics have been released, which will help students to interpret their UCAT 2021 scores. The majority of UCAT candidates have sat their 2021 UCAT test, so it is expected that the final UCAT summary statistics will not be very different from these figures. The UCAT 2021 preliminary statistics data is available at: https://www.ucat.edu.au/media/1469/preliminary-su ...
31st August 2021
How Will Universities Use UCAT ANZ Scores?
With many students sitting UCAT and receiving their UCAT ANZ scores, a common question is: how will universities use UCAT scores? Every university is different when it comes to entry into medicine and dentistry, and entry requirements can be complicated and confusing. Most undergraduate medical courses across Australia and New Zealand require candidates to sit and succeed in UCAT to be offere ...
23rd August 2021
3 Tips for Written Applications
Some universities, including James Cook University and the University of New South Wales, require you to submit a written application when applying for medicine. Written applications may be used to select students for interview or guide interviewers’ questions on the day. They are therefore an important part of the application process. When so many students are submitting applications, how ca ...
16th August 2021
5 Key UCAT tips
There are a wealth of strategies and techniques that are useful in boosting your UCAT performance. Each UCAT section and question type requires a slightly different approach. Relevant techniques are discussed in detail in the MedEntry UCAT course. In the meantime, here are five important tips that will help you in preparing for and sitting UCAT. 1. Work on your weaknesses Each of the five s ...
13th August 2021
UCAT or GAMSAT? which route is harder? which route is easier?
For a simple comparison of UCAT and GAMSAT, please read this article: UCAT vs GAMSAT Medicine entry via GAMSAT or UCAT? what’s the difference? It’s a question anyone wanting to gain entry into medicine will inevitably ask: ‘Am I better off sitting the UCAT and doing an undergraduate medicine degree, or should I sit the GAMSAT to gain entry into a graduate medicine course?’ To make things e ...
13th August 2021
UCAT vs GAMSAT
There are two major pathways into medicine: the undergraduate route (which generally requires you to sit UCAT) and the graduate route (which generally requires GAMSAT in Australia). As an aspiring medical student, it can be difficult to know which pathway to take, particularly when some universities strongly market the graduate route. MedEntry recommends that you choose the undergraduate (UCA ...