UMAT Courses

UMAT Courses

Purchasing either the Platinum Package or the Diamond Package includes your attendance in a 2 day UMAT Course.

For details on how to purchase, please refer to http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/purchasing

Click on ‘How do I purchase my product?’ and follow the instructions. You will be prompted to choose your preferred location and date.

MedEntry runs UMAT Courses throughout the year. To find out when the UMAT Courses are being offered in your city, click here.

Please enrol in a UMAT Course that is available. UMAT Courses are added periodically and you can easily change the date of your Course later (see Can I change the date of my Course for more details).

We encourage you to attend a UMAT Course even if you have to travel a long distance. Many students from other cities, interstate and overseas attend our UMAT Course as well, because there are several benefits of attending. For example: in addition to reading, it is beneficial to hear from an expert to reinforce the content; interaction with other like-minded students will help develop your thinking; the UMAT Course provides networking opportunities with motivated and able students from various schools in your city, other states and overseas; it will significantly boost to your motivation; some inside knowledge/ information is provided in the UMAT Course which is not available elsewhere; numerous UMAT sample questions and efficient, effective and elegant ways of arriving at the answer will be discussed; the skills learnt in the UMAT Course will be invaluable for high school/uni study in addition to UMAT.

In the evaluations, students say that they did not use the resources on the LMS and did not know how to efficiently and effectively use them until they attended the MedEntry UMAT Course. Invest in your future by enhancing your thinking skills.

At the UMAT Course you will also be given the opportunity to sit a trial UMAT exam, based on which you will receive predicted UMAT scores. Students find this unique information extremely valuable in planning their year and the UMAT preparation, including which sections to focus on.

See UMAT Course endorsements: click here.

MedEntry runs UMAT Courses in all major capital cities in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. For a full list of Courses, please click here.

MedEntry offers its UMAT and Medical Interview Training courses in Perth, Western Australia; Adelaide, South Australia; Melbourne, Victoria; Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales; Brisbane, Queensland; Hobart, Tasmania; Darwin, Northern Territory; and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

MedEntry UMAT Courses are also offered in Toowoomba, Cairns, Ipswich, Whyalla, Mount Gambier and Mildura. In the past, MedEntry also offered UMAT Courses in Gold Coast, Alice Springs and Townsville.

In New Zealand, MedEntry UMAT Courses are offered in Auckland and Dunedin.

In Ireland, MedEntry UMAT Courses are offered in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

If there is sufficient interest, the UMAT courses will be run in other cities in Australia and overseas. Please contact us.

Most of the UMAT courses are run by Dr Edward, an academic with over thirty years of experience teaching in Australian universities (other MedEntry lecturers have similar background and expertise). He has published several articles on educational research, delivered numerous papers/keynote addresses at several Teaching and Learning Conferences and won numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has a long-standing interest in Psychometric measurement and spent time at educational research institutes such as the ETS (Princeton, USA) and NFER (Slough, UK). Ed also lectured at several universities in various countries such as Brazil, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, USA and UK. He has been a Consultant and an Expert Witness for several organisations.

Dr Edward has been training students for tests such as the UMAT for over two decades. Among his successful students include his own children, both of whom held the Monash Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement, which are awarded to the best incoming student each year. They also received numerous other awards, accolades and achievements such as the "Youth of the Year" (State winners & National Finalists in 2001 and 2003); Premier's Awards; Australian Students Prizes for Excellence; School Captains of Selective Entry Schools; ATAR scores of 99.9; "Achiever of the Year" (awarded for the most outstanding co-curricular and community involvement to a Year 12 student each year in the state); Gold Medals in the University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS); numerous awards for excellence in public speaking; Caltex Best All-rounder Awards; State level Debaters; perfect scores in UMAT; graduation in Medicine with First Class Honours etc. They are both currently working as Registrars. They are not only the youngest doctors to be accepted into the training programs of the most competitive of medical specialties, but have also won medals for obtaining the top score in the state in the specialist training theory and clinical exams held by the Royal Colleges (eg, see RACP News, Vol 32, No 2, April 2012, p27). Ed will aim to pass on to you the advice he gave his children which contributed to their unparalleled success. Ed comes from a family of 26 doctors.

Dr Edward is a member of numerous professional organisations related to psychometric/educational/personality testing. He is also the Practice Manager of a Medical Centre and has a wide knowledge of the health profession and health-related issues.

For some comments about Dr Edward and the MedEntry UMAT courses, please click here.

Please click here to access a preliminary timetable for the UMAT Course.

Starting and finishing times are subject to change so you should refer to the letter/email that is sent to you before your UMAT course for exact times.

Registration will take place between 9 am and 9:20 am each day and the course will finish at 5 pm on both days.

Some UMAT courses may begin earlier or later on either day. Please carefully check the letter and email that is sent to you regarding the UMAT course.

Please remember to bring:

  • Your UMAT course confirmation letter or email (note: if you do not have this, you may still be allowed to attend the course)
  • Your lunch, morning tea etc.
  • Pens and paper
  • A watch to time yourself for the practice exam on the second day

To find out which UMAT course you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My Medentry Login" link on the right hand top corner
  2. Click on "Order history"
  3. From the resulting page, click on "Click here for more details"
  4. You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

If a UMAT Course is shown as "Full/Closed" and you feel that is the only UMAT Course that you can attend due to other commitments, please enrol in another "Open" UMAT Course and email us with a request to transfer you to the UMAT Course shown as "Closed/Full". We will make every effort to ensure that your request is accommodated.

Yes, you can change the date of your UMAT Course, as long as the UMAT Course you would like to move into is not full.

In order to change the UMAT Course that you are enrolled in to a different course, please follow these steps.

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My Medentry Login" link on the right hand top corner
  2. Click on "Change Workshop"
  3. You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

Please do not panic. There is no need to phone us either.

Please simply send an email letting us know which course you would like to attend instead, and we will arrange it for you.

Similarly, if you are running late, there is no need to call. Just show up when you can and see the Lecturer during the next break.

 

You may attend any UMAT course that is convenient to you. However, we recommend avoiding attending the UMAT courses in the April and July school holidays as these courses are heavily booked.

If you prefer to attend a UMAT course with a smaller class size, please choose a non-school holiday (shown as 'Weekend Course') workshop. We recommend avoiding attending UMAT Courses in the April and July school holidays as these UMATcourses are heavily booked.

The numbers in some 'non-school holiday' UMAT Courses can be as few as ten students.

The exact location of your UMAT Course will be emailed and mailed to you about one week prior to the Course. You will be provided with a map (if available), full directions on how to get to the location, what materials you will need to bring and what you will need to do before attending. This information will be provided both by letter and by email. Note: all of this information is also available on this FAQ page.

The location of the UMAT Course have been carefully chosen. Where possible, we have chosen a central city location which is easy to travel to using public or private transport, and one which has good facilities and amenities nearby.

For the most up to date information about the location of UMAT Courses, please refer to this FAQ page.

Most Sydney UMAT Courses will be held at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Note: CB refers to UTS City campus, Broadway.
You can access a map at:

http://cfsites1.uts.edu.au/uts/about/mapsdirections/map.cfm

The Lecture Theatres are numbered as WWxx.yy.zz

The first two letters (WW) refer to the campus

The first number (xx) is the building number.
The second number (yy) refers to the level / floor. 
The third number (zz) is the room number.

For example, CB.02.04.29 means the lecture theatre is located in City campus, Broadway (CB), Building 2 (Tower Building), Level 4, Room 29.

All April UMAT 2014 Courses are held in CB.02.04.13 

Most UMAT courses will be held in lecture theatre CB 02.04.29 (Weekend Courses), or in CB 02.04.13 (Weekday Courses). All April courses are held in CB 02.04.13 

The Macquarie University UMAT Course on 15-16 February and 22-23 April will be held in the Lecture Theatre W5A T2 (Building W5A, Lecture Theatre 2). For a map, please search on the internet for "Macquarie University Campus map".

The UMAT course on 8-9 March was held in class room CB 02.04.10 City campus, Broadway (CB), Building 2 (Tower building), Level 4, Room 10.

The AOE Course on 23-24 March 2014 will be held at: Level 3, 1-5 Harrow Rd, Auburn, NSW 2144

You will receive finalised details by email and letter prior to your course.

Most Melbourne Courses are held at the RMIT University, City Campus, in Lecture Theatre 012.05.002. 
You can access a map at:

http://mams.rmit.edu.au/ah5hshrpo0ky.pdf

The Lecture Theatres are numbered as xx.yy.zz

The first number (xx) is the building number.
The second number (yy) refers to the level / floor. 
The third number (zz) is the room number.

For example, 012.05.002 means the lecture theatre is located in building 12, level 5, room 2.

The Victoria University UMAT Courses (19-20 April) are held at Victoria University, City Campus. 295 Queen Street, Melbourne in Lecture theatre G-01 (Ground Floor, Room number G-01). The Lecture Theatre is at the corner of Little Lonsdale Street and Queen Street (enter via Little Lonsdale Street). Please click here for a map: http://www.vu.edu.au/campuses/city-queen

The Melbourne High School UMAT Courses (on 7-8 April and 16-17 April) are held at Melbourne High School, Forrest Hill, South Yarra in Lecture Theatre T29.

Final details will be sent to you by email and letter prior to your course.

The MedEntry UMAT Courses 16 - 17 April 2014 will be held in the Horbur Hunt Hall, at Newcastle Grammar School, Hill Campus, Corner of Church & Newcomen St, NSW 2300.

Please refer to the following location map:

http://www2.ngs.nsw.edu.au/web/contact-location.aspx

You will receive final details by letter and email prior to your workshop.

In 2013, the UMAT course was held at St Philip's Christian College, 57 High St, Waratah, NSW 2298.

Most UMAT Courses will be held at  The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane.

A map of the University of Queensland can be found here: Google maps
http://www.uq.edu.au/maps/pdf/StLuciaMap.pdf

You will receive final details by letter and email prior to your course.

While UQ has given permission for MedEntry to hold their UMAT preparatory courses at the St Lucia Campus, this should in no way be seen as an endorsement or a recommendation.

Future Workshop Dates and Locations

Date Location Details Maps
18-19 January 2014
Room 216, Prentice Building (Building 42)
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.

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8-9 Febuary 2014
43-102 - Frank White Building, Lecture Theatre
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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29-30 March 2014
Room E302, Forgan Smith Building (Building 1)
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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5-6 April 2014
43-102 - Frank White Building, Lecture Theatre
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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7-8 April 2014
Gehrmann Theatre,
Brisbane Girls Grammar School, Gregory Terrace.
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24-25 May 2014
Room E302, Forgan Smith Building (Building 1)
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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28-29 June 2014
43-102 - Frank White Building, Lecture Theatre
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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30 June 2014
43-102 - Frank White Building, Lecture Theatre
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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1 July 2014
43-102 - Frank White Building, Lecture Theatre
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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19-20 July 2014
Room E302, Forgan Smith Building (Building 1)
St Lucia Campus, University of Qld.
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The MedEntry UMAT Course in Toowoomba is usually held at the University of Southern Queensland in the Tutorial Room T122 (in T Block, also known as The Lindsay J Barker Building). Further details will be in the letter and email that will be sent to you before the course.

The map of the university can be found at: 

http://www.usq.edu.au/campusmaps/maps/toowoombacampus

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Cairns is usually held at the James Cook University, Cairns campus, in A4.004 which is Building A4, Room 004 on the ground floor. Further details will be in the letter and email that will be sent to you before the workshop.

James Cook University Cairns campus map:
http://www.jcu.edu.au/maps/cairns/interactive/

The MedEntry UMAT Courses will be held at the University of South Australia at the locations shown below:

25/01/2014 to 26/01/2014 – C3-16  (Centenary Building, Level 3, Room 16)
 
15/03/2014 to 16/03/2014 – H2-02  (Basil Hetzel Building, Level 2, Room 2)
 
12/04/2014 to 13/04/2014 – H2-02  (Basil Hetzel Building, Level 2, Room 2)
 
14/04/2014 to 15/04/2014 – PM-06 (Playford Building, Grant Lecture Theatre)
 
24/04/2014 to 25/04/2014 – C4-16  (Centenary Building, Level 4, Room 16)
 
17/05/2014 to 18/05/2014 – C3-16  (Centenary Building, Level 3, Room 16)
 
07/06/2014 to 08/06/2014 – C3-16 (Centenary Building, Level 3, Room 16)
 
09/07/2014 to 10/07/2014 – H2-02  (Basil Hetzel Building, Level 2, Room 2)
 

The entrance to the Lecture Theatres C3-16 and C4-16 is near the security office. Please enter from Gate 1 on Frome Road.

 

The 22-23 April 2014 Adelaide UMAT Course will be held at the Blackfriars Priory School, 17 Prospect Rd, Prospect, SA 5082.

You will receive finalised details in the letter and email that will be sent to you prior to the course.

 

The 2013 Adelaide UMAT courses were held last year at the University of Adelaide in the Florey Lecture Theatre in the Medical School Building. 

The Perth UMAT courses are held at the University of Western Australia, Perth:

1-2 Feb 2014: Maths lecture room 2 (G19) on the ground floor of Maths Building. Between car parks 15 and 16 (near James Oval).

26-27 April and 12-13 July:  Weatherburn Lecture Theatre, Room G40, Maths Building

http://www.transport.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/148948/2013-UWA-Parking-Map.pdf 

 

 

The past Perth UMAT courses were held at the University of Western Australia in the Murdoch Lecture Theatre, Room G58, Arts Building. Please enter from Car park 3. You will receive finalised details in the email and letter sent prior to your workshop.

You can access an interactive map at http://www.uwa.edu.au/campus_map

While UWA has given permission for MedEntry to hold their UMAT preparatory courses on the Crawley Campus, this should in no way be seen as an endorsement or a recommendation.

The Canberra UMAT Courses will be held at teh Australian National University.

28-29 January: Australian National University, Room Number BPB W121 (Baldessin Precinct Building, Room W1.21)
 
31 May - 1 June: MCCT4: Manning Clark Lecture Theatre 4 (in the manning Clark Centre)
 

 

You can access a map of the Australian National University at:http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/largemap.asp

The Canberra UMAT courses last year were held at the Australian National University, in the Haydon Allen Lecture Theatre (also known as The Tank). You will receive finalised details in the letter and email sent prior to your course.

A map can be found at: http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/displaybldg.asp?no=23

The Hobart UMAT courses are held at the Asten Lecture Theatre on the Commercial Road Campus of The Friends' School, 23, Commercial Road, North Hobart.

You can access a map by clicking here.

The Darwin UMAT courses are held at the Charles Darwin University in the Blue 1.1.35 Lecture Theatre, Law & Business Building (Blue 1) , Level 1, Room 35. You can access the map at

http://www.cdu.edu.au/sites/default/files/CASmap12.pdf

The Mildura UMAT courses are held at St Joseph's College, 154 Twelfth Street, Mildura. You will receive finalised details in your letter and email prior to the course.

Please note that the UMAT course will be held on the 9th (Wed) and 11th (Fri) of April - that is, no course on 10th of April.

The UMAT courses at the Gold Coast are held in the Classroom in C Block Upstairs at the QAHS (Queensland Academy for Health Sciences), 102 Edmund Rice Dr Southport QLD 4215.

You will receive finalised details in your letter and email prior to the workshop.

The Townsville UMAT courses are usually held at the James Cook University, Townsville campus in DA027-006 (Building 27, Room 6). A map of the campus can be found here:

http://www.jcu.edu.au/maps/townsville/interactive/?location=27

The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) Courses in South Australia are usually held as shown below:

Adelaide:  Enterprise House, 136 Greenhill Road, Unley

Whyalla:  Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, Watson Terrace, Whyalla

Mount Gambier:  City Institute Building, Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier

Details are at:

http://www.ruraldoc.com.au/calendar/medspace-set-umat-preparation-workshop-adelaide/

The UMAT Course in Sale is usually held at the Gippsland Grammar School.

The UMAT Courses in Armidale are usually held at the University of New England.

The UMAT Course in Wollongong on 4-5 July will be held at:

St Mary Star of the Sea College, 15 Harbour street, Wollongong 2500. Please go to the reception and you will be directed to the classroom.

www.stmarys.nsw.edu.au

The UMAT Course in Launceston on 07-08 July will be held at the University of Tasmania, Launceston Campus (Australian Maritime College). It will be held in G81 Lecture Room.

It is in the Swanson Building; 10 in the map below:

https://www.amc.edu.au/sites/default/files/AMCcampusmap-web.pdf

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Alice Springs will be held at the St Philip's College.

You will receive finalised details in the letter and email that will be sent to you prior to the course. Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Bendigo on 15-16 July will be held at the Girton Grammar School.

You will receive finalised details in the letter and email that will be sent to you prior to the course. Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Dubbo will be held at the St John's College.

You will receive finalised details in the letter and email that will be sent to you prior to the course. Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Geelong will be held at the Geelong Grammar School.

You will receive finalised details in the letter and email that will be sent to you prior to the course. Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Rockhampton will be held at the Rockhampton Grammar School.

You will receive finalised details in the letter and email that will be sent to you prior to the course. Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.