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What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?

2nd December 2022

What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?

If you wish to study medicine or dentistry, chances are you need to sit UCAT. UCAT is an important component of entry into most undergraduate medical and dental degrees across Australia and New Zealand. UCAT is a very difficult, time-pressured test, very unlike school or university exams. Quality UCAT preparation is therefore essential. There are hundreds of UCAT preparation courses availab ...

 

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Ways to Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture

28th November 2022

Ways to Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture

Australia is a multicultural community and within that diversity, Australia has one of the oldest continuing living cultures in the world: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.  Around 20% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in what is classified as very remote and remote areas.  Learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is import ...

 

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FREE Medical Interview Training for Rural South Australians!

21st November 2022

FREE Medical Interview Training for Rural South Australians!

MedEntry is proud to partner with the government-funded Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) to provide free Medical Interview Training to rural South Australians.  Improving access to medical interview training for rural students is part of MedEntry's commitment to Australian healthcare, and to widening access  into medicine.   What is RDWA? RDWA, or ...

 

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Everything you need to know about interviews and MMIs

18th November 2022

Everything you need to know about interviews and MMIs

Congratulations on having made it through the UCAT! Having taken the UCAT, the first step of your medical application process is now over and you are heading towards interviews where your comprehension, problem solving and situational judgement skills will also be assessed just like the UCAT, but in a more up close and personal manner. Interviews are an opportunity to see a part of you that ...

 

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Chancellors Scholarships

2nd November 2022

Chancellors Scholarships

Medical schools love to attract two groups of students. They pull out the red carpet for (a) rural students and (b) students who achieve a very high ATAR. Why? The real reason (not the one stated officially) is that the universities benefit directly and indirectly. If they recruit rural students, universities get significantly more funding from the government than they would if they recruit ...

 

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Presenting Yourself in Interviews

31st October 2022

Presenting Yourself in Interviews

You may have started preparing for your medical interview. Practicing how to answer tough personal questions and scenarios are vital. However, one aspect of a medical interview that many people do not focus on is how to present yourself in front of the interviewers. Presentation is just as important as what you say in your medical interview. Now you might be thinking, ‘there’s n ...

 

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How will Medical and Dental schools use Interviews? Here’s a summary

29th October 2022

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 have unfortunately missed out on a place in medicine due to failure to understand and prepare for ...

 

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Sample MMI Question and Response: A Difficult Dilemma

24th October 2022

Sample MMI Question and Response: A Difficult Dilemma

Questions for the medical Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) can be challenging, but practicing example questions can leave you much more prepared for the live interview and give you an edge over other medical interview candidates. In this post I’m going to be taking a look at a common type of MMI question, breaking it down, and presenting some ideas to discuss and tips for organising your re ...

 

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Three Common Interview Questions and How To Approach Them

19th October 2022

Three Common Interview Questions and How To Approach Them

Congratulations on having made it through the gruelling UCAT and your examinations and having been offered an interview for a medical program! Like the UCAT, the medical interview is a tool designed to assess your competency across various fields, and hence your suitability to be a doctor. And, just like in the UCAT, a strong understanding of the sorts of questions you might be asked, and the ...

 

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Why some students don’t prepare for Medical Interviews

17th October 2022

Why some students don’t prepare for Medical Interviews

Medical interviews are a crucial aspect of the selection process for entry into health science courses. In some universities, medical interviews are weighted at more than 50% of the total selection criteria (James Cook University, Newcastle/JMP, WSU/CSU and Bond University). Most people focus on their ATAR scores, study for the UCAT but do not prepare for their medical interview. Hence there a ...

 

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