23rd June 2023
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 calculate ...
21st June 2023
How to Study for the UCAT when you’re sick of Studying
Let’s set the scene – UCAT is fast approaching but you can’t stand the thought of sitting at your desk one more minute for UCAT prep. I’ve been there. The secret to igniting your motivation to study is variety – and lots of it. As someone who is change averse and largely a homebody – I always rolled my eyes at this advice, thinking that I already knew ...
18th June 2023
UCATPHOBIA Don’t get Scared, Stay Motivated!
Does the thought of UCAT day make you cringe and consider hiding in your room? That's how I felt in the weeks that led up to UCAT. Being a student in my final year of high school I had rarely been in a position where I was sitting an exam which was so important for determining my future career pathway. Sure I had been through many school exams and academic competitions, but I felt ...
8th June 2023
Optimising Your Health For UCAT: What I learned from getting the flu 2 days before my UCAT exam
Imagine you’re a hardworking student. You have consistently studied for the UCAT for several months and you are feeling pretty well prepared for UCAT exam itself (hopefully this is not too hard for you to imagine?). Maybe you have a week before UCAT exam day and while you are beginning to feel the nerves of the situation, you are really not too worried. Because why should you be? You hav ...
5th June 2023
Why Full Exam Mocks are the Best UCAT Preparation
Be under no illusions: the UCAT is the single hardest and most important test you will ever sit. This is a scary (and for some maybe terrifying) thought. So, what can you do to make it less daunting? The answer may seem counter-intuitive: the best way to make UCAT seem do-able is to face it over, and over, and over again. How? By completing high-quality, full-length UCAT exam mocks under timed ...
25th May 2023
ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to Help your Son or Daughter in the Lead up to the UCAT
Year 12 is a stressful time. Add in UCAT and the pressures of getting into medicine, and stress levels can rapidly sky rocket. As a parent it is easy to succumb to feelings of powerless as you watch your son or daughter struggle to prepare for such an important and difficult exam. However, there are many things you can do to boost their performance and have a positive impact on their wellbeing ...
18th May 2023
Is It Too Late To Start Preparing For UCAT 2023?
Want to apply to study medicine / dentistry but worried that it’s too late to start preparing for UCAT? Then this blog is for you. So, is it, in fact, too late to start preparing for UCAT 2023? The short answer is: no. Improving your performance in UCAT is possible, no matter how late you start (unless you start preparing the night before UCAT, of course!). In fact, some past ...
17th May 2023
3 Steps to UCAT Success
Preparing for UCAT can seem overwhelming. It can be difficult to know how to best prepare for UCAT and how to utilise your precious study time. Over the last two decades, MedEntry has developed an unrivalled understanding of the strategies used by the highest performers to tackle aptitude tests and get into medicine. This blog describes three steps to succeeding in UCAT. 1. Sim ...
6th May 2023
4 Ways to Avoid Burnout in Your UCAT Prep
This is it. You are in the final months of your last year of high school. 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 ch ...
20th April 2023
Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon
Many students who have scored 99th percentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in t ...