16th December 2022
Making Time for UCAT: Eat That Frog!
Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain Brian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). It discusses time management in the context of the workplace, but the strategy is applicable to UCAT and high ...
14th December 2022
When Should I Start Preparing for the UCAT?
This is a very common question that students ask about UCAT. When you first start to research UCAT it can seem overwhelming and confusing. You may have many questions such as: How should I approach UCAT preparation? When should I start my UCAT prep? Do I need to prepare for the UCAT? These are all very valid questions, and this blog explores them in more detail. Is it worth ...
11th December 2022
What is UCAT 2023?
What is UCAT 2023? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is one of three main criteria used by most universities in Australia and New Zealand to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine and dentistry (the other two criteria being performance in school/university and interviews). Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess kn ...
6th December 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1
Over the last few years various catch-phrases have circulated in the education sector: “study smarter not harder”, "do less work for more reward" and others. They can seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from scie ...
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 ...
13th September 2022
I didn’t get a good enough UCAT score – What should I do?
The UCAT testing period is a big month for many students. It can feel really disappointing if, like me, you logged in to see your UCAT score report and were met with a non-competitive score. I understand that it can feel like the world is ending, and all hopes have been flushed down the toilet, but I am here to tell you otherwise! Note: For information on what is a 'good' UCAT score ...
8th July 2022
How Will UCAT ANZ 2022 be Delivered?
With the continued COVID-19 pandemic, you may be wondering, how will UCAT ANZ 2022 be delivered? How did UCAT ANZ 2021 take place? Last year, UCAT proceeded mostly as normal. Candidates sat UCAT as planned, in testing centres, during the months of July and August. There were some additional precautions taken by Pearson VUE relating to hygiene measures and social distancing. ...
17th May 2022
MEDENTRY’S NEW ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM IS ALMOST HERE!
MedEntry’s highly anticipated, game-changing, brand-new UCAT online learning platform is almost here! Global leaders in IT, educational technology, design and UCAT have collaborated to create the most intuitive, personalised and engaging UCAT platform available. This platform has been the culmination of years of planning, months of design and weeks of testing. The platform will be rel ...
4th May 2022
CHANGES TO UCAT ANZ 2022
There have been some changes to the structure and content of UCAT, which will apply to anyone sitting UCAT ANZ in 2022. Summary of the changes Here’s a summary of the changes to UCAT ANZ 2022: UCAT Quantitative Reasoning: there will be one more minute to answer questions, with no changes to the number of questions UCAT Abstract Reasoning: the n ...
28th April 2022
New type of UCAT Situational Judgement question!
In 2022, there will be a new type of UCAT Situational Judgement question. It’s similar to previous UCAT Situational Judgement questions, but there are some changes to the structure of the question and what it is asking you to do. This blog describes this type of UCAT Situational Judgement question in more detail, including why it was introduced and how to approach it. What i ...