2nd November 2022
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 ...
26th September 2022
Are Medicine Double Degrees worth it?
One of the questions some students and parents ask is ‘Should I do Medicine with another degree as a Double Degree?’. This blog answers this question by uncovering the underlying reasons why Australian universities are unique in offering ‘Double Degrees’ in all faculties. So why do Australian universities love double degrees? It is not because it is good for you! Uni ...
26th September 2022
Medicine at UQ or Other Universities?
A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose UNSW/JMP/WSU (which offer school leaver entry into medicine) or UQ (which offers a graduate route). Many parents often ask “Why did some universities abandon the school leaver entry route to medicine? Which route is better?” The answer is the same to similar questions such as: Shou ...
24th September 2022
University Rankings and Prestige: How much do they really matter for Studying Medicine?
Is studying medicine at Monash more prestigious than Melbourne? Is studying medicine at USyd more prestigious than UNSW? And in the end, does it really matter? University rankings and prestige: how much do they matter for studying medicine? Prestige, prestige, prestige. It’s a battle cry often heard echoing from the halls of the oldest universities and repeated with an un ...
22nd September 2022
Medicine at Adelaide or Flinders?
A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Adelaide University (which offers school leaver entry into medicine) or Flinders University (which offers a graduate route). Many parents often ask “Why did some universities abandon the school leaver entry route to medicine? Which route is better?” The answer is the same to similar ques ...
21st September 2022
Medical School Preferencing
Applications to study at most undergraduate medical courses close at the end of September. To apply, you will need to visit the Tertiary Admissions Centre for each state. MedEntry recommends that you apply for as many courses as possible, in order to maximise your chances of obtaining a place. For details about how to apply to medicine, check out our dedicated blog. Most states offer mul ...
20th September 2022
12 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School
Many MedEntry students find themselves in a fortunate position of having performed well in UCAT, so are now in an enviable position of being able to pick and choose which medical school to attend! So what are the factors you should consider when choosing a medical school? Firstly, MedEntry recommends applying to as many courses as possible, as there is no guarantee of entry into a partic ...
18th September 2022
How Do I Know If I’m A Rural Student For Medical Entry?
The purpose of this blog post is to help you: Understand why it is important to determine whether or not you are a rural student when applying for medicine. Determine whether you are classified as a rural student for each university offering undergraduate medicine. Understand the difference between ‘rurality’ and bonded rural schemes. Why is it important to ...
14th September 2022
Medicine at Curtin or UWA?
A dilemma facing high achievers wanting to pursue medicine is whether to choose Curtin University (which offers school leaver entry into medicine) or UWA (which offers a graduate route). Many parents often ask “why did some universities abandon the school leaver entry route to medicine? Which route is better?” The answer is the same to similar questions such as: ...
9th September 2022
UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?
With UCAT percentile calculator and summary test statistics released, students now have more information about how their score compares to other UCAT candidates. This blog will help you interpret your score and provide advice on what you should do now. You can convert your UCAT score into a UCAT percentile using the UCAT cosortium’s UCAT score-percentile calculator, available her ...