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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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Are Medicine Double Degrees worth it?

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 ...

 

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Medicine at UQ or Other Universities?

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 ...

 

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University Rankings and Prestige: How much do they really matter for Studying Medicine?

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 ...

 

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Medicine at Adelaide or Flinders?

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 ...

 

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Medical School Preferencing

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 ...

 

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12 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School

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 ...

 

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How Do I Know If I’m A Rural Student For Medical Entry?

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 ...

 

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Medicine at Curtin or UWA?

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: ...

 

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UCAT ANZ Score Advice: What Should You Do Now?

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 ...

 

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