6th March 2023
Why are there Differences in the way Universities use UCAT for Medical Entry?
Universities vary significantly in how they use UCAT for entry into medicine. This blog explores the differences and the reasons behind them. Which universities use UCAT for entry? Most universities use UCAT for entry into undergraduate medicine and dentistry. Some universities offer medical entry programs for school leavers without the need for UCAT. These include James Coo ...
16th February 2023
ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine
Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in Australia. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of high school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways you ...
15th February 2023
Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?
UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is required for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to apply for such courses in 2024, you will need to sit UCAT in 2023. UCAT will take place across the months of July and August in 2023. UCAT results are valid for one year only and cannot be carried over from one year to the ne ...
16th January 2023
UCAT vs GAMSAT
There are two major pathways into medicine: the undergraduate route (which generally requires you to sit UCAT) and the graduate route (which generally requires GAMSAT). As an aspiring medical student, it can be difficult to know which pathway to take, particularly when some universities strongly market the graduate route. MedEntry recommends that you choose the undergraduate (UCAT) route, a ...
13th January 2023
Bond Psychometric Test and Bond University Medicine Admission
If you missed out on a place in medicine at one of the public universities, you should consider medicine at Bond University. Note that medicine at Bond University is a full-fee paying course, however, it can be cheaper than attending other full fee programs such as those at public universities like Macquarie or Melbourne University, particularly when you consider the opportunity cost involved. ...
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 ...
15th September 2021
Why do some 99.95 ATAR students choose Provisional entry for medicine?
There are broadly two types of medical courses for school leavers: “Direct Entry” (for example at Curtin, Adelaide, Monash, WSU, Newcastle, UNSW, and JCU) and ‘Provisional entry’ (for example at UWA, Flinders, UniMelb, USyd, UQ, Griffith and Bond). ‘Provisional entry’ is also called ‘guaranteed entry’ or ‘assured entry’ or ‘C ...
13th August 2021
UCAT or GAMSAT? Which route is harder? Which route is easier?
For a simple comparison of UCAT and GAMSAT, please read this article: UCAT vs GAMSAT Medicine entry via GAMSAT or UCAT? what’s the difference? It’s a question anyone wanting to gain entry into medicine will inevitably ask: ‘Am I better off sitting the UCAT and doing an undergraduate medicine degree, or should I sit the GAMSAT to gain entry into a graduate ...
7th June 2021
Melbourne vs. Monash Medicine: Should I Study Medicine at Monash or Melbourne University?
Melbourne or Monash for medicine? That is the question. It's a question often asked by aspiring med students: 'should I study medicine at Melbourne or Monash?' To help you make up your own mind, we've compiled a clear, concise and simple breakdown of each of the available medicine pathways at Melbourne and Monash. For a comparison of UCAT against the GAMSAT please see the f ...
16th February 2021
Studying Medicine – My First Year
Having just finished my first year of medicine at Monash University, it is clear to me that my first year studying medicine was not necessarily as I had expected. Having said that, at the start of the year I was very unsure as to what I should expect from the first of five years of my degree. As such, I am going to give you a basic outline of how the first year of the course is structured, and ...