UCAT Workshops: Why They Should Be Run By Doctors
4 years ago by Rob
With the inclusion of the Situational Judgement Test in UCAT, it is even more important that UCAT workshops are run by medical professionals.
Situational Judgement questions require an intimate understanding of issues such as teamwork, professionalism, ethics and integrity within a medical context. Questions are based on real-world medical scenarios with which doctors will have had first-hand experience. Only practicing doctors have a detailed understanding of such issues, and the big picture thinking required to perform well. It is worth noting that Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) used when scoring Situational Judgement questions are medical professionals.
There are other benefits to having doctors run your UCAT preparation course. They are inspiring mentors, who have faced what you are currently facing. They understand the stress of applying for medicine while in your final year of schooling. They have sat and succeeded in high stakes aptitude tests such as UCAT and in medical interviews, and will share with you the strategies needed for success.
Furthermore, doctors give context to UCAT, and are able to demonstrate the relevance of all subtests to work as a medical professional.
Note: All MedEntry courses are run by doctors who have an in-depth understanding of UCAT content, analysis and scoring.