UMAT Courses

UMAT Courses

Purchasing either the Platinum Package or the Diamond Package includes your attendance in a 2 day UMAT Course.

For details on how to purchase, please refer to http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/purchasing

Click on ‘How do I purchase my product?’ and follow the instructions. You will be prompted to choose your preferred location and date.

MedEntry runs UMAT Courses throughout the year. To find out when the UMAT Courses are being offered in your city, view the course locations page.

Please come to the venue by 8:30 am and you can enrol & pay (cash only) at the venue. You can do this even if the event is shown as "FULL".

For venue location, please see the FAQ: What is the exact location of the UMAT Course?

If you have not booked in advance, don’t worry. You can come and pay on the day, even if it is shown as ‘Full’ (Cash only please: cheques are not accepted; there are no credit/debit card facilities at the venue). The cost will be $830 which includes the two day course plus access to the state-of-the art extensive Learning Management System.

Please enrol in a UMAT Course that is available. UMAT Courses are added periodically and you can easily change the date of your Course later (see Can I change the date of my Course for more details).

We encourage you to attend a UMAT Course even if you have to travel a long distance. Many students from other cities, interstate and overseas travel to attend our UMAT Courses, because there are several benefits of attending. For example: in addition to reading, it is beneficial to hear from an expert to reinforce the content; interaction with other like-minded students will help develop your thinking; the UMAT Course provides networking opportunities with motivated and able students from various schools in your city, other states and overseas; it will significantly boost to your motivation; some inside knowledge/ information is provided in the UMAT Course which is not available elsewhere; numerous UMAT sample questions and efficient, effective and elegant ways of arriving at the answer will be discussed; the skills learnt in the UMAT Course will be invaluable for high school/uni study in addition to UMAT.

In the evaluations, students say that they did not use the resources on the LMS and did not know how to efficiently and effectively use them until they attended the MedEntry UMAT Course. Invest in your future by enhancing your thinking skills.

At the UMAT Course you will also be given the opportunity to sit a trial UMAT exam, based on which you will receive predicted UMAT scores. Students find this unique information extremely valuable in planning their year and the UMAT preparation, including which sections to focus on.

See UMAT Course endorsements.

MedEntry runs UMAT Courses in all major capital cities in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. For a full list of Courses, please click here.

MedEntry offers its UMAT and Medical Interview Training courses in Perth, Western Australia; Adelaide, South Australia; Melbourne, Victoria; Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales; Brisbane and Gold Coast, Queensland; Hobart and Launceston, Tasmania; Darwin, Northern Territory; and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

MedEntry UMAT Courses are also offered in Toowoomba, Cairns, Ipswich, Whyalla, Mount Gambier and Mildura. In the past, MedEntry also offered UMAT Courses in Geelong, Bendigo, Sale, Alice Springs and Townsville.

In New Zealand, MedEntry UMAT Courses are offered in Auckland, Dunedin, Wellington and Christchurch.

In Ireland, MedEntry UMAT Courses are offered in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

If there is sufficient interest, the UMAT courses will be run in other cities in Australia and overseas. Please contact us.

Most of the UMAT courses are run by Dr Edward, an academic with over thirty years of experience teaching in Australian universities (other MedEntry lecturers have similar background and expertise). He has published several articles on educational research, delivered numerous papers/keynote addresses at several Teaching and Learning Conferences and won numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has a long-standing interest in Psychometric measurement and spent time at educational research institutes such as the ETS (Princeton, USA) and NFER (Slough, UK). Ed also lectured at several universities in various countries such as Brazil, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, USA and UK. He has been a Consultant and an Expert Witness for several organisations.

Dr Edward has been training students for tests such as the UMAT for over two decades. Among his successful students include his own children, both of whom held the Monash Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement, which are awarded to the best incoming student each year. They also received numerous other awards, accolades and achievements such as the "Youth of the Year" (State winners & National Finalists in 2001 and 2003); Premier's Awards; Australian Students Prizes for Excellence; School Captains of Selective Entry Schools; ATAR scores of 99.9; "Achiever of the Year" (awarded for the most outstanding co-curricular and community involvement to a Year 12 student each year in the state); Gold Medals in the University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS); numerous awards for excellence in public speaking; Caltex Best All-rounder Awards; State level Debaters; perfect scores in UMAT; graduation in Medicine with First Class Honours etc. 

They are not only the youngest doctors to be accepted into the training programs of the most competitive of medical specialties, but have also won medals for obtaining the top score in the country in the specialist training theory and clinical exams held by Royal Colleges (eg., see RACP News, Vol 32, No 2, April 2012, p27). His daughter won an unprecedented three medals in the nationwide Fellowship exams ('The Mole' ACD Issue 102, Spring 2014, p 8, 18; Health Link, Dec 2014 Issue 19, p 14). They are both currently working as Consultant Specialists. Dr Edward will aim to pass on to you the advice he gave his children which contributed to their unparalleled success. Dr Edward comes from a family of 28 doctors.

Dr Edward is an invited member of numerous professional organisations related to psychometric, educational, aptitude and personality testing. He is also Practice Manager of a Medical Centre and has a wide knowledge of the health profession and health-related issues.

Other lecturers who runs the MedEntry UMAT courses have similar background and expertise.

View endorsements on Dr Edward and the MedEntry UMAT courses.

Please click here to access a preliminary timetable for the UMAT Course.

Starting and finishing times are subject to change so you should refer to the email that is sent to you before your UMAT course for exact times.

Registration will take place between 9 am and 9:15 am each day and the course will finish at 5 pm on both days.

Some UMAT courses may begin earlier or later on either day. Please carefully check the email that is sent to you in the day or two prior to your UMAT course.

Please remember to bring:

  • Your UMAT course confirmation email (note: if you do not have this, you may still be allowed to attend the course)
  • Your lunch, morning tea etc.
  • Pens and paper
  • A watch to time yourself for the practice exam on the second day

To find out which UMAT course you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My Medentry Login" link on the right hand top corner
  2. Click on "Order history"
  3. From the resulting page, click on "Click here for more details"
  4. You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

If a UMAT Course is shown as "Full" and you feel that is the only UMAT Course that you can attend due to other commitments, please enrol in another "Open" UMAT Course and email us with a request to transfer you to the UMAT Course shown as "Full".

We will make every effort to ensure that your request is accommodated.

Yes, you can change the date of your UMAT Course, as long as the UMAT Course you would like to move into is not full.

In order to change the UMAT Course that you are enrolled in to a different course, please follow these steps.

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My Medentry Login" link on the right hand top corner
  2. Click on "Change Workshop"
  3. You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

Please do not panic. There is no need to phone us either.

Please simply send an email letting us know which course you would like to attend instead, and we will arrange it for you.

Similarly, if you are running late, there is no need to call. Just show up when you can and see the Lecturer during the next break.

 

You may attend any UMAT course that is convenient to you. However, we recommend avoiding attending the UMAT courses in the January, April and July school holidays as these courses are heavily booked.

If you prefer to attend a UMAT course with a smaller class size, please choose a non-school holiday (shown as 'Weekend Course') workshop. We recommend avoiding attending UMAT Courses in the January, April and July school holidays as these UMATcourses are heavily booked.

The numbers in some 'non-school holiday' UMAT Courses can be as few as ten students. You may also wish to consider attending Courses in smaller cities (eg Newcastle, Gold Coast)  as the number of students attending there will be low.

The exact location of your UMAT Course will be emailed to you about two days prior to the Course. You will be provided with a map (if available), full directions on how to get to the location, what materials you will need to bring and what you will need to do before attending. Note: all of this information is also available on this FAQ page.

The locations of the UMAT Courses have been carefully chosen. Where possible, we have chosen a central city location which is easy to travel to using public or private transport, and one which has good facilities and amenities nearby.

For the most up to date information about the location of UMAT Courses in various cities, please refer to this FAQ page under 'UMAT Courses' at the end, where various cities are listed.

If you have to travel a long distance to attend a course because you are living in another city, state or country, you will find hotel/motel accommodation by searching on the internet. We are unable to advise on this matter.

However, BEFORE you make such travel arrangements, we strongly advise you to contact us and confirm that the course that you intend to attend will in fact, be offered. The UMAT courses, particularly in smaller cities, may be cancelled since the running of such courses may be subject to minimum numbers.  In rare instances, some courses may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

There could be several reasons that you have not received your course notification email:

  • Your email address is incorrect
    • Emails are sent to Course attendees in the day or two prior to the event
    • Please verify your email address by logging into your MedEntry Account and choosing the Edit Profile icon
  • The notification email has gone into your “Junk/Spam Mail” folder
    • Please check your “Junk/Spam Mail” folder in your email account
  • You enrolled in the course after the emails were sent.
  • You have not booked your course. To find out which UMAT course you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:
    • Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My MedEntry"
    • Click on "2 Day Workshop"
    • You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

 

If you have not received your Course notification email and you have booked the course, your name will be present on the attendance list at the venue. 

If you have not received your Course notification email and you have not booked the course, please log in to your MedEntry account and book your course (See FAQ -   How do I book a 2 day MedEntry UMAT Course?)  Once you have booked your course, your name will appear in our system.

In either case, please read the following FAQs pertaining to the course:

  • What is the exact location of the UMAT Courses?
  • What is the content of the UMAT courses?
  • What should I bring to the UMAT course?
  • What time do the UMAT Courses commence and end?

The 4-5 February and 11-12 March 2017 Sydney UMAT Courses will be held in the lecture theatre CB05B:4:039 at the University of Technology, Sydney

The 8-9 April 2017 Sydney UMAT Course will be held in the lecture theatre CB05C.01.031 at the University of Technology, Sydney:

Note: CB refers to UTS City campus, Broadway. You can access a map at:

http://maps.uts.edu.au/map.cfm

The Lecture Theatres are numbered as WWxxx.yy.zzz

The first two letters (WW) refer to the campus

The first number (xxx) is the building number.
The second number (yy) refers to the level / floor. 
The third number (zzz) is the room number.

For example, CB05C.01.031 means the lecture theatre is located in City campus, Broadway (CB), Building 5C (on Quay street), Level 1 (Ground Floor), Room 31.

The 5-6 January 2017 UMAT course will be held at the University of New South Wales in the John B Reid Theatre (G27 AGSM). Corner of Botany street and Oval Lane, Kensington, New South Wales.

Map is at: http://fmtoolbox.unsw.edu.au/comms/KensingtonCampus.pdf

 

The following UMAT Courses will be held at the Macquarie University. Please enter from Balaclava Road.

A map of the university can be found at http://www.mq.edu.au/on_campus/maps/campus_map/.

9-10 January 2017 in E5A160 (Building E5A, Room 160)

11-12 January 2017 in E5A120 (Building E5A, Room 120)

16-17 April in E6A102 (Building E6A, Theatre 102): TBC

18-19 June in Y3A212  (Faculty of Arts, Building Y3A, Room 212): TBC

 

The UMAT Course on 25-26 January 2017 will be held at the University of Western Sydney at the Bankstown Campus. Building 12.G.02 – Building 12, Ground Floor, Room 02

http://uws.edu.au/__data/campus_maps/Bankstown_Campus_North_L.pdf

 

http://www.uws.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/getting_to_uni#Bankstown

 

You will receive finalised details by email prior to your course.

The 18-19 February and the 10-11 June 2017 UMAT courses will be held at the Victoria University City Campus at 300 Flinders street on Level 16, Room FS1611. It is opposite to Flinders st station (corner of Elizabeth st).

The 1-2 April, 8-9 April, 15-16 April and 22-23 July 2017 UMAT courses will be held at the Victoria University City Campus at 300 Flinders street on Level 11, Room FS1105.

 

The  6-7 May and 3-4 July 2017 MedEntry UMAT courses will be held at the Caulfield Campus of Monash University in the Lecture Theatre H1.25 (Building H, Level 1).

A map can be found here:

http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/maps/2-Caulfieldcolour.pdf

  

The Melbourne High School UMAT Courses (on 5-6 April) will be held at Melbourne High School, 83 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra, Vic 3141, in Lecture Theatre T29. T29 is at the northern end of the main (twenties) building.

Final details will be sent to you by email prior to your course.

The MedEntry UMAT Course will be held at the St Philip's Christian College in Room M2 of Middle School. Please enter from the car park at the corner of Bridge street and Station street, Waratah, NSW 2298.

You will receive final details by email prior to your workshop.

Most UMAT Courses will be held at  The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane. You will receive final details by email prior to your course.

A map of the St Lucia Campus can be found at http://www.pf.uq.edu.au/maps/StLucia.pdf

The 14-15 January 2017 Brisbane UMAT Course will be held in 01E-302: Building 01 (Forgan Smith Building, East Wing), Level 3, Room 302. It is at the end of Campbell Road, near The Great Court.

The 16-17 January 2017 Brisbane UMAT Course will be held in 42-115: Building 42 (Prentice Building, Level 1), Room 115. Prentice Building is at the end of Cooper Road.

The 11-12 February 2017 Brisbane UMAT Course will be held in 01E-302: Building 01 (Forgan Smith Building, East Wing), Level 3, Room 302. It is at the end of Campbell Road, near The Great Court.

 

The 7-8 May 2016 Brisbane UMAT Course was held in 67-141: Building 67 (Priestley Building), Room 141. Priestley Building is at the end of Cooper Road.

 While UQ has given permission for MedEntry to hold their UMAT preparatory courses at the St Lucia Campus, this should not be seen as an endorsement or a recommendation.

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Toowoomba will be held at the University of Southern Queensland in the Tutorial Room T113 (in T Block, also known as The Lindsay J Barker Building). Further details will be in the email that will be sent to you before the course.

The map of the university can be found at: 

http://www.usq.edu.au/campusmaps/maps/toowoombacampus

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

 

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Cairns will be held at the Trinity Anglican School, 200 Progress Rd, White Rock QLD 4868. Please come to the reception.

 The past MedEntry UMAT courses were held at the James Cook University, Cairns campus, in A4.004 which is Building A4, Room 004 on the ground floor. Further details will be in the letter and email that will be sent to you before the workshop. James Cook University Cairns campus map:

http://www.jcu.edu.au/maps/cairns/interactive/

 

The MedEntry UMAT Courses will be held at the University of South Australia at the locations shown below:

  • 28/01/2017 to 29/01/2017 – C3-16  (Centenary Building, Level 3, Room 16)
  • 18/03/2017 to 19/03/2017 – C4-17  (Centenary Building, Level 4, Room 17)
  • 22/04/2017 to 23/04/2017 – C3-16 (Centenary Building, Level 3, Room 16).
  • 29/04/2017 to 30/04/2017 – C3-16 (Centenary Building, Level 3, Room 16)
  • 27/05/2017 to 28/05/2017 – C4-17 (Centenary Building, Level 4, Room 17)
  • 18/07/2017 to 19/07/2017 – C4-16 (Centenary Building, Level 4, Room 16)

http://w3.unisa.edu.au/about/campuses/access/ceaccessmap.asp

The entrance to the Lecture Theatres C3-16 is near the security office. Please enter from Gate 1 on Frome Road.

 

The 27-28 April 2016 MedEntry UMAT Course will be held in the ICOSA Function Room (near the Senior School) at The Emmanuel College, 32 Morphett Road, Novar Gardens, SA 5040. Please enter from the main entrance on Morphett Road.

You will receive finalised details in the email that will be sent to you prior to the course.

The Perth UMAT courses are held at the University of Western Australia, Perth.

You can access an interactive map at http://www.uwa.edu.au/campus_map

30-31 January 2017: room G42: Michael Chaney Case Study Room in the Business School (Please enter from Hackett Drive, Entry 4)

18-19 April: Fox Lecture theatre, Arts Building (Please enter from Hackett Drive, Entry 1)

20-21 April: Fox Lecture theatre, Arts Building (Please enter from Hackett Drive, Entry 1)

3-4 July: Fox Lecture theatre, Arts Building (Please enter from Hackett Drive, Entry 1)

You will receive finalised details in the email that will be sent prior to your workshop.

 

 

While UWA has given permission for MedEntry to hold their UMAT preparatory courses on the Crawley Campus, this should not be seen as an endorsement or a recommendation.

The 2017 Canberra UMAT Courses will be held at the Canberra Grammar School in the Snow Centre (Building 6) at the corner of Monaro Crescent and Golden grove.

http://cgs.act.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/CGS-Campus-Map-2016-web-HR.pdf

 

The past MedEntry UMAT courses were held in the Haydon-Allen Building (Building 22), Ground Floor, Room 040: HA G040 of the Australian National University: http://www.anu.edu.au/maps#

The Hobart UMAT courses are held at the Asten Lecture Theatre on the Commercial Road Campus of The Friends' School, 23, Commercial Road, North Hobart.

A map of the campus can be found at

http://www.friends.tas.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Friends-Commercial-Road-Campus-Map.pdf

The Darwin UMAT course on 27-28 June will be held at the Casuarina Senior College, 61 Parer Drive, Casuarina, NT 0811. Please come to the reception and you will find signs there on how to get to the classroom.

You will receive finalised details in the email that will be sent to you prior to the course.

 

The past MedEntry UMAT Courses were held at the Charles Darwin University in the Blue 1.1.14, Law & Business Building (Blue 1) , Level 1, Room 14. You can access the map at http://www.cdu.edu.au/sites/default/files/CASmap12.pdf

The Mildura UMAT courses are held at St Joseph's College, 154 Twelfth Street, Mildura. Please enter from Wattle Parade. You will receive finalised details in the email prior to the course.

The UMAT courses at the Gold Coast are held in the Classroom in D Block Upstairs at the QAHS (Queensland Academy for Health Sciences), 102 Edmund Rice Drive, Southport, QLD 4215.

You will receive finalised details in the email prior to the workshop.

Instead of running a 2 day workshop in Townsville in 2017, MedEntry will be providing a live online package which includes: 

  • A live, online course (Webinar): this course will cover all aspects of the UMAT, including an approach to each construct as well as example questions. The course will be conducted in a small group environment, and will allow you to interact with the lecturer and ask questions at any time. You can participate in this online course from the comfort of your own home. The course will be held on two mornings (9am to 1pm) on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017. 
  • A high quality, full length simulated trial exam in hard copy. This will be mailed to you so you can attempt the exam at home. Fully worked solutions will also be provided. If you wish, you can also obtain feedback on how you have performed in the trial exam, including predicted percentiles, strengths/weaknesses and likelihood of obtaining an interview.

The Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) Courses in South Australia are usually held as shown below:

Adelaide:  Enterprise House, 136 Greenhill Road, Unley

Whyalla:  Whyalla Foreshore Motor Inn, Watson Terrace, Whyalla

Mount Gambier:  City Institute Building, Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier

Details are at:

http://www.ruraldoc.com.au/students/medspace-umat-preparation-and-interview-skills-workshops/

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

 

The UMAT Course in Sale is usually held at the Gippsland Grammar School. Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

 

The UMAT Courses in Armidale are usually held at the University of New England. Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

Instead of running a 2 day workshop in Woolloongong in 2016, MedEntry will be providing a live online package which includes: 

  • A live, online course (Webinar): this course will cover all aspects of the UMAT, including an approach to each construct as well as example questions. The course will be conducted in a small group environment, and will allow you to interact with the lecturer and ask questions at any time. You can participate in this online course from the comfort of your own home. The course will be held on two mornings (9am to 1pm) on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017. 
  • A high quality, full length simulated trial exam in hard copy. This will be mailed to you so you can attempt the exam at home. Fully worked solutions will also be provided. If you wish, you can also obtain feedback on how you have performed in the trial exam, including predicted percentiles, strengths/weaknesses and likelihood of obtaining an interview. 

 

The UMAT Course in Launceston will be held at the University of Tasmania, Launceston Campus (Newnham site). It will be held in NH.S150 Seminar Room. Building S (Science), Level 1 (Off Brooks Road), Room 150. Please see map below:

http://www.utas.edu.au/campuses/documents/maps/Newnham_Building_Name_Map_June-2014.PDF

You will receive finalised details by email prior to your course.

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

 

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Alice Springs will be held at the St Philip's College.

You will receive finalised details in the email that will be sent to you prior to the course. 

Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

 

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Bendigo will be held at the Girton Grammar School.

You will receive finalised details in the email that will be sent to you prior to the course. 

Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

 

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Dubbo will be held at the St John's College.

You will receive finalised details in the letter and email that will be sent to you prior to the course. 

Please note that the running of the course is subject to minimum numbers.

Since this course is subject to minimum numbers, it is likely that the course will be run as a webinar instead.

The MedEntry UMAT Course in Geelong will be held at the Geelong Grammar School (Corio campus) in Classroom Q04. Please see the map below:

Main-Quad-Q04-Travel-Directions.pdf

You will receive finalised details in the email that will be sent to you prior to the course.

 

Instead of running a 2 day workshop in Rockhampton in 2016, MedEntry will be providing a live online package which includes: 

  • A live, online course (Webinar): this course will cover all aspects of the UMAT, including an approach to each construct as well as example questions. The course will be conducted in a small group environment, and will allow you to interact with the lecturer and ask questions at any time. You can participate in this online course from the comfort of your own home. The course will be held on two mornings (9am to 1pm) on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May 2017. 
  • A high quality, full length simulated trial exam in hard copy. This will be mailed to you so you can attempt the exam at home. Fully worked solutions will also be provided. If you wish, you can also obtain feedback on how you have performed in the trial exam, including predicted percentiles, strengths/weaknesses and likelihood of obtaining an interview. 

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