Frequently Asked Question
Feedback statistics show that 99.1% of our customers would recommend MedEntry’s services to their friends. Here at MedEntry UMAT Prep, we are result orientated.
A survey of a random sample of students who have been through our full training program showed that 92% were offered interviews, and 88% were offered places in one or more medical schools.
A recent AMSA (Australian Medical Students' Association) survey found that most students found preparation helpful.
Psychometric and personality tests (such as the UMAT) rely on the fact that the candidates do not prepare, so testers/interviewers actively discourage the candidates from preparing. They do this by propagating various myths such as: preparation does not help; it will be a waste of resources; preparation may hinder your performance; that there are some questions in the test/interview which are designed to detect if you try to second guess; it may work against you etc. Accredited testers know that such organisations go to great lengths to place fear in the candidates to ensure they do not prepare, precisely because preparation works! If it is really true that you can't prepare for the test, ACER and universities should have no objection to UMAT preparation (rather than actively discouraging students from preparing).
If preparation does not work/help, the organisations which offer UMAT coaching services would cease to exist. The fact that many students use their services shows that they are beneficial. As a practicing doctor pointed out: "If UMAT preparation does not work and is not effective, UMAT courses such as MedEntry would cease to exist. The fact that an increasing number of students undertake the MedEntry UMAT Course is in itself evidence that it works."
In fact, all psychological tests and experiments involve deception (eg placebo), All national and international professional organisations in psychology (eg. Australian /American /British Psychological Societies) approve of deception in psychological experiments and tests.
MedEntry UMAT Prep will also significantly improve your school / university score for several reasons: it will enhance your motivation to study; hone your thinking skills and it will make you a more efficient and effective learner which is invaluable for high school, university and throughout your life. In fact, most students who obtain perfect ATAR Score have done the MedEntry course. MedEntry UMAT Prep also helps with two sections of GAMSAT.
You might be familiar with the quote by Benjamin Franklin: "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail". These words definitely ring true for the three-hour, gruelling marathon that is the UMAT.
Please also read this article. (Do I need to train for the UMAT?)