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UCAT Calculator Keypad Trainer Launched!

Using the UCAT Calculator quickly is an essential skill, particularly in the UCAT Quantitative Reasoning subtest. MedEntry has developed an interactive Calculator Keypad Trainer to help you use the UCAT Calculator quickly and accurately.The Trainer can be found on MedEntry’s Skills Trainers or Community pages, and contains 30 stages which test various calculator operations. In order to complete a stage, you must press each key within the 30 second time limit, and meet a particular accuracy target: As you complete each stage, the game becomes more difficult, testing more operations (such as division and multiplication), and requiring you to enter press more keys within...
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UCAT Speed Reading Trainer Launched!

When sitting the UCAT, you will have an average of less than 30 seconds to answer each question. Therefore, increasing your reading speed is an essential skill to develop, particularly in the Verbal Reasoning subtest. Two common causes of slow reading include subvocalization (or reading words aloud in your mind) and reading each word individually. To read quickly, you need to avoid subvocalization, and engage in ‘chunking’, which involves reading multiple words simultaneously. MedEntry has developed an exclusive UCAT Speed Reading trainer that helps you to reduce subvocalization, helps you ‘chunk’ and significantly increases your reading speed.You can set the number of words...
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What Will UCAT Test Day Be Like?

For many students, sitting UCAT can be a daunting prospect. UCAT is a very different experience to standard high school or university examinations. This blog describes in detail what to expect on the day of UCAT.UCAT check inWhen you arrive, you will need to check in with an invigilator. This will involve the following:You will need to present your UCAT email confirmation from Pearson VUE and your photographic identificationA photograph will be taken of youYou will need to sign the UCAT ANZ Consortium Examination RulesBelongingsYou will be asked to store your personal belongings in a locker or designated place. You will...
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What are the key dates for UCAT ANZ 2020?

Candidates taking the UCAT in 2020 for entry to universities in Australia and New Zealand in 2021 should note the following key dates: Concession scheme* opens3 February 2020Access arrangement application opens#3 February 2020Registration and booking opens   2 March 2020Concession* deadline4 May 2020 at 5pm AESTAccess arrangement application deadline#4 May 2020 at 5pm AESTRegistration and booking closes11 May 2020 at 11:59pm AESTLate booking deadline18 May 2020 at 11:59pm AESTCancellation deadline18 May 2020 at 11:59pm AESTTesting begins1 July 2020Last testing date31 July 2020Results delivered to universitiesEarly September 2020 *Candidates who hold (or who are listed as a dependant on) a current Health Care Card (HCC) or Pensioner Concession Card...
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Everything you need to know about UCAT 2020

Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2021? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2020. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2020.What is UCAT 2020?UCAT 2020 is a 2 hour long, computer-based test. It measures a range of aptitudes and skills considered to be important as a medical student and doctor.UCAT 2020 is very different to traditional knowledge-based tests encountered in school and university. It is also highly time pressured. Therefore, quality UCAT 2020 courses, such as what MedEntry provides, are essential to succeed.What are the UCAT 2020 subtests?UCAT 2020 is comprised of...
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What Universities and Courses will require UCAT in 2020/2021?

UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is required for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to apply for such courses in 2021, you will need to sit UCAT in 2020. UCAT will take place across the month of July in 2020. UCAT results are valid for one year only, and cannot be carried over from one year to the next. If you wish to apply for any of the courses below for entry into medicine in 2021, you will need to sit UCAT in 2020.   University Course or Programme The University of Adelaide Medicine, Dental Surgery, Oral...
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Quantitative Reasoning Mental Arithmetic Trainer

Strong mental maths skills (the ability to make calculations quickly in your head) is a major advantage in the Quantitative Reasoning Subtest of the UCAT.MedEntry has developed an arithmetic training game to help you work on your mental arithmetic under timed conditions, and it available right within your online learning platform:The game consists of three levels – easy, medium and hard, and you have 30 seconds to solve each of the puzzles.You can also view the leaderboard to see how quickly you completed the arithmetic puzzles in comparison to other MedEntry students:Please also read our Top Tips for Quantitative Reasoning.MedEntry are...
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Community Portal

Community PortalWith purchase of an Online, Platinum or Diamond package, you join the MedEntry student community – one with shared goals and a history of success. To continue engagement and interaction between students in the community, MedEntry has developed a Community Portal, with new features being added regularly.Currently, the Community Portal includes the following features:Weekly QuestionEvery Monday, a sample question for one of the UCAT subtests will be displayed. MedEntry students can discuss their answer and reasoning. The worked solution will be displayed over the weekend.Social MediaMedEntry’s UCAT & Interview Study Space Facebook group is a great place for you to...
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UCAT 2020: Key dates

 This blog describes the key dates for UCAT 2020.Registrations for UCAT 2020 open2 March 2020Registrations for UCAT 2020 close11 May 2020Final booking deadline for UCAT 202011 May 2020Late booking deadline for UCAT 202018 May 2020Cancellation deadline for UCAT 202018 May 2020UCAT 2020 testing begins1 July 2020Last testing date for UCAT 202031 July 2020UCAT 2020 results delivered to candidatesOn the UCAT 2020 testing dateUCAT 2020 results delivered to universitiesEarly September 2020 START YOUR UCAT PREP!    
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Bushfire charity partnership

We are shocked and saddened by the impact of the bushfires across Australia which are destroying lives, homes, land and wildlife. We are grateful to all of the individuals and organisations who are working hard to fight fires, support local communities and assist those affected. Our charity partner for 2020 will be the Red Cross' Disaster Relief and Recovery, which is providing invaluable assistance to bushfire affected communities. Donations can be made on the MedEntry website via the shop, and MedEntry will match every donation, dollar for dollar. Our thoughts are with all of those affected by this terrible event, including...
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Three Exciting UCAT Features Coming in 2020

MedEntry is excited to be launching new UCAT preparation features for our students in 2020. These features will ensure that MedEntry students continue to receive the highest quality UCAT preparation available.1. Online platform redesign with even more personalised featuresOur IT engineers are redesigning our online UCAT platform to make it even more intuitive and personalised.Key features include the ability to:See your UCAT strengths and weaknesses at a glanceObtain recommendations on where to focus your future UCAT preparationMonitor your UCAT performance and UCAT scoresConnect with other students and discuss UCAT questions via our online communityEasily navigate between UCAT resourcesTake a sneak peek...
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Chancellor's Scholarships

Medical schools love to attract TWO groups of students: they pull out the red carpet for (a) Rural students and (b) Very high ATAR students. Why? The real reason (not the one stated on their websites) 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 city students.If they recruit very high ATAR students, they benefit in many ways. First, their university ranking will go up: and universities will do anything to improve their ranking. There is tremendous competition between universities to attract high achieving...
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Interview Offers Are Being Released

Getting into medicine and dentistry is a complicated process. Part of this includes navigating the various university interview offers that are released at different times. MedEntry can help!Below is a table of the various universities offering interviews for medicine and dentistry undergraduate courses around Australia, the interview type, interview offer dates and actual interview dates.If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly staff in the office. 2019 dates (for 2020 entry)UniversityInterview Type  Interview Offers  Interview DatesUniversity of Adelaide (Medicine & Dentistry)  Panel  29 October 2019 *Late November, through DecemberUniversity of Auckland MMINot Specified (early November in 2018)19-29 November 2019Bond UniversityMMI ...
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3 Reasons Why You Should Choose MedEntry For Your Medical Interview Training

Medical interviews are a vital criterion for entry into medicine and dentistry. They can be as important, or in some cases more important, than UCAT and ATAR in determining entry. Therefore, it is vital that you prepare for your medical interview, and that you choose the right medical interview preparation provider. Here are three reasons why you should choose MedEntry.1.  Unrivalled expertiseMedEntry has been helping students enter medicine in Australia and New Zealand for two decades. Over that period, we have developed an intricate, intimate and unrivalled understanding of medical interviews. We know exactly what each university is looking for, the...
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What is a Good UCAT ANZ Score?

Students who sit UCAT ANZ receive their UCAT Score Report on the same day, often within an hour of sitting the test. The format of UCAT scores can be confusing. This blog answers some common questions about UCAT ANZ scores.How are UCAT ANZ scores calculated?UCAT ANZ scores are calculated by converting the number of questions you got right into a ‘scaled score’. Scaled scores range from 300-900 in each subtest. Pearson VUE do not publicly release details of how they calculate scaled scores, but they use statistical tools involving IRT (Item Response Theory).Your scores in each of the four cognitive subtests (UCAT...
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Why You Should Start Preparing For UCAT Now

For those in year 11, UCAT may seem like a distant hurdle. However, if you want to be a doctor, UCAT is vitally important. In many cases it is as important, if not more important, than your high school score in determining entry into medicine! Furthermore, UCAT is very different to standard knowledge-based exams that you have encountered at school or university. UCAT is an aptitude test which assesses your skills. Skills are best developed over time, with a little bit of practice on a regular basis. In fact, it is very difficult to learn a skill by cramming. For example, could...
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Why are medical interviews so important?

Medical interviews are perhaps the most underestimated part of the medical entry admissions process. Many students do not prepare for them, either because they do not recognise the importance of medical interviews, or do not understand how difficult they are.At many universities, medical interviews are worth as much, if not more than your high school / university performance and your UCAT!For example:The Adelaide University medical interview, Curtin University medical interview and University of Western Australia medical interview are all worth 40% of the admissions criteriaThe Monash University medical interview is worth 33% of the admissions criteriaThe Newcastle University medical interview is...
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Medical Interview Training Dates Released!

Dates for MedEntry’s highly sought after Medical Interview Training Sessions have been released, with over 40 workshops taking place across Australia and New Zealand.Medical Interview Training sessions are tailored to the specific interview for which you have received an offer. You will be exposed to the specific questions that will be asked in the medical interview, and will have the opportunity to practice and receive personalised feedback.You will understand what the interviewers are looking for, and will leave the session with the skills required to present yourself as a motivated, enthusiastic, genuine and insightful medical school applicant.Interviews are a vital, yet...
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Medical Interview Preparation: My Achievements & Experience

MedEntry has developed a My Achievements and Experience module, allowing you to record all of your co-curricular activities, achievements/awards and work experience.This information will help you when writing a university application, preparing for medical interviews, or updating your CV.To access this module, click on My Achievements and Experience in the University Admissions course. From this page, you can submit co-curricular activity, award, and work experience entries:In the form, you can upload images if you wish (for example, photos of certificates): Once entries have been submitted, you can view them in the My Achievements and Experience module, and make any necessary adjustments: You can also...
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Planning time for UCAT preparation

A very common question asked by aspiring medical students is “How do you balance your school work and UCAT practice?” Given that UCAT can be equally or even more important than ATAR in the medical school selection process, it is crucial that students devote sufficient time in preparing for the UCAT, without neglecting their high school or university.The key to finding this balance is planning your time. Many students attempt to fit in UCAT study in their ‘spare time’, which is hard to find the final year of schooling. It is more productive to set aside blocks of time which are specifically...
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