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UMAT Has Become UCAT

Summary  The Consortium of Australian School-Leaver Entry Medical Schools has decided not to renew their contract to ACER. This means that the UMAT will now be replaced by the UCAT (University Clinical Assessment Test) in 2019, for entry into medicine in 2020. MedEntry has intimate knowledge of UCAT and will be providing high quality UCAT resources for our students.    What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is similar to UMAT, and assesses the same type of skills.    UCAT is a computer-based test and comprises five sections: verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning and situational judgement. ...
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Response to Mistruths

Unfortunately MedEntry has been forced to create this page to refute mistruths that are posted and spread by Dallas Gibson - an unscrupulous operator, serial bankrupt and con-man. Among others, there are two allegations that are made by Gibson on the internet and on various forums using his numerous aliases. If you find posts with these allegations, bad mouthing MedEntry (or 'missed entry') and making references to his own websites, you can  be sure  that they are written by Gibson, using his various alias email addresses. a) MedEntry falsely claimed endorsements in the past. If you read the Federal Court...
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IRRELEVANT TEST, Australian Doctor (9 March 2007)

EDITOR: It is not surprising that the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) is not a good predictor of students' performance in medical school ( 'Graduate med school test doubts ', 9 February). However, a more important question that should be investigated is whether GAMSAT is a good test for predicting whether selected students become good medical practitioners. If practising doctors in Australia were to sit the tests without preparation, at least 70% would pass the UMAT (Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission test) -- a test for school leavers -- whereas only about 1% would pass the GAMSAT...
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NOT ALL ENTRY TESTS EQUAL, Medical Observer (16 February 2007, Page 17)

The debate about whether school leaver entry or graduate entry is better for medicine will continue for a long time because there are winners and losers in either scenario (Inside Story, 24/11/2006; Letters, 8/12). The graduate entry pathway has the following disadvantages: 1. Many highly able students who would otherwise have become excellent doctors will be lost to other professions, because they may be reluctant to obtain another degree after graduation. 2. Graduate medical programs reduce the productive working life of a doctor. 3. The longer duration of study is likely to result in increased cost of services to patients...
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MEDICAL TRAINING, The Education Age (21 November 2005 Page 10)

Throughout the ages and in most countries medicine has been a profession with special privileges, hence demand to study medicine is high. In fact the demand to supply ratio is higher for medicine than for any other course in Australia, which is one reason for the use of criteria other than ATAR scores for entry (The medical Maze, Education Age, 7/11/2005).  Since medical knowledge is growing at an exponential rate, it is essential that future doctors have critical thinking, abstract reasoning, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Far from making the system sick, the selection process ensures that doctors are able, affable...
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CHANGING TIMES, Australian Doctor (16 June 2006, Page 2)

Perhaps Dr Andrew Griffiths is not aware of the numerous changes in medical student selection that have taken place during the last ten years (Selection fails, 19 May). His criticisms about the inadequacies in the medical student selection are therefore not valid today. These days, one does not need to get very high ATAR score to get into medical school, since almost all medical schools have now instituted three criteria for selection, only one of which is the ATAR score. The second is the results of an aptitude test called the  UMAT  (Undergraduate Medical and health sciences Admission Test). The third is...
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MED STUDENTS PASS TEST, Australian Doctor (28 May 2004, Page 20)

Medical professionals across Australia are doing their bit to help disadvantaged year 12 students prepare for the Undergraduate Medical and Health Sciences Admission Test ( UMAT ).  Under the name of the group MedEntry, they will offer a two day intensive workshop to high school students from disadvantaged areas who are generally under-represented in medical school. The group’s website is www.medentry.edu.au. 

TO COACH OR NOT......, Australian Doctor (15 April 2005, Page 31)

Dr Kerri Parnell asks whether coaching for tests such as  UMAT  helps ('Medical School Pick of the Crop may be Missing the Point', Gut Feelings, 25 March).  If  UMAT coaching  is not useful, the logical conclusion is that coaching for selective/private school entry/scholarships tests is also not useful. Yet parents spend enormous amounts having their children coached for such tests.  Further, while the final high school exams admittedly test both knowledge and ability, the fact that people spend money on tutoring and send their children to 'better' schools is evidence that coaching helps improve performance.  Coaching certainly improves a person's...
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FEDERAL COURT FINDS DALLAS GIBSON OF MEDICAL-ENTRANCE GUILTY!

MedEntry has comprehensively won the Federal Court case against Dallas Gibson for breach of copyright and breach of the Trade Practices Act (Claim number VID1289-2004). The court found that Dallas Gibson flagrantly violated the Commonwealth Copyright Act.  Dallas Gibson's cross-claims against MedEntry were dismissed by the Judge as spurious. MedEntry was awarded a significant sum in court costs ( please click here ). In addition, damages are yet to be pursued. This will result in Gibson becoming bankrupt for the fourth time.  The Judge was scathing of Gibson. Her Honour labelled him 'dishonest', criticised his qualifications as 'slight', described his conduct...
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DALLAS GIBSON OF MEDICAL-ENTRANCE BANKRUPT

Dallas Gibson of Medical-Entrance/Eglobamed/Icarus/Premed is currently bankrupt.  He has now been bankrupt on three separate occasions (1988, 2000 and now). You can view the Federal Court ruling of his bankruptcy by clicking here . Alternatively, you can go to the Federal Court website (under Bankruptcy -> Court Events and Orders): https://www.comcourts.gov.au/public/esearch/file_details/Federal/P/MLG1354/2007 For evidence of his 1988 bankruptcy, please click here . For evidence of his 2000 bankruptcy,  please click here . In addition to being sued by MedEntry, Dallas Gibson was sued by Middletons (his ex-lawyers - Claim U02414246) and by Doherty & Colleagues Solicitors (acting for Maxim P/L) in...
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MedEntry UMAT Prep wins Foundation For Australian Youth Grant!

We are extremely delighted to announce that we have been offered a generous grant by the  Foundation for Australian Youth  to pursue the  MedEntry UMAT Prep  initiative. After a competitive selection process, the Foundation has deemed that our initiative, is worthy of funding to enable us to offer our courses and materials to you. The aim is to enhance youth participation and create opportunities for the development of young people.  Specifically  MedEntry UMAT Prep  aims to help Australian and New Zealand youth keen to pursue a career in the medicine.

STUDENTS MATURE ENOUGH TO MAKE CHOICES (Sunday Age 4 October)

Compared to their peers a generation ago, today's young people are maturing earlier, physically and mentally. Yet Melbourne University claims that 18 year olds cannot make up their minds about career choices (5/10) and is attempting to keep them at university for longer, thereby increasing their income from fees.  Due to current government policy, universities are unable to charge full fee for undergrad students, but can do so for postgrad students. By moving its high demand courses such as Medicine to graduate level, the university is taking advantage of this anomaly and increasing their income further.  Highly able students mature...
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MedEntry Presents at Careers Expo

MedEntry is invited to speak at the VCE Expo in Melbourne every year. At the Careers Forum, MedEntry addresses students on the topic 'Working in medicine'. MedEntry also presents very popular seminars on 'Medical Entry' and 'Acing the UMAT'. (Source:  The Age VCE & Careers Expo ). MedEntry also presents the same seminars on 'Medical Entry', 'Working in medicine' and 'Acing the UMAT' at the HSC Expo in Sydney every year (Source:  The Sydney Morning Herald   HSC and Careers Expo ).
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