With the COVID-19 pandemic and rapid escalation of cases across Australia and New Zealand, you may be wondering how this affects UCAT ANZ 2020 and your UCAT preparation. This blog answers some frequently asked questions.
At this stage, it is unclear whether UCAT ANZ 2020 will be proceeding as planned in July, given the evolving situation.
UCAT UK (which is administered by Pearson VUE and the UCAT UK Consortium) has made the decision to postpone UCAT UK registrations for students in the United Kingdom, and acknowledged that testing for UCAT UK is likely to take place later than originally planned: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/ucat/registration-booking/covid-19/
Our information sources from the UCAT ANZ Consortium suggest that final decisions on the conduct of UCAT ANZ 2020 will be made in June, and Pearson VUE will communicate with all candidates at that time.
MedEntry will also be providing updates to all our students.
Yes! We advise students to continue with their UCAT preparation. UCAT may be postponed, but it will not be eliminated as part of medical entry requirements. It is still possible that UCAT ANZ 2020 will proceed in July, and students will need to be well prepared for this difficult and competitive exam. If not, UCAT will take place at a later date. Furthermore, UCAT skills need to be developed over time, so the preparation you do now will be important.
MedEntry has adopted various measures to ensure that students are provided with the highest quality UCAT preparation in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic. This involves:
This year is already a challenging and difficult one, without the added stress of a worldwide pandemic. It is very important that you look after your physical, mental and emotional health.
This includes minimising your chances of contracting COVID-19 by:
It also includes:
We understand this is a stressful, difficult and uncertain time for our students. If you are in need of help or support, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.