Trusted UCAT prep.

How to deal with those UMAT Nerves (Part 1 – In the lead up)


Most people find sitting the UMAT a nerve racking, stressful experience, but that does not mean you should allow those nerves to get the best of you.  There are some simple ways to help you get through this period and come out feeling great about your chances. 

Take some of the pressure off of yourself. 

If you’re anything like me, you expect a lot from yourself and that can result in a large amount of unnecessary pressure. That pressure can prove to be your undoing, but there are simple ways in which to take some of that pressure off. Remember that UMAT is just one exam, you are able to sit it more than once, and there are also a number of other ways to get into medicine in the event you do not do well (see my other blog about alternate ways to get into medicine). There is no need to think that the first time you sit UMAT is your only chance to get into medicine. 

Keep the balance.

With studying for UMAT and Year 12, the workload can pile up and seem never-ending. Keeping on top of everything can be difficult, but it is also important to take time away from the study to de-stress and indulge in some of your hobbies; be it sport, video games, music etc. Studying in overdrive and neglecting some of your hobbies may seem like it will help, but the anxiety and stress will build up and you will burn yourself out. Spending time doing your hobbies will help to alleviate some stress, benefit your overall mental health, and help you present yourself as a well-rounded individual in interviews. 

Don’t neglect your friends and family.

Something that tends to happen a lot in year 12 is that people will shut themselves in their room, forever studying, because they believe the more they study, the better that they will do in UMAT and Year 12. While this is true to some extent, it will be of no use if you are mentally fried from constant study. Your friends and family are there to support you and can be of great assistance to help you study, give you advice or just chill out with and take away some of the stress and anxiety. 

Prepare well

By purchasing MedEntry’s UMAT preparation products you are already well ahead on this. Use up as much of this as you can, especially the practice exams, as these are invaluable preparation for the UMAT. The more questions that you are exposed to in practice, particularly for section 3 (non-verbal reasoning), the more comfortable and prepared you will feel. This will take away a lot of the stress of encountering new problems, as you will feel confident in your ability to problem solve and think your way through the UMAT question. Doing UMAT practice exams will give you a great feel for how long you should be spending on each question and which approach best suits your style. The UMAT drills will be very beneficial in helping you build your skills in areas where you are not so confident. 


How to deal with those UMAT Nerves (Part 2 – On th...
Is this my only shot at getting into Medicine?
Charity Partner Discrimination News Which Uni? Bonded Medical Program Medicine at Melbourne Active learning MedEntry LMS Update UCAT Scores Medicine University Rankings UCAT 2019 USyd UCAT Exam Counting Problems UCAT Preparation Courses Resilience GAMSAT Ethical Dilemma Questions Venn Diagrams UCAT Stress UCAT Date mmi sample answer UCAT workshop Interview Questions MMI LMS Update UCAT advice Situational Judgement Test Coronavirus UCAT Trainer Sample Interview Questions Video Blog Rural Students UCAT Test Tips UCAT Test Charity Process of Elimination UCAT Preparation Study Tips Medical Interview 2020 UCAT Registrations UCAT Tips Applications Studying Medicine LMS Updates UCAT Coaching MedEntry Skills Trainer ACER COVID-19 UCAT 2020 UCAT Forums Interview UNSW UCAT Course English UCAT Test Date Medical Interview Training Forums UCAT Registration UCAT Practice UCAT exam Multistation Mini Interviews MedEntry Probability Sample MMI mmi sample question mmi ethical dilemma UCATSEN Medical Entrance UCAT Anxiety UCAT Study UCAT Results UCAT Timing AR Trainer UCAT Situational Judgement Test Year 12 Percentage questions Medicine at Monash UCAT Prep UCAT Practice Test UCAT 2020 Registrations UCAT Key Dates LMS Forums UCAT Training Speed Reading in UCAT University fees Time Management UCAT Abstract Reasoning UCAT University Entrance UCAT Skill Trainers UCAT Booking HPAT Multiple Choice Psychometric tests mmi scoring HPAT Preparation UCAT App Careers Teachers Future UCAT Students Pearson VUE

trhdtre tre