Studying Medicine in Northern Territory is now possible, with the first two years at the Charles Darwin University and the final four years at Flinders University. However, competition for the limited number of places available is fierce and the bar has been raised regarding UCAT scores and other entry requirements such as the ATAR. This means that success in the UCAT is a MUST if students wish to study Medicine in Darwin from an undergraduate level.
Provided you attain a thresold ATAR set by Charles Darwin and Flinders universities, you are ranked on the basis of your UCAT scores. Minimum ATAR required is 90 with Northern Territory students obtaining a bonus of 6 points.
UCAT preparation courses are run throughout Australia and New Zealand (as well as some regional cities) leading up to the UCAT. A typical UCAT course in Darwin will include: UCAT focused lectures, UCAT advice, UCAT tips and UCAT strategies to ace the UCAT, a simulated UCAT exam with results and feedback, one on one UCAT tuition as well as many additional resources for UCAT preparation such as trial UCAT papers, practice UCAT questions, UCAT guides and UCAT drills.
UCAT courses and lectures in Darwin are facilitated by experienced UCAT educators with the assistance of students who aced the UCAT and will cover various techniques and skills required to answer questions in all five subtests of the UCAT exam. In addition to an in depth analysis of past UCAT questions and examples from each subtest, the Darwin UCAT lectures will provide students with the opportunity to ask questions as the sessions are very interactive. The additional resources provided through UCAT courses Darwin allow students to implement the skills they have learned and practice them in the time leading up to the UCAT exam in July.
The Darwin UCAT course is offered at CDU, and will generally be held on weekends or school holidays and run for two full days (9am-5pm), so that they are accessible for all students. UCAT courses Darwin provides an example of and details regarding such UCAT courses in Darwin.