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 UMAT scores and other entry requirements such as the ATAR. This means that success in the UMAT 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 UMAT scores. Minimum ATAR required is 90 with Northern Territory students obtaining a bonus of 6 points.
UMAT preparation courses are run throughout Australia and New Zealand (as well as some regional cities) leading up to the UMAT. A typical UMAT course in Darwin will include: UMAT focused lectures, UMAT advice, UMAT tips and UMAT strategies to ace the UMAT, a practice UMAT exam with results and feedback, one on one UMAT tuition as well as many additional resources for UMAT preparation such as trial UMAT papers, practice UMAT questions, UMAT guides and UMAT drills.
UMAT courses and lectures in Darwin are facilitated by experienced UMAT educators with the assistance of students who aced the UMAT and will cover various techniques and skills required to answer questions in all three sections of the UMAT exam. In addition to an in depth analysis of past UMAT questions and examples from sections 1, 2 and 3, the Darwin UMAT lectures will provide students with the opportunity to ask questions as the sessions are very interactive. The additional resources provided through UMAT courses Darwin allow students to implement the skills they have learned and practice them in the time leading up to the UMAT exam in July.
The Darwin UMAT course is offered at the Casuarina Secondary College, 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. UMAT courses Darwin provides an example of and details regarding such UMAT courses in Darwin.