UMAT stands for Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test. It is an exam administered by ACER (The Australian Council for Educational Research), and is a prerequisite for selection into undergraduate medicine, dentistry and health science courses at most Australian universities. The UMAT aims to test your suitability as a medical professional by testing your ability in three areas: logical reasoning and problem solving, understanding people, and non-verbal reasoning. The UMAT is an annual three hour test, with multiple choice answers. Your UMAT results together with your high school score and your performance at an interview are the three criteria used by most universities in selecting students into these high demand health-related careers. You must successfully complete the UMAT, interview or MMI, and have a sufficient ATAR score to be eligible for entry into most undergraduate medicine courses in Australia. Without the UMAT, not even a perfect ATAR score of 99.95 will allow you entry into the most popular and most recognised undergraduate health science and medicine courses. For more information on the UMAT including comprehensive UMAT advice and UMAT tips, please see MedEntry UMAT preparation.