MedEntry

Trusted UCAT prep.

Is it too late to start preparing for the UCAT?

The short answer is no. Studying for the UCAT is possible and no matter how late you start, you will still be able to improve, just like with any other subject. The long answer is: it depends on how much time you put in and how effectively you do it. At this stage, it’s important to study SMART. Trying to do as many UCAT papers as you can will also take up a lot of your time. You are probably also going to be quite busy balancing year 12 or University study and work with UCAT preparation, so learning study techniques...
Read More
Its-never-too-lat_20180503-041353_1

AN EXPLANATION OF UCAT RESULTS: HOW ARE UCAT RESULTS CALCULATED? AND OTHER UCAT RESULTS FAQS.

HOW ARE UCAT RESULTS CALCULATED? Unfortunately Pearson Vue does not release the marking scheme that is used determine UCAT scores. There is some speculation as to the following: answering a question correctly that is not answered correctly by the majority of UCAT candidates will be weighted more heavily. And conversely, answering a question incorrectly that most UCAT candidates do answer correctly, will be weighted more heavily against a candidate’s UCAT score. However, because Pearson does not release the marking scheme or question weightings for the UCAT it is impossible to be absolutely certain of this. What is certain though, is the...
Read More
results_575280577720x480

It's Time to Plan Your UCAT Preparation

By finding this blog post, you have already realised that, despite what many people tell you, studying for the UCAT is possible. I was also sceptical prior to using MedEntry’s UCAT workshop. However, my final score in the 99th percentile, more than 30 percentiles higher than my first trial paper, would not have been possible without it. The MedEntry resources will give you everything you need to succeed for the UCAT, and I will explain how to use them to your advantage. In terms of the online LMS, I started by reading the guides, and doing related drills intermittently; this helped...
Read More
When_114624739720x480

The UCAT – A Test of Endurance

The UCAT is so commonly viewed as a test of intelligence and aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to improve our mental endurance for this exam. In fact, the endurance required for the UCAT is much greater than that required for any end of year school exam. Not only is the UCAT as long as or longer than any school exam (2 hours), but the nature of each individual question requires much greater focus. This need for enhanced application to each question is due to our inability to draw upon a year’s worth of content and knowledge, as is...
Read More
motivation_sleep_535796740720x480

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UCAT

What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is a test developed by UCAT Consortium and used to help select students into medicine and dentistry courses at university. The UCAT consists of questions in five subtests and has a total of 233 multiple choice questions to be completed in 2 hours on a computer. What courses require UCAT? For a full list of courses that require UCAT, please visit https://www.ucat.edu.au/ucat-anz/universities/ How long is UCAT? The UCAT takes a total of 2 hours.  When is UCAT? UCAT will take place in July. How do I register for UCAT? Registrations for...
Read More

The Truth about UCAT prep

As a customer, it is difficult to choose from various UCAT course providers, especially when outlandish claims are made through slick and deceptive marketing strategies. As in most cases, 'Word-of-mouth' recommendation is the best. Please ask around for the impressions of students who have attended a UCAT course. Quality of products Your performance in the UCAT will only improve if you practice on questions which simulate the real UCAT. Practicing on questions which are unrelated to those in the UCAT or questions that have a different structure to those in the UCAT may adversely affect your performance. It is like preparing for a Physics exam but finding at the exam...
Read More
The-truth_529511989720x48_20171002-034407_1

IRRELEVANT TEST, Australian Doctor (9 March 2007)

EDITOR: It is not surprising that the Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) is not a good predictor of students' performance in medical school ('Graduate med school test doubts', 9 February). However, a more important question that should be investigated is whether GAMSAT is a good test for predicting whether selected students become good medical practitioners. If practising doctors in Australia were to sit the tests without preparation, at least 70% would pass the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) -- a test for school leavers -- whereas only about 1% would pass the GAMSAT (a test for graduates). This is...
Read More

WHY UCAT PRACTICE DOESN’T NECESSARILY MAKE PERFECT

In life, we are told that ‘practice makes perfect’. The more you practice a particular skill, whether it be playing the piano, swimming or writing essays, the better you become at it. So, in theory, it should be the same in UCAT – the more practice questions you do, the better you are at UCAT – right? Not necessarily. Just like any skill, to do well in UCAT you first need a basic understanding of what it is, what it tests and how to approach the various types of questions. Without this understanding, you may still be able to improve by...
Read More
female_individual_study_32119937_20170926-040809_1

Why practice exams are the best UCAT preparation

Be under no illusions: the UCAT is the single hardest and most important test you will ever sit. This is a scary (and for some maybe terrifying) thought. So what can you do to make it less daunting? The answer may seem counter-intuitive: the best way to make UCAT seem do-able is to face it over, and over, and over again. How? By completing high quality, full length trial exams under timed exam conditions. UCAT is scary because it is so different to any other test you have done in school – it is much harder, longer and much more time-pressured,...
Read More
individual_study_laptop_3626436712

SHOULD I GET A TUTOR FOR UCAT OR ATTEND WEEKLY UCAT CLASSES?

Some students who are preparing for UCAT wonder if they should get a private tutor for UCAT or attend weekly UCAT classes. Often this is because that is what they are used to doing in high school. But UCAT is very different to school and therefore requires a different approach. Here we suggest a much more effective (and much cheaper) way of preparing for UCAT: group study. The benefits of group study are well known: it is more social, more enjoyable and more effective, particularly for tests such as UCAT.  Extensive pegagogical research has shown that group study is far more...
Read More
Group_Study_5229653862

IS THE UCAT STRESSING YOU OUT? HOW TO USE STRESS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

You may have heard that stress negatively impacts on performance. You may have been told that if you are too stressed in the lead up to an important exam such as UCAT, you won’t do well. You may have been advised to look for ways to relieve your stress. While this may be true, in some cases trying to get rid of stress can actually cause you to become more stressed. A different approach, which might sound crazy at first, is to embrace your stress. The following three strategies will not only help you manage stress, but will also boost your...
Read More
stress_67536898720x480

New Feature! Retry your incorrect UCAT exam questions

At MedEntry, we are committed to continuous improvement and constantly strive to improve the services we offer our hard working students. Our Learning Management System is all about you and this feature is another way we personalise your UCAT training.   Retry your incorrect UCAT questions   Once you have completed a practice exam on the LMS, you can now re-attempt any questions that you answered incorrectly!   To retry an exam:   1. Click on the Exams icon in the UCAT course (accessible by clicking the UCAT link in the menu on the top of each page):   2. When an exam...
Read More
LMS_Updates

HOW TO USE HOLIDAYS TO IMPROVE IN UCAT

With the year coming to a close, many students use the holidays to finally relax after a long year of hard work. For those sitting the UCAT next year, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the UCAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream medicine course. With the UCAT exam fast approaching in July, students often use the holidays as an opportunity to start practicing full length exams under timed conditions. Enormous...
Read More
group_study_450689707720x480

WHY IS UCAT SO HARD?

UCAT is probably the hardest test you will ever have to sit. Many students, especially those who do not prepare, are shocked by the difficulty of UCAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned. So why is UCAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read on!  1. UCAT is very different to every other type of test you have sat Why?  School and university exams test your knowledge and your ability to apply that knowledge. UCAT is not a test of knowledge; it is a test of your generic skills. You most likely have never sat a test of...
Read More
Hard-test_687472972640

UCAT Countdown: Musings from an experienced tutor

This impending UCAT test day is without a doubt one of the most terrifying – yet unusual days of the year. Throughout the past seven years, I have uttered the phrase “The UCAT is a game” innumerous times, and now, on the brink of becoming an actual doctor (finally!) and exiting the world of UCAT, I thought I’d pass on my suggestions for this game.    Suggestion 1: Your mood is your top priority. The UCAT is designed in such a way that your mood greatly impacts your performance. Why? Because it’s an exam of emotions, of empathy and of understanding....
Read More
countdown-hourglass_296562803720x480

The Last Lap for UCAT

It’s June which means the UCAT is less than a month away. This is a crucial time for all students and what you do in these final days will greatly impact your performance on the actual exam. Many of you would have started completing or already completed many practice exams on LMS and possibly ones provided by UCAT ANZ too. If not, it is especially important that you do these as they can significantly boost your confidence, and hence your score. Additionally, these practice questions will also help you finally polish your skills as well as improve your time-management. Identify any...
Read More
Last-lap_593214551720x480

HOW TO HELP YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER GET INTO MEDICINE

Is your son or daughter interested in becoming a doctor? Do you want to give them the best chance to succeed? Dr Edward Boyapati discusses how you, as a parent, can assist your child to achieve their goal.  Dr Edward Boyapati is the Principal Lecturer for MedEntry, Australia’s trusted UCAT Educational Institution. He is also the father of two incredibly successful children, Ray and Ann. Both obtained 100th percentile in UCAT, were offered places to study medicine at all universities across Australia, won full scholarships to study medicine, were successful in entering highly competitive specialties (Gastroenterology and Dermatology) and achieved the...
Read More
Parent-assistance-blog_81922039720x480

Week before the UCAT

While being academically prepared is extremely important for UCAT, it is also useful to know what to expect when at your school, among those who are sitting UCAT in the week leading up to the test. 1. The Downplayer – This is a student who will consistently talk about how they have not done any practice for the UCAT, keep reinforcing that they’re going to fail and claim to have never done a single drill on MedEntry. While they may not directly demoralise you, their negative comments and thoughts about the UCAT can be particularly distracting, especially since you want to...
Read More
Waiting_line_669518923720x481

WHAT TO DO IF YOU COME ACROSS SOMETHING UNEXPECTED IN THE UCAT

Life isn’t the only thing full of surprises. The upcoming UCAT exam could hold a range of new, never-before-seen questions and it is important to know how to deal with these in an exam situation.  When the test begins, start doing the questions you’re confident with and leave these “new” questions behind for now. There is a high probability that many of the new questions are actually in fact trial questions set by UCAT ANZ and may not be worth any marks at all. Hence, there’s no point panicking or wasting too much time on questions that may not be worth...
Read More
Hard-test_687472972640

PREPARE FOR UCAT: PREPARE FOR A MARATHON

Many students who have scored th p99ercentile in the UCAT have said that preparing for UCAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the UCAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in their lifetime. So what can we learn from marathon runners that will help us prepare for the UCAT? Step 1: Develop muscle In the UCAT you will have a limited amount of time to...
Read More
Marathon720x480

Receive the latest UCAT news and tips in your inbox

Sign up for the MedEntry Newsletter

UCAT Registration LMS Update Coronavirus Psychometric tests UCAT Course UCAT Percentile UCAT Study UCAT Booking UCAT 2019 MedEntry UCAT Calculator Medical Entrance UCAT weekly classes GAMSAT medical entry Time Management ucat Decision making Future UCAT Students UCAT tips Charity Partner mmi ethical dilemma Medical Schools UCAT VR Tips University Rankings How to Use the UCAT Calculator UCAT ANZ 2021 TAC Application Bonded Medical Program UCAT Books Process of Elimination Medicine at Melbourne UCAT Highest Results UCAT Preparation Courses Interview UCAT Practice mmi scoring Medical Interview ucat tuition UCAT Preparation Careers Teachers Which Uni? UCAT 2021 Results UCAT Scores UCAT Exam UCAT & COVID lockdown Video Blog UCAT Memes UCAT Results University fees UCAT advice MedEntry UCAT Workshop OLP Updates Studying Medicine Active learning UCAT 2020 Tips UCAT Situational Judgement Test UCAT Online UCAT Registrations UCAT Workshop Virtual Medical Interview Resilience UCAT App MedEntry Skills Trainer UCAT Percentile Calculator Bond Psychometric tests Provisional Entry UCAT Timing UCAT Question Bank UCAT Exam Experience First year of Medicine Medicine at Monash Free UCAT Practice Exam UNSW UCAT Skill Trainers UCAT Coaching Sample Interview Questions Year 12 UCAT Training UCAT exam UCAT Practice Test Medicine at Sydney University Multiple Choice AR Trainer UCAT Test Venue HPAT Preparation Applications UCAT Health Percentage questions UCAT vs GAMSAT Study Tips Discrimination LMS Forums Rural Students UCAT Key Dates MedEntry Calculator Verbal Reasoning Tips Speed Reading in UCAT MedEntry Free Trial UCAT Exam Tips LMS Updates Medicine at UNSW Free UCAT Prep UCAT Trainer UCAT Experience mmi sample answer UCAT Stress UCAT speed reading COVID-19 UCAT Tutor UCAT 2021 ucat secrets UCAT Test English UCAT Anxiety UCAT Video Guides Medicine Interview Questions MedEntry LMS Update UCAT Forums UCAT Preliminary Statistics mmi sample question UCAT Venue Medicine Application advice Medicine preferencing USyd UCAT Prep Multistation Mini Interviews News UCAT 2022 UCAT Free Trial UCAT 2020 HPAT Medical Interview Training ucat tutoring Ethical Dilemma Questions Charity ucat guessing Graduate entry medicine Sample MMI Forums ucat mindset UCATSEN Situational Judgement Test UCAT Test Tips Distributed Practice University Entrance UCAT Tips UCAT 2020 Registrations Pearson VUE Work Experience MMI UCAT Abstract Reasoning 2020 UCAT Registrations UCAT Advice UCAT Date ucat mindet UCAT Test Date MedEntry Community Page UCAT 2021 Registration UCAT workshop Counting Problems UCAT Noteboard Probability Venn Diagrams ucat motivation UCAT Bond University Medicine UCAT VR

trhdtre tre