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UMAT 2019: Key dates and what should I do now?

What is UMAT? UMAT is the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test. If you wish to study medicine or dentistry at most universities in Australia or New Zealand, you must sit UMAT and perform well. UMAT is a three hour long test composed solely of multiple choice questions. Questions come from three key constructs: Logical Reasoning & Problem Solving Understanding People Non-Verbal Reasoning UMAT is a skills based test and is  not  like the knowledge based exams of school or university. UMAT is a very difficult test that even high performing students find challenging. However, with quality preparation and...
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UMAT test tactics and preparation: an overview.

UMAT test tactics and preparation: an overview.   UMAT test tactics and preparation part 1: Avoiding multiple confusions in the multiple choice section of UMAT UMAT test tactics and preparation part 2: Process of Elimination in UMAT multichoice UMAT test tactics and preparation part 3: UMAT questions involving percentages UMAT test tactics and preparation part 4: Probability questions UMAT test tactics and preparation part 5: Counting Problems in UMAT UMAT test tactics and preparation part 6: Statistics problems on the UMAT UMAT test tactics and preparation part 7: Worded mathematical problems UMAT test tactics and preparation part 8: Practical tips...
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Should I do a UMAT preparation course?

You wouldn’t run a race without a coach. You wouldn’t sit your final exams without a teacher. So why would you sit the UMAT without having done some preparation first? Isn’t the UMAT an aptitude test, so what’s the point in preparing? The  UMAT  may be an ‘aptitude’ test, but there can be no doubt that having seen UMAT style questions before, and understanding how to answer them, will increase your chances of succeeding in the UMAT. While practice may not always make perfect, practice does increase your ability to perform in the UMAT exam because you can hone those  thinking...
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Which universities require the UMAT exam?

Which universities use the UMAT as part of their selection criteria for medicine courses? According to the official ACER website, the following universities require satisfactory completion of the  UMAT  as part of their selection criteria for students who are seeking to gain entry into  undergraduate medicine and health science courses.  There are also some universities which use the UMAT as part of their graduate entry programmes. For all of the following universities, performance on the UMAT will not be the only requirement to gain entry, but for most of these universities it will be the first criterion that students need...
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UMAT test tactics and preparation part 6: statistics problems on the UMAT

How to approach statistics problems on the UMAT exam: Frequently a feature of UMAT multi choice, understanding the language of statistics and how to answer those questions involving statistics on the UMAT exam is essential for UMAT success. Below, we have explained, as succinctly as possible, what you need to know in order to answer this style of UMAT question. Statistics is the study of the patterns and relationships of numbers and data. There are four main concepts that may appear on the UMAT exam. Median   When a set of numbers is arranged in order of size, the  median...
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UMAT test tactics and preparation part 5: Counting Problems in UMAT

Counting problems in UMAT: an essential summary. Your UMAT questions explained by the  team at MedEntry  as part of our new section  UMAT test tactics and preparation. They may seem simple on paper, but counting problems contained within the UMAT exam can often cause much confusion among students. If you can understand the basic principles of counting problems and recognize when to apply them, you will be able to master many of the typical counting problem question types presented in the UMAT exam.   When counting elements that are in overlapping sets, the total number will equal the number in one group plus the number in...
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Preparation, Preparation, Preparation: the key for UMAT success.

UMAT: a multiple guess or multiple choice test? You choose.   A university lecturer of mine, once made the comment prior to us all about to sit an exam, that he would cry if we didn’t answer every question because: ‘guys, it’s a multiple choice paper, so even a monkey could get one in every four questions right’.  Although I’ve never personally seen a monkey sit the UMAT exam, statistically speaking, it was a fair point to make, and for the record: not one student failed that paper.   Why prepare for the UMAT or do UMAT preparation courses? To truly succeed...
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UMAT Tutoring Sydney

Personal UMAT tutoring Sydney will allow you to build on your strengths and improve your areas of weakness in a one-on-one environment. You will be coached by an experienced tutor who has performed exceptionally well in the UMAT, interviews and school and who is located in the Sydney area. You can organise when, where, and how you would like to use your tutoring sessions. Each UMAT tutoring session is tailored specifically to your needs as students are able to direct the sessions towards the areas they wish to focus on (no set curriculum for the tutors) so that they are...
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My friend got into Medicine without doing a UMAT course!

My friend got into Medicine without doing a UMAT course!   Many students who undergo training for UMAT do not admit it for several reasons (for example, it increases their competition). A student may have obtained 90th percentile for UMAT and got in to medicine without doing a course. If they had done our course, they would have obtained a higher score, say 100th percentile (and perhaps been awarded a scholarship to study medicine as well). Even those who may obtain 100th percentile without preparation will be at the top end of 100th percentile (i.e. obtain a higher overall score) with preparation,...
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My friend did a UMAT course but didn’t get into Medicine!

My friend did a UMAT course but didn’t get into Medicine! Performance in UMAT depends on what UMAT course you do. There are over fifty UMAT course providers and most of them are of poor quality, and he/she may have done one of those. Furthermore, since interview scores count for about a third of the selection criteria for medicine, interview training is important too. Your friend may not have done medical interview training. We can guarantee that MedEntry’s UMAT program works. That is, we can guarantee that students will perform better after doing the course, compared to if they had...
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UMAT 2012 ACER survey question about preparation

On the Answer Sheet during the UMAT test in 2012 it had an ‘optional’ question asking students whether you did any form of preparation for UMAT other than the 2 papers supplied by ACER themselves and claims it is “for research purposes only”. Many students wonder what the purpose of it was. One possible explanation for this, is that ACER is trying to do some ‘research’ to prove that UMAT Preparation does not help. ACER does not like UMAT courses because they provide an advantage to students. Most students who have done preparation are not going to admit that they...
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If this is Your UMAT test day, Get Excited!

If this is Your UMAT day, Get Excited! It’s natural to feel nervous the day before the test, maybe even a bit panicked, but let’s try to get some perspective on your situation. Try to think of your UMAT as an audition for university, but as an audition that counts. Naturally you hope that your audition goes well, but it’s not a big deal if it doesn’t go quite as well as you’d like. Some UMAT students wind up re-taking the test in the following year. So don’t think that all your university hopes rest on how you do on...
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UMAT Tuition

UMAT Coaching A basketball coach explained it to me when I was a young that excellent performance depends upon three things: native ability, good coaching, and effective practice (which can change almost everything). Effective practice—as distinct from practicing without awareness of how or what to change—depends upon good coaching. The Lecturers at  MedEntry UMAT Courses  think of themselves as a Coaches when they teach. They are  as good a teachers of UMAT as my basketball coach is a teacher of basketball. MedEntry also offers one on one UMAT Tuition in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and most other capital cities in...
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UMAT Courses New Zealand

MedEntry New Zealand UMAT Preparation course is the trusted UMAT educational institution with unparalleled success and satisfaction rates. MedEntry is the UMAT test specialists, and its reputation is based on results for UMAT.  Every year, MedEntry UMAT preparation gets more students into the course of their choice than all the other UMAT courses combined. Over 95% of MedEntry’s UMAT students come through word-of-mouth referrals. MedEntry is the only UMAT preparation institution with an extensive and unparalleled bank of questions, resources and course techniques developed for UMAT over a period of over thirty years. MedEntry offers UMAT preparation materials, thousands of...
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UMAT Tuition

MedEntry offers one on one UMAT Tuition as part of the Diamond UMAT package. This most comprehensive package is for those looking for UMAT & Interview training. It includes absolutely everything you need to excel in the UMAT and medical interviews. This package has hundreds of hours of study for the UMAT and interviews and includes resources such as:   UMAT Two Day Course   10 Full Length UMAT Practice Exams   Supreme Section 1 UMAT Guide   Supreme Section 2 UMAT Guide   Supreme Section 3 UMAT Guide   General Skills UMAT Guide   Medical Interview Guide   Eureka!...
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UMAT Courses Toowoomba

MedEntry UMAT Prep offers tuition for UMAT in Brisbane, Cairns and Toowoomba in Queensland. UMAT courses in Queensland can be found  here . MedEntry runs UMAT workshops in all major capital cities in Australia and New Zealand. For a full list of workshops,  click here . MedEntry offers its UMAT and Medical Interview training courses in Perth, Western Australia; Adelaide in South Australia; Melbourne in Victoria; Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales; Toowoomba, Cairns and Brisbane, Queensland; Hobart, Tasmania; Darwin, Northern Territory; and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. UMAT Courses are also offered in Gold Coast, Whyalla, Mount Gambier and Mildura....
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UMAT : The morning of the UMAT test

Waking Up on the UMAT Test Morning   When you wake up, consider taking a shower or doing some brief calisthenics or other exercise to get the blood flowing—especially to your groggy brain! If someone is taking you to the test site, make sure he or she is up, too. Eat a normal breakfast, but not too much or you’ll be groggy. If you’re used to consuming some form of caffeine—tea, coffee, cola—then doing so is probably a good idea this morning. But only if you’re used to caffeine; if you’re not, now is not the morning to start. Make...
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UMAT is different from School tests

I am sure you know kids who don’t do so well in school, yet somehow manage to ace tests like  UMAT . And you probably know other students who do really well in school, yet when it comes to UMAT, they don’t do nearly as well – and sometimes even bomb the test completely. Why do so many bright students have so much trouble on the UMAT? Because taking the UMAT is nothing like taking the tests at school. Some examples: School tests rarely last more than an hour. In the UMAT you’ve got to stay mentally focussed for about...
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UMAT test day: Tips from MedEntry UMAT Prep

MedEntry UMAT Course Tips Relax the night before the UMAT. All of your  MedEntry UMAT study  should be behind you – cramming at this point will probably do more harm than good. As long as you get a good night’s rest you are allowed to have some fun in the evening before the UMAT. Lay out everything you are going to need when taking the UMAT the night beforehand. This will allow you to have a more peaceful rest that night, and a less stressful time in the morning. If you are taking the UMAT at an unfamiliar location, make sure...
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