25th April 2023
Medicine – The Big Picture
So you’re going into your final year of schooling, and you’re super duper set on being a doctor. There are lots of ways you can keep hold of medicine as a big picture throughout this long and sometimes arduous year. By putting some of these points into action now, you will increase your chances of getting straight into med, pump up your motivation over the year, and be an awesome d ...
21st April 2023
How Will Medical Schools Use UCAT? Here's a Summary
A common question asked by medicine hopefuls is how UCAT will be used to select applicants into medical school. Most universities use a combination of three factors when selecting students into medicine or dentistry. These include: UCAT ANZ scores (either cognitive subtests* only, or all UCAT subtests) Medical interview performance Secondary school performance ...
20th April 2023
Prepare for UCAT: Prepare for a Marathon
Many students who have scored 99th percentile 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 t ...
19th April 2023
Help! I got a poor UCAT Score for my last Mock Exam – What should I do?
There will be a time in everybody’s UCAT preparation journey where scores may fluctuate or decrease. A single bad performance in a UCAT mock exam should not discourage you, but instead be a call to action. If you achieve a poor UCAT percentile or score, ask yourself, “How can I change my UCAT preparation so that this won’t happen in the live UCAT?” This blog outli ...
18th April 2023
5 Tips For UCAT Timing
If you ask any candidate sitting UCAT what the hardest part of the UCAT is, they will inevitably say one thing: timing. All questions in the UCAT are do-able if you are given unlimited time. If sufficient time is given, most students would be able to score very highly in UCAT. However, UCAT is designed intentionally to give you less time than is required to answer UCAT questions. Thi ...
14th April 2023
6 Ways To Make UCAT Study More Effective
Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics. 1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...
13th April 2023
Persisting Through Underwhelming Marks
Many of you may have started your preparation on MedEntry and found that you may not be achieving the scores you hoped for, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one! Many people lose confidence during their UCAT preparation and can’t see themselves achieving the scores they hope to attain. I know this for a fact because I was one of those people not too long ago. When I firs ...
12th April 2023
Why is Simulation During your UCAT Preparation so Important?
Simulating every aspect of the UCAT, regardless of how small it may be, is the best way to prepare yourself for the UCAT test. It is important to simulate the testing conditions, the question timings, the software, and even the stress! By simulating your UCAT preparation you will give yourself the best chance at performing well on UCAT test day. This blog describes four ways that simulation ...
11th April 2023
Top 5 UCAT Myths
There is a lot of misinformation around when it comes to UCAT. At best, it can be misleading. At worst, it can lead to a missed opportunity to enter the course of your dreams. In this blog, I outline the top 5 UCAT myths. Myth #1: You can’t study for it People call the UCAT many different things. Is it an IQ test? A personality test? In reality, it is about applying skill ...
8th April 2023
What is the Highest UCAT Score Ever Achieved?
The highest UCAT score ever achieved worldwide was by a MedEntry student in 2022, who scored an incredible 3540. The highest performers in UCAT prepare with MedEntry. Is 3540 a high UCAT score? Yes! 3540 is an incredibly high score, and is the highest score achieved ever in UCAT. Here is the student’s statement of results: The highest possible score in ...