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UCAT 2023 Registration: What Testing Session Should I Choose?

1st March 2023

UCAT 2023 Registration: What Testing Session Should I Choose?

Registrations to sit UCAT 2023 are now open! If you are planning to sit UCAT in 2023 for entry into medicine in 2024, we suggest booking your UCAT testing date as soon as possible. Popular dates and locations to sit UCAT do book out! You can find out more about registration on the UCAT ANZ website. Here are three tips for choosing your perfect UCAT 2023 testing session. ...

 

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5 Months Until UCAT

28th February 2023

5 Months Until UCAT

Five months until the UCAT testing period begins! Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed by your workload this year? Stress is a common problem that affects all of us at some point in our lives, but is stress bad for you? According to Kelly McGonigal stress isn’t the problem, it’s the mind’s negative response to stress that’s the problem. McGonigal explains ...

 

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MedEntry's 2023 Charity Partners

27th February 2023

MedEntry's 2023 Charity Partners

There’s a saying that, ‘Deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world’.  MedEntry has a commitment to deeds of giving to disadvantaged groups, with a focus on health and education.  Every year, the MedEntry Foundation partners with a different charity organisation in each country in which we operate, to help support their vital work.   MedEntry is pr ...

 

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Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

25th February 2023

Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

Getting into medicine is a complex process. It’s not just about your academic performance, you also need to succeed in UCAT and interviews. There are many important deadlines that you must not miss if you are to enter your dream course. This blog outlines the key dates and tasks so you can ensure you keep on track!               ...

 

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Top Tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making Question

23rd February 2023

Top Tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making Question

In UCAT Decision Making, there are six different question types: Conclusions (Yes/No) - Interpreting information Conclusions (Yes/No) – Syllogisms Logic games Probability Recognising assumptions Venn Diagrams In this blog, I will be going through tips for each type of UCAT Decision Making question. In my opinion, UCAT Decision Making is the easiest section to keep ...

 

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When Should I sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

22nd February 2023

When Should I sit my First UCAT Practice Exam?

Whether you’ve already begun to prepare for the UCAT or are just setting up a UCAT study plan, you’ve probably asked yourself the question: when should I sit my first UCAT full length practice exam? Unfortunately, there’s no straight forward, cookie-cutter answer. The answer to this question can vary. However, it should be noted that there’s not necessarily a “wro ...

 

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10 Biggest UCAT Myths

21st February 2023

10 Biggest UCAT Myths

Myth 1: UCAT scores aren’t important if you have a solid academic background Even medical school applicants who get an ATAR of 99.95 can flake out on the UCAT and miss out on a place in medicine. The UCAT is one of three important elements of your medical school application (the other two being your academic results and interview), so it is vital that you take the UCAT seriously ...

 

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Making Friends with UCAT Practice

20th February 2023

Making Friends with UCAT Practice

In the game of UCAT practice, consistency beats brilliance. It is important that we not wait until we have lots of motivation before we start practicing. Good UCAT skills come about in the context of practicing in a more routine and ordinary manner, rather than sporadic bursts of insight. The goal should be gaining meaningful and valuable UCAT skills every time you practice. Expecting anything ...

 

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6 Tips for Preventing Burnout during UCAT Preparation

17th February 2023

6 Tips for Preventing Burnout during UCAT Preparation

Burnout is something almost everyone will experience in their medicine entry journey. Burnout can significantly impact one’s ability to perform, and how an individual copes with burnout can, in some cases, make or break their chance of admission into their dream course. In this blog, I will be focussing on the burnout associated with UCAT preparation, and strategies which I used to help ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

16th February 2023

ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in Australia. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of high school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit UCAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways you ...

 

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