15th February 2023
Which Universities and Courses Require UCAT?
UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is required for entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia and New Zealand. If you wish to apply for such courses in 2024, you will need to sit UCAT in 2023. UCAT will take place across the months of July and August in 2023. UCAT results are valid for one year only and cannot be carried over from one year to the ne ...
10th February 2023
Top tips for each type of Question in UCAT Verbal Reasoning
There are two main types of questions in UCAT Verbal Reasoning: reading comprehension and True/False/Can’t Tell. UCAT reading comprehension questions involve “making inferences and drawing conclusions from information”, whilst True/False/Can’t Tell questions involve “determining whether the statement follows logically”. True/False/Can’t Tell UCAT ...
9th February 2023
Getting the Most from your UCAT Practice Exams
With every passing week, the date of your UCAT exam is inching closer. Perhaps you are working through the MedEntry curriculum modules, QBank, skills trainers and perhaps even UCAT subtest mocks. This will all aid your preparation, but an important question is, have you completed a full-length UCAT practice exam yet? Completing a full length UCAT practice exam can be intimidating and ...
8th February 2023
5 Things to Know before Beginning your UCAT Preparation
So you want to get into medicine and you have realised that the UCAT is pretty important. And by pretty important I mean absolutely crucial. You need to do extremely well in UCAT to get into Medicine. The key to that success is to know what you are up against and to prepare well and in a more intelligent way than everyone else. So keep reading, and consider implementing these tips into your UC ...
7th February 2023
Keeping The Balance
Keeping the balance is something we all struggle with in our final year of schooling, myself included. At the commencement of the year, I jumped into everything. Then, at the end of term one, I crashed, and in term two I tried to do nothing. Neither of these worked for me, and over the remainder of the year I learnt some important lessons about keeping the balance. Not only was I happier an ...
6th February 2023
What Resources should I use to Prepare for UCAT?
Which UCAT preparation resource should I use when there is so much to choose from? There has been a proliferation of educational resources for all disciplines, and UCAT is no different. In the last few years there has been a huge increase in the UCAT resources available, both paid and free. In fact, there is so much out there that you could spend at least two whole years full time s ...
2nd February 2023
Planning Time for UCAT Preparation
A very common question asked by aspiring medical students is “How do you balance your school work and UCAT practice?” Given that the UCAT can be equally or even more important than ATAR in the medical school selection process, it is crucial that students devote sufficient time in preparing for the UCAT, without neglecting their year 12 studies. Dedicated time or s ...
1st February 2023
5 Characteristics to look for in a UCAT Study Buddy
Sitting the UCAT can often feel like an isolating experience, since many of your peers may be focused on other goals such as their school or university performance, making it difficult to stay motivated while studying for the UCAT. This is one of the many reasons why it can be helpful to find a UCAT study buddy, with whom you can create a community of practice where you share experie ...
27th January 2023
Everything you need to know about UCAT 2023
Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2024? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2023. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2023. What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. The UCAT is a 2-hour long computer-based exam that is required to gain entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. ...
25th January 2023
Dispelling the Myths of Medicine
The idea of studying medicine at university can seem like a very daunting prospect. There are many myths and false beliefs about the degree which allow these fears to prosper. Having completed my first year studying medicine at Monash University, I hope I can dispel some of your fears about studying medicine at university. 1. Medicine is ULTRA competitive Granted, Medicine ...