21st December 2022
So, you want to be a doctor? How to get into medicine in Australia
Congratulations on your decision to pursue medicine as a career! Medicine is an interesting, valued and rewarding profession. The process of getting into medicine can be confusing, so here’s an introduction. Criteria for getting into medicine Unlike most other courses, getting into medicine doesn’t just require a high ATAR. Entry into medicine at most universities i ...
16th December 2022
Making Time for UCAT: Eat That Frog!
Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain Brian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). It discusses time management in the context of the workplace, but the strategy is applicable to UCAT and high ...
14th December 2022
When Should I Start Preparing for the UCAT?
This is a very common question that students ask about UCAT. When you first start to research UCAT it can seem overwhelming and confusing. You may have many questions such as: How should I approach UCAT preparation? When should I start my UCAT prep? Do I need to prepare for the UCAT? These are all very valid questions, and this blog explores them in more detail. Is it worth ...
11th December 2022
What is UCAT 2023?
What is UCAT 2023? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. It is one of three main criteria used by most universities in Australia and New Zealand to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine and dentistry (the other two criteria being performance in school/university and interviews). Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess kn ...
9th December 2022
Going Overseas to Study Medicine: is it a good idea?
Many universities and organisations proclaim the advantages of studying medicine overseas. Unfortunately, these organisations often have a vested interest in attracting students to study abroad. So, is going overseas to study medicine actually good for you, as the student? The short answer is: no. This blog will outline why. Why is studying medicine overseas NOT a good idea? ...
6th December 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2
In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the UCAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement distributed practice into your UCAT plan. How to implement distributed practice for UCAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your UCAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary s ...
6th December 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1
Over the last few years various catch-phrases have circulated in the education sector: “study smarter not harder”, "do less work for more reward" and others. They can seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from scie ...
2nd December 2022
What's the Best UCAT Preparation Course?
If you wish to study medicine or dentistry, chances are you need to sit UCAT. UCAT is an important component of entry into most undergraduate medical and dental degrees across Australia and New Zealand. UCAT is a very difficult, time-pressured test, very unlike school or university exams. Quality UCAT preparation is therefore essential. There are hundreds of UCAT preparation courses availab ...
28th November 2022
Ways to Learn about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture
Australia is a multicultural community and within that diversity, Australia has one of the oldest continuing living cultures in the world: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Around 20% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in what is classified as very remote and remote areas. Learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is import ...
21st November 2022
FREE Medical Interview Training for Rural South Australians!
MedEntry is proud to partner with the government-funded Rural Doctors Workforce Agency (RDWA) to provide free Medical Interview Training to rural South Australians. Improving access to medical interview training for rural students is part of MedEntry's commitment to Australian healthcare, and to widening access into medicine. What is RDWA? RDWA, or ...