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How Important is UCAT?

16th August 2022

How Important is UCAT?

You might have heard of the UCAT, you might have not, but chances are you will have to sit it to apply to medicine. But how important is the UCAT? The UCAT exam is an aptitude test used by many UK medical and density schools as part of their application process. It is an extremely important part of the application process and is not just a tick box exercise. The way it is used varies betwee ...

 

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What is a good UCAT UK score?

10th July 2022

What is a good UCAT UK score?

This blog answers some common questions about UCAT UK scores.   What will my UCAT Score Report look like? Your UCAT score report will be in the following format:   Your scores in each of the four cognitive subtests (UCAT Verbal Reasoning, UCAT Decision Making, UCAT Quantitative Reasoning and UCAT Abstract Reasoning) are added together to form an overall UCAT cognitiv ...

 

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

25th June 2022

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 the UK. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of secondary 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 y ...

 

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Applying for Medicine in the UK and Australia?

13th April 2022

Applying for Medicine in the UK and Australia?

UCAT is used by universities in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for selection of students into medicine and dentistry. If you wish to apply to universities in both Australia/New Zealand and the UK, there is a specific procedure relating to UCAT that you must follow: You will need to sit the UCAT ANZ. It is important that you sit this test so that your UCAT results are deliv ...

 

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Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

12th April 2022

Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming, but having made it through to the other side of those first few full-on months, I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarant ...

 

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5 ways to make the most of your post-UCAT pre-Interview time

3rd October 2021

5 ways to make the most of your post-UCAT pre-Interview time

If you have completed your UCAT exam, congratulations on getting through the marathon that it is! While you can relax a little, now is not the time to be sitting back and relaxing (sadly). Instead, you should start planning for applications and interviews! Here are five tips to make the most of your post-UCAT, pre-interview time: 1. Pump up your Grades Before UCAT, chances are your ot ...

 

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How to choose a medical school

1st October 2021

How to choose a medical school

Choosing a medical school is a really important decision. It is where you will study for the next 4, 5 or 6 years, and may also influence where you practice medicine in future. The decision on where to study will eventually come down to where you are offered a place and then your personal preferences. Deciding on where you wish to study is a very personal decision. However, deciding on the ...

 

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Results day 2021: Didn’t get a place for medicine? Here are your options

11th August 2021

Results day 2021: Didn’t get a place for medicine? Here are your options

With results day today it can feel the best of days but also the worst of days, whether you got the grades you wanted or you didn’t, it should be a day of celebration. Be proud of all of your hard work! If you didn’t get into medicine it can feel like the end of the world, but there are still ways to get into your dream course. In this blog we will discuss your options.   ...

 

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Tips for Online Medical School Interviews

13th November 2020

Tips for Online Medical School Interviews

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many universities will be conducting medical interviews online. An online interview is very different to an in person one, and requires a specific approach. This blog outlines some key tips. 1. Get your set up right Make sure you set up your device in a quiet location, away from distractions, and with a good, stable internet connection. Ideally h ...

 

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Which Medical Schools are Conducting Online Interviews for 2021 Entry?

28th October 2020

Which Medical Schools are Conducting Online Interviews for 2021 Entry?

With the current COVID-19 / coronavirus restrictions, universities are moving from in person interviews to an online ‘virtual’ style interview. The medical interview will take place on platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft teams or Blackboard collaborate. So, what have specific medical schools said about the process? Read on! It is important to note that in a normal year very little ...

 

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