29th August 2021
3 Top Tips For Creating Your Personal Statement
Writing your personal statement can be daunting. It is challenging to craft an original and personal document which effectively communicates your experiences and achievements. Note that while it is normal to want to perfect every aspect of your application in order to maximise your chances of obtaining an offer, personal statement is just one piece of the broader medical entry puzzle. Mo ...
27th August 2021
UCAT Situational Judgement: 5 Top Tips
Situational Judgement UCAT questions test a different type of non-cognitive aptitude, and can be challenging if you do not have an effective framework to answer them. This blog covers five key tips for success in the UCAT Situational Judgement test. 1. Identify the key issue(s) in the scenario When reading the UCAT Situational Judgement scenario, it is important to read activel ...
25th August 2021
UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 2
The blog “UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1” explained how the scoring and scaling of UCAT works. In this blog we will discuss what all that means for you in practice. Negative marking There is no negative marking in UCAT. Why? There is a lot of educational research and literature on this point, but in summary, if there is negative marking, risk ...
25th August 2021
UCAT Scoring and Scaling: How does it work? Part 1
A common question among students preparing to sit the UCAT is how does UCAT scoring work? This blog answers that question. Practical implications for the UCAT test taker are covered in Part 2 of this blog. Many UCAT companies claim that they can predict UCAT scores and percentiles from the number of UCAT questions that you answer correctly. This is unfortunately completely misleading and in ...
18th August 2021
4 Steps to Transform your Weakest UCAT Subtest into your Strongest
Although I had been preparing for UCAT for over 6 months, with less than 2 weeks to go until the UCAT, I still wasn't feeling confident about UCAT Abstract Reasoning. I was consistently scoring in the high 80th or 90th percentiles for other UCAT subtests on the MedEntry online platform, but was still ranging from 40-70th percentile in UCAT Abstract Reasoning. Since I was happy with my perf ...
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. ...
23rd June 2021
PERSONALISED UCAT TUTORING NOW AVAILABLE!
MedEntry is now offering one on one UCAT tutoring as an add on for students with Online and Platinum Packages. UCAT tutoring will be conducted online, from the comfort and safety of your own home. Students will receive personalised UCAT coaching from an experienced tutor/mentor who has performed exceptionally well in UCAT, interviews and school. MedEntry UCAT tutors are the best of the best ...
2nd June 2021
Registrations for UCAT UK 2021 Now Open!
Registrations to sit UCAT UK 2021 are open. You can now create a Pearson VUE web account. Account registrations will be open until 22nd September 2021. You will need to register for the test personally. If you already have an account with Pearson VUE, you should use that existing account. You will need to register with your legal name, exactly as it appears on the photo ID you intend to ...
26th March 2021
Why 6 weeks preparation isn't enough for UCAT
UCAT Consortium Universities (UCATCU) claim that intensive, sustained preparation for UCAT is not necessary. They advise that 6 weeks of preparation is sufficient for UCAT. There are many reasons why UCATCU make such claims. To give yourself the best chance of succeeding in UCAT, it is important that you are sceptical of these claims. UCATCU’s claims are designed to discourage students from u ...
10th March 2021
UCAT 2021 Update
Following government announcements during these COVID-impacted times, Pearson VUE will be holding the 2021 UCAT in test centres in the UK and abroad. The two-hour computer-based test is best suited to a test centre environment. However, contingency plans have been made should COVID continue to impact test centre availability.Important dates are: 2nd June: Registration for UCAT 2021 begins. ...