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GAMSAT Biology: Study plan, key topics, Resources and more

In this article we explore how to prepare for the GAMSAT biology. All the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. According to the official information booklet, the GAMSAT biology accounts for 40% of the questions in section 3. That is a lot! especially when you think about how much weight section 3 has on your overall gamsat score. It is important to note that biology questions in the exam test application and reasoning, not your ability to regurgitate facts. Rather, they tend to be in a problem-solving context where you’ll be exposed to some mathematical aspects, such as analysing and interpreting graphs. If your degree is in [Read More]

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GAMSAT Physics: Study plan, key topics, Resources, Equations and more

If you are wondering the best way to prepare for the GAMSAT physics we have got you covered. In this article we look at an effective study plan, topics, resources, equations and more. Basically, all the tools and information you’ll need to improve your performance. GAMSAT physics is weird one because in the official information booklet it states that physics accounts for 20% of the questions in section 3. However, in recent sittings, at least 30- 40% of questions have elements of physics in them. Yes, they may not be pure physics question but there require some application of physics knowledge. This crossover is why we recommend you take it [Read More]

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GAMSAT speed reading techniques to save time in the exam

In this article we will explore some GAMSAT speed reading techniques for exam day. These are proven GAMSAT speed reading techniques recommended by past students that took the exam. They are as follows: 1. Skimming This is a basic process where your eyes skip over a few words at a time. For a beginner level you only focus on one word in every four or five. As you practice, and when you can safely scan over content less carefully, you may only focus on one or two words per line. You will be amazed at how your eyes and brain fill the gaps. To do this effectively you need to [Read More]

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Read this before hiring a GAMSAT tutor!

At the MEDIC BLOG, we take great pride in creating the first ever virtual GAMSAT tutor in the form of the GAMSAT prep challenge, an affordable email course designed to act as both a study schedule and virtual tutor. Our GAMSAT challenge is designed to structure preparation and includes over a hundred exam tips and strategies from past candidates that took and scored highly in the test. However, you may still want to hire a GAMSAT tutor where you get one-on-one teaching tailored to you to give maximum improvement.  The following are key factors to consider when picking a GAMSAT tutor, they are as follows: #1. Teaching Method The principles [Read More]

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Free GAMSAT Section 1 Resources

This is a guest post from Alex Ash aka the GAMSAT coach, a successful medical student, that offers coaching services to prepare for the exam. The majority of the GAMSAT section 1 resources below are freely available from other sites. To the best of my ability I’ve provided links to the parent websites so you can see what products and services they have to offer. I don’t work for, or receive any commissions from the companies listed. Enjoy. 1. Read Theory (training) Read Theory is and online reading comprehension program that gets harder as you improve. You have to sign up and conduct an assessment to see which level you [Read More]

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How much time should I study for the GAMSAT?

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is the admission test required by some graduate medical school programmes. In this article we will look at how much time you need to study for the GAMSAT.  How much time should you study for the GAMSAT? The short answer…it depends. In a survey answered by over 100 high scoring candidates the average time spent studying for the GAMSAT was 6-8 hours per week over 3 – 6 months. Students with no science knowledge background spent 5 – 6 months. The most accurate way to accurately gauge how long you will need is by first spending your initial study time attempting official practice questions with no or little preparation. [Read More]

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GAMSAT Section 3 Syllabus: Most Commonly tested topics

Not sure where to begin with GAMSAT section 3 revision? Here are a list of the most commonly tested topics in recent exams. According to the official booklet…” the level of knowledge required for the GAMSAT section 3 corresponds to the first year of university studies in biology and chemistry, and A-level/ Leaving Certificate/Year 12 in physics”. Unfortunately, that’s all the information we are given! There is no official GAMSAT section 3 syllabus or knowledge guide. But not to worry, we ‘kinda’ got you covered 🙂 We spoke with a few candidates that took the exam recently (Sept 2017, March 2018 and Sept 2018) to create the list below based [Read More]

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GAMSAT Exam: What to Expect & Question-Types

In this article we will explore the GAMSAT exam in more detail, and look at what to expect in each section. GAMSAT Section I This section is referred to as the Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences section and it tests candidates interpretation and understanding of ideas in social and cultural contexts. The examiners can use different kinds of text as a stimuli, including passages of personal, imaginative, expository and argumentative writing. What to Expect: Questions in this section are in multiple choice format with four answer options, with a majority of the questions in the form of written passages, you can expect some questions in visual or tubular form [Read More]

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Best Resources for GAMSAT Practice Questions

We spoke to past GAMSAT candidates to get their thoughts on the best resources for GAMSAT practice questions, here were the most common recommendations. We should start by saying that no resource is perfect. We spoke with over 115 past candidates and the following resources were the most recommended for GAMSAT practice questions.  There were many resources recommended but to help make a decision on what to include in this list we shortlisted the resources that were recommended over 20 times.  That’s right! The following resources have been used by at least 20% of the students we spoke to, hope they help: 1. ACER Booklets These are official GAMSAT practice [Read More]

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Great GAMSAT Books to build Background Knowledge for Section 2

The list of books below were recommended by past candidates that took the exam to help broaden one’s knowledge in philosophy, morality, religion, social justice, economics and politics, among other prominent topics. Yes, there is a wealth of relevant information readily available on the internet. But for those her prefer paper-based literature, the following are a handful of GAMSAT books that are must-reads for the exam: We do not recommend buying every single one, just pick the most suitable for your GAMSAT revision: Philosophy #1. The Reason of things – A.C Grayling This book consists of a collection of Grayling’s regular ‘Last Word’ columns in the Guardian. This time topics include [Read More]

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