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Key Performance indicators to assess GAMSAT results during Revision

Success in an exam like the GAMSAT relies upon a good understanding of what is important to pass the exam. Monitoring GAMSAT results during practice is crucial but focussing on the wrong indicators can result in a low score. A key performance indicator (KPI) is a type of measurement that evaluates progression over time. It is widely used by organizations to monitor and analyse factors deemed crucial to the success of the company. During preparation for the exam we will use GAMSAT key performance indicators (GKPIS) to increase productivity and study-efficacy. By setting GKPIs you are adopting an evidence-based approach to studying where you make smarter decision based on the [Read More]

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How to use a GAMSAT Question Log Spreadsheet

In this article we explore the benefits of a GAMSAT question log and how to use it to effectively prepare for the exam. GAMSAT question logs are hugely underrated when preparing for the exam. They can be an absolute asset if used properly. A question log is basically an excel spreadsheet that lets you track your GAMSAT study. This ensures you adopt a reflective and evidence approach to preparing for the exam, proven to be significantly more effective in improving ones’ performance in the test. Benefits of a GAMSAT Question Log How many of these situations sound familiar to you?… Practising loads of GAMSAT questions and not seeing any improvement. [Read More]

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Read this before booking a GAMSAT course!

Investing in a GAMSAT course is not cheap. With  a lot of mixed reviews online on the usefulness of these programs we have provided a quick guide on how to pick the right one. If you are looking to book a GAMSAT course then you have come to the right place. They can be an asset when preparing for the exam. The key thing we want you to recognise is that no GAMSAT course is good enough that is has helped every single student that as enrolled on them and no course is so bad that it has failed every student who has used it. That being said, the key [Read More]

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Is this the Best GAMSAT Prep Material?

We get a lot of emails from students asking us to recommend  the best GAMSAT prep material for the exam, but the truth of the matter is that you have to pick what’s right for you. The key thing we hope you take from this article is that there is not such thing as an optimal resource, in other words no GAMSAT prep material is perfect, mainly due to the fact that the GAMSAT requires varying degree of understanding and skill. Secondly, the exam board doesn’t provide any specifics on what you need to prepare for the exam. If you have been looking into GAMSAT preparation materials you most likely might have [Read More]

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GAMSAT

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

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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GAMSAT

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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Use this technique to evaluate performance in GAMSAT practice papers

Attempting practice questions is a vital component of GAMSAT practice, we recommend attempting GAMSAT practice papers at almost every stage of the preparation for the exam. GAMSAT practice papers are particularly useful in evaluating progress and identifying strengths and weaknesses in the exam, if assessed properly. I recommend adopting  the SWOT framework when reviewing performance. I recommend completing a diagnostic test at initial stages of preparation to determine the best course of action to take. You need to identify your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) as soon as possible. SWOT analysis is a framework for identifying and analysing the internal and external factors that can  have an impact on [Read More]

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GAMSAT

Two proven strategies to spot Weak Areas during GAMSAT practice

As part of the 30-day GAMSAT Challenge candidates are required to be critical when reviewing their GAMSAT practice tests results. In this article we will look at some of the proven strategies to help spot weak areas during GAMSAT practice. I believe one of the main reasons a lot of candidates do not see any improvement during GAMSAT practice is due to  not being critical enough. In this article I will share 2 proven strategies to help you successfully spot weak areas during GAMSAT practice: Strategy # 1 – Practice test Strategy This is where you do a series of diagnostic tests to identify weak areas and skills within a specific section. These diagnostic [Read More]

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GAMSAT

GAMSAT September Sitting: Everything You Need to Know in 1 minute

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is administered twice a year in March and September. This article is a quick summary of everything you need to know about the GAMSAT September sitting. Date: The GAMSAT September Sitting is normally held mid-late September of each year. Registration:  Registration for the GAMSAT September exam is from mid-May. Fee: The fee to sit the exam is $490 (including GST) in Australia, €325 in Ireland or £255 in the UK (subject to change) Additional Material: The registration fee includes a copy of the official online Practice Questions e-book provided by ACER. Registration Deadline: Registration for September sitting closes early August. Structure of the GAMSAT: The GAMSAT is made [Read More]