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UCAT Q&A

UCAT Q&A with Omar Tabaqchali – Episode 008

We reach out to past candidates that took the UCAT to get their thoughts on the test and give their insight into how to prepare for the exam. Today’s Q&A session is with Dentistry offer holder at King’s College London, Omar Tabaqchali, he offers advice and insight into how he prepared for the exam to achieve an overall score of 2960. Short Bio: Omar is a Year 13 student, who took the UCAT last year in 2019, and has a conditional offer to study Dentistry at King’s College London. You can find him on Instagram as @the.medic.mindset where he posts tips about the medicine/dentistry application process, and answer questions from [Read More]

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UCAT General Advice

Is the Medify UCAT online course worth it? (2020 Updated)

Medify is our recommended online course to prepare for the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT – formerly UKCAT) this year – but is it worth it? We bought the Medify course, and in this article, I’ll be deep-diving into it to give a comprehensive insight into its key features, usability, pros and cons. What Is Medify? For all aspiring doctors and dentists out there you’re going to need to do one or more admission tests to go hand-in-hand with your application. The UCAT is one of such exam. The UCAT is a 2-hour computer-based test required by most medical schools as part of their admission process. In a nutshell, the Medify [Read More]

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Reviews

Best UCAT Books (2020 updated)

There are a lot of UCAT books out there, thus there is a risk that you may waste money buying outdated books that may not be to the equivalent standard to what you can expect in the exam. As a result, we created this article to help you pick the right one for you. In this article, you’ll learn which UCAT books are most helpful for your preparation, which books you can use to improve your score in the individual subtest, and which books you’ll need to avoid. More importantly, you’ll learn how to use these UCAT prep books for effective studying. This guide is pretty detailed, so here are [Read More]

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Reviews

What Past Candidates think of the Medify UCAT Course (2020 updated)

The Medify UCAT online course is one of the most popular courses to prepare for the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT – formerly UKCAT). In this article, I reached out to past readers and searched the internet for feedback on how past candidates got on with the Medify course. I also bought the course myself click here to read my full review of Medify. 1. Old Subscribers To start with my research I first reached out to old subscribers of the blog via email, these were students that reached out to me to personally to thank me for creating UCAT Study Guide or dropped me an email to help with [Read More]

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UCAT tips

How To Get The Most Out Of The Medify UCAT Course (2020 updated)

The Medify UCAT online course is one of the most popular online resources to prepare for the UCAT. In this article, I share my top THREE tips on how to get the most out of the Medify UCAT course. Currently, the Medify UCAT course is used by 1-in-3 candidates to prepare for the exam, with thousands of past candidates recommending it on forums, social media and blogs to prepare for the exam. I bought it myself (read my review), and in this article, I share my top THREE tips for getting the most out of it. Tip #1: Make Effective Study Notes Medify includes examples, explanations, tips and techniques in [Read More]

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UCAT Decision Making

How to save time with the UCAT Calculator (updated)

A simple on-screen calculator will be made available to use in the Quantitative Reasoning (QR) and Decision Making (DM) subtests. I strongly advise you practice using it when preparing for the both subtests. The UCAT Calculator looks like this (click here for simulator): Percentage: Use this function for calculating percentages Divide: Use this function for division of one number by the other. Multiply: Use this function for multiplication of two numbers Subtract: Use this function for subtraction of one number by the other. Add: Use this function to add two numbers together. Equals: Use this button to get a result of a function (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and so on). The equals [Read More]

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Application Guide

Achieved a Low UCAT Score? READ THIS

Let me start by saying that achieving a low UCAT score isn’t the end of the world. It just means you might have fewer options available. Universities with a high cut-off mark are probably out of the question. However, a UCAT score below the cut-off of one medical or dental school may be good enough for admittance to another.The following six things I recommend you do if you achieve a low UCAT score: 1. Find Out Your Percentile/Decile Ranking The UCAT exam board uses a statistical approach called deciles to report the overall performance of candidates each year. A decile is any of nine values that divide data into ten [Read More]

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Exclusive

Complete Guide to Percentages in the UCAT Quantitative Subtest

Percentages can get surprisingly complicated on the UCAT. Part of that is because they are never straightforward. While it’s easy enough to work out 50%  or 10% of a number, it’s rarely so easy to make the conversion on the UCAT, especially when the percentages given are, say, 31% or 18%. To make matters worse, the UCAT won’t just test you on the simple process of finding the percentage of a number. Instead, it’ll present problems in such a way that calculating the percentage is one of multiple steps to derive your final answer. Scenarios you can expect in the exam include cases where you calculate in reverse, find a [Read More]

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UCAT Q&A

UCAT Q&A with Magda Nikkii – Episode 007

We reached out to past candidates that took the UCAT to get their thoughts on the test, and give their insight into how to prepare for the exam. Today’s Q&A session is with medical student and YouTuber Magda Nikkii, she offers advice and insight into how she prepared for the exam to achieve an overall score of 2950. Magda Nikkii is a  1st year medical student at the University of Cambridge. She has a vlog on YouTube where she shares her life as a medical student. What year did you take the UCAT? 2017 What was your overall UCAT score? Overall – Overall 2950 (average 737.5) Verbal reasoning – 610 Decision [Read More]

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UCAT Q&A

UCAT Q&A with Esther (@EsteebeeStudies) – Episode 006

We reached out to past candidates that took the UCAT to get their thoughts on the test, and give their insight into how to prepare for the exam. Today’s Q&A session is with Esther (@Esteebeestudies on Instagram), she offers advice and insight into how she prepared for the exam to achieve an overall score of 2050. Esther is a second year Pharmacy student hoping to get into Graduate medicine.  What year did you take the UCAT? 2018 What was your overall UCAT score? 2050 (very bad I know) #tip no 1: prepare well as much as you can it is no joke What was your strongest subtest? My strongest subtest [Read More]

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