How to get the most from our UCAT Study Guides

Michael, THE MEDIC BLOG

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If you’ve picked up one of our UCAT resources, thank you! If you haven’t, you can find our entire collection at our store.

We’ve spent the last five years creating affordable resources to help aspiring medics and dentists pass the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Thus giving them the best possible chance of succeeding in their application.

To this end, we’ve created three main UCAT resources. Find their titles below with a list of tips on how to get the most out of each one.

1. UCAT Challenge

Description: The 30-day UCAT challenge is a free study schedule designed to help students manage their time and avoid burnout. Learn More.

How to get the most from the challenge:

  • Focus on one day at a time.
  • Follow the challenges in the order they are laid out.
  • Do not skip any of the exercises.
  • Expect the challenge to take longer than 30-days.
  • Take breaks and reward yourself when you complete a challenge.

2. UCAT Self-study prep coach

Description: The self-study preparation coach offers step-by-step preparation guidance. It teaches exam theory and essential study techniques to prepare for the UCAT. Learn More.

How to get the most from the guide:

  • Read the exam theory and study basics guides before reading the preparation guide.
  • Annotate as you read.
  • Use a spreadsheet to record and track your performance attempting the official questions.
  • Keep a study journal to aid reflection.
  • Take breaks and reward yourself when you complete a task.

3. UCAT Question type strategy coach

Description: The question type strategy coach teaches how to approach each question type and complete each subtest on time. It helps students improve their speed and accuracy in solving common questions they can expect in the exam. Learn More.

How to get the most from the guide:

  • Read the fundamental skills guide first.
  • When testing a basic strategy, feel free to make tweaks to suit your needs.
  • Complete the drills to the best of your ability. Do not jump to the solutions immediately.
  • Complete the skill-building exercises in your spare time.
  • Take breaks and reward yourself when you’ve mastered a technique.

We created all three guides with two type of students in mind, those who haven’t taken the UCAT before and those who have but didn’t perform well. Best of luck!

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