GAMSAT Universities and How they use the exam (in Australia, Ireland and UK)

Here is a complete list of the GAMSAT universities. I’ve provided links to each course so  you can easily view their respective entry requirements.  GAMSAT universities have there own approach to how they use exam results. I strongly recommend to get a rough idea on how your respective choice assesses results – use this set a target score in ech section during practice. United Kingdom Cardiff University – Medicine (A100) , Medicine with a Preliminary Year (A104), Graduate-Entry Medicine (A101) St Andrews & Dundee in partnership with University of the Highlands and Islands (ScotGEM) – Medicine St George’s, University of London – Graduate-Entry Medicine (A101), International Graduate Medicine (A901) Keele University [Read More]

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GAMSAT Dates and when to start Preparing

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is administered twice a year. In this article we look at the GAMSAT dates and when to start preparing for the exam. The GAMSAT is administered in March and September each year. For more information on the GAMSAT March sitting and GAMSAT September sitting check out the respective articles on the blog. The table below shares a summary of the key GAMSAT Dates: Testing Dates Mid-Late March Mid-Late September Registrations Opens Early November Mid May Late Registrations Closes  Early February Early August Results Day Mid May Mid November For more information on the latest GAMSAT dates visit the ACER website. When to Start [Read More]


UCAT conversion table (2020 updated)

Use the UCAT conversion tables below to convert raw marks to scaled UCAT scores in each subtest.  The UCAT conversion tables below should be used to convert your raw practice marks in each section. Please note that our scoring system is for approximation purposes only and is NOT endorsed by the official UCAT exam. However, we have designed each table to bark on the side of caution, so that in most cases, a similar performance on the UCAT should result in a slightly higher score.  For more on how to go about using the conversion tables for UCAT study, download our free 30-day UCAT challenge. It is a free guide designed to [Read More]


Key UCAT dates and timelines (incl. UCAT ANZ timelines)

We strongly recommend creating a study schedule* to ensure you complete your revision on time.  An important part of this is keeping a note of key UCAT dates and timelines. Find below the key timelines for each UCAT test. The dates do vary each year so we have provided links to the official ‘date and fee’ pages for the exact dates. *For step-by-step guidance on creating an effective study schedule for the UCAT, grab a copy of our UCAT self-study coach. Key UCAT UK Dates  Registration Opens:  Early May Bursary Scheme opens:  Early May Testing Begins:  Early July Registration Closes: Mid-September Bursary Deadline: Mid-September Booking/Rescheduling Closes:  Early October Last Testing [Read More]


The pitfalls of using a UCAT book to study for the exam

In this article, we will explore some of the pitfalls of using a UCAT book for revision. This is not to say they are not worth the investment, but it’s important to consider their cons before buying any book.  Generally speaking, UCAT books are an affordable option for most students, and they still do provide a lot of value. So what is the issue? To help explain, let’s first explore the different types of UCAT books that exist. Types of UCAT books There are three main types of books in the market at the moment. 1. Practice books: These were the first type of UCAT books, and they focus on [Read More]


Dissecting the UCAT Abstract Reasoning Subtest

The Abstract Reasoning subtest is the fourth section of the UCAT.  It includes 55 questions and is scored out of 900. In this article, we will look at the subtest in more detail. The UCAT Abstract reasoning assesses how you infer relationships from abstract shapes and patterns.  Usually, examiners may include irrelevant and distracting shapes to mislead you into selecting the wrong answer.  What to expect You’ll be presented with a lot of shapes to analyse. With each problem, you will find yourself tracking and critically evaluating relationships as well as generating hypotheses. Also, querying your own judgement as you go along trying to work out the rules governing relationships. [Read More]


Step-by-Step guide preparing with the UCAT Medify course (2020 updated)

Medify is one of the most popular UCAT courses with 1-in-3 candidates using it to prepare for the UCAT. In this article, I share a step-by-step guide in preparing with their online UCAT course. Step 1 – Attempt the official question banks & at least one practice test Before using the Medify course, attempt the official questions. The official website includes a set of question banks and practice tests that covers all the question-types in the exam. The most reliable way to spot weak areas is by attempting these first. By spotting where your natural capabilities lie, you can use Medify more strategically by doing more practice of weak areas. [Read More]


A Step-by-Step Walk-through a Decision Making Puzzle

This is a UCAT guide from UniAdmissions, they provide courses to prepare for the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) and provide support for entrance into competitive courses like Medicine and Dentistry. Logical puzzles are one type of question that you can come across in the Decision Making subtest (for other Decision Making question-types read more). These types of questions require you to make an inference based on the available information to get to an answer.  It will usually be presented with a general statement, than more specific statements. Both should be combined to make a conclusion and find the answer. The question we will look at is an interesting one. Step 1 As [Read More]

BMAT Guides

Is the Medify BMAT course worth it? (2021 updated)

We were granted access to the Medify BMAT course, and in this article, I’ll be deep-diving into it to give detailed insight into its key features, usability, pros and cons. Who are Medify? For those that do not know Medify is an online medical school admissions company that provides arguably the best UCAT course on the market (read our review). Their online BMAT course is no exception; it is an excellent self-study option as it teaches BMAT content and provides over a thousand practice questions (see full features). Key features of the Medify BMAT course The Medify BMAT course has four key features that make it an excellent resource to [Read More]

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Guide to gaining Medicine Work Experience (During the Pandemic)

We will share advice on how to gain medicine work experience (during the pandemic). The information in this guide can be applied to gaining experience in dentistry and other healthcare courses. Medical work experience is vital for anyone applying to medicine. It doesn’t just show that you are committed but helps you to decide if a medical career is right for you. Gaining medical work experience is the best way to see what a career in medicine is really like. This guide provides a way on how you can gain work experience.   What is Medicine work experience? Medicine work experience is any activity or experience that helps you to prepare [Read More]