Welcome to the site.

Welcome to the MEDIC BLOG! we are honoured to have you as part of our community. Over the last decade, competition for the most sought after medical schools has been steadily increasing, which has led to the introduction of new measures, such as admissions test. That’s where we come in:

Our mission to help 1-in-2 candidates every year smash the medicine admissions tests and get into medical school.

If it’s your first time here, we know all of the information can be overwhelming, so we’ve created this page, to help get you started.

Step 1 – Get to Know Us

The blog was created by Michael O. Carter, who has  helped hundreds of thousands of students to prepare for the UCAT (Formerly known as UKCAT) through his first blog, known as THE UKCAT BLOG, Michael created the TUB back in 2015 after scoring one of the highest UKCAT scores that year, since then it has  been used by 1-in-2 candidates to prepare for the exam. To help reach a wider audience, Michael and a group of other medical students started the MEDIC BLOG to focus on providing tips and strategies to prepare for more medicine entrance exams. On the blog we focus on the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) and Graduate Medicine Admissions Test (GAMSAT).

If you have asked yourself one of the following questions then you are at the right place:

  • When should I start studying ?
  • Where do I begin studying?
  • What study materials should I use?
  • What are the best books to buy to prepare?
  • What are the best courses to take?
    • What are the best tips and strategies for the exam?

    Step 2 – Learn the Basics

    Whether you are taking the UCAT, BMAT or GAMSAT we have provided a list of articles  covering the basics for the respective exams.


    • UCAT test: Everything you need to know
    • Key UCAT Dates and when to start preparing
    • UCAT Registration: Step-by-step guide in booking test
    • Complete list of UCAT universities and how they use the test

    For more, explore our UCAT preparation content.


    • Ultimate BMAT guide: Everything you need to know
    • BMAT universities: How they use the exam and strategy for picking choices
    • BMAT test – Question Types Explained

    For more, explore our BMAT preparation content.


    • GAMSAT test: Everything You Need to know
    • Complete list of GAMSAT universities in UK, Ireland and Australia
    • GAMSAT dates and when to start preparing
    • GAMSAT March sitting: Everything you need to know in 2 mins
    • GAMSAT September sitting: Everything you need to know in 2 mins

    For more, explore our GAMSAT preparation content.

    Step 3 – Get the Best Resources (Recommendations)

    We review the most popular resources every year and recommend the best ones to our readers. Check out our top picks of books, courses and seminars for each exam.


    • Best UCAT books
    • Best UCAT book for each subtest
    • Best UCAT online courses
    • Most popular UCAT crash courses
    • Most popular UCAT tutors


    • Best BMAT books
    • Best BMAT courses
    • Most popular  BMAT tutors


    • Best GAMSAT preparation materials
    • Best GAMSAT books
    • Most popular GAMSAT courses
    • Most popular GAMSAT tutors
    • GAMSAT recommended readings from high scoring candidates

    For more recommendations, explore our picks of resources and the latest reviews.

    Step 4 – Subscribe to our Free Newsletter

    To help give you all the tools to boost your application and beat the competition we created a free 14-day newsletters that offers practical help and advice.

     14-day UCAT Prep Newsletter (Free): Subscribe for exclusive tips, advice and strategies for preparing for the UCAT. Includes contributions from successful medical students and doctors. 

     14-day BMAT Prep Newsletter (Free): Subscribe for exclusive tips, advice and strategies for preparing for the GAMSAT. Includes contributions from successful medical students and doctors. 

     14-day GAMSAT Prep Newsletter (Free): Subscribe for exclusive tips, advice and strategies for preparing for the BMAT. Includes contributions from successful medical students and doctors. 

    Step 5 – Explore the Blog

    Once you are familiar with the exam and have started studying. Check out the tips, tactics and strategies from the blog. These are exam advice and tips from high scoring students that took the exam.


    • General advice
    • Verbal Reasoning
    • Quantitative Reasoning
    • Abstract Reasoning
    • Decision Making
    • Situational Judgement


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    Step 6 – Take preparation to the next level

    Take your preparation to the next level with one of our resources below. Used by thousands of students to date to successfully pass their target exams.


    • UCAT notebook
    • UCAT Virtual Tutor
    • UCAT Study Guide

    For our free and premium UCAT resources, visit the store.


    • BMAT notebook (coming in 2020)
    • BMAT Virtual Tutor (coming in 2020)
    • BMAT Study Guide (coming in 2020)

    For our free and premium BMAT resources, visit the store.


    • GAMSAT notebook (coming in 2020)
    •  30-day GAMSAT Challenge.
    • GAMSAT Study Guide – All-in-one guide for the exam. Get hundreds of exam strategies from over 100+ high scoring candidates with the GAMSAT Study Guide. Includes a comprehensive 12-week study plan to structure revision (Available Summer 2019)

    For more resources and study aids from the blog, visit our store.

    Step 7 – Join the Community

    For the latest health news and updates on the exams follow us on your favourite social media platform.

    Twitter: For the Latest health news, exam updates and articles on the blog. Follow us on Twitter

    Facebook: For the article of the day and updates from the blog. Follow our Facebook page.

    Instagram: Follow the @themedicblog on Instagram for the latest articles, giveaways and competitions.

    Step 8 – Start a Discussion

    Have a follow-up question? or need specific preparation advice? Start a discussion in the comments section below a related article. We reply every comment as soon as possible. Usually, readers from the community will answer your questions as well. Feel free to answer comments from other readers if you can help.

    Step 9 – Leave a Testimonial

    We love to hear how you are getting on with the site, so be sure to leave a testimonial on our  testimonial page. Also, if you bought one of our study guides on Amazon it would mean the world if you left a quick review (help us get to a 100 positive reviews for each book).