29th August 2021
3 Top Tips For Creating Your Personal Statement
Writing your personal statement can be daunting. It is challenging to craft an original and personal document which effectively communicates your experiences and achievements. Note that while it is normal to want to perfect every aspect of your application in order to maximise your chances of obtaining an offer, personal statement is just one piece of the broader medical entry puzzle. Mo ...
28th October 2020
Which Medical Schools are Conducting Online Interviews for 2021 Entry?
With the current COVID-19 / coronavirus restrictions, universities are moving from in person interviews to an online ‘virtual’ style interview. The medical interview will take place on platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft teams or Blackboard collaborate. So, what have specific medical schools said about the process? Read on! It is important to note that in a normal year very little ...
9th September 2020
NEW UK PERSONAL STATEMENT GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE!
MedEntry has created a new, comprehensive Personal Statement guide which is available to all students who have an Online, Platinum or Diamond UCAT preparation package. MedEntry students can access the personal statement guide on the online platform, by clicking on ‘University Admissions’ on the left hand panel. Personal statements can be an important criterion for entry into med ...
2nd September 2020
Work Experience During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Part 2: Making the most of work experience
COVID-19 has resulted in several changes to the medical schools admissions process. Work experience is an important part of entry into medicine, however, medical schools have generally removed mandatory work experience from their application process. Obtaining work experience is still important for interviews, and to gain a good understanding of a career in medicine. Our previous blog discu ...
2nd September 2020
Work Experience During COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Part 1: Work experience substitutes
Clinical work experience is an essential part of the medical school application process. Obtaining work experience has become significantly more difficult with the recent COVID-19 pandemic and resulting restrictions. In response, medical schools, for the most part, have removed the need for work experience from their application process. In this blog, we will discuss why work experience is ...
12th June 2020
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) AND MEDICAL ENTRY UPDATES
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to several changes to the medical entry process in the UK in 2020. This blog summarises the changes. School closure and cancelled exams From 20 March 2020, educational settings were closed in the UK. GCSE and A-Level examinations due to take place in Summer 2020 were cancelled. Instead, students will be provided with calculated grades for A-Levels. These will b ...
9th April 2020
BREAKING: GAMSAT 2020 WILL BE REMOTELY SUPERVISED AND HELD ONLINE
GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admissions Test) will be held online via remote supervision this year, for the first time ever. GAMSAT is used for admission into postgraduate medical programs at some universities, mainly in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. GAMSAT is normally a written test that takes place in large testing halls. With the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this is not cur ...
26th March 2020
GAMSAT will be run online in 2020
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) will be run online at the end of May for the first time ever. GAMSAT is used to select students for entry into graduate medical programs. GAMSAT is usually run in person across multiple venues. However, due to COVID-19, the GAMSAT exam scheduled for Saturday 21 March 2020 was cancelled. This applies to a ...
11th February 2020
What is the UCAT test?
UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. UCAT is an important criterion for entry into medicine and some dental courses at most Universities across the United Kingdom in 2021. UCAT includes constructs which are considered important and desirable for future healthcare professionals. It comprises five sections: verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reason ...
6th June 2019
How to Schedule Your UCAT (UKCAT) Testing Date
So you’ve booked your UCAT testing date, but you have to reschedule it. Maybe you’ve realised your booked UCAT testing date clashes with an important commitment, maybe you’re sick, or maybe you simply do not feel prepared enough to sit UCAT. This blog provides guidance on how to reschedule your UCAT testing date. Rescheduling your UCAT test before the Online Booking Deadline (5pm, Wednesday ...