5th June 2022
Want to be a doctor? Here’s 5 things you should know
Want to be a doctor one day? There are a few things you should know before embarking on your journey. This blog outlines them. 1. There are A LOT of students in the same position as you It really is remarkable how many people want to study medicine. This is both good and bad news for you. The bad part is how small most medical cohorts are, which makes medical entry extremely co ...
3rd June 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2
In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the UCAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your UCAT plan. How to implement distributed practice for UCAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your UCAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and univer ...
3rd June 2022
Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1
Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from s ...
25th May 2022
Timeline for Medical Entry 2023
Getting into medicine is a complex process. It’s not just about your academic performance, you also need to succeed in UCAT and interviews. There are many important deadlines that you must not miss if you are to enter your dream course. This blog outlines the key dates and tasks so you can ensure you keep on track! Date Event Resp ...
18th May 2022
6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective
Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for UCAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics. 1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a body ...
17th May 2022
MEDENTRY’S NEW ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM IS ALMOST HERE!
MedEntry’s highly anticipated, game-changing, brand-new UCAT online learning platform is almost here! Global leaders in IT, educational technology, design and UCAT have collaborated to create the most intuitive, personalised and engaging UCAT platform available. This platform has been the culmination of years of planning, months of design and weeks of testing. The platform will be rel ...
13th May 2022
Top 5 UCAT Myths
There is a lot of misinformation around when it comes to UCAT. At best, it can be misleading. At worst, it can lead to a missed opportunity to enter the course of your dreams. In this blog, I outline the top 5 UCAT myths. Myth #1: You can’t study for it People call the UCAT many different things. Is it an IQ test? A personality test? In reality, it is about applying skill ...
10th May 2022
Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022
Do you want to study medicine or dentistry in 2023? If so, you will need to sit UCAT 2022. This blog describes everything you need to know about UCAT 2022. What is UCAT? UCAT stands for University Clinical Aptitude Test. The UCAT is a 2-hour long computer-based exam that is required to gain entry into most medicine and dentistry courses across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. ...
4th May 2022
CHANGES TO UCAT UK 2022
There have been some changes to the structure and content of UCAT, which will apply to anyone sitting UCAT UK in 2022. Summary of the changes Here’s a summary of the changes to UCAT UK 2022: UCAT Quantitative Reasoning: there will be one more minute to answer questions, with no changes to the number of questions UCAT Abstract Reasoning: the num ...
3rd May 2022
5 Tips for ACING UCAT (from someone who Succeeded on their Second Attempt)
I remember walking out of the UCAT exam centre, the first time I had sat the UCAT, in a state of disbelief. Not because the UCAT exam was incredibly difficult or out of my depth, but rather the opposite: I had actually found the exam reasonable and doable, yet I was devastated with my UCAT score. In the months leading up to the UCAT, I had been in the throes of in-school assessments and lea ...