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Want to be a doctor? Here’s 5 things you should know

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 ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 2

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 ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the UCAT: What you need to know Part 1

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 ...

 

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Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

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 ...

 

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6 Ways to Make UCAT study more effective

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 ...

 

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MEDENTRY’S NEW ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM IS ALMOST HERE!

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 ...

 

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Top 5 UCAT Myths

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 ...

 

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Everything you need to know about UCAT 2022

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. ...

 

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CHANGES TO UCAT UK 2022

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 ...

 

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5 Tips for ACING UCAT (from someone who Succeeded on their Second Attempt)

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 ...

 

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