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At the Institute of Medical Education, our UCAT programs are prepared by specialist medical physicians and senior lecturers from major Australian University Medical Schools.

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IME provides modern UCAT preparation that helps to maximise exam scores. The UCAT Premier Program is available for students seeking an extra edge in their UCAT Preparation.

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UCAT Programs include unlimited access to IME's pre-medical academic faculty. Our comprehensive and planned approach provides students with their best chance of UCAT success.

Expert UCAT Tuition

The IME’s UCAT programs focus on building the specific competencies required for performance in the UCAT exam. Fundamentally, this involves developing an understanding of the approaches to answering questions in each section of the exam. Students are demonstrated these approaches via on-demand lectures, and then utilise these techniques in completing the formal UCAT practice materials.

At IME, all students receive unlimited support from expert UCAT tutors. The IME Academic Faculty is staffed by many expert educators and Australian doctors with experience in the UCAT.


Prepare for UCAT with the expert tuition of the Institute of Medical Education. IME’s UCAT department is overseen by both experts in education and Australian doctors that are dedicated to helping students achieve their dream of studying Medicine. The programs below have helped candidates achieve top percentile scores in the UCAT exam.

Medicine Interviews

Students who complete an IME Medicine Admissions Interview course are better prepared and have the confidence to succeed in their Medical School Admissions Interview. The Medicine Admissions Interview programs below help students build an understanding of the intent behind the scenarios they will face in their interview, ideal response style, and the scoring criteria required for success. The programs provide students with practical preparation and personal mentorship both in-person and online.

Types Of University Places

Types Of University Places

To secure a place in a medical school requires multiple elements combining in a student's favour. There is the ATAR from secondary school or a GPA scorefrom their undergraduate degree,...

${reading_time(`To secure a place in a medical school requires multiple elements combining in a student's favour. There is the ATAR from secondary school or a GPA scorefrom their undergraduate degree, GAMSAT or UCAT scores, a portfolio (required in a small number of universities), and select universities add bonus pointsfor prior medical professional work and supporting references. Then some consideration must be given to the types and number of places available in eachuniversity. An up-to-date outline of the requirements for undergraduate and graduate.Australian medical school entry can be found on IME Pre-Medical.   The types of places offered by medical schools include Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs), Bonded Medical Places (BMPs), Medical Rural BondedScholarships (MRBSs), and Full-Fee Places:   Commonwealth Supported Places – these are subsidised by the federal government and are available to domestic students in all undergraduate and some postgraduate courses at public universities. Students who receive a CSP do not pay the full cost of their course; instead, they pay a smaller “student contribution”, with the government paying the difference. Importantly, applicants for CSPs must be citizens (including permanent residents) of Australia and citizens of New Zealand. Bonded Medical Places – BMPs are a type of CSP and students who accept a BMP offer are required by the Australian government to commit to working in a workforce shortage area after gaining fellowship for the length of the medical degree. However, up to half the return of service obligation can be met while completing prevocational training and vocational training. Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship – MRBS places are another type of CSP, and recipients are required to work for six continuous years in a rural or remote area of Australia. MRBSS doctors start their six-year commitment to work in rural Australia after completing their vocational training. Full-Fee Places – these are non-CSPs where the student pays up front for their medical degree. `)} Arror right

What Is The UCAT?

What Is The UCAT?

The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) ANZ is an admissions test for entry into undergraduate medical, dental, and clinical science degrees in Australiaand New Zealand. The test is used by a consortium...

${reading_time(`The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) ANZ is an admissions test for entry into undergraduate medical, dental, and clinical science degrees in Australiaand New Zealand. The test is used by a consortium of universities as a means of standardising access to their programs. The UCAT is adapted from the UKClinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) which is used in the United Kingdom for the same purposes as UCAT. For 2019, the UCAT replaced the previously used UMATexam in Australian and New Zealand. Along with the student's grades from secondary school and performance in the medicine entry interview, UCAT is usedto rank students or entry into undergraduate programs. Students sit the UCAT in the same year that they apply to university, which can only be sat once per year. The UCAT ANZ is a multiple-choice exam. It is split into the following sections which aim to assess a range of mental abilities: Verbal Reasoning – evaluate information that is presented in a written form Decision Making – apply logic to reach a decision or conclusion, evaluate arguments, and analyse statistical information Quantitative Reasoning – evaluate information presented in a numerical form Abstract Reasoning – use convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information Situational Judgement – understand real world situations and identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them The UCAT ANZ 2023 will be held in the months of July and August 2023 and can only be sat once by each student during this period. Though there is nospecific curriculum for the UCAT, the innate skills assessed can be developed and improved through quality practice. Students sitting the exam are required tocomplete several questions in each section according to set timings spanning two hours. The structure and content of the 2023 UCAT ANZ exam, with scaled score ranges   UCAT Subtests Questions Score Range Question Marking Test Time Verbal Reasoning 44 300–900 1 mark each question 21 minutes Decision Making 29 300–900 1 mark each question; 2 marks for multiple statement questions 31 minutes Quantitative Reasoning 36 300–900 1 mark each question 25 minutes Abstract Reasoning 50 300–900 1 mark each question 12 minutes Total Score Range 1200–3600 Situational Judgement 69 300–900 Full marks for correct answers; partial marks for response close to correct answer 26 minutes   Candidates sitting the UCAT are scored using a specific system marked on the number of correct answers given, with no negative marking for incorrectanswers. Question sets are randomly generated, and all test forms are scaled so that candidates receive impartiality between subsets. For each section of theexam, each candidate receives a UCAT score of between 300 (minimum) and 900 (maximum). A total scaled score of 1200–3600 is produced by adding the individual scaled cognitive section scores of Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning. Within the SituationalJudgement test, full marks are awarded for a question if your response matches the correct answer and partial marks awarded if your response is close to thecorrect answer. On average, students sitting the UCAT will achieve scores ranging from 500–700 on each of the cognitive sections of the UCAT exam. Finalscores for the exam will be provided to the candidate on the day of the examination. For reference, summary mean UCAT ANZ scores from previous years are shown below. Mean UCAT ANZ scores from 2019–present, with individual scaled scores for each cognitive subtest, total scaled score, and situational judgement subtest. Thistable was adapted from UCAT Test Statistics.   Year Cohort Size Verbal Reasoning Decision Making Quantitative Reasoning Abstract Reasoning Total Cognitive Scaled Score Situational Judgement 2022 ~14,000 578 630 672 662 2543 581 2021 586 622 679 650 2537 592 2020 577 635 671 644 2527 592 2019 571 618  663 629   2481     Concessions/access arrangements are available for candidates with special educational needs, disabilities, or temporary injuries. Such students may beentitled to extra time or accommodations when sitting the test. Candidates need to register and create an online account via UCAT official to arrange a testing date and are encouraged to book early to avoid missing out on a place at their nearest Pearson VUE testing centre. Results from UCAT ANZ 2023 can only be used to apply for courses commencing in 2024. The current UCAT Consortium universities include: The University of Adelaide (Medicine, Dental Surgery, Oral Health) The University of Auckland (Medicine) Curtin University (Medicine) Flinders University (Clinical Sciences / Medicine) Griffith University (Dental Health Science) Monash University (Medicine) The University of Newcastle / University of New England (Medicine) The University of New South Wales (Medicine) University of Otago (Medicine, Dentistry) The University of Queensland (including Central Queensland University and University of Southern Queensland Regional Medical Pathway for provisional entry – Medicine, Dental Science) University of Tasmania (Medicine) The University of Western Australia (Medicine, Dental Medicine) Western Sydney University / Charles Sturt University (Medicine) The following key dates for the UCAT ANZ 2023 should be noted: Booking opens: 01 March 2023 Booking deadline: 17 May 2023 Late booking deadline (incurs extra fee): 05 June 2023 Testing period: 03 July – 11 August 2023 Results delivered to universities: early September 2023 Overwhelmed yet? The friendly team at the Institute of Medical Education is here to help! In addition to providing complete UCAT preparation packages, wealso oversee your medical school applications and guide your choices. If you are lucky enough to receive an offer for interview, our Interview MentorshipProgram will give you the best chance at entry. We want to make sure you focus all your attention on UCAT and interview preparation, so get in contact withus today and we can lead this journey together. `)} Arror right

UCAT Abstract Reasoning Tips & Practices

UCAT Abstract Reasoning Tips & Practices

The Abstract Reasoning section of the UCAT tests your pattern recognition skills under tough time constraints. Some units in this section will contain Set A and Set B questions that require test...

${reading_time(`The Abstract Reasoning section of the UCAT tests your pattern recognition skills under tough time constraints. Some units in this section will contain Set A and Set B questions that require test shapes to be matched with their correct set. Pattern recognition is a critical analytical skill required of a doctor, who often must decide if a patient’s set of symptoms fit a particular “pattern” of disease from a selection of many similar disorders. These skills are frequently drawn upon and lucky for you, they can be learnt and developed.  Having a plan for this section is essential. You’ll likely spend your time first working out the pattern in Set A and B and this is the approach we recommend you take first. Try not to look at the test shape first, as this will only distract you from solving the pattern. It may seem excruciatingly difficult to decipher the sequence but take your time and with practice you’ll unravel an increasingly greater percentage of these puzzles. Through practice in a UCAT Preparation program, you will slowly develop an eye for the typical patterns that may appear. They may be the type of shapes that appear in each box, the proportion of colours, or the shapes that are coloured. Many variations exist and your task is to become adept at identifying them. Once you do, assigning the test shape to the set is a piece of cake. Contact us today and we can take on the arduous task of preparing for UCAT together!`)} Arror right

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