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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.

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.

UCAT Premier Program (UC300)

UCAT Premier Program (UC300)

$1,397.00

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  • 5 Formal Personal Tutorials
  • Unlimited Informal Personal Tuition
  • Medicine Application Review
  • Medicine Interview Preparation
  • 5 Specialised On-Demand UCAT Lectures

UCAT Foundations Program (UC200)

UCAT Foundations Program (UC200)

$397.00

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  • Unlimited Informal Personal Tuition
  • 5 Specialised On-Demand UCAT Lectures

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.

Medicine Application & Interview Mentorship Program (IN600)

Medicine Application & Interview Mentorship Program (IN600)

$1,497.00

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  • Comprehensive Medicine Interview Mentorship
  • Personal Tutorials
  • Application and Portfolio Review
  • 2 Subject Inclusions
  • Medicine Interview Online Scenario Course (IN301)
  • Medicine Interview Live Workshop (IN302)
  • 100 Interview Scenarios
  • 100 Exemplar Responses
  • Live Mock Interview Practice
  • Prepared by Specialist Doctors and Senior Lecturers at Australian Medical Schools

Medicine Interview Online Scenarios (IN301)

Medicine Interview Online Scenarios (IN301)

$997.00

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  • 100 Interview Scenarios
  • 100 Exemplar Responses
  • Additional Online Modules
  • 100% Online
  • Prepared by Specialist Doctors and Senior Lecturers at Australian Medical Schools

Medicine Interview Live Workshop (IN302)

Medicine Interview Live Workshop (IN302)

$997.00

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  • Live Mock Interview
  • 4 Mock Medicine Interviews
  • 20 MMI Stations
  • 1 Full Day Workshop
  • 1 Online Pre-Workshop Module

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

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 Australia and New Zealand. The test is used by a...

${reading_time(`The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) ANZ is an admissions test for entry into undergraduate medical, dental, and clinical science degrees in Australia and 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 UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) which is used in the United Kingdom for the same purposes as UCAT. For 2019, the UCAT replaced the previously used UMAT exam in Australian and New Zealand. Along with the student's grades from secondary school and performance in the medicine entry interview, UCAT is used to rank students for 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 2022 will be held in the month of July 2022 and can only be sat once by each student during this period. Though there is no specific curriculum for the UCAT, the innate skills assessed can be developed and improved through quality practice. Students sitting the exam are required to complete several questions in each section according to set timings spanning two hours. The structure and content of the 2022 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 66 300–900 Full marks for correct answers; partial marks for response close to correct answer 21 minutes Candidates sitting the UCAT are scored using a specific system marked on the number of correct answers given, with no negative marking for incorrect answers. Question sets are randomly generated, and all test forms are scaled so that candidates receive impartiality between subsets. For each section of the exam, 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 Situational Judgement 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 the correct answer. On average, students sitting the UCAT will achieve scores ranging from 500–700 on each of the cognitive sections of the UCAT exam. Final scores 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. This table was adapted from UCAT Test Statistics. Year Cohort Size Verbal Reasoning Decision Making Quantitative Reasoning Abstract Reasoning Total Cognitive Scaled Score Situational Judgement 2021 ~14,000 586 622 679 650 2537 581 2020 577 635 671 644 2527 592 2019 571 618 663 629 2481 592 Concessions/access arrangements are available for candidates with special educational needs, disabilities, or temporary injuries. Such students may be entitled 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 2022 can only be used to apply for courses commencing in 2023. The current UCAT Consortium universities include: University of Adelaide Curtin University Flinders University Griffith University Monash University University of Newcastle / University of New England University of New South Wales University of Queensland (including Central Queensland University Regional Medical Pathway for provisional entry) University of Tasmania University of Western Australia Western Sydney University / Charles Sturt University The following key dates for the UCAT ANZ 2022 should be noted: Booking opens: 01 March 2022 Booking deadline: 17 May 2022 Late booking deadline (incurs extra fee): 31 May 2022 Testing period: 01 July – 12 August 2022 Results delivered to universities: early September 2022 `)} Arror right

Tips For The UCAT ANZ Exam

Tips For The UCAT ANZ Exam

Students often ask for tips in preparing for their examinations. The following is a list of general UCAT tips prepared by members of the Academic Faculty:

${reading_time(`Students often ask for tips in preparing for their examinations. The following is a list of general UCAT tips prepared by members of the Academic Faculty: Commence preparing for UCAT as early as possible. The work you will need to do to become familiar and competitive in the UCAT is not insignificant and should be commenced as soon as possible. This allows students to spread the workload over a more manageable period therefore minimising impingement on secondary school study Understand the rationale for the examination. By possessing insight into the domains and styles of assessment, candidates can align their thinking with that of the assessment and are therefore more likely to answer correctly Spend at least 100 hours preparing. Most successful students will spend a significant amount of time preparing for the UCAT. Though the UCAT consortium suggests studying for 30-40 hours in the weeks prior to the exam, students seeking higher level performance should intensify their efforts to out-develop their competition. Ideally preparation should be completed over many months rather than concentrated over a few weeks Practice regularly and complete all the official UCAT practice materials. The UCAT ANZ is unique in that the consortium provides students with a significant number of practice questions and materials prior to the official exam. It is essential that students complete these materials as well as critically appraising their performance and addressing areas of weakness Focus on your weaknesses. In an exam where candidates are ranked against their cohort, it is of high-yield for candidates to focus on improving their shortcomings. These can be identified via completion of formal practice examinations and assessing performance in each of the sections both relative to each other, and against average UCAT scores Engage formal assistance in your preparation. Preparing for UCAT in liaison with professionals with experience in the field enables students to focus on areas of importance and avoid common pitfalls. Formal preparation courses and programs should ideally teach students how to approach the questions seen in each section of the UCAT. This is the focus of the Institute of Medical Education UCAT Preparation courses and programs (hyperlink) Practical exam tips and common pitfalls to avoid: Leaving their preparation too late. There is a maximum rate at which candidates can develop and attempting to condense study in a short timeframe is likely to exceed this rate. Leaving study late also impacts on the candidate's capacity for perform on the day Managing time effectively. It is very common for students to lose a lot of time attempting to solve difficult questions. To be competitive, students must legitimately attempt all questions and not leave large amounts of exam sections unanswered Answer all questions. This requires effective time management and exam strategy Read questions carefully - Many candidates will passively move through the exam (rather than actively) making elementary mistakes, which given the competitive nature of the UCAT, can cost them entry into their program of choice Relying on previous experience. The aim of the assessment is to determine the candidate's ability to objectively reason. The answers to the questions are therefore provided in the passages and candidates should not defer to prior knowledge to answer questions Complicating questions. Candidates often complicate questions by attempting to consider them in inappropriate depth. To avoid this, it is important to consider what is the most obvious and therefore most likely answer. Candidates should remember that they are being assessed for entry into undergraduate programs`)} Arror right

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