GAMSAT Foundations Program (GA400)
The GAMSAT Foundations Program is a fast-tracked, formal program for individuals seeking thorough preparation for entry into postgraduate Medicine. The aim of the Program is to guide future doctors through the foundations of GAMSAT preparation.
About the Program
The GAMSAT Foundations Program is a pre-medical program that allows students to prepare for all sections of the GAMSAT exam. Completing the subject courses in the package will allow the student to develop a critical knowledge base in Science, deemed necessary as a pre-requisite to postgraduate studies in Medicine. The program also strives to develop higher-level complex reasoning and problem-solving skills in broad topic areas ranging from Humanities to the Sciences. This program also provides candidates with access to over 1200 extensively reviewed questions relevant to the GAMSAT, and is validated by our Academic Faculty.
The primary aim of the GAMSAT Foundations Program is to provide students with the knowledge as well as the skills required to gain successful entry into Medicine. Comprised of a portfolio of the most intensive GAMSAT preparation courses that the IME has to offer, the GAMSAT Foundations Program strives to develop complex reasoning and problem-solving skills in Humanities, Written Communication, and the Sciences.
The GAMSAT Foundations Program aims to maintain a standard of excellence in developing critical thinking skills deemed necessary as a pre-requisite to postgraduate studies in Medicine. Overall, students will receive:
- A question bank of over 1200 expertly curated questions relevant to the GAMSAT
- 12 critiqued GAMSAT Section II essays
- 6 individual subjects covering Sections I, II, III
- 30+ hours of on demand video lectures
- 2 complete mock exams
The GAMSAT Foundations Program is comprised of a portfolio of GAMSAT preparation subjects. Subjects are delivered on IME's online classroom and can be accessed on-demand.
GA004 is a subject that is exclusive to the GAMSAT Foundations Program. The subject includes:
- Fortnightly Q&A Webinars with Academic Faculty 3 months prior to GAMSAT
- Personal orientation with Academic Faculty
- Unlimited access to course help through an interactive online Discussion board
- Recommended study plan
GA100 is a short course aimed at introducing students to the GAMSAT. This course will help students identify problems in their preparation for the exam, their strengths and weaknesses, and solutions to potential areas of improvement.
- Essentials of GAMSAT (GA100) includes an online module along with a full-length trial examination
GA101 focuses on how to approach complex GAMSAT questions and is designed to provide students with advanced critical analysis skills required for their identification and resolution. It is a pre-medical subject suitable for all students intending to pursue a career in Medicine.
In addition, students are provided with proven strategies needed to maximise scores and performance in GAMSAT.
- Strategies of GAMSAT (GA101) includes 5 online modules and 6 MCQ exams
GA102 is designed for all-round performance in GAMSAT Sections I, II, and III (Humanities, Essay Writing, and Science, respectively).
The course involves access to on-demand lectures and completion of numerous e-learning online modules. Students can also start their studies at any time and work through the course content at their own pace, providing total flexibility.
The course includes:
- Thirty unique and detailed Foundations of GAMSAT modules that teach the foundations for GAMSAT Sections I–III
- Ten recorded lectures with problem-based learning and discussion by members of the Academic Faculty
- Over 25 on-demand quizzes/exams developed by members of the Academic Faculty that explore core GAMSAT topics in Humanities and Science
GA105 is designed for students who desire a focused and condensed preparation for GAMSAT Section II. The course provides students with the opportunity to receive detailed feedback and recommendations for improvement on a selection of GAMSAT essay tasks. It allows students to quickly formulate a structured and organised approach to GAMSAT essay writing.
- Standard Essay Writing (GA105) includes 12 marked GAMSAT essays and 5 online theory modules in GAMSAT essay writing
GA108 is designed to enable students to practice their critical reasoning skills under exam conditions with this full-length, live and online GAMSAT practice exam. This exam challenges even the most prepared student and provides comprehensive coverage of all of the most important concepts required to perform in the real exam.
Students who complete the practice exam will receive:
- Online access to the comprehensive set of exam GAMSAT questions with additional detailed answers
- Personalised essay feedback from professional essay markers
Q/A Webinars are held live and discuss strategies to answer GAMSAT questions. Topics for webinars include GAMSAT, admissions interview preparation, and medical school applications. All webinars are also recorded and made available for students to review on an ongoing basis for the duration of the program. Students of the GAMSAT Foundations Program receive access to the webinars 3 months prior to each GAMSAT sitting.
Students are required to complete the following modules through the IME Online Learning Management System student portal. This Online LMS also provides students with various tools and advanced e-learning strategies to facilitate their learning.
The GAMSAT Foundations Program is a pre-medical subject designed for students who wish to pursue a future career in Medicine. All students should consult ACER Information booklets and the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System (GEMSAS) guide for specific information regarding eligibility requirements to University medical schools.
How to enrol
To enrol in this Program and make payment, click on the ‘Enrol’ button at the top of the page. Access is provided to students within 24-hours.
Course fees include access to the online modules for 1 year (365 days) and Q/A Webinars for three months prior to each GAMSAT sitting. Further fees apply for extensions and may only be granted on application. Please refer to our published refunds policy as a condition of enrolment.
Completion of the GAMSAT Foundations Program requires satisfactory completion of all online modules as well as a passing grade in summative assessment. Summative assessment for the GAMSAT Foundations Program consists of an exam (IME GAMSAT Trial Exam). The GAMSAT Trial Exam is a full length exam specifically designed by our Academic Faculty to be closely representative of GAMSAT.
The GAMSAT Foundations Program is designed by Specialist Doctors and Senior Lecturers from leading Australian University Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals. Minimum qualification standards include MBBS with specialist qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All courses are delivered by experienced lecturers with proven success in the medical field.
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