All medical schools are looking for applicants who will make good doctors in the future, however each university has their own selection process. Considering how well any given school’s selection process matches your own strengths and weaknesses is key to making sure you have the greatest chance of a successful application.
Aside from your UCAT score there are many other important parameters in a medical application, including your GCSE grades, A-levels and personal statement; and applying to Universities which focus more on these criteria will help your application if you did not manage to achieve a high UCAT score.
So, this blog will focus on how are UCAT scores used by different medical schools!
The UCAT is the most commonly used aptitude test for the medical admissions process for schools in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. How each school use these scores varies, as does the performance of candidates each year, but for the last two years, the overall average score has been around 620-635 (note that the 2019 results have not yet been released). In this blog post we will talk through the best options for you if you have achieved an average UCAT score.
The UCAT is a very time-pressured exam, often giving you no more than 20 seconds per question. This can be initially quite challenging and stressful but with good preparation and practice, you will be able to ace it in no time. Here are some of our best timing tips when it comes to successfully sitting the 2019 UCAT!
While practising to answer questions accurately and fast is a big part of high performance at the UCAT, there are several other strategies that, if mastered well, will help you shave off valuable seconds on test day. Some of them are becoming familiar with and getting used to using the UCAT keyboard shortcuts, which are covered in this blog post!
For those of you who are currently applying to or thinking of applying to medicine, chances are that you might have to sit the UCAT, depending on the universities you are interested in applying for and as such, a good knowledge of the UCAT structure and content of the exam will be of great value for the start of a successful preparation. Continue reading for a full breakdown of the UCAT exam and what will be expected of you when you sit it.
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test required by the majority of medical schools in the UK, as well as a few medical schools abroad, too. If you are intending to apply to study medicine, you likely already know that the UCAT is an exam that tests your mental abilities across a wide variety of topics, but it is important to know what universities require it in order to help you narrow down your choice. Here you will find all UCAT/UKCAT Universities as well as the courses that the exam is required for! Take a look here!
We have compiled a list of all important UCAS test dates in 2019 that candidates taking the UCAT should be aware of, so have a read below and make sure you mark them in your calendar!
If you are a prospective medical student preparing your application, you will have surely heard about the UCAT (UKCAT) by now. Getting a good UCAT result is one of the requirements, along with a personal statement, your grades and a letter of recommendation, that you will have to submit to be considered to be given an offer for a medical interview. We have prepared our Top 10 UCAT Tips for acing the exam here!
If you are a medical or dental school candidate preparing to apply this academic cycle, you probably know that one of the requirements is to sit an entrance exam called the UKCAT. However, you might have noticed that recently that exam’s name was changed from UKCAT to UCAT. Here we cover all you need to know for what that means for you and how it might affect your application!
The aim of Verbal Reasoning is to test your ability to read comprehensively an unknown block of text and evaluate it. The Verbal Reasoning section of the UCAT gives you 21 minutes to answer 44 questions, so even solely from a timing point of view, it is understandable why this is such a feared part of the exam. Not to worry, as we are here to give you our best UCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips!
The UCAT Decision Making subtest was only included in the UCAT exam a few years ago and it is certainly one of the vaguest ones to study for. The aim of the Decision Making section is to assess your ability to apply logic, interpret information and evaluate arguments in order to identify the correct answer. Here you will find our best tips on how to perform well in the Decision Making subtest.
The UCAT is a widely required exam for prospective medical students not only in the UK but abroad as well. The test aims to evaluate your capacity to understand and evaluate real-world situations and as such, it doesn’t cover any theory that you need to study for. However, there are still techniques and strategies you can develop to make sure you ace the UCAT exam. For that reason, we have compiled our best tips for you on how to score 900 in UCAT.
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is a widely recognised exam used by medical schools, as a tool to assess candidates applying to study medicine.
We at theMSAG recognise that the application process can be extremely stressful, so we have collected all the information you are going to need to complete your registration for the UCAT, should you be planning to sit the exam in time for the 2019/20 medicine application cycle.
The UCAT Situational Judgement (UKCAT SJT) section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) uses real-life scenarios to test your ability to understand real-world situations and assess appropriate behaviour when making decisions. In this blog post, we cover the types of questions to expect, how to think about your timings and how the scoring works, as well as top tips to help you improve.
Abstract Reasoning is typically the most loved or feared section of the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This part tests your ability to recognise patterns amongst abstract series of shapes. You may be surprised that many students falsely believe there is no point in studying for Abstract Reasoning, so you’re already at a huge advantage by reading this blog. In this post, we'll cover the types of questions to expect, as well as sharing some top tips.