The Situational Judgement portion of the UCAT can be a little scary and intimidating for prospective medical students when they first start preparing for the exam, often because this is the first time they are faced with such question types. The aim of the Situational Judgement section is to assess your ability to understand ethical situations you might well find yourself in at some point in your medical career and to identify what the ideal response in such a situation would be.
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The more you spend on a question, the more likely you are that you will overlook the correct answer and overthink the situation, taking into account many things that do not play a role in the scenario and ultimately pick the wrong answer. Try and follow your instinct and if you feel an answer is correct, you are probably right. It is very easy to overthink these scenarios and get bogged down into minor details, identifying aspects of the scenario that are probably unimportant - as a general rule, the Situational Judgement questions are not trying to trick you, so pick an answer and move on.
To answer 69 questions in 26 minutes, you would have to go through this section relatively quickly. There won’t be much time left for second-guessing your answers, so you will have to firmly answer each question and swiftly move on to the next. The best way to prepare for the Situational Judgement is practice tests. The more you practice, the clearer the expectations from the questions will be to you and the more familiar you will become with various situations, which will help you on test day, as you might be given situations that you already know how you would respond in! The UCAT course we offer is a great place to start, with plenty of tips and lots of practice questions!
We hope these tips were helpful in your preparation for the Situational Judgement part of the UCAT. Good luck and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@theMSAG.com.
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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 2020/21 medicine application cycle.