Are you thinking of medicine, dentistry, or clinical science as a career option?
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT, previously UMAT) is an admissions test used by universities in Australia and New Zealand for their medical, dental and clinical science degree programmes, and is one of the three hurdles you’ll need to complete to get a place in an Australian University.
The test is unlike any school test and is made up of five distinct sections, totalling 233 questions over two hours. The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers.
Preparation for the UCAT exam is essential to achieve a competitive mark for entry. Every year, it is the students who became familiar with the wide range of question types and had a regular study schedule who succeed.
“When I completed the UMAT in 2015 I treated my preparation as another school subject and practised consistently, which I credit with achieving a percentile rank of 97.”Esrom Leaman
The UCAT official website has some practice questions to get you started, however consistent practice in the long term is the key to success. At Tutors SA, we guide you through well structured and newly developed courses with over 3500 practice questions with expert tips and techniques to achieve your best result on the day.
With a high mark in the UCAT, you will be invited to an interview to further assess your aptitude for a career in medicine or dentistry. Although similar to a job interview, the wide variety of questions and scenarios mean someone who has gained confidence through practice and preparation is at an advantage. It’s important to begin thinking about your interview early to maximise your chance of success.
At Tutors SA we can provide targeted practice for both the UCAT exam and interview, giving you confidence and the best chance of optimising your result.