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A step-by-step guide to help you prepare successfully for the UCAT and get into your favourite medical school.
Our complete guide has everything you need to score highly in the UCAT and get into medical school.
As the most widely used admissions exam for UK medical schools – for Standard Entry Medicine, Medicine with a Gateway Year and Medicine with a Preliminary Year – it’s likely that you’ll need to undertake the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), and consider how your UCAT score will determine which medical schools you can apply to.
Have you looked at the UCAT scoring or test statistics and wondered: what is the UCAT decile ranking? Is it important? And will it be used by my chosen medical school? This guide will explain simply the UCAT decile ranking, the UCAT scoring system more generally, and what it all means for your medical school application.
The UCAT Abstract Reasoning subtest aims to assess your ability to identify patterns within abstract shapes. The inclusion of irrelevant and distracting information within this subtest can lead to incorrect conclusions being drawn; therefore, familiarity with the types of questions you’ll be asked will improve your pattern recognition and your ability to identify unnecessary information.
First introduced in 2016, to replace the Decision Analysis subtest, the UCAT Decision Making subtest assesses your ability to analyse information and apply logic to make decisions. This can be a tricky section of the UCAT with some questions which can easily trip candidates up; however, with adequate preparation, you can ensure that you’re familiar with the questions and able to perform well during the exam.
The third subtest in the UCAT, Quantitative Reasoning, assesses your problem solving skills in relation to numbers. It’s generally a high scoring section of the UCAT; with the right preparation you can also achieve highly and positively impact your final score with the Quantitative Reasoning subtest. This guide will provide you with tips on how to do well and where to access quality Quantitative Reasoning practice questions, as well as information on the subtest and how to prepare for it.
The final section of the UCAT, the Situational Judgement Test, assesses how you respond to real world scenarios. It’s different from the other subtests in the exam, which are grouped together as the ‘cognitive subtests’. These differences primarily lie in how it is scored and how your score is used by medical schools in their selection process.
Verbal Reasoning is the first subset within the UCAT; it aims to assess your ability to understand information and draw conclusions from it. Although it appears relevantly straightforward, it has consistently had the lowest average score of all subtests in the UCAT. This guide will provide you with more information about the Verbal Reasoning subtest, including how to prepare, tips to do well and where to access quality Verbal Reasoning questions.
A free UCAT practice test to help you prepare for the 2022 exam. We've designed the test to mimic the actual exam.
Top tips on how to effectively practice for the UCAT. Use our guide to score highly and get into medical school.
The University Clinical Aptitude test or UCAT (formerly UKCAT) is the standard test for entry into Medical School in the UK. There are six steps to follow in order to prepare effectively.
Critical thinking is an essential cognitive skill for every individual but is a crucial component for healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and dentists. It is a skill that should be developed and trained, not just during your career as a doctor, but before that when you are still a medical student.
If you’re seeking licensure in the United States (US) or applying for a Post Graduate Medical Residency Training programme, you’ll need to undertake the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); this guide will provide you with all the information you require in relation to the USMLE for foreign medical graduates.
The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is required to gain a license to practice medicine within the US. It assesses the essential skills for safe and effective patient care and provides a common standard of assessment for medical licensure. This USMLE complete guide will provide all the information you need for applying and undertaking the USMLE, including eligibility, registration and fees, and the different USMLE steps and materials to prepare.
The Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) is one of four sections that make up the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)’s Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Using a range of passages and related questions, the CARS section tests your ability to comprehend what you have read.
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The majority of U.S. medical schools, as well as many Canadian schools, require you to submit exam scores for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as part of the application progress; our MCAT Guide will provide you with all the information you need for registering, preparing for and completing the MCAT exam.
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a standardized, multiple-choice examination. As it’s used by the majority of U.S. medical schools and many Canadian ones, as part of their admission process, you may be wondering what a good MCAT score is, or have other queries relating to MCAT scoring, before you apply. This guide will provide you with all you need to know about the MCAT scoring system, including the score range, MCAT percentiles and the old scoring system.
Developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice exam, used by the majority of U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools as part of the admissions process. If you’re planning to undertake the exam, this MCAT Checklist will provide you with all the information you need for registering and preparing for the exam.
The application process for medical school can vary considerably depending on where you’re applying to study, including the type of admission exam you’re required to complete; the following compares two prominent medical school entry exams and the differences between the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This guide provides you with information regarding who requires the MCAT or UCAT, their level of difficulty and key information about the format of the exams.