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  • University of Queensland – Studying Medicine
  • Career Information Bulletin – Edition 16

University of Queensland – Studying Medicine

Important News from the University of Queensland Changes to entry for Medicine from 2019 Beginning with current Year 11 students, all applicants intending to sit the UMAT in 2019 for entry to university in 2020 will need to sit the new University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). From 2019 onwards, the UMAT test will be discontinued. UCAT will become be a mandatory admissions test for the Doctor of Medicine (provisional entry) and Dental Science at The University of Queensland. Registration for the UCAT will open in March 2019 and close mid-May. The UCAT will be offered on a choice of dates throughout the month of July, rather than on one single date. The test consists of five, separately timed, subtests: • Verbal Reasoning • Decision Making • Quantitative Reasoning • Abstract Reasoning • Situational Judgement Test For more information about the new test, including testing dates and format visit UCAT online. Preparing for UCAT UCAT ANZ have a number of preparation materials available to assist students in preparing for the UCAT – these include: • Practice examinations (timed) • An online, interactive tutorial that teaches students how to approach questions and useful test strategies • An incredibly detailed bank of example questions We strongly encourage students to use the officially produced materials. Candidates should be aware that whilst there are many commercial companies publishing books and offering coaching for the tests, the UCAT ANZ Consortium does not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials. Taking advantage of these opportunities can cost candidates a great deal of money and we would advise you to be sceptical about claims they can help you do well in the test by coaching. You can find the official preparation materials at the below link: Official UCAT ANZ Preparation Materials

Career Information Bulletin – Edition 16

Please click on the button below to view this fortnight’s Career Information Bulletin. Jane Thornton Careers Advisor Ref: 15389SG