However, an AMSA medical education survey reported that 70% of 600 medical students believed training for the UCAT improved their results, Mr Mitchell said.
With the training providers telling would-be medical students to study and ACER telling them not to study, students in years 11 and 12 were “caught between a rock and a hard place”, he said.
He said AMSA had written to the UCAT management committee to suggest how fairness and equity could be maintained in the medical school selection process.
One UCAT training provider, MedEntry, said that students could be coached for any test.
MedEntry director said 99% of the company’s students reported that training had helped their UCAT results.
MedEntry offered special rates for students who were socially or financially disadvantaged, he said.