MedEntry UCAT Prep is an international Registered Training Educational institution committed to helping students enter medicine. MedEntry is the trusted UCAT preparation institution which specialises in UCAT Preparation. Unlike other 'grind schools' which have UCAT Prep as an 'add-on', the only thing MedEntry does is UCAT preparation and therefore is focussed on this core activity.
We are a team of academics, doctors and professionals with expertise in test development, measurement and analysis. We have been training students for tests such as the UCAT for over 30 years. Our comprehensive course has been remarkably successful in helping students achieve their goals.
There are many preparation providers around - many of them have little or no expertise but have slick websites and marketing.
This is a crucially important test for your (or your child's) future. Choosing the right preparation provider can be critical in whether you enter medicine or not.
MedEntry is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), has hundreds of five star reviews, is trusted by more students each year than all other preparation providers combined - in short, we offer a guarantee of quality training.
On our About Us page, you'll find more detail about why you should choose MedEntry for quality UCAT preparation.
MedEntry's approach is holistic. We realise that entering a health science course involves much more than simply doing well in high school or university. We guide students through the whole process – providing information on university admissions procedures, training students for the UCAT and helping students tackle interviews.
MedEntry's products and services include:
The resources provided by MedEntry are much more challenging than those provided by others. Some other courses last only one to three days - MedEntry's lasts for up to 12 months. Since our course is by far the most popular, more able and motivated students enroll in our courses, so students have the unique opportunity to interact with more students on online forums and at the UCAT Course, thereby enhancing their thinking skills. We realise that most of our students are in the final year of school and are very busy. Our program is comprehensive and focussed on UCAT, which means you do not need to do any other preparation, which may waste your time and/or mislead you.
Feedback statistics show that 99.1% of our customers would recommend MedEntry’s services to their friends. Here at MedEntry UCAT Prep, we are result orientated.
A survey of a random sample of students who have been through our full training program showed that 92% were offered interviews, and 88% were offered places in one or more medical schools.
A recent AMSA (Australian Medical Students' Association) survey found that most students found preparation helpful.
Psychometric and personality tests (such as the UCAT) rely on the fact that the candidates do not prepare, so testers/interviewers actively discourage the candidates from preparing. They do this by propagating various myths such as: preparation does not help; it will be a waste of resources; preparation may hinder your performance; that there are some questions in the test/interview which are designed to detect if you try to second guess; it may work against you etc. Accredited testers know that such organisations go to great lengths to place fear in the candidates to ensure they do not prepare, precisely because preparation works! If it is really true that you can't prepare for the test, ACER and universities should have no objection to UCAT preparation (rather than actively discouraging students from preparing).
If preparation does not work/help, the organisations which offer UCAT coaching services would cease to exist. The fact that many students use their services shows that they are beneficial. As a practicing doctor pointed out: "If UCAT preparation does not work and is not effective, UCAT courses such as MedEntry would cease to exist. The fact that an increasing number of students undertake the MedEntry UCAT Course is in itself evidence that it works."
In fact, all psychological tests and experiments involve deception (eg placebo), All national and international professional organisations in psychology (eg. Australian /American /British Psychological Societies) approve of deception in psychological experiments and tests.
MedEntry UCAT Prep will also significantly improve your school / university score for several reasons: it will enhance your motivation to study; hone your thinking skills and it will make you a more efficient and effective learner which is invaluable for high school, university and throughout your life. In fact, most students who obtain perfect NCEA Score have done the MedEntry course. MedEntry UCAT Prep also helps with two sections of GAMSAT.
You might be familiar with the quote by Benjamin Franklin: "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail". These words definitely ring true for the three-hour, gruelling marathon that is the UCAT.
Please also read the article "Do I need to train for the UCAT?"
You may find opinions expressed on forums and by some organisations that UCAT preparation may not help. They are mainly from:
MedEntry was made possible by a generous grant by the Foundation for Young Australians, a non-profit organisation committed to enhancing youth participation and creating opportunities for the development of young people. Specifically, MedEntry aims to help young people keen to pursue a career in medicine, especially those who are traditionally under-represented.
View a list of our other sponsors.