Purchasing either the Platinum Package or the Diamond Package includes your attendance in a 2 day UMAT Course.
For details on how to purchase, please refer to http://www.medentry.co.nz/faq/purchasing
Click on ‘How do I purchase my product?’ and follow the instructions. You will be prompted to choose your preferred location and date.
The Course fee depends on the package you choose to buy, whether it is the Online Package, Group Platinum, Standard Platinum, or Diamond Package. Therefore the fee will be upwards of $330 NZD (note that this fee also includes access to an extensive system of online resources).
More details about this can be found on our packages page.
If you have not booked in advance, don’t worry. You can come and pay on the day, even if it is shown as ‘Full’ (Cash only please: cheques are not accepted; there are no credit/debit card facilities at the venue). The cost will be $690 NZD which includes the two day course plus access to the state-of-the art extensive Learning Management System.
We encourage you to attend a 2-day MedEntry UMAT Preparation Workshop even if you have to travel a long distance. Many students from other cities, interstate, and overseas, travel to attend our UMAT workshops because there are several benefits of attending.
But don't just take our word for it, check out the hundreds of glowing Google and Facebook reviews of our workshops posted by our happy and successful students. We have more and higher ratings than every university in Australia! MedEntry Sydney, Melbourne and Ireland offices have over 1000 reviews at a star rating of about 4.8+, far exceeding that of any university.
Three of the main benefits of the MedEntry 2 day workshop are:
The study guides on the online LMS (Learning Management System) do provide detailed approaches to different UMAT question types, but it is always more effective to be taught this information than simply to read it yourself – after all, according to the psychiatrist William Glasser, we learn 10% of what we read, but 50% of what we see and hear!
The UMAT workshop highlights what kind of approaches to questions are the most important, and what types of UMAT questions are the most common. This allows you to make the most of all the resources provided by MedEntry, and perform as well as possible on the UMAT. In evaluations, MedEntry students say that they either did not use the resources on the LMS, or did not know how to efficiently and effectively use them, until they attended a MedEntry UMAT Preparation Workshop.
Additionally, some inside knowledge and information that is not available elsewhere is provided at the UMAT workshop. You will also find that many of the skills that you learn at the UMAT workshop are transferrable, and useful for school and university study.
Attending a MedEntry UMAT Preparation Workshop provides motivation to perform well on the UMAT, as it can make the whole UMAT process feel clearer and more real.
You will also meet fellow students with similar interests and passions. This is a fantastic opportunity for developing your thinking and forming new friendships and study groups, as well as a great source of motivation.
Additionally, you will hear from current students about how they used MedEntry to obtain excellent scores on the UMAT, as well as what to expect from studying at university. It is an invaluable opportunity to first-hand tips from people who have gone through it all before, and to be able to ask any burning questions you might have about the UMAT or university!
At the UMAT workshop you will be given the opportunity to sit a trial UMAT exam, based on which you will receive predicted UMAT scores. This is immensely helpful for a number of reasons:
- You will have a much better idea of what to expect from the experience of sitting the actual UMAT exam.
- You will be able to see how your scores compare to fellow MedEntry students, and how they are predicted to compare to those of everyone taking the exam.
- You will be able to determine your strengths and weaknesses; on what sections you need to focus the most, how to plan your UMAT preparation, and how to plan your approach in the UMAT itself. Remember that wherever you are at is just a starting point; it’s incredible what it’s possible to achieve with practice – and MedEntry provides all the resources to allow you to practice in the most effective way possible!
Further benefits of the MedEntry UMAT 2-day workshop include:
Attending a MedEntry UMAT Preparation Workshop is an invaluable opportunity that will allow you to achieve your best score possible on the UMAT.
MedEntry runs Courses in all major capital cities in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland.
View a full list of Upcoming Courses.
In New Zealand, MedEntry UMAT Courses are offered in:
In Australia, MedEntry offers its UMAT Courses in:
In Ireland, MedEntry HPAT Courses (Irish equivalent of UMAT) are offered in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.
If there is sufficient interest, the UMAT courses may be run in other cities in Australia and overseas. Please contact us.
Most of the UMAT courses are run by Dr Edward, an academic with over thirty years of experience teaching in Australian universities (other MedEntry lecturers have similar background and expertise). He has published several articles on educational research, delivered numerous papers/keynote addresses at several Teaching and Learning Conferences and won numerous awards for teaching excellence. He has a long-standing interest in Psychometric measurement and spent time at educational research institutes such as the ETS (Princeton, USA) and NFER (Slough, UK). Ed also lectured at several universities in various countries such as Brazil, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, USA and UK. He has been a Consultant and an Expert Witness for several organisations.
Dr Edward has been training students for tests such as the UMAT for over two decades. Among his successful students include his own children, both of whom held the Monash Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement, which are awarded to the best incoming student each year. They also received numerous other awards, accolades and achievements such as the "Youth of the Year" (State winners & National Finalists in 2001 and 2003); Premier's Awards; Australian Students Prizes for Excellence; School Captains of Selective Entry Schools; NCEA scores of 99.9; "Achiever of the Year" (awarded for the most outstanding co-curricular and community involvement to a Year 12 student each year in the state); Gold Medals in the University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS); numerous awards for excellence in public speaking; Caltex Best All-rounder Awards; State level Debaters; perfect scores in UMAT; graduation in Medicine with First Class Honours etc.
They are not only the youngest doctors to be accepted into the training programs of the most competitive of medical specialties, but have also won medals for obtaining the top score in the country in the specialist training theory and clinical exams held by Royal Colleges (eg., see RACP News, Vol 32, No 2, April 2012, p27). His daughter won an unprecedented three medals in the nationwide Fellowship exams ('The Mole' ACD Issue 102, Spring 2014, p 8, 18; Health Link, Dec 2014 Issue 19, p 14). They are both currently working as Consultant Specialists. Dr Edward will aim to pass on to you the advice he gave his children which contributed to their unparalleled success. Dr Edward comes from a family of 28 doctors.
Dr Edward is an invited member of numerous professional organisations related to psychometric, educational, aptitude and personality testing. He is also Practice Manager of a Medical Centre and has a wide knowledge of the health profession and health-related issues.
Other lecturers who runs the MedEntry UMAT courses have similar background and expertise.
To find out which UMAT course you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:
If a UMAT Course is shown as "Full" and you feel that is the only UMAT Course that you can attend due to other commitments, please enrol in another "Open" UMAT Course and email us with a request to transfer you to the UMAT Course shown as "Full".
We will make every effort to ensure that your request is accommodated.
Yes, you can change the date of your UMAT Course, as long as the UMAT Course you would like to move into is not full.
In order to change the UMAT Course that you are enrolled in to a different course, please follow these steps.
Please do not panic. There is no need to phone us either.
Please simply send an email letting us know which course you would like to attend instead, and we will arrange it for you.
Similarly, if you are running late, there is no need to call. Just show up when you can and see the Lecturer during the next break.
If you prefer to attend a UMAT course with a smaller class size, please choose a non-school holiday (shown as 'Weekend Course') workshop. We recommend avoiding attending UMAT Courses in the January, April and July school holidays as these UMATcourses are heavily booked.
The numbers in some 'non-school holiday' UMAT Courses can be as few as ten students. You may also wish to consider attending Courses in smaller cities (eg Newcastle, Gold Coast) as the number of students attending there will be low.
The exact location of your UMAT Course will be emailed to you about two days prior to the Course. You will be provided with a map (if available) plus what materials you will need to bring and what you will need to do before attending.
The locations of the UMAT Courses have been carefully chosen. Where possible, we have chosen a central city location which is easy to travel to using public or private transport, and one which has good facilities and amenities nearby.
For the most up to date information about the location of your UMAT Course, please log into your MyMedentry profile and click on the '2 Day Workshop' or 'Interview Training Session' button. This page will display all your bookings. If you have made a booking click on the 'Event Details' button to display the time, date and exact location information of your Course.
If you have to travel a long distance to attend a course because you are living in another city, state or country, you will find hotel/motel accommodation by searching on the internet. We are unable to advise on this matter.
However, BEFORE you make such travel arrangements, we strongly advise you to contact us and confirm that the course that you intend to attend will in fact, be offered. The UMAT courses, particularly in smaller cities, may be cancelled since the running of such courses may be subject to minimum numbers. In rare instances, some courses may be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.