Frequently Asked Questions - UMAT Courses

FAQs - UMAT Courses

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.edu.au/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.

MedEntry runs UMAT Courses throughout the year. To find out when the UMAT Courses are being offered in your city, view our course locations 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 NZ$730 which includes the two day course plus access to the state-of-the art extensive Learning Management System.

Please come to the venue by 8:30 am and you can enrol & pay (cash only) at the venue. You can do this even if the event is shown as "FULL".

For venue location, please see the FAQ: What is the exact location of the UMAT Course?

Please enrol in a UMAT Course that is available. UMAT Courses are added periodically and you can easily change the date of your Course later (see Can I change the date of my Course for more details).

We encourage you to attend a UMAT Course even if you have to travel a long distance. Many students from other cities, interstate and overseas attend our UMAT Course as well, because there are several benefits of attending. For example: in addition to reading, it is beneficial to hear from an expert to reinforce the content; interaction with other like-minded students will help develop your thinking; the UMAT Course provides networking opportunities with motivated and able students from various schools in your city, other states and overseas; it will significantly boost to your motivation; some inside knowledge/ information is provided in the UMAT Course which is not available elsewhere; numerous UMAT sample questions and efficient, effective and elegant ways of arriving at the answer will be discussed; the skills learnt in the UMAT Course will be invaluable for high school/uni study in addition to UMAT.

In the evaluations, students say that they did not use the resources on the LMS and did not know how to efficiently and effectively use them until they attended the MedEntry UMAT Course. Invest in your future by enhancing your thinking skills.

At the UMAT Course you will also be given the opportunity to sit a trial UMAT exam, based on which you will receive predicted UMAT scores. Students find this unique information extremely valuable in planning their year and the UMAT preparation, including which sections to focus on.

View our UMAT Course endorsements.

MedEntry runs UMAT Courses in all major capital cities in Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. For a full list of Courses, please click here.

MedEntry offers its UMAT and Medical Interview Training courses in Perth, Western Australia; Adelaide, South Australia; Melbourne, Victoria; Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales; Brisbane, Queensland; Hobart, Tasmania; Darwin, Northern Territory; and Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

MedEntry UMAT Courses are also offered in Toowoomba, Cairns, Ipswich, Whyalla, Mount Gambier and Mildura. In the past, MedEntry also offered UMAT Courses in Gold Coast, Alice Springs and Townsville.

In New Zealand, MedEntry UMAT Courses are offered in Auckland and Dunedin.

In Ireland, MedEntry UMAT Courses are offered in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

If there is sufficient interest, the UMAT courses will 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; ATAR 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.

For some comments about Dr Edward and the MedEntry UMAT courses, please click here.

View a preliminary timetable for the UMAT Course.

Starting and finishing times are subject to change so you should refer to the email that is sent to you before your UMAT course for exact times.

Please remember to bring:

  • Your UMAT course confirmation email (note: if you do not have this, you may still be allowed to attend the course)
  • Your lunch, morning tea etc.
  • Pens and paper
  • A watch to time yourself for the practice exam on the second day

Registration will take place between 9 am and 9:20 am each day and the course will finish at 5 pm on both days.

Some UMAT courses may begin earlier or later on either day. Please carefully check the email that is sent to you in the day or two prior to your UMAT course.

To find out which UMAT course you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My Medentry Login" link from the navigation bar
  2. Click on "Order history"
  3. From the resulting page, click on "Click here for more details"
  4. You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

If a UMAT Course is shown as "Full/Closed" 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 "Closed/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.

  1. Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My Medentry Login" link on the right hand top corner
  2. Click on "Change Workshop"
  3. You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

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

You may attend any UMAT course that is convenient to you. However, we recommend avoiding attending the UMAT courses in the April and July school holidays as these courses are heavily booked.

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 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.

The exact location of your UMAT Course will be emailed to you a day or two prior to the Course. You will be provided with a map (if available), full directions on how to get to the location, what materials you will need to bring and what you will need to do before attending. Note: all of this information is also available on this FAQ page.

The location of the UMAT Course 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 UMAT Courses, please refer to this FAQ page, under 'UMAT Courses' at the end, where various cities are listed.

If you have to travel a long distance to attend a course because you are living in another city 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.

There could be several reasons that you have not received your course notification email:

  1. Your email address is incorrect
    • Emails are sent to Course attendees 1-2 days prior to the event
    • Please verify your email address by logging into your MedEntry Account and choosing the Edit Profile icon
  2. Your email has gone into your “Junk/Spam Mail” folder
    • Please check your “Junk/Spam Mail” folder in your email account
  3. You enrolled in the course after the emails were sent.
  4. You have not booked your course. To find out which UMAT course you are enrolled in, please follow these steps:
    • Login into the MedEntry website by clicking "My Medentry"
    • Click on "2 Day Workshop"
    • You should be able to view your UMAT course date and location under the heading "booked event details"

If you have not received your Course notification email and you have booked the course, your name will be present on the attendance list at the venue. 

If you have not received your Course notification email and you have not booked the course, please log in to your MedEntry account and book your course (See FAQ - How do I book a 2 day MedEntry UMAT Course?)  Once you have booked your course, your name will appear in our system.

In either case, please read the following FAQs pertaining to the course:

  • What is the exact location of the UMAT Course?
  • What is the content of the UMAT courses?
  • What should I bring to the UMAT course?
  • What time do the UMAT Courses commence and end?

 

The 4-5 March 2017 Auckland UMAT course will be held at the Auckland University of Technology, Wellesley Campus, in Lecture Theatre WG906. This is in WG Building on Mayoral Drive, level 9, room 6.

The 29-30 April and 12-13 July 2017 Auckland UMAT course will be held at the Auckland University of Technology, Wellesley Campus, in Lecture Theatre WG404. This is in WG Building on Mayoral Drive, level 4, room 4 [on 13 July, the course will start one hour earlier (8am) and finish at 4pm to enable students to catch flights home].

You can access a map at: http://www.aut.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/18155/AUT-campus-map-city-web-v5.pdf

 

Instead of running a 2 day workshop in Christchurch in 2017, MedEntry will be providing a live online package which includes: 

  • A live, online course (Webinar): this course will cover all aspects of the UMAT, including an approach to each construct as well as example questions. The course will be conducted in a small group environment, and will allow you to interact with the lecturer and ask questions at any time. You can participate in this online course from the comfort of your own home. The course will be held on two days (9am to 5pm) on Saturday 8th and (9am to 1pm) Sunday 9th July 2017. 
  • A high quality, full length simulated trial exam in hard copy. This will be mailed to you so you can attempt the exam at home. Fully worked solutions will also be provided. If you wish, you can also obtain feedback on how you have performed in the trial exam, including predicted percentiles, strengths/weaknesses and likelihood of obtaining an interview. 

 

The Wellington UMAT Course will be held at the Wellington Girls' College, in the Pavilion room. The address is 18 Pipitea Street, Thorndon, Wellington 6011.

You will receive finalised details in the email that will be sent to you prior to the course.

All the Dunedin UMAT Courses will be held at the Otago Polytechnic on the following dates in G106 Lecture Theatre. It is at the corner of Harbour Terrace and Union Street East.

The 6-7 July Course will be held in Room G204.

A map of the campus can be found at http://www.op.ac.nz/students/campuses/dunedin/map

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

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The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

The latest details on the venue details for all MedEntry UMAT Courses in Australia can be found at:

http://www.medentry.edu.au/faq/umat-courses

 

Instead of running a 2 day workshop in Rockhampton in 2016, MedEntry will be providing a live online package which includes:

  • A live, online course (Webinar): this course will cover all aspects of the UMAT, including an approach to each construct as well as example questions. The course will be conducted in a small group environment, and will allow you to interact with the lecturer and ask questions at any time. You can participate in this online course from the comfort of your own home. The course will be held on two mornings (9am to 1pm) on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April 2016.
  • A high quality, full length simulated trial exam in hard copy. This will be mailed to you so you can attempt the exam at home. Fully worked solutions will also be provided. If you wish, you can also obtain feedback on how you have performed in the trial exam, including predicted percentiles, strengths/weaknesses and likelihood of obtaining an interview.

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