METC Institute Blog

UCAT Decision Making Tips & Practices

Posted by Dan on Mar 11, 2019 12:14:39 PM

Medical professionals (dentists and doctors) are often confronted with complex situational tasks that require quick and accurate decisions. This is tested in the Decision-Making section of the UCAT. Below, we’ve asked our UCAT experts their recommended approach in succeeding in this section.

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Topics: UCAT, Undergraduate Medicine, UCAT Preparation, UCAT Decision Making

Everything IMGs need to know about the PESCI

Posted by Kristie on Feb 26, 2019 4:17:17 PM

As an IMG, there are many steps to undertake when gaining registration with the Medical Board of Australia (MBA). One crucial step that applies to many IMGs is the Pre-Employment Structured Clinical Interview, also known as the PESCI.

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Topics: IMG, International Medical Graduate, PESCI

UCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips

Posted by Mat on Feb 22, 2019 10:13:55 AM

In this article, we will discuss the approach and tips to verbal reasoning in the UCAT. In this test, the candidate has 21 minutes to answer 44 questions.

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Topics: UCAT, Undergraduate Medicine, UCAT Preparation, UCAT Verbal Reasoning

GAMSAT Key Concepts in Biological Science

Posted by Mat on Feb 15, 2019 9:13:55 AM

In your study of physiology and biology, you will no doubt have come across the concept of organisms being based on organs which are in turn based on cells. Not all cells are the same and it turns out that complex life requires a rich diversity of cell types. In order to understand biological systems most students will have studied the cell, its specialist components, and their functions. From here, students typically study the different forms of cells (prokaryotes vs eukaryotes etc.) and the different forms of life (single-cell organisms vs multicellular complex life).

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Topics: gamsat, gamsatpreparation, gamsatsection3

How to perform in UCAT

Posted by Mat on Feb 8, 2019 9:54:23 AM

In order to perform in any context, it pays to understand the nature of and rationale for the particular assessment. Therefore, prior to commencing UCAT preparation, it is important candidates understand the purpose and aim of the assessment tool with which they will engage.

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Topics: UCAT, Undergraduate Medicine, UCAT Preparation

GAMSAT Key Concepts in Chemical Systems

Posted by Mat on Feb 1, 2019 10:59:24 AM


In the previous blog-post and webinar, we discussed the key principles which underpin the
phenomena witnessed in the physical sciences. In this discussion we referred to the hierarchy of
sciences:

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Topics: gamsat, gamsatpreparation, gamsatscience

Five website links every IMG should visit when considering the Standard Pathway

Posted by Kristie on Jan 22, 2019 1:42:00 PM

As you may already know, the Standard Pathway is designed for International Medical Graduates (IMGs) as a means to attaining General Registration as a medical practitioner in Australia with the Medical Board of Australia. It involves completion of the below Australian Medical Council’s (AMC) exams OR, the completion of an AMC approved workplace-based assessment program.

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Topics: IMG, AMC, International Medical Graduate, AMC Preparation

GAMSAT Key Concepts in Physical Science

Posted by Mat on Jan 18, 2019 11:09:24 AM

GAMSAT candidates often ask how to study for GAMSAT Section III. A useful way to begin can be to focus on the physical sciences and work your way up.

The physical sciences lie at the heart of all the other disciplines relevant to Section III of GAMSAT. This is reflected in the hierarchy of sciences:

 

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Topics: gamsat, gamsatpreparation, gamsatscience, gamsatsection3

Graphical Interpretation in GAMSAT

Posted by Mat on Jan 4, 2019 3:28:55 PM

In previous webinars and articles, we have assessed various aspects of GAMSAT and the topics, themes, and concepts pertaining to the exam. In these articles, we have commenced with an enquiry into the nature and rationale of the topic – we will do the same here with graphs as it is necessary to review this prior to considering graphs in the context of GAMSAT.

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Topics: gamsat, gamsatpreparation, gamsatgraphs

GAMSAT Study Techniques

Posted by Mat on Nov 22, 2018 4:25:54 PM

Often members of the Academic Faculty of the METC Institute are asked, how should I study for the GAMSAT?

In order to answer this question, one has to first consider the nature and rationale of the exam. This article will focus on Section 3 of the GAMSAT as typically students reference this section when making such queries. Unlike university examinations which are designed to assess acquisition of knowledge, Section 3 of GAMSAT is written to test for competencies in problem solving via the application of knowledge. This often involves novel contexts that students have never seen. While the context is often new, the principles underpinning the assessment item should be familiar to students who have studied for the exam.

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Topics: gamsat, gamsatpreparation, gamsatstudy, gamsatscience