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    Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Most graduate medical schools require GAMSAT + a GPA of 5 to 5.5 to be considered eligible to appy, official information and practice booklets can be found here: http://www.gamsat.edu.au/

    Admissions guide: http://gamsat.acer.edu.au/index.php?...=22&Itemid=281

    Graduate medical forum: http://pagingdr.proboards61.com/

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    Med-prep, Des O'Neil, Husky, Ozimed, Medired, Griffith, Gamsat prep and so on.

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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Hi,
    Just wondering do you know what is the difference between UMAT and GAMSAT? I mean in exam content wise. I have a quick read of the ACER website and I got an impression that all graduate entry applications need to go through ACER is that correct?

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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Peihui View Post
    Hi,
    Just wondering do you know what is the difference between UMAT and GAMSAT? I mean in exam content wise. I have a quick read of the ACER website and I got an impression that all graduate entry applications need to go through ACER is that correct?
    Have a good read of both booklets, UMAT is pretty much a multiple choise IQ/EQ test, where as GAMSAT is a 5-6 hour exam consisting of writtenuniversity level sciences, humanities (2 essays) and other interpretive multiple choice questions.

    Graduate entry applications usually go through ACER solely, except for Bond, etc, you will need to check with the universities that you are applying to. Check out www.pagingdr.proboards61.com for more GAMSAT/graduate med info.
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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Do you know which GAMSAT prep course is better? thanks

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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Des O'neil is the most popular followed closely by med prep international.
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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Peihui View Post
    Hi,
    Just wondering do you know what is the difference between UMAT and GAMSAT? I mean in exam content wise. I have a quick read of the ACER website and I got an impression that all graduate entry applications need to go through ACER is that correct?
    UMAT is skill/technique based, whilst GAMSAT is content based ie sciences (phys, chem, bio). Another difference is UMAT is all MCQ while you need to write essays for GAMSAT
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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Hi guys!

    I'm really interested in finding out why you guys want to study medicine? What are your motivations...?

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    To make all our parents proud!
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    Question Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Wooz View Post
    Most graduate medical schools require GAMSAT + a GPA of 5 to 5.5 to be considered eligible to appy, official information and practice booklets can be found here: http://www.gamsat.edu.au/

    Admissions guide: http://gamsat.acer.edu.au/index.php?...=22&Itemid=281

    Graduate medical forum: http://pagingdr.proboards61.com/

    Preparation courses:

    Med-prep, Des O'Neil, Husky, Ozimed, Medired, Griffith, Gamsat prep and so on.
    Hey! I hope to, Godwilling, get into UWS. But, given the high cutoff threshold for non- GWS ap plicants (95.50) I am considering BClincSc at Macquarie- with the intention of MD. I am only in Year 11. Is GAMSAT required, for entry into Macquarie MD? What is everyone else's Plan B?

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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by jalec1810 View Post
    Hey! I hope to, Godwilling, get into UWS. But, given the high cutoff threshold for non- GWS ap plicants (95.50) I am considering BClincSc at Macquarie- with the intention of MD. I am only in Year 11. Is GAMSAT required, for entry into Macquarie MD? What is everyone else's Plan B?
    Plan B is do software engineering or actuarial and try UMAT again in first year without studying for it and if it doesn't work again then give up on med
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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by pikachu975 View Post
    Plan B is do software engineering or actuarial and try UMAT again in first year without studying for it and if it doesn't work again then give up on med
    Wait you're allowed to do UMAT after yr 12?

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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by ShootingDuck View Post
    Wait you're allowed to do UMAT after yr 12?
    I heard someone saying "This is my 4th time doing UMAT" so yes! Also I know someone doing it in first year uni
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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by ShootingDuck View Post
    Wait you're allowed to do UMAT after yr 12?
    After starting uni you can do UMAT and (re)apply to UNSW, WSU, JMP Med in the next several years.
    If get in you start from Y1 again.
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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    That's cool, sounds like a better option than sitting GAMSAT. Would it be worth sitting UMAT if I got an atar of 93/94 or would that be too low even for medicine at WSU?

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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by ShootingDuck View Post
    That's cool, sounds like a better option than sitting GAMSAT. Would it be worth sitting UMAT if I got an atar of 93/94 or would that be too low even for medicine at WSU?
    With ATAR 93/94 you may have to forget about UNSW as they use GPA+ATAR. Even GPA 7 (max you can get) only pulls you up to 96/97 equivalent, not really competitive.

    WSU is either/or, if you haven't got >95.5 then you need GPA >6.1 to the end of the year you apply.
    JMP ignores ATAR and is much easier on GPA, only "close to Credit average".
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    Re: Graduate medicine, dentistry and pharmacy

    Quote Originally Posted by ShootingDuck View Post
    That's cool, sounds like a better option than sitting GAMSAT. Would it be worth sitting UMAT if I got an atar of 93/94 or would that be too low even for medicine at WSU?
    Check if your area is in the GWS area because your ATAR cutoff will be a bit lower by 1-2 atar
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