UMAT preparation courses are run throughout Australia and New Zealand (as well as some regional cities) leading up to the UMAT. A typical Melbourne UMAT course will include: UMAT focused lectures, advice tips and strategies to ace the UMAT, a practice UMAT exam with results and feedback, one on one UMAT tuition as well as many additional resources for UMAT preparation such as trial UMAT papers, practice UMAT questions, UMAT guides and UMAT drills.
Studying Medicine in Victoria has become extremely competitive, particularly at an undergraduate level. Very few Victorian universities offer undergraduate entry into Medicine which makes competition fierce and raises the bar regarding UMAT scores and other entry requirements such as the ATAR and interview scores. This means that success in the UMAT is a MUST if students wish to study at highly ranked institutions like Monash University.
Melbourne UMAT courses and lectures are facilitated by experienced UMAT educators with the assistance of students who aced the UMAT and will cover various techniques and skills required to answer questions in all three sections of the UMAT exam. In addition to an in depth analysis of past UMAT questions and examples from sections 1, 2 and 3, the Melbourne UMAT lectures will provide students with the opportunity to ask questions as the sessions are very interactive. The additional resources provided through the Melbourne UMAT courses allow students to implement the skills they have learned and practice them in the time leading up to the UMAT exam in July.
The UMAT score consists of one third of the entry requirement for Medicine in Melbourne, there is also an interview component. The interview score is just as important as the UMAT score and the ATAR, which is why Melbourne UMAT courses will generally include some Medical Interview training strategies in their lectures and in their resources. Some Melbourne UMAT courses even offer specific Medical Interview Training Sessions that focus solely on interview preparation, including a mock-interview and feedback specific to the university students are applying for.
The Melbourne UMAT courses are offered in central city locations – such as RMIT University, as well as regional locations, and will generally be held on weekends or school holidays and run for two full days (9am-5pm), so that they are accessible for all students. Melbourne UMAT courses provides an example of and details regarding such UMAT courses in Melbourne.