Considering a career in medicine?
Then you need to know about the UMAT.
UMAT stands for Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test.
It is a three hour exam administered by ACER (The Australian Council for Educational Research), and it tests your ability in three areas:
*logical reasoning & problem solving
*understanding people, and
Most Australian and New Zealand Universities use your UMAT score, together with your high school results and your performance at an interview, in their selection of students for medicine, dentistry and health science courses.
There is help available to students who want to get the best possible results in the UMAT. Online courses such as those offered by MedEntry can greatly assist your preparation for the UMAT.
Registrations for the July 2013 UMAT test are already open, so you had better get your skates on!
In 2013 ACER have made some important changes to the UMAT format.
Whilst the type of questions will not change, the structure of the exam will.
Previously the exam consisted of:
Section 1 (Logical Reasoning & Problem Solving), 48 questions, 70 minutes
Section 2 (Understanding People), 44 questions, 55 minutes
Section 3 (Non-verbal Reasoning), 42 questions, 55 minutes
Now the exam no longer has separate timed divisions for each of Sections 1, 2 and 3.
A ten minute reading only time is given at the start of the test to check for printing accuracy etc. The three test “constructs” as ACER now terms them, are mixed up throughout the three hour exam.
Students will still receive a score for each “construct” (previously “section”), however this year students’ scores will be reported as an aggregate, rather than an average.
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You can sit the UMAT 2013 at any of the following locations:
UMAT ACT: Canberra
UMAT New South Wales: Armidale, Dubbo, Newcastle, Sydney
UMAT Northern Territory: Alice Springs, Darwin
UMAT Queensland: Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Townsville
UMAT South Australia: Adelaide
UMAT Tasmania: Hobart, Launceston
UMAT Victoria: Bendigo, Geelong, Melbourne, Mildura, Sale, Shepparton
UMAT Western Australia: Perth
UMAT New Zealand: Auckland, Dunedin
UMAT United Kingdom: London
UMAT USA: Washington DC