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Lowering UMAT exam anxiety

Lowering your UMAT exam anxiety

Let’s face it. From here on in, we will be surrounded by exams, the UMAT, end of year 12 exams, not to mention all the University exams looming not so far into the future. So with all these exams, it is important to develop techniques to reduce and deal with UMAT anxiety. Below are some helpful techniques to help you deal with anxiety in the lead up to the UMAT.

Set up a UMAT study group

Studying with others is an effective way of lowering UMAT anxiety. However, the people you choose to be in your study group influence how effectively the study group will function. Be wary of choosing your friends to be part of your UMAT study group as you may get easily distracted and lose sight of your purpose. Instead, choose people with similar goals and aspirations as you.

Plan a revision schedule for school and UMAT

Make sure you include all your extra-curricular activities such as work commitments. You also need to allocate time for re-revision and going over any areas of the UMAT exam that you are unsure of. The key part of making a revision schedule work is ensuring that the goals you hope to achieve are manageable and realistic.

Planning a UMAT study sessions with breaks

Set a goal for each UMAT study session. Breaking down revision into more manageable goals makes revising less overwhelming. Most people can only concentrate for 20 minutes. Once you fail to absorb any more information, it’s time for a break. Short frequent study periods with breaks helps retention and recall.

Also, half hour time slots are useful for quick revision. If it takes a half hour train trip to get to school in the morning, why not try to work through some UMAT questions you have been having difficulty with or memorising techniques that will be useful for answering certain types of UMAT questions.

Find out the exam details

This will make you feel more comfortable before actually sitting down to do the UMAT. If you learn the details before hand, you won’t be thrown on the day.

Find out what to do if you get stuck on a UMAT question.

If you get stuck on a question during the UMAT, your anxiety level will rise. Fortunately, the UMAT consists of multiple choice questions. If you get stuck, choose an answer, mark the question and move on. If you have time at the end, go back and try to work through the question again. If you run out of time, at least you have a 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 chance of getting the right answer. Don’t let being unsure throw you, the answer is there, you just have to deduce which one it is.


Medical Entrance New Zealand – Dunedin

University of Otago

(Dunedin, New Zealand)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Applications for admission to the Health Sciences Professional Programmes in Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine and Physiotherapy are made via the Otago Health Sciences First Year, Second Year of University Study, Competitive Graduate and Alternative Categories of Admission. The closing date for applications is 5 September 2012. Late applications are not accepted. Successful applicants are admitted to second year classes in 2013.

The total number of places available in each of these second year Health Sciences Professional Programmes for domestic students:

* Dentistry 54 * Medical Laboratory Science 60 * Medicine 266 * Physiotherapy 120

Please note these numbers are distributed throughout all categories of admission to each Professional Programme.

For details regarding admission to the Health Sciences Professional Programmes please refer to www.otago.ac.nz/HealthSciences.

Applicants have the opportunity to apply under the Maori and/or Pacific Origins subcategories for entry to the Professional Programmes.  In addition, Medicine applicants can apply under the Rural Origins subcategory.

General Information

Students wishing to enrol in the Health Sciences First Year Programme for 2013 must register by 10 December 2012, although late registrations can be made.

International students wishing to apply for Dentistry, Medical Laboratory Science, Medicine or Physiotherapy should contact the International Office, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Australian citizens and Australian Permanent Residents are not considered international students.

Further information is available at: www.otago.ac.nz/HealthSciences.

UMAT Courses Dunedin

UMAT Courses Dunedin

UMAT training courses are offered in all capital cities and some regional cities throughout Australia and New Zealand. These courses typically involve some lectures, one on one UMAT tuition, a trial UMAT exam with feedback, UMAT tips, UMAT advice, UMAT help, many UMAT practice exams and numerous other UMAT resources to help you perform at your best during your UMAT test in July.

Getting into Otago University to study Medicine or Dentistry can be very competitive. Since there is no interview for medical entry, UMAT is even more important at Otago University than at Auckland University. UMAT contributes to about a third of your final mark, the rest from your first year health sciences grades.

The Dunedin UMAT lectures cover UMAT techniques and UMAT strategies for sections 1, 2 and 3. Some examples of UMAT questions are analysed and covered in depth. There will be opportunities to ask questions in these highly interactive sessions. Medical Interview training strategies are also covered during these Dunedin UMAT Courses. The diagnostic trial UMAT test during these courses offer an opportunity to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

The Dunedin UMAT courses typically start at 9 am and finish at 5 pm on all days, usually during the weekend or during school holidays, so that you can focus on UMAT during these intense UMAT training sessions.

The UMAT Courses in Dunedin are facilitated by an experienced UMAT educator and assisted by those who have aced the UMAT.

These UMAT Courses in Dunedin are usually held in central city locations such as the Otago Polytechnic. UMAT Courses Dunedin provides an example of and details regarding such UMAT courses in Dunedin.