GAMSAT High Achiever Program

The GAMSAT High Achiever Program 2014/15 is by qualification only and is without exception the most comprehensive and powerful GAMSAT preparation program available today.  Candidates are so thoroughly prepared and perform so well that we are able to offer the METC Institute High Achiever Guarantee of acceptance into medicine:  In the unlikely event that you are not accepted, despite completing all aspects of the program, we will provide you with free enrolment into the GAMSAT Platinum Program valued at $3688 the following year.

The success of this course is evident in the performance of its previous students.  While past performance is not a guarantee of individual future performance, we have been able to survey and verify the results of every student who successfully completed the GAMSAT High Achiever Program in 2013/14 (defined as completion and submission of all exams and prescribed assessment tasks).  Preliminary results show that in this cohort, every student has achieved a GAMSAT score high enough for acceptance into medicine.  Of the cohort, 80% have already accepted positions at the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney for 2015.  The remaining 20% have interviews at other Australian medical schools in September and will receive results and offers in September/October.  The final outcomes of the entire cohort will be published when offers have been finalised.

 

Apply today via the online Diamond High Achiever Application Form

Applications will be processed in September & October 2014 with the course due to commence early November 2014

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Product Description

Program Overview

The GAMSAT High Achiever Program is an intensive pre-medical program requiring a high degree of motivation and sustained commitment to learning.  The program aims to maintain a standard of excellence in developing for students a critical knowledge base in science, deemed necessary as a pre-requisite to postgraduate studies in Medicine.  The program also strives to develop higher-level complex reasoning and problem-solving skills in broad topic areas ranging from Humanities to the Sciences.  The development of advanced written communication skills is also an integral feature of the program, with 2 intensive course subjects devoted to this component.  The program consists of a total of 7 course subjects covering all aspects of GAMSAT and includes Medicine Entrance Interview Preparation.  The 2014/15 GAMSAT High Achiever Program commences on the 3rd November 2014 and concludes in August 2015 upon completion of the Medicine Entrance Interview Preparation Course (CR301).  Students should sit GAMSAT Australia 2015 during this period for planned admission into Medicine in 2016.  A small proportion of students completing the High Achiever Program may elect to sit GAMSAT UK 2015 and GAMSAT Australia 2016, for planned admission into Medicine in 2017.  However, the program should still be completed by August 2015 as prescribed.  The total course workload is equivalent to 78 credit points and will require approximately 850-1250 hours to complete.  The GAMSAT High Achiever Program is a full-time endeavour although many previous students who have successfully completed the program have done so in combination with full-time work or University commitments – a testament to their dedication and motivation for success.  The GAMSAT High Achiever Program includes:

  • CR101 – GAMSAT Foundations & Complex Reasoning (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR102 – GAMSAT Science & Complex Reasoning (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR103 – GAMSAT Advanced Strategies & Complex Reasoning (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR104 – GAMSAT Intensive Essay Writing (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR200 – GAMSAT High Achiever (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR204 – GAMSAT Advanced Intensive Essay Writing (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR301 – Medicine Entrance Interview Preparation (3 credit point course)

CR200 and CR204 are exclusive courses available only to students of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program.

Apply today via the online Diamond High Achiever Application Form

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Aims

The primary aim of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to gain successful entry into Medicine.  This is achieved through completion of various courses offered by METC Institute but additionally, through completion of exclusive courses, mentoring and personal tutoring offered by our Academic Faculty.

Students who complete the GAMSAT High Achiever Program will:

  • Display superior and advanced knowledge and proficiency of common and uncommon GAMSAT topics in Humanities and Science;
  • Display superior and advanced complex reasoning skills in Humanities and Science;
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems;
  • Be equipped with proven strategies to maximise scores and performance in GAMSAT;
  • Demonstrate advanced essay writing skills;
  • Formulate a structure for essays that enhances effectiveness of the written piece;
  • Write in a manner that demonstrates fluency of language;
  • Demonstrate higher level reasoning and interpretative skills for GAMSAT essay stimulus themes;
  • Be able to formulate and write superior essays within limited timeframes;
  • Display an intimate knowledge of interview selection criteria and assessment;
  • Demonstrate superior knowledge of medical and non-medical ethics;
  • Demonstrate superior knowledge of common interview topics, and;
  • Demonstrate superior written and verbal communication skills.

In completing the GAMSAT High Achiever Program, students will also develop certain personal values including:

  • An understanding of the principles of resilience and lifelong curiosity;
  • An understanding of the principles of reflective practice and the ability to apply them;
  • The ability to identify and address their own learning needs;
  • The ability to respond constructively to appraisal, performance review or assessment, and;
  • The ability to apply effective time management and organisational skills.

Academic Faculty

Our academic faculty of specialist doctors and senior lecturers designed the GAMSAT High Achiever Program.  These specialist doctors and senior lecturers are affiliated with leading Australian University Medical Schools and Teaching Hospitals, and maintain minimum qualification standards including MBBS with specialist qualification and registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.  Course tutors and lecturers are accredited by the faculty and maintain minimum qualification standards including MBBS and academic accreditation with Australian Universities.  Essay tutors are also accredited and have higher degrees in humanities or law, at a minimum Masters or Doctorate Level (AQF Level 9 or 10).

Program Structure

The program involves a combination of attendance and online study and the completion of 7 course subjects:

  • CR101 – GAMSAT Foundations & Complex Reasoning (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR102 – GAMSAT Science & Complex Reasoning (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR103 – GAMSAT Advanced Strategies & Complex Reasoning (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR104 – GAMSAT Intensive Essay Writing (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR200 – GAMSAT High Achiever (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR204 – GAMSAT Advanced Intensive Essay Writing (12.5 credit point course)
  • CR301 – Medicine Entrance Interview Preparation (3 credit point course)

CR200 and CR204 are exclusive courses available only to students of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program.

CR101 – GAMSAT Foundations & Complex Reasoning

  • Attendance Component: 2-days of intensive lectures and interactive problem-based learning.  Course content includes GAMSAT-specific lectures in Humanities, Written Communication and Science with a focus on complex reasoning and problem solving.
  • Online Modules (CR101-01 to CR101-30): 30 unique and detailed modules providing foundations of learning in key GAMSAT topics including subject-specific GAMSAT complex reasoning questions.
  • Refer to published course details on the website for further information.

CR102 – GAMSAT Science & Complex Reasoning

  • Attendance Component: 2-days of intensive lectures and interactive problem-based learning.  Course content includes GAMSAT-specific lectures in Science with a focus on complex reasoning.
  • Online Modules (CR102-01 to CR102-30): 30 unique and detailed modules to develop knowledge and complex reasoning skills in key GAMSAT science topics including subject-specific GAMSAT complex reasoning questions.
  • Refer to published course details on the website for further information.

CR103 – GAMSAT Advanced Strategies & Complex Reasoning

  • Attendance Component: A day of intensive lectures and interactive problem-based learning.  Course content focuses on specific GAMSAT complex reasoning skills, problem solving and exam strategies in Humanities, Essay Writing and Science.
  • METC GAMSAT Exam 2015 (METC2015): This is a full-length live exam specifically designed by our Academic Faculty to be closely representative of GAMSAT 2015.  The METC GAMSAT Exam 2015 is considered summative assessment for students of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program.
  • Online Modules (CR103-01 to CR103-22):  22 online modules consisting of 2000, extensively reviewed, GAMSAT questions validated by our Academic Faculty.  The distribution includes 900 Humanities GAMSAT questions and 1100 Science GAMSAT questions.
  • Refer to published course details on the website for further information.

CR104 – GAMSAT Intensive Essay Writing

  • Online Assessment Modules (CR104-IEDC1 to CR104-IEDC15): Students are required to complete 15 assessment modules comprising a total of 30 essay tasks.  Each of the 30 essay tasks is critically analysed individually and scored by our expert tutors, with recommendations for improvement.
  • Online Review Modules (CR104-RE1 to CR104-RE15): Students are required to complete and submit 15 review modules following completion of each assessment module.  While these are not formally assessed, completion of these review modules is considered the key step to achieving the results of previous cohorts.
  • Online Theory Modules (CR104-TH1 to CR104-TH5): Students are required to study and complete 5 theory modules in GAMSAT essay writing.  These modules include 1) GAMSAT Essay Strategies, 2) Organisation and the Language of Persuasion, 3) Clarity, Eclecticisms and Rhetorical Devices, 4) Word Choice and Vocabulary and 5) Mechanics of Writing and Matters of Form.
  • Refer to published course details on the website for further information.

CR200 – GAMSAT High Achiever

The CR200 GAMSAT High Achiever course subject is exclusive to students of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program.  The course includes:

  • Unlimited Email Access to High Achiever Support for administrative questions and to the High Achiever Program Director (a senior doctor and lecturer) for academic or program-based questions;
  • Unlimited Email Access to Personal Tutor for the duration of the personal tutoring component to facilitate organisation of personal tutoring agendas and clarification questions;
  • High Achiever Study Plan – to assist with organisation and planning for the numerous courses and study objectives;
  • Personal Tutoring – 6x 2-hour sessions.  These sessions are ideally conducted on a fortnightly basis and should tie in with the timeline and study objectives identified in the High Achiever Study Plan.  The times for these personal tutoring sessions are organised directly with the personal tutor and should be at a mutually convenient time.  As all personal tutors are doctors, students are expected to be flexible with availabilities.  The personal tutoring sessions are conducted ideally over a Skype/Go-to-Meeting online interface as sessions commonly occur in the evenings and over weekends;
  • Mastermind Tutorials – 12x 2-hour group tutorial sessions.  Group tutorial sessions are limited to students of the High Achiever Program only and will involve problem-based learning and complex reasoning of GAMSAT themes and questions.  The mastermind tutorials are small group tutorials that occur over an online Go-to-Meeting interface.  These sessions commonly occur in the evenings and over weekends, as tutors are all doctors with busy schedules.  Additionally, students should note that session times may be subject to last-minute date and time changes due to unforeseen clinical emergencies;
  • Mastermind Videos – All 12x 2-hour group tutorial sessions are recorded and High Achiever students will be provided with restricted access to facilitate their studies;
  • Additional METC GAMSAT Trial Exams – 5 additional and new METC GAMSAT Trial Exams are made available to students of the High Achiever Program (codenamed METC1-2015 to METC5-2015).  These exams are closely representative of GAMSAT and are formulated from detailed research into the GAMSAT exam.  The METC Academic Committee validates all questions.  These exams are formative.  Results will reveal individual section scores as well as overall scores.  Section 2 results are scored by expert tutors and will be accompanied by a report that critically analyses individual performances with recommendations provided for improvement.

CR204 – GAMSAT Advanced Intensive Essay Writing

The CR204 GAMSAT Advanced Intensive Essay Writing Course is exclusive to students of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program and builds upon CR104 (GAMSAT Intensive Essay Writing Course).  The course includes:

  • Online Assessment Modules (CR204-AEDC1 to CR204-AEDC10): Students are required to complete 10 assessment modules comprising a total of 20 essay tasks.  Each of the 20 essay tasks is critically analysed individually and scored by our expert tutors, with recommendations for improvement.
  • Online Review Modules (CR204-RE1 to CR204-RE10): Students are required to complete and submit 10 review modules following completion of each assessment module.  While these are not formally assessed, completion of these review modules is considered the key step to achieving the results of previous cohorts.
  • Online Research Modules (CR204-RM1 to CR204-RM20): Students are expected to complete 20 research modules over the course of the program.  Each module requires the development of vocabulary lists, study of opinion pieces and short essays, as well as formulation of a researched argumentative essay on identified, recurrent current affair themes.
  • Access to online modules for CR204 is restricted to 180 days.

CR301 – Medicine Entrance Interview Preparation

This workshop will be conducted in August 2015, and is the final component of the High Achiever Program.  The course includes:

  • 1-day attendance course:  Includes live interactive MMI interview practice, assessment and feedback
  • Interview Workbook: Includes theory, practice case studies and questions and self-directed further reading
  • Refer to published course details on the website for further information.

Entry Requirements

Entry into the GAMSAT High Achiever Program is by application and qualification only.  Potential candidates for the GAMSAT High Achiever Program are screened for suitability.  The reputation of this course depends on the quality of its students and therefore, an assessment must be made of the candidate’s motivation and suitability for a career in medicine.  In addition, the screening process is necessary as the time available for personal tutoring by members of our academic faculty is limited.

The Selection Committee will formally evaluate the candidate’s ability to pursue the program successfully using the following criteria:

  • Weighted GPA Minimum 5.0
  • Eligible Bonuses: Completion of Masters or PhD
  • Standard & Quality of Personal/Reflective Essay
  • Performance at Interview (Phone Interview)

Qualities formally assessed in this process include:

  • Motivation for a career in Medicine
  • Suitability for a career in Medicine

Note: No preferences are made for students with science or allied health backgrounds.

Students who are unsuccessful in admission into the GAMSAT High Achiever Program will be invited to consider alternatives including the GAMSAT Platinum Program or other packages and courses.

Exit Examination & Qualification

Completion of the course requires satisfactory completion of all online modules and attendance components as well as a passing grade in summative assessment.  Summative assessment for the GAMSAT High Achiever Program consists of a live exam (METC GAMSAT Exam 2015) conducted in early 2015.  The METC GAMSAT Exam 2015 is a live exam specifically designed by our Academic Faculty to be closely representative of GAMSAT 2015.  Minimum scores required to obtain a passing grade is exam-specific and scaled to reflect 2014 GAMSAT distribution curves.

High Achiever Program Guarantee Policy

The METC Institute guarantees that all successful graduates of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program will be accepted into Medicine on the following conditions:

  • The student has completed all aspects of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program including: attendance at all courses; completion of all personal tutoring sessions; attendance at all Mastermind group tutorials or evidence of viewing the recorded tutorial; completion of all online modules including submission of all assessed essay tasks; completion of all formative METC Trial Exams (METC1 to METC5), and;
  • Achievement of a passing grade in summative assessment (METC GAMSAT Exam 2015), and;
  • Meets minimum University pre-requisite requirements, and;
  • Applies for entry into Medicine and will be willing and able to accept a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in Medicine at any Australian University.

The High Achiever Program Guarantee becomes void if:

  • A student fails to meet any of the above conditions, or;
  • Declines any offer for entry into Medicine made by any Australian University, or;
  • Fails to complete pre-requisite requirements including a Bachelor’s Degree, or;
  • Fails to maintain their pre-High Achiever Program University-weighted grade point average, or;
  • The student achieves a GAMSAT score that is high enough for immediate entry into the University of Queensland.  A student with such a high GAMSAT score is considered to have successfully gained entry into Medicine, even if the student decides for whatever reason, to decline or refuse application or enrolment into Medicine at the University of Queensland.

If in the unlikely event that a graduate who has met the above conditions, is unsuccessful in gaining entry into Medicine, then the graduate will be entitled to complete the METC Institute Platinum Program the following year at no charge.  No guarantees for entry into Medicine exist beyond this point and no further entitlements or enrolments will be considered if the student remains unsuccessful.

Refund Policy

No refunds are available after commencement of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program.

Fees

The cost of enrolment is $5997.  Please refer to our published refunds policy as a condition of enrolment.  Please refer to our published High Achiever Program Guarantee Policy as a condition of enrolment.  Refer to individual course details for information regarding duration of online module access.

Apply today by completing the online Diamond High Achiever Application Form

 For further information Enquire Now

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