GAMSAT is divided into three sections designed to assess performance in the areas of:
I Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences
II Written Communication
III Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences
The GAMSAT test is offered twice a year, in March and September. The GAMSAT September 2019 sitting will be held on Wednesday 11 September 2019. The GAMSAT March 2020 sitting will be advised in late 2019.
Note that GAMSAT is available in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Townsville, and Sydney. GAMSAT sittings are also available in major cities in New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Find out more about testing centres.
The process of applying for admission to the graduate-entry programs is separate from the process of registering to sit GAMSAT. GEMSAS will process applications for admission to graduate-entry medicine at the GAMSAT Consortium Medical Schools and for the University of Melbourne Dentistry and Optometry programs.
Purpose of GAMSAT
The Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools to assist in the selection of students to participate in the graduate-entry programs in Australia, Ireland and the UK. It is designed to assess the capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programs.
The purpose of GAMSAT is to assess the ability to understand and analyse material, to think critically about issues and, in the case of the Written Communication section, to organise and express thoughts in a logical and effective way. GAMSAT questions are based on material drawn from a variety of sources. They typically require candidates to read and think about a passage of writing, to interpret graphical displays of information, to use mathematical relationships and to apply reasoning skills to tables of data.
Since problem-based learning techniques are central to modern medical curricula, GAMSAT is constructed with a major focus on the assessment of problem solving ability across a wide range of subject areas.
Improve your GAMSAT score by 23 percentile points.
Students enrol in GAMSAT preparation courses to learn the knowledge required to perform in GAMSAT, and to develop their ability to apply that knowledge in the context of complex application of critical thinking.
METC Institute GAMSAT preparation courses enable the development of intuitive understanding of the concepts required to excel in all sections of GAMSAT and additionally, emphasise critical-thinking and a focus on application of knowledge.
On average, students who completed a METC Institute GAMSAT course and sat the 2017 GAMSAT demonstrated the following improvements:
Section 1: Score improvement of 21 percentile points
Section 2: Score improvement of 24 percentile points
Section 3: Score improvement of 22 percentile points
This means that students who commenced a METC Institute preparation course with a 55 were on average able to improve to a 60, and those with a 60 were able to improve to 65+.
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