METC Institute GAMSAT Preparation.
The METC Institute provides industry-leading GAMSAT preparation courses to Australian, and international students. METC Institute GAMSAT courses emphasise thorough knowledge and understanding of humanities, essay writing, and the sciences along with strategies and practice applying this knowledge.
Much like post-graduate Medicine, courses are delivered via multiple media. Depending on your program of choice, courses comprise interactive online modules and exams, live and recorded lectures, and personal tuition. Students can choose between stand-alone courses, or packages & programs which aggregate multiple courses.
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.
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 March 2017 sitting will be held on Saturday 25th March 2017. The GAMSAT September 2017 sitting will be held on Wednesday 13th September 2017.
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.
Improve your GAMSAT score by 22 percentiles.
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 2016 GAMSAT demonstrated the following improvements:
Section I: Score improvement of 20 percentile points
Section II: Score improvement of 24 percentile points
Section III: Score improvement of 20 percentile points
Overall: Score improvement of 22 percentile points
Excellence in International Medical Education
The METC Institute is operated by doctors, for doctors/future doctors. Each and every course is designed by medical professionals including Professors, Medical Directors, and practicing Consultants.
The effectiveness of preparation METC educational services is outlined in the success of previous METC Institute cohorts. In addition, all METC Institute tutors and lecturers are carefully selected and score-qualified.
All programs offered by the METC Institute involve in-depth, comprehensive preparation and are suitable for students wishing to perform at the highest level.
Continuous Professional Development
The METC Institute guides students and medical professionals through every stage of their career from pre-Medicine through to specialist level training and beyond.
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I just wanted to thank you for all of your support through the nightmarish process of GAMSAT. You are a very engaging teacher and an inspiration.’
GAMSAT High Achiever Program
‘Great Course! Will recommend to all my friends. Loved the practice MMI, and the opportunity to gain a lot of personal feedback. I was not previously aware of how the interview was scored, so this is very useful.’
Medicine Interview Course
‘International fraternity added significant insight into surgical technique. The live cases were excellent in applying this learning. Highly recommended.’
Innovations in Haemorrhoid Surgery Course
‘Being in live theatre was excellent. The AM sessions were great for learning about the various techniques, and the afternoon live cases were brilliant. Observing in the OR with the surgical team was definitely the highlight.’
VAAFT & EPSiT Surgical Skills Course
‘Highly recommended to unaccredited registrars. The feedback from the consultants was detailed, personal and lengthy. I now understand a lot more about performance in the interview, and scoring.’
General Surgery Interview Course
‘Thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the lecture, was very informative and motivating.’
GAMSAT Science Revision Course
‘Though the days are long, the course outline was excellent and I think everyone got a lot out of the weekend. The teacher was great, very clear in his explanations of topics and patient with the group.’
GAMSAT Science Revision Course