Work with your personal GAMSAT tutor: GAMSAT High Achiever Program
The METC Institute GAMSAT High Achiever Program is the most comprehensive GAMSAT preparation program available. In fact, the High Achiever Program is more accurately classed as a complete pre-medical program which guides future doctors through their GAMSAT preparation, medical school applications, and medical school interview preparation. The Program can be commenced at any time of the year (regardless of the proximity of the next exam) and assumes no prior knowledge. Each student is paired with a personal GAMSAT tutor who mentors their path into medical school. The overall aim of the program is to prepare students with a holistic, comprehensive and planned approach which provides them with their best chance of entering graduate medicine.
In order to be successful in entering medicine, candidates must demonstrate a high degree of motivation and a sustained commitment to learning while working closely with their GAMSAT tutor. Therefore, the GAMSAT High Achiever Program is by qualification only and an application form must be completed in order to enrol in the Program.
Applying to the Program
All students considering entry into graduate medicine are welcome to apply to the GAMSAT High Achiever Program. Applications can be submitted by completing the below form.
The only objective requirement for entry is a weighted minimum GPA of 5.0. Other subjective factors are considered (see under the ‘Entry’ tab above) by the Academic Faculty. After submitting an application, all candidates are contacted for an interview discussion to determine their objectives and their correlation with the Program. Candidates are then selected based on their likely ability to collaborate effectively with their potential GAMSAT tutor. This is important as there are a limited number of training positions available.
Complete the GAMSAT High Achiever online application form.
Conduct a phone discussion with a member of the Academic Faculty.
Receive an offer
Successful candidates receive an offer to enrol.
Enrol in the High Achiever Program.
Commence GAMSAT study
Start intensive study for the GAMSAT.
The GAMSAT High Achiever Program is comprised of a portfolio of the most intense GAMSAT preparation courses that the METC Institute has to offer. In addition, High Achiever students are provided with supplementary courses, resources, and services available exclusively in the Program.
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 additionally strives to develop higher-level complex reasoning and problem-solving skills in broad topic areas ranging from Humanities to the Sciences. Due to the struggles of many students in essay writing, the development of advanced written communication skills is also an integral feature of the program. The program consists of a total of 10 course subjects covering all aspects of GAMSAT and including comprehensive medicine interview preparation:
|CR100 - GAMSAT Essentials course||Teaches students how to study for GAMSAT||1x online module|
1x complete GAMSAT practice exam
|CR101 - GAMSAT Foundations course||Foundations of GAMSAT Sections 1, 2, and 3||30x detailed online theory modules|
10x 2hr lectures via online classroom
|CR102 - GAMSAT Advanced Science course||Intensive Section 3 study||30x detailed online theory modules|
9x 2hr lectures via online classroom
|CR103 - GAMSAT Strategies course||Section 1 and 3 practice exams||12x GAMSAT Section 1 exams (900qns)|
10x GAMSAT Section 3 exams (1100qns)
8x 1hr lectures via online classroom
1x GAMSAT Trial Exam
|CR104 - GAMSAT Intensive Essay course||Section 2 theory and practice exams||5x detailed online theory modules|
30x marked GAMSAT essays
|CR204 - GAMSAT Advanced Essay course||Section 2 practice exams||20x marked GAMSAT essays|
20x essay development task modules
|CR107 - GAMSAT Essay Masters course||Section 2 Essay library||90x perfected GAMSAT essays for study and use|
|CR200 - GAMSAT High Achiever course||Exclusive and extended study for High Achiever students||6x 2hr formal and personal tuition sessions|
25hrs additional lecturing via Mastermind sessions
Further 5x complete GAMSAT practice exams
Theme matched reading schedule for Section 2
Extended reading schedule for Section 3
Personalised study plan
|CR301 - Medicine Live Interview course||Medicine Interview preparation||1x online module|
8hrs live interview practice
|CR302 - Medicine Online Interview course||Medicine Interview preparation||8x online modules with 100 interview scenarios and ideal answers|
All courses are delivered online such that the Program commitments are amenable to a busy university or work life. Delivery of online modules, practice exams, classroom workshops, and personal tutorials is facilitated via the METC Institute interactive learning portal which tracks student progress. Classroom workshops and personal one-to-one tutorials with GAMSAT tutors are facilitated via the interactive educational platform Zoom so that students can receive all the benefits of a classroom (such as interaction, whiteboard, and the chance to ask questions) without the inconvenience.
|The High Achiever Program is founded on the METC Institute all you can learn model. For the duration of their enrolment, program participants may make unlimited use of their GAMSAT tutor, and medical faculty to have their questions answered. Questions and discussion with the course facilitators occurs via the METC Institute online learning portal.|
Participants can ask questions about any aspect of their course, their general studies or their career and will receive a response within 24-hours (business days).
The Program workload (including interview preparation) is 850-1250 hours. This estimate is based on the candidate having no prior knowledge in any aspect of GAMSAT. Students with previous experience sitting GAMSAT or degrees related to assessable content may progress through the Program more rapidly. Given the intensity of the Program, it is recommended it be completed over a minimum of 6 months though past students have been able to successfully progress through the program in as little as 3 months. If possible, students should provide themselves with 6-12 months of preparation in order to spread the Program study-load and minimise impingement upon their other commitments. The program may also be extended to 24 months if desired.
While it can be said that the GAMSAT High Achiever Program is a full-time endeavour, many previous students have successfully completed the program in combination with full-time work or University commitments – a testament to their dedication and motivation for success.
The primary aims of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program are to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to gain successful entry into Medicine. Firstly, this is achieved through the completion of various standard and exclusive courses while receiving personal teaching and mentoring from their GAMSAT tutor. In addition, students will build a solid foundation for graduate medical studies via comprehensive fundamental training in medical science.
In order to gain entry into graduate medicine, candidates will be expected to meet the following general objectives of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program:
- Develop a successful method for studying and preparing for the exam;
- 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;
- Exhibit superior knowledge of common interview topics, and;
- Develop superior written and verbal communication skills.
In addition to the above students completing the GAMSAT High Achiever Program 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;
- Skills in identifying and addressing their own learning needs;
- The ability to respond constructively to appraisal from their personal GAMSAT tutor, performance review or assessment, and;
- Capacities in effective time management and organisational skills.
GAMSAT High Achiever Program Guarantee
The success of the GAMSAT High Achiever Program is evident in the performance of its previous students. While past performance is not a guarantee of individual future performance, where students have successfully completed the Program (defined as completion and submission of all exams, prescribed assessment & learning tasks, and a passing score in the summative examination), they invariably gain acceptance to medicine. While standardised comparison is difficult given the number of confounding factors, those sitting GAMSAT after enrolment in the Program have demonstrated significant improvements in all sections of the exam (minimum 20-25 percentile point increase).
Given candidates are so thoroughly prepared after completion of the Program, the METC Institute is able to offer the METC Institute High Achiever Guarantee of acceptance into Medicine. This guarantee states that in the unlikely event a candidate is not accepted into medicine, despite completing all aspects of the program, the METC Institute will provide them with continuing free tutelage and support by their personal GAMSAT tutor via the GAMSAT Platinum Program (valued at $3688) for the duration of 12 months.