METC Institute UMAT & Year 12 Preparation.
Year 12 only comes once. The METC Institute thus aims to provide Year 12 and UMAT students with the most comprehensive preparation possible. Educational faculty members of the METC Institute have experience at successfully graduating both undergraduate and graduate students into the countries best medical schools such as the University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, and University of Queensland.
The METC Institute provides UMAT and Year 12 candidates with an unmatched advantage via distinct preparation courses and packages for both the UMAT, and the national Year 12 curriculum. These courses and programs aim to maximise student ATAR and UMAT scores giving students the best opportunity of entry into Undergraduate Medicine.
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UMAT & Year 12
Purpose of UMAT.
The Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test (UMAT) is an exam created to select students for entry into Undergraduate Medicine, Dentistry and other Health Science degrees. UMAT is designed to examine general attributes and abilities gained through prior experience and learning.
The purpose of the exam is to select students who possess the following qualities deemed necessary in the aforementioned areas of study:
- Data analysis and interpretation of relationships
- Comprehension in human interactions, and social dynamics
- Critical thinking, and logical reasoning
- Pattern recognition and organisation of information
Unlike many other medical admissions test, the exam does not directly test the natural sciences, but relies on application of skills necessary in the practice of Medicine. Therefore, students can prepare for GAMSAT by developing strategies which address the above disciplines, and practicing these strategies.
The UMAT is a multiple-choice examination administered by the Australian Council of Education and Research (ACER).
The exam consists of 3 hours of testing time and contains 134 questions in the following areas:
Section I: Logical Reasoning & Problem Solving
Section II: Understanding People
Section III: Non-verbal Reasoning
Students are eligible to sit UMAT if they have finished, or are completing the final year of their secondary schooling. The exam is held in late July of each year, and results are usually released in late September informing Year 12 students of their relative competitiveness to enter Undergraduate Medicine the following year.
Candidates must apply for positions in Undergraduate Medicine separately from sitting the UMAT. Information about university applications can be found on the ACER website.
Performing in Year 12.
Performance throughout the Year 12 academic year is an essential component of a competitive application to Undergraduate Medicine.
An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)/OP score of at least 99 is required to enter Medicine directly from high school. Realising that students cannot afford to rely on UMAT performance alone, the METC Institute offers assistance in maximising each Year 12 student’s ATAR/OP score.
By participating in the Year 12 High Achiever Program, students ensure they are receiving every possible advantage as they strive to enter Undergraduate Medicine. The Year 12 High Achiever Program offers comprehensive tuition of Year 12 science subjects thus enabling students to outperform their peers, and providing a head start on commencement of Medicine.
An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)/OP score of at least 99 is required to enter Medicine directly from high school.
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.
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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
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Medicine Interview Course
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Innovations in Haemorrhoid Surgery Course
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VAAFT & EPSiT Surgical Skills Course
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General Surgery Interview Course
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GAMSAT Science Revision Course
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GAMSAT Science Revision Course