The first UCAT will be in 2019, iCanMed can help!

The UCAT is an aptitude test similar to the UMAT but with some distinct changes. In fact, there are some major overlaps in the techniques used to answer certain question types in the UCAT as in the UMAT. iCanMed has already identified these changes and have spent years developing a course that TEACHES you how to SUCCEED just like our UMAT students in the past.

 

324 medical and dental school offers for a 2019 start!

The 2018 iCanMed student cohort have so far received an amazing 324 medical school and dental school offers from universities across Australia and New Zealand. Our students received offers from Monash university, University of New South Wales, Western Sydney University, University of Queensland, James Cook University, Joint Medical Program from Newcastle and New England, University of Western Australia, Curtin University, University of Adelaide, Flinders University, University of Auckland and University of Otago!

 How did iCanMed students go in the latest UMAT exam?

67.2% of the 2018 cohort achieved a 90th+ percentile in the UMAT exam. 29 students scored in the 100th percentile, 57 students scored in the 99th percentile and 62 students scored in the 98th percentile.


Every year, iCanMed undergoes a gruelling process of updating and refining every part of its course. Our yearly investigation involves talking with hundreds of students to understand the types of challenges they encountered during preparation and on the exam day. We then spend months revising our course content, course structure, learning objectives, teaching methodologies, preparation timeline, and student support system to see what we can tweak for the next year’s cohort.

Why do we do this? To help every student achieve the best result possible.

 
 

UMAT 2018 Exam Results

Feedback from 431 students: 290 students achieved 90th to 100th, 72 students achieved 80th to 89th, 69 students achieved < 80th. Updates will be made as we receive feedback from 900+ remaining students.
 
 

SUCCESS STORIES

Every year, we have multiple students scoring in the 100th, 99th and 98th percentiles in the UMAT. We’ve selected a few of the most amazing stories to share with you today. Each of the students below took advantage of our course and scored big.

SABKAN KHALEQUE - Melbourne, Class of 2018

 
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“ICanMed's services provide a great structured way to learn strategies in order to blitz the UCAT. With videos detailing various strategies and methods that can be used on questions, ICanMed prepares you for the different styles of questions that the UCAT can throw at you. Furthermore, the course provides step-by-step solutions for every practice question provided leaving you with a complete understanding of exactly how and why the answers are what they are. In addition to that, any particular questions you have can be asked easily and are usually answered very promptly. These features of the course personally helped me achieve a 98 percentile last year, which goes to show how effective the course really is.”

”In a similar vein, the interview course is also highly reliable, with techniques and prompts which teach you how to be prepared for any questions the interviewer may throw at you, rather than focussing on how to give answers to particular questions which may or may not come up during the interview. These prompts especially aided me throughout the interview as it allowed me to give in depth answers which were also highly personalised, thereby allowing me to convey myself in a cohesive and coherent way. However the most useful part of the course is the personalised feedback you can get if you send a recording in for review. The feedback is very in depth and helped me focus on particular points to improve on, such as how to use examples more effectively.”

”Ultimately, ICanMed is definitely a worthwhile investment if you have the desire to gain entry into medicine.”

Narendra Dharmaratne - Perth, Class of 2018

 
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“I think iCanMed was the key to my success in both the UMAT and interview. The way Michael and Ashton broke down the UMAT into simple videos that were easy to understand yet were packed with information, alongside the many practice questions really provided me with the edge i needed to pass the UMAT and also pass all sections! Next came the interview and the iCanMed interview course they provided was structured and precise and gave the exact information I needed to secure a first round un-bonded offer to UWA! I can't thank the team enough at ICanMed and definitely will recommend them to anyone considering medicine as a career!”

RAE HUANG - AUckland, Class of 2018

 
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”The highly structured Pro Course and the student centred community at iCanMed were invaluable in helping me gain entry into my dream course. I found the video lessons to be an efficient and relaxing way for learning the crucial techniques in answering every single question type. Similarly, the video solutions made for a clear and easy way for both reviewing the countless variety of questions for each question type and honing in our skills. The iCanMed team ensured that no stone was left unturned in my learning process and provided support that was extremely well tailored to my individual needs.” [Rae received a offer to study dentistry at the University of Queensland]"

HUY ON - ADELAIDE, CLASS OF 2018

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“I failed to get in straight out of school.”

“A friend who used iCanMed recommended it and so, I called Michael. His knowledge and experience about what would give me the greatest odds of getting in gave me the confidence I needed to take a gap year. The differences with iCanMed were that they were direct, logical and structured. They made the UMAT and interview preparation straightforward and simple as the next step always made sense.” 

“Now the year is up, and I can proudly say I’m undertaking the medicine degree at the University of Adelaide and it’s all thanks to Michael and the iCanMed team.”


Sonya Lee - Brisbane, Class of 2017

 
 

“I cannot recommend iCanMed's UMAT program highly enough. Having tried other UMAT preparation programs, I have yet to see a course that is on par with the quality of iCanMed's content. The online course is designed in a way that it feels like a teacher is guiding you through the process. There are always tutors online who are ready to guide you through any questions you might have, and provide support through the process. I chose iCanMed after being frustrated with the lack of progress with my previous UMAT course provider. Only after one month with iCanMed, I began seeing improvements in my scores.”

“UMAT is already a stressful exam in itself- don't make it any more painful than it needs to be! Choose iCanMed if you want to see exceptional results following your UMAT exam.”

 

TANISHQ RAJ - ADelaide, CLASS OF 2017

“iCanMed is a great resource for getting good at exactly what UMAT requires - knowing your approach to each question style. The team is extremely supportive and down to earth, and Michael is always willing to chat with you individually and answer questions. The videos are great to solidify your understanding of how to solve all kinds of problems, which is lacking in so many other prep courses! Overall, definitely worth the money and helped me get 96th percentile!”

MING HUANG - MELBOURNE, CLASS OF 2017

”I joined iCanMed's UMAT course around 2 weeks before the actual exam. Whilst I definitely would have benefited from thoroughly going through the course with plenty of time, rather than rushing through it, the techniques I learnt and the feedback I got was still invaluable and landed me a 96th percentile. 

Why iCanMed stands out: 

  1. ‍There's a curriculum! The course is broken down into question types which each require different strategies. By following the course, you know exactly how to tackle UMAT by identifying the question types and then applying iCanMed's strategies. 

  2. Ashton and Michael always answered my questions within 24 hours. During the 2 weeks, I asked around 50 questions without hesitation and without fail, they were answered in less than 24 hours. I could also read other people's questions and Michael and Ashton's responses, which helped me identify common issues people had with each section.

  3. I dreaded preparing for the UMAT but the detailed video solutions to each question, as opposed to long chunks of explanations, made it so much more enjoyable.”

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