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iCanMed's Student Guide:

Everything You Need to Answer Any Question About Medical/Dental Entry (72 pages)

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The ultimate tool for navigating the path into medicine/dentistry

The iCanMed Student Guide is the ultimate tool for helping students navigate their path into medicine/dentistry. Quite often, the reason as to why students fail to get into medicine/dentistry is not because of their scores (ATAR, UCAT and interviews) but because they fail to plan an effective preparation strategy.

The abundance of traps or false information does not help either, as we have seen plenty of students ‘shoot themselves in the foot’ due to bad advice. At iCanMed, we have created our Student Guide to ensure that students never fall short of their dreams due to misinformation.

All of the information has been verified with each university and the guide has been formatted in a comprehensive Q&A format to remove all unnecessary stress on the student/parent’s front. The guide focuses not only on 45 questions most frequently asked by students and parents but also 18 more questions that they should be asking but rarely do. Click the link below to get your free copy!

How will this guide help me?

Get on top of everything you need to know for successful entry.

Get informed about... UCAT

  • What is the UCAT?
  • How hard is the UCAT?
  • What’s the minimum UCAT score I need to get? What’s a competitive score?
  • Do universities have a UCAT cut-off score?
  • How do you prepare for the UCAT?
  • What if I don’t do well?
  • How long should I spend on UCAT prep?
  • How many hours per week should I spend on UCAT prep?
  • What is a percentile?
  • How many universities use UCAT?
  • How important is the UCAT?
  • Why do some people study hard for the UCAT but get a low score?
  • When should I start to prepare for the UCAT?
  • How do UCAT scores work?
  • How do you solve UCAT questions?

Get informed about... Interviews

  • What do you need to get an interview?
  • What if I’m not good at public speaking or I’ve never done debating?
  • What should I do if I don’t get an interview offer?
  • What if I don’t do well?
  • What are some common interview questions? What do interview questions look like?
  • Is the interview hard?
  • When are interviews held?
  • What are interviewers looking for?
  • How do the interviewers mark you?
  • What does a good interview response look like? What does a bad interview response look like?
  • How do I prepare for the interview?
  • Any things to avoid (red flags) during the interview?
  • How do I score in the interview?
  • How many interview rounds are there?
  • Why do you need to do an interview to get into med/dent?

Get informed about... Admissions

  • What subjects do I need to study in high school for medical/dental entry?
  • How do I choose the right medical/dental school for me?
  • If a medical school has a rural focus, do I need to practise rurally after graduating (and can I still graduate with other specialties)?
  • Which medical programs can you join straight out of high school?
  • What is a graduate pathway?
  • What other pathways for entry are available (besides high school and graduate entry)?
  • Is it easier to get into medicine at the postgraduate level?
  • How many places are available in medicine programs for Year 12 vs graduate applicants?
  • Why do some high-scoring students not make the cut? (e.g. 99.95 ATAR)
  • Which course requires the lowest ATAR?
  • Which universities require you to write out a separate application?
  • When should I start working on my ‘written application’?
  • When are the separate ‘written applications’ due?
  • Can you submit your CV and reference letters when applying?
  • What’s the difference between direct entry and provisional entry?
  • As a NZ student, when and how do I apply to Australian medical/dental schools?
  • As a NZ student, how do my school marks convert into an ATAR?
  • As a NZ student, why do some students choose to go to Australian medical schools?
  • How do universities select candidates for interviews?
  • How do universities select candidates for course offers?
  • What’s the complete timeline like for medicine/dentistry admissions?
  • How important are JCU and UNSW’s separate written applications?
  • How do you write a good med/dent application?
  • Which universities require you to apply directly to the uni?

Get informed about... Other topics

  • Do you need to do voluntary work or extracurricular activities to get into medicine/dentistry?
  • Where should I do voluntary work? What kind of voluntary work should I do?
  • When should I start doing volunteer work?
  • How can I manage my time better? I’m struggling to juggle my school studies with UCAT and voluntary work.
  • How can I avoid being overly anxious and stressed?
  • Should you take a gap year if you get a high ATAR to focus on UCAT?
  • How do I know if medicine/dentistry is for me?
  • How do you decide what area of medicine/dentistry you want to specialise in?
  • How can I get the most out of my voluntary work?

PLUS bonus resources:

  • Get started: Try the free UCAT mini mock test
  • Step-by-step video tutorials: Work through the solutions with Ashton, iCanMed’s Head of Learning
  • Free student/parent workshops and webinars
  • Free UCAT teaching tutorials
  • About iCanMed’s courses
  • Entry criteria for medical and dental schools
  • Key dates
  • Subject prerequisites

How will this guide help me?

Get on top of everything you need to know for successful entry.

Get informed about... UCAT

  • What is the UCAT?
  • How hard is the UCAT?
  • What’s the minimum UCAT score I need to get? What’s a competitive score?
  • Do universities have a UCAT cut-off score?
  • How do you prepare for the UCAT?
  • What if I don’t do well?
  • How long should I spend on UCAT prep?
  • How many hours per week should I spend on UCAT prep?
  • What is a percentile?
  • How many universities use UCAT?
  • How important is the UCAT?
  • Why do some people study hard for the UCAT but get a low score?
  • When should I start to prepare for the UCAT?
  • How do UCAT scores work?
  • How do you solve UCAT questions?

Get informed about... Interviews

  • What do you need to get an interview?
  • What if I’m not good at public speaking or I’ve never done debating?
  • What should I do if I don’t get an interview offer?
  • What if I don’t do well?
  • What are some common interview questions? What do interview questions look like?
  • Is the interview hard?
  • When are interviews held?
  • What are interviewers looking for?
  • How do the interviewers mark you?
  • What does a good interview response look like? What does a bad interview response look like?
  • How do I prepare for the interview?
  • Any things to avoid (red flags) during the interview?
  • How do I score in the interview?
  • How many interview rounds are there?
  • Why do you need to do an interview to get into med/dent?

Get informed about... Admissions

  • What subjects do I need to study in high school for medical/dental entry?
  • How do I choose the right medical/dental school for me?
  • If a medical school has a rural focus, do I need to practise rurally after graduating (and can I still graduate with other specialties)?
  • Which medical programs can you join straight out of high school?
  • What is a graduate pathway?
  • What other pathways for entry are available (besides high school and graduate entry)?
  • Is it easier to get into medicine at the postgraduate level?
  • How many places are available in medicine programs for Year 12 vs graduate applicants?
  • Why do some high-scoring students not make the cut? (e.g. 99.95 ATAR)
  • Which course requires the lowest ATAR?
  • Which universities require you to write out a separate application?
  • When should I start working on my ‘written application’?
  • When are the separate ‘written applications’ due?
  • Can you submit your CV and reference letters when applying?
  • What’s the difference between direct entry and provisional entry?
  • As a NZ student, when and how do I apply to Australian medical/dental schools?
  • As a NZ student, how do my school marks convert into an ATAR?
  • As a NZ student, why do some students choose to go to Australian medical schools?
  • How do universities select candidates for interviews?
  • How do universities select candidates for course offers?
  • What’s the complete timeline like for medicine/dentistry admissions?
  • How important are JCU and UNSW’s separate written applications?
  • How do you write a good med/dent application?
  • Which universities require you to apply directly to the uni?

Get informed about... Other topics

  • Do you need to do voluntary work or extracurricular activities to get into medicine/dentistry?
  • Where should I do voluntary work? What kind of voluntary work should I do?
  • When should I start doing volunteer work?
  • How can I manage my time better? I’m struggling to juggle my school studies with UCAT and voluntary work.
  • How can I avoid being overly anxious and stressed?
  • Should you take a gap year if you get a high ATAR to focus on UCAT?
  • How do I know if medicine/dentistry is for me?
  • How do you decide what area of medicine/dentistry you want to specialise in?
  • How can I get the most out of my voluntary work?

PLUS bonus resources:

  • Get started: Try the free UCAT mini mock test
  • Step-by-step video tutorials: Work through the solutions with Ashton, iCanMed’s Head of Learning
  • Free student/parent workshops and webinars
  • Free UCAT teaching tutorials
  • About iCanMed’s courses
  • Entry criteria for medical and dental schools
  • Key dates
  • Subject prerequisites

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