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GradReady was founded in 2010 by a group of Medical Doctors from the University of Melbourne. Our original aim was to help students in their GAMSAT ® (Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test) Preparation - We found existing preparation courses to be overly didactic, inattentive to differing student needs, and lacking in online tools.
Using our experience in Education and IT, we founded GradReady as a provider dedicated to providing the most advanced online learning experience and personalised, targeted gamsat prep.
In the years since, we’ve created a proprietary online LMS featuring the most advanced learning technology on the market with performance tracking over 43 different GAMSAT ® topics and percentile reporting that compares you to thousands of other GradReady students, past and present. We’ve also grown to provide the same targeted learning experience for UCAT ® Students with our UCAT ® Preparation Courses.
Our personalised approach is also reflected in our tuition team which consists of successful current medical students, former university level lecturer & PhD candidates. What’s more, our interactive classes are capped at 21 students to ensure that you have a chance to engage directly and frequently with our expert team. We run our GAMSAT ® & UCAT ® Preparation Courses around Australia in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
This approach has helped our students achieve the best results at the best value, with our average student achieving an Improvement of 25 Percentile Points over the last 4 years. Our InterviewReady students have achieved an average Medical Admissions Rate of 90% over the same period. To learn more about our student results, visit our Student Testimonials.
To learn more about our GAMSAT ® teaching philosophy, visit our GradReady GAMSAT ® Strategy Page.
The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT ® ) is a standardised exam coordinated by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) designed to ‘assess the capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programs’. It is a test required for applications to all but one Graduate Entry Medical course in Australia, as well as various other dentistry, optometry and podiatry courses. In essence, the exam is designed to assess your analytical and critical thinking skills as well as how you organise and communicate your ideas in order to select candidates for Graduate Entry Medical Studies.
The GAMSAT ® Exam is made up of three sections:
Your overall GAMSAT ® score is determined as follows:
Overall Score = (1 x Section I + 1 x Section II + 2 x Section III) / 4
Note however that there are some exceptions to this formula - to learn more about how GAMSAT ® scoring works and view different university cutoff scores for medical courses, visit our GAMSAT ® Results Guide.
The GAMSAT ® Exam runs twice a year in March and September. To learn the exact dates and learn more about registration deadlines and the GAMSAT ® Exam Test locations, visit our guide to sitting the GAMSAT ® Exam in 2018-2019.
To get more information about the GAMSAT ® Exam and an overview of the day, visit our guide to the GAMSAT ® Exam here: What is the GAMSAT ® ?
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ® ) is a standardised, 2 hour computer based multiple-choice exam designed to help ‘universities to select applicants with the most appropriate mental abilities, attitudes and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentists to be successful in their clinical careers ’. The UCAT ® exam replaces the UMAT ® exam and is required for applications to the majority of Undergraduate Entry Medical courses in Australia, as well as various other dentistry, and health science courses.
The UCAT ® exam comprises of multiple sections, with different question types and various numbers of answer options. These sections can be considered subtests and are separately timed. There is a one minute break before the start of each section which will display instructions. Your overall time will not pause until either every subtest if finished or the allotted time runs out. These sections include:
Scoring information has yet to be released regarding the UCAT ® exam but it is worth noting that your score reports will be available immediately after completion of the test.
The secret to preparing for the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test ( GAMSAT ® ) lies in the approach. The GAMSAT ® is designed to ‘assess the capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programs’, and it does this by assessing your analytical and critical thinking skills. Make no mistake, the GAMSAT ® Exam is focused on examining your reasoning and problem solving skills rather than your recall of specific content and in this respect, it requires a different approach to preparation compared with a typical university assessment.
Here at GradReady, we organise our GAMSAT ® Preparation Strategy under three key stages:
Build the foundational content and knowledge
|Our GradReady Students have access to our 1200+ pg GAMSAT ® Textbook as well as over 25 hours of videos to provide them with all the tools they need to establish this essential foundation. In addition, if you ever need any further help with a particular concept or subject, our GetClarity system allows you to directly contact a GAMSAT ® Tutor who specialises in your area of query anytime you need it - it’s basically like having a personal tutor at your fingertips.|
Apply this knowledge and develop a GAMSAT ® Exam and MCQ Strategy
|We ask our students to prepare for our live classes by reviewing the content beforehand, in order to allow our GAMSAT ® tutors to focus their time on teaching you to develop an Exam Strategy and providing you with the skills to take MCQs apart. With classes capped at 21 students, the interactive environment provides students with plenty of opportunities to ask our tutors for advice & feedback.|
Practice with realistic questions under accurate conditions
|GradReady students have access to up to 9 Intelligent Online Exams as well as the most realistic Mock Exam out there, featuring percentile reporting for your overall performance and a breakdown for each section that compares you to thousands of GradReady students, past and present.|
To get more tips on how to organise and plan your study, read our guide on How to Prepare for the GAMSAT ® Exam.
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