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GAMSAT ® Courses & UMAT ® Courses at Grad Ready

How Our Students Perform

Avg GMSAT Student:57.8
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses Avg GradReady Student:66.1
Avg GMSAT Student:61.0
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses Avg GradReady Student:66.3

In May 2017, we surveyed over 1000 students who we had helped to prepare for the March 2017 GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student 1 scored 66.1 2 and ranked in the 87th percentile of the 2017 March GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student re-taking 3 the GAMSAT® exam improved from:
Score: 61.0 4 -> 66.3 5

Rank: 64th percentile -> 89th percentile

The above improvement represents an improvement of 25 percentile points.

Improvement remains statistically significant even when assessed using 99% confidence intervals.

Learn why GradReady students score so well.

Moreover, in 2017, 90% of InterviewReady Students 1 gained admission into medical school.

Footnotes:

  1. Out of respondents
  2. Standard Deviation 6.8
  3. A subgroup of the respondents had previously taken the GAMSAT ® exam
  4. Standard Deviation 5.4
  5. Standard Deviation 5.9
Avg GMSAT Student:57.8
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses Avg GradReady Student:63.8
Avg GMSAT Student:58.2
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses Avg GradReady Student:64.2

In May 2016, we surveyed over 1000 students who we had helped to prepare for the March 2016 GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student 1 scored 63.8 2 and ranked in the 79th percentile of the 2016 March GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student re-taking 3 the GAMSAT® exam improved from:
Score: 59.1 4 -> 64.2 5

Rank: 54th percentile -> 80th percentile

The above improvement represents an improvement of 26 percentile points.

Improvement remains statistically significant even when assessed using 99% confidence intervals.

Learn why GradReady students score so well.

Moreover, in 2016, 91% of InterviewReady Students 1 gained admission into medical school.

Footnotes:

  1. Out of respondents
  2. Standard Deviation 6.6
  3. A subgroup of the respondents had previously taken the GAMSAT ® exam
  4. Standard Deviation 5.0
  5. Standard Deviation 6.6
Avg GMSAT Student:57.8
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses Avg GradReady Student:63.1
Avg GMSAT Student:58.4
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses Avg GradReady Student:64.3

In May 2015, we surveyed over 1000 students who we had helped to prepare for the March 2015 GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student 1 scored 63.1 2 and ranked in the 75th percentile of the 2015 March GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student re-taking 3 the GAMSAT® exam improved from:
Score: 59.3 4 -> 64.3 5

Rank: 55th percentile -> 80th percentile

The above improvement represents an improvement of 25 percentile points.

Improvement remains statistically significant even when assessed using 99% confidence intervals.

Learn why GradReady students score so well.

Moreover, in 2015, 90% of InterviewReady Students 1 gained admission into medical school.

Footnotes:

  1. Out of respondents
  2. Standard Deviation 6.4
  3. A subgroup of the respondents had previously taken the GAMSAT ® exam
  4. Standard Deviation 4.9
  5. Standard Deviation 5.4
Avg GMSAT Student:57.4
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses GradReady Student:65.4
Avg GradReady Student:60.1
GradReady GAMSAT and UMAT Preparation Courses Avg GradReady Student:67.8

In May 2014, we surveyed over 1000 students who we had helped to prepare for the March 2014 GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student 1 scored 65.4 2 and ranked in the 87th percentile of the 2014 March GAMSAT ® exam.

The average GradReady student re-taking 3 the GAMSAT® exam improved from:
Score: 60.6 4 -> 67.8 5

Rank: 68th percentile -> 92nd percentile

The above improvement represents an improvement of 24 percentile points.

Improvement remains statistically significant even when assessed using 99% confidence intervals.

Learn why GradReady students score so well.

Moreover, in 2014, 100% of InterviewReady Students 1 gained admission into medical school.

Footnotes:

  1. Out of respondents
  2. Standard Deviation 6.1
  3. A subgroup of the respondents had previously taken the GAMSAT ® exam
  4. Standard Deviation 3.7
  5. Standard Deviation 4.1

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Pound for pound, GradReady offers the best value - by far. Find out in detail what's included in packages of each provider and see GradReady's unparalleled value.

We consistently reinvest in our internal operational technology to ensure higher efficiency within the GradReady team. These ongoing improvements allow our staff to be more productive every year, allowing us to stand head and shoulder above our competition in the comprehensiveness of tools we offer, response time of study related questions, and effectiveness of our teachings - all the while being the best priced. See GradReady vs the rest.

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Best Results

GradReady has achieved unparalleled results for our student. We are the only provider to have achieved statistically significant improvements for our students.

The most important part of our job is to ensure that we achieve results for our students. We are extremely data driven - using student performance data to fine tune our practice questions, study content, and teaching style. Over time, we have achieved statistically significant and marked improvements for our students every single year - and we continue to improve and innovate every year. See the results that we have achieved for our students.

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Experience algorithmic assisted targeted learning. Access tutors and relevant material through a click of a button.

We make learning into a science and are the only provider with a proprietary online system; other providers’ online systems usually consists of the basic pricing tier of 1-size-fits-all 3rd party systems. Our suite of online tools and data driven approach allow objective and best practices to be applied to every student online - quickly identifying your weakness and pointing you to the most relevant material. See what we offer in our packages.

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 UMAT ® Students with our UMAT ® 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 ® UMAT ® 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 and 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 score cutoffs, 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 UMAT (UMAT ® ) is a standardised exam coordinated by the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) designed to ‘assess general attributes and abilities gained through prior experience and learning; specifically, the acquisition of skills in critical thinking and problem solving, understanding people and abstract non-verbal reasoning’. It is a test required for applications to the majority of Undergraduate Entry Medical courses in Australia, as well as various other dentistry, and health science courses. In essence, the exam is designed to assess your analytical and critical thinking skills as well as your ability to empathise and understand others in order to select candidates for Undergraduate Entry Medical Studies.

The exam consists of 3 hours plus 10 minutes reading time without any breaks- However, ACER recommends that you prepare to be present at the testing centre for at least 5 hours to include any delays and registration time.

The UMAT ® Exam is made up of three types of questions:

  • Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving

  • Understanding People

  • Non-verbal Reasoning

You’ll receive separate scores for each of this topics or ‘constructs’ and they’re used to calculate your overall score

Overall Score = Score 1 + Score 2 + Section 3*

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:

Steps

Description

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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What Our Students Say

  • An ideal balance of professionalism and intimacy demonstrated by the renowned tutors of GradReady enabled me to consolidate the necessary ingredients needed to excel on the day of GAMSAT

    – Sam D
  • The 1-on-1 focus for the science section was very beneficial. Especially for someone, like myself, who has never done Physics before. That is where the GradReady course differentiates itself from other courses.

    – Anonymous
  • I was absolutely floored with the results!! Improving from 64 to 85... the marked essays were fantastic... thank you for your support during and after the course!

    – Steven S
  • GradReady helped me a lot with my GAMSAT ® score. I received 50 my first time, but after the course I got an overall score of 69. I found the chemistry tutorial particularly helpful. It clarified several ambiguous points from my previous study.

    – Yuan W
  • I feel more confident after taking the GAMSAT ® Ready course, and I’ve been recommending the course to my friends.

    – Martin B
  • I found the course very helpful, both through the provision of some great material and an extra motivator to focus my studies. My overall score increased from 61 to 76. Specifically I found the feedback on the content and structure of my writing was instrumental.

    – Suzannah C
  • The Humanities section was absolutely fantastic! The guidance through essay writing steps and reading passages was very comforting.

    – Trung N
  • Everything was very well done! The workshop was well facilitated and provided a good opportunity to practice scenarios in front / with others. The Mock MMI Day was fantastic - I would recommend this to ANYONE who has been successful in obtaining an interview of med school. It was absolutely worth the money. Thank you!

    – Amelie I
  • The workshop gave helpful tips and allowed us to learn from the ideas, demeanours and mistakes of our peers. The mock interviews were realistic so they were very valuable for building confidence in the interview environment.

    – Lara M
  • The InterviewReady course helped tremendously with my preparation. I think the best thing was that we didn't know beforehand what scenarios were prepared for us, and that allowed for a great deal of spontaneity when answering questions.

    – Nathaniel H
  • The recreation of the interviews was almost exactly like the actual interview! The course taught us how to develop the perspective of the interviewer so that we could refine our answers.

    – Adrianna P
  • The whole Mock Day was a great experience which allowed personal reflection on my performance, putting into perspective what I could improve on and what I did well. The fishbowl was a good experience, particularly for people like me who are more quiet.

    – Vince C
  • The mock MMI was certainly one of the highlights of the programs that provided me with the confidence that I needed to tackle my actual MMI, with minimal levels of stress and anxiety as I already knew what to expect.

    – Peter C