From 2019 onwards, the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) will be replacing the UMAT as part of the admission process for students interested in studying medicine and dentistry. While the UCAT is entirely new to Australian students, it has been used by a consortium of UK universities for over 10 years. Fortunately, the UCAT website provides students with ample information about the structure and content of the test.
UCAT vs UMAT
One of the biggest differences between the UCAT and the UMAT is that the UCAT is a computerized test, where students will be invited to testing centres on an assigned date. They will also receive their results straight after their completion of the test. Additionally, the UCAT comprises of 5 subtests instead of 3 in the UMAT, and consists of a substantially higher amount of questions to be completed in a shorter amount of time.
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a written form.
Assesses the ability to make sound decisions and judgements using complex information.
Assesses the ability to critically evaluate information presented in a numerical form.
Assesses the use of convergent and divergent thinking to infer relationships from information.
Measures the capacity to understand real world situations and to identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them.
Aside from these differences, the purpose of the UCAT is not dissimilar to the UMAT, which is to test the cognitive abilities and behavioural attributes of the candidate. The difference in structure of the UCAT necessitates a rigorous revision of teaching approaches, yet the core focuses do not change.
Our team of high performing medical students and doctors has been working tirelessly to provide a comprehensive course for candidates sitting the UCAT for the first time in 2019. Given that Section 5, the Situational Judgement Test, requires a nuanced understanding of medical scenarios and responsibilities, our team is well-equipped to help you step into a medical student’s shoes.
Early Bird Pricing Available
Single term only
- Includes one term of our UCAT programme - studying either Foundations, Extension or Mocks
- Normal pricing $1,000 inc. GST
Three term bundle
- Includes 3 terms of teaching - comprising the full ACE UCAT preparation programme
3. UCAT mock exams (one term)
- Normal pricing $1,900 inc. GST
(compared to $3,000 if paying term by term)
Extra mocks course
- If you've completed a full 3 terms of UCAT with ACE, you can pick up an additional term of Mocks for that extra exam practice at a discounted rate
- Normal pricing $700 inc. GST
(compared to $1,000 for the usual term fee)
OBLIGATION-FREE TRIAL DETAILS
Tuition is a personal experience and no one classroom is the same! To give students the chance to get to know ACE, see the quality of our resources and meet our teachers, we offer an obligation-free one week trial period when starting our UCAT foundations or extension course (not available for mocks).
If the student chooses to continue, the invoiced fees will include this two week trial period. If the student chooses to discontinue, they will not be charged for these lessons.