Medical Entrance Exams

Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test – UMAT

INTRODUCTION

Medical Entrance Exams: UMAT is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) on behalf of the UMAT Consortium universities. The test is used specifically to assist with the selection of students into the medicine, dentistry and health science degree programs at undergraduate level at the universities listed on this website.

UMAT scores can be used for admission to any of the UMAT Consortium universities ONLY in the year following the test. For example, results from UMAT2017 can be used for undergraduate medicine or health science courses beginning in 2018 but NOT 2019. Do not register for UMAT2017 unless you are planning to apply for a course commencing in 2018 AND you meet the eligibility criteria specified in the UMAT2017 Information Booklet.

UMAT is 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.  These abilities are considered important to the study, and later practice, of professions in the health sciences. Medical Entrance Exams

UMAT is an aptitude test; it is not a personality or IQ test.  The test is not curriculum-based and presupposes no particular subjects at secondary level.  UMAT does not require any knowledge or skills in mathematics or sciences, or in any other area of the curriculum.  It is designed to complement your academic results, not to replicate them. Medical Entrance Exams

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Equity and fairness

UMAT is developed to rigorous professional and technical standards. Test questions are designed and developed by a team of ACER test writers, expert in their fields. All test questions must pass detailed panelling, trial testing, analysis and final review. The content, style and duration of the test are determined to ensure the testing program is relevant, fair, valid and reliable. Medical Entrance Exams

UMAT test data are subjected to statistical analysis to check that each test question has performed as required. Test questions in development are carefully scrutinised in an ongoing attempt to minimise gender, ethnic or religious bias, and to ensure the test is culturally fair. The test may contain a small number of trial questions which may not contribute to candidate scores. Medical Entrance Exams

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