In a previous post I gave an overview of the steps to applying for medical schools in Australia as a graduate student, and step number 1 was to conquer the monster – the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Most schools in Australia have M.D programmes with graduate entry, so apart from a Bachelor’s degree, you’ll need to take an entrance exam to be eligible for entrance. There are 2 – the MCAT and GAMSAT. For me, I took only the MCAT..and thought I should share with you some tips on tackling this monster!Read More »
Here in Singapore there are 3 medical schools of a combined intake of about 400 students (?) a year. For graduate applicants, there is only the Duke-NUS School of Medicine which has the M.D or MD/PhD programme and the other 2 schools are undergraduate entry only. Needless to say, getting into these school are extremely competitive. Read More »
When I decided to go ahead to book my MCAT exams, it was in the last of my worries that there would be a situation of full house! It had been around May when I logged onto the AAMC website, and I already couldn’t book any slots for the month of August or September because they were all full at my local exam site. Didn’t know the exam was so popular…I mean yes, there were slots for May or June, but I wasn’t going to do myself a disservice by signing up for an exam that is scheduled in the next two weeks! I had graduated from university for a year now, at that point. MCAT in 2 weeks? That’s a no no.
My mouse cursor strayed over to the exam sites in other countries, and that was when I thought, this may be an opportunity for a holiday too!
After contemplating for awhile, I decided to go ahead to sign up for the exam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read More »
The wait for med school to start can be hard! At the time of writing, it is still a long 6 months away for me. So I thought I’d come up with a list of things to do to distract myself from
my day job the arduous and long wait.
Making sure that you’ve got all the admin in order
For those of us who are moving to another country to pursue our doctor dreams, this is THE FIRST thing to settle before even thinking about anything else. Even for domestic students, this can be a headache with all the necessary health checks, police checks, vaccinations etc etc and the list goes on! Read through your offer letter carefully to make sure that you do not miss out any important detail. Read More »