UCAT replaces UMAT
The UMAT Consortium universities in Australia and New Zealand are embarking on an exciting new collaboration with similar universities in the UK. From 2019 students interested in studying Medicine, Dentistry and some other Clinical Science courses in Australia or New Zealand will sit the UCAT ANZ (University Clinical Aptitude Test Australia and New Zealand) as part of their admissions process. UCAT is a test that has been around since 2006, and at NIE we are familiar with the sections and structure of this test. For our current NIE students who are holders of the U M A T preparation books, please do not panic. From the information that has been provided by UCAT Officials it is evident that the test is similar to the UMAT but with new question formats and the addition of a test of Situational Judgement (SJT) which measure attitudes and behaviours identified as desirable for successful healthcare professionals, so a lot of strategic and question-approaches information from your U M A T Books are still applicable to your UCAT preparation. Our NIE teachers are already working on any relevant changes, and we will provide you with the relevant updates as soon as possible. As always, we will make every effort to ensure your exam-readiness in a timely manner.
Further information is available from the Official UCAT ANZ website