From the Press Association, via Yahoo News: … in one study, 12 men and six women opted to administer a mild electric shock to themselves to break the spell of inactivity rather than spend time doing nothing, psychologists at the University of Viriginia and Harvard University found… The US psychologists wrote in the journal Science: … Continue reading
From the BBC: Having a sense of purpose may add years to your life, regardless of what the purpose is, research suggests. Not only does it contribute to healthy aging, but it may also stave off early death, according to a study of 7,000 Americans. The research, published in Psychological Science, applies across adult life, … Continue reading
UKCAT For Dummies Second Edition is now available! Building on the popular & successful first edition, the second edition has been updated and expanded to include: MORE information – including the new Situational Judgement Test MORE practice questions than ever MORE exclusive online practice content (to come later in the year) Get it now from … Continue reading
For the upcoming 2014/2015 application cycle, Leeds Medical School will require candidates to sit the BMAT instead of the UKCAT: Link Additionally, Brighton & Sussex Medical School are moving towards using BMAT for some candidates applying for graduate entry, alongside their existing use of BMAT for undergraduate applicants. GeMS offers intensive preparation courses for both … Continue reading
Click here for statistics from the 2013 admissions round (2014 entry) Key points: 1431 people applied; this figure is skewed upwards by the 303 international, fee-paying candidates (only 3 of which received an eventual offer). Still, competition for places remained stiff at about 9 applicants per place. The mean BMAT score was 54% (up from … Continue reading
UKCAT 2013 Statistics (taken from official UKCAT report): Mean average subtest scores: Verbal Reasoning: 557 Quantitative Reasoning: 655 Abstract Reasoning: 661 Decision Analysis: 771 Decile boundaries: 5th Decile total score: 2590 10th Decile total score: 3030
GeMS Get into Medical School is now taking bookings for all 2014 courses – click here for more information about the range of courses GeMS offers to help prospective students get into the medical school of their choice.
From the BBC: More than 600,000 teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving results, with head teachers saying changes have caused “a lot of turbulence” in grades. About two-thirds of exam entries were graded between an A* and a C – a fall on last year. And the proportion getting an A* or … Continue reading
A-level pass rates have risen for the 31th year in a row to 98.1%, though the percentage of entries awarded top A/A* grades fell marginally to 26.3% from 26.6%. It still means a lot of people around the country have received the happy news that they’ve met their offers from the Medical School of their … Continue reading
To help you familiarise yourself with the new style questions in the 2013 UKCAT, the team at GeMS – Get into Medical School have made sample questions available at the online update page for UKCAT For Dummies, alongside plenty of information on the changes: download them for free here! Good Luck with the UKCAT!