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Check out the experiences of a GAMSAT workshop to learn more about our services and this pathway to medicine.

Why our students do so well

Our GAMSAT Packages consist of the Best Resources and Customisable Curriculum Support

  • Delivered in small or 1:1 classes.
  • Unmatched results we are very proud of.
  • More online and in-person content than our competitors.
  • Thousands of practice questions and curriculum videos.
  • Premium personalised tuition to each individual.
  • Tutors with the highest GAMSAT results.
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MedView students are 80% more likely to receive an offer to medical school

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60% of MedView's GAMSAT students score in the top 15%

Online Practice Platform
Online Practice Platform

Learn on your own, on the go, with our bespoke online learning platform, Synapse. Watch your 60 module video curriculum, and pair that with 2500+ practice questions

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1:1 Tutoring
1:1 Tutoring

GAMSAT tutoring from a top 1% GAMSAT tutor in their section. Work through practice questions and build your essays, learn all the GAMSAT do's and don'ts, and learn from a structured curriculum

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GAMSAT Workshop
GAMSAT Workshop

This workshop helps students to tackle their areas of weakness efficiently, and provides them with the opportunity to develop the problem-solving skills necessary to succeed when sitting the GAMSAT

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Mock Exams
Mock Exams

Simulation GAMSAT practice exams to replicate the exact environment on your bespoke online learning platform with feedback from our top tutors so you can succeed

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Check out the best ways to prepare for the GAMSAT

MedView’s GAMSAT program has been developed based on the most recent exams, both practice and authentic, and is the best resource available to elevate your GAMSAT score. 60% of MedView students score in the top 15%

Postgraduate Medicine What You Need

GPA

To begin your journey to postgraduate medicine, you must have completed an undergraduate degree with a competitive GPA. While degrees involving science, are advisable due to the direct reflecting with Section three of the GAMSAT exam, any degree is applicable.

GAMSAT

The GAMSAT is difficult because it’s the longest medical school admissions test in the world - 3 hours of science, 2 hours of humanities reasoning and a sprint to write two 500-word essays in one hour. Despite how long the exam is, most students do not finish the final section, so having speed and strategy on the exam is very important for success.

MMI

The medical interview is your last step towards achieving your goal of becoming a doctor. During the interview, each student spends between eight to ten minutes at each station, of which there are eight. Students have two minutes of reading time per station, with the remaining six to eight allocated as interview time.

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Your MedView Roadmap to Postgraduate Medical School

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October

Learn about GAMSAT. Start thinking about fitting study into your schedule Take a practice test to work out what support you need. All MedView GAMSAT Packages include a diagnostic exam on our bespoke learning platform, Synapse to tell you exactly which questions you need the most help with

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November & December

Register for March GAMSAT through ACER Spend 4 hours a week studying for the exam - 1 hour reading topical affairs and 3 hours covering core science MedView GAMSAT tutoring is the highest yield way to study for the GAMSAT- 2 hours of GAMSAT tuition a week, 2 hours of question bank study and online videos on our bespoke learning platform, Synapse

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January & February

Sit a practice exam at the beginning of the year and another at the start of February, so you can see how you’ve been tracking since your October prep started MedView’s practice exams are delivered on a platform designed to replicate the real GAMSAT in terms of question, quantity, quality, breakdown, timing, and delivery

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March

Sit GAMSAT! Make sure you are prepared for the day with your final tutoring sessions, write an essay every day if you can, and make sure your science bases are covered Keep writing essays, working with your tutor to get the best results, and revising sections of your online course if necessary

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April

Register for September GAMSAT! Sit a diagnostic test and find out how you’re tracking for the September GAMSAT Sit the MedView diagnostic exam on our bespoke learning platform, Synapse, to understand how you’re tracking towards your GAMSAT goals

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May

Apply to GEMSAS Get serious about tutoring - make sure you’re doing 8-10 hours of study a week, 1-2 of these with a tutor, 1-2 of question bank content, and 4-6 of studying the basic sciences, reading topical affairs, and practising your writing style The intensive MedView GAMSAT curriculum ensures you are prepared for every possible subsection on the GAMSAT

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June & July

GAMSAT results released! Sit a GAMSAT workshop in the holidays in time for the September exam. Get the small-group in-person support you need This MedView workshop is perfect - study hard with a small group of other GAMSAT sitters, and with the help of a top 1% GAMSAT test-taker. The practice exam with predicted percentile is an excellent opportunity to track your GAMSAT journey progress

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August

It’s getting close to the exam - sit a practice exam at the beginning and end of the month, so you can see how you’ve been tracking since your October prep started. Write 3-4 essays a week and get them marked by a professional to ensure you’re on track Sit mock GAMSAT exams through our bespoke online platform Synapse, and see our best prediction of how you’ll do on the day

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September

Sit GAMSAT! Interview invitations released for GEMSAS universities Start your Interview preparation with a MedView Interview Course and ace the final hurdle in your journey to medical school. This course will breakdown all possible question modules, how to answer them and simulate real interview scenarios

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Meet our GAMSAT Tutors

MedView's GAMSAT tutors scored at least in the 99th percentile on the GAMSAT, putting them in the top 1% of postgraduate medical students in Australia. They have studied at the best medical schools in Australia and are eager to help you on your GAMSAT journey to becoming a doctor!

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Don't take our word for it

These are just a few of the success stories from GAMSAT students who have worked with MedView

What is in the GAMSAT?

Section One: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences

75 questions designed to assess your comprehension and synthesis of complex information over 110 minutes.

75 Questions

110 Minutes

Example Question

The following quotes relate to the concept of justice.

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.

The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.

Which of the following sets of quotes are most strongly related?

(A) 2 and 8.
(B) 6 and 7.
(C) 1 and 3.
(D) 3 and 4.

Section Two: Written Communication

Consists of two essays - one sociocultural and one personal - responding to the general theme of 5 provided quotes and written in under an hour.

2 Essays Required

60 Minutes

Example Question

1. Creativity is the defeat of habit by originality. (Arthur Koestler)
2. Create like a god; command like a king; work like a slave. (Constantin Brancusi)
3. Truth and reality in art do not arise until you no longer understand what you are doing. (Henri Matisse)
4. You are lost the instant you know what the result will be. (Juan Gris)
5. An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. (Edwin Land)

Section Three: Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences

Consists of 110 questions to assess your reasoning in the areas of physical and organic chemistry, biological physics, and pure biology, over the course of 3 hours.

110 Questions

180 Minutes

Example Question

Within the lung, there exists a mechanical interdependence between the chest wall and the lung surface. This mechanical interdependence is mediated by the pleura, a fluid-filled, sealed cavity between the muscles of inspiration and expiration, and the lung itself. The function of the pleura is to allow are mobility of the lung, whilst still forcing it to expand upon inspiration. The pleura is a sealed cavity, and the pressure of the pleural fluid is approximately 756mmHg. This is why we refer to human respiration as ‘negative-pressure breathing’ since the body aims to equilibrate the negative pressure of the lung in response to the pull of the pleura with the pressure of outside air (760mmHg). At rest, the inward elastic recoil of the lung is balanced by the outward elastic recoil of the chest wall, expressed as the transpulmonary pressure (TP) = Alveolar pressure (A) - Intrapleural pressure (IP). Thus, at rest, transpulmonary pressure usually exists at around 4mmHg. We generally assume alveoli have pressure consistent with external air, since the movement of air is free and rapid up and down the airway.

Often, patients presenting to the emergency department with chest wounds suffer from pneumothorax, in which the pleura has been compromised and is no longer a sealed, pressurised Space. The ventilation perfusion ratio (V/Q) is the ratio between how much air enters the alveoli (ventilation), and how much alveolar oxygen enters the blood (perfusion).

Upon inspiration, Which factor(s) in the equation TP = A-IP increase(s) relative to all others?

(A) Transpulmonary pressure
(B) Alveolar pressure
(C) Intrapleural pressure
(D) Transpulmonary and alveolar pressure

GAMSAT Frequently Asked Questions

What is the GAMSAT?

The GAMSAT is the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test. It is used in Australia, New Zealand and the UK for admission into a range of health science courses including medicine and dentistry. It was devised over a decade ago to replicate the MCAT, however has since evolved from a knowledge test into an aptitude exam, making it easier for non-science students to perform well. The GAMSAT is 6 hours long and broken down into the following sections:

  1. Section One: Reasoning in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  2. Section Two: Written Communication
  3. Section Three:Reasoning in the Physical and Biological Sciences

Who long is the exam?

The GAMSAT exam is six hours long with a one hour break between Section Two and Section Three.

Who is eligible?

Students who are in their final or final-minus-one year of an undergraduate degree, or up to ten years after completion of their undergraduate degree.

When can I take the GAMSAT?

Candidates can choose to take the GAMSAT in March or in September. For a given academic year, the GAMSAT can be taken twice.

When can I register?

Candidates must apply to the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER) online registration system to register and then book a test. Registrations open in November and close at the start of February for the March exam. Registrations for the September sitting, open in April and close at the start of August.

Where can I sit the GAMSAT?

Candidates can choose to sit the GAMSAT in major metropolitan and regional sites.

Australia
Major Testing Centres:
Canberra
Sydney
Darwin
Brisbane
Townsville
Adelaide
Melbourne
Perth
Hobart

Ireland
Cork
Dublin
Limerick

United Kingdom
Liverpool
London

Singapore

United States
Washington DC

New Zealand
Wellington - Only available for March

How long do my results last?

Results are received mid-May for the March GAMSAT and November for the September GAMSAT. The results hold currency for one year.

Will I need the GAMSAT to study postgraduate medicine?

Yes, all postgraduate medicine programs require the GAMSAT.

How much does it cost to sit?

AU$510.00

How is the GAMSAT score calculated?

It's impossible to predict your own GAMSAT Score from test material. The score is calculated from (1x your Section One results, 1x your Section Two results and 2x your Section Three results) /4. Your score is a percentile, relative to everyone else’s score, and is thus not something you can accurately calculate yourself.

When should I choose to sit the GAMSAT?

The GAMSAT can be sat in March or September. The March sitting corresponds to a quiet period in Semester One of University. The September sitting corresponds to a much more busy period towards the end of Semester Two.

How is the GAMSAT different to the UCAT?

The GAMSAT is not a problem solving exam like the UCAT. It requires you to study in the areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, and requires you to develop your essay-writing skills.

When is the best time to start preparing?

Preparation is key to performing to your best in the GAMSAT. Unlike curriculum-based testing, the GAMSAT tests skills, your application of logical reasoning, and your application of first principles. Whilst we believe the earlier the better, we would advise the average candidate to start preparing up to a year in advance. Most students will start preparing in the summer holidays preceding their test year.

Where can I find more information?

The ACER website has more information for your perusal: https://gamsat.acer.org/

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