In grade 12 and want to apply for medicine, dentistry, optometry in 2016? You might need to sit the UMAT. Registrations close 5th June.

Getting into medicine dentistry optometryIn light of the fact that I attended careers expos recently and came across excellent prospective health students who are currently in grade 12 and didn’t know they would need to sit the UMAT as part of the entry requirement, here is another UMAT article.

The Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) is required for undergraduate admission to many health courses around Australia in the fields of medicine, dentistry and optometry. If you are in grade 12 this year, you may need to sit the exam for entry into these courses in 2016.

UMAT registrations close on 5th June, and the test is run in multiple sites throughout Australia on 29th July.

The test is administered by ACER. According to ACER, you will need a UMAT score if applying to:

  • The University of Adelaide – Medicine, Dental Surgery
  • Bond University – Medicine
  • Charles Darwin University – Clinical Sciences (part of the double degree in medicine through Flinders University)
  • La Trobe University – Health Sciences (Dentistry), Oral Health Science
  • Monash University – Medicine
  • The University of Newcastle / University of New England – Joint Medical Program (Medicine)
  • The University of New South Wales – Medicine, Optometry
  • The University of Queensland – Medicine (provisional entry), Dental Science
  • University of Tasmania – Medicine
  • The University of Western Australia – Medicine (assured entry), Dental Medicine (assured entry)
  • University of Western Sydney – Medicine

Click here for an overview about UMAT.
Click here to go to ACER’s UMAT website.

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Amanda Griffiths – Founder My Health Career

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