Got Your UCAT ANZ 2020 Scores? What Now?

UCAT ANZ Exam

2020-07-18

Your first course of action should be to celebrate, you have just sat the hardest exam there is and survived to tell the tale. Let us hear you say out loud “Well done, Me”. But now you're thinking 'what do my scores actually mean and what can I do with them?' Medify’s got this covered, just keep reading.

Overall scores above 2800

An UCAT ANZ score higher than 2800

As a guide, an overall score of or above 2800 in the previous years usually placed you around the 90th percentile mark. While this may change slightly in 2020 depending on the difficulty of the questions and the preparedness of the candidates, an overall score above 2800 is likely to land you an interview spot if you have a competitive ATAR score.

Medify’s Suggested course of action:

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Apply like crazy:

Applying to all the universities you possibly can, across the whole country, maximises your opportunity of gaining interview offers.

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Get your interview prep on the go:

Medical school interviews can be challenging; the more prepared you are, the better. The medical school interview is just as crucial, if not more so, than your UCAT ANZ percentile score and academic achievements. It takes time to perfect your interview skills with lots of practice. Do not leave it until the last minute to prepare; even choosing the correct outfit should take a considerable amount of time and effort.

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Make the grade:

Make sure to do your absolute best to gain the highest grade for your ATAR. Combine this with a great UCAT ANZ percentile and a respectable interview performance, you will be swamped with medical school place offers.

Overall scores below 2800 but above 2500

An UCAT ANZ score between 2500 and 2800

If you are a local applicant, rural applicant, an applicant expecting to gain an extremely high ATAR or an applicant of dentistry, with an overall UCAT ANZ score within this range, you are likely to be offered an interview.

Medify’s suggested course of action:

#1 An envelope with a medical school application

Apply to them all:

Applying to all the universities you possibly can, across the whole country, maximises your opportunity of gaining interview offers. Remember: The application season, mostly, closes in late September, so don’t leave it too late.

#2 A target with a dart in the bullseye.

Aim high:

A high ATAR may just push you across that acceptance line. Do your absolute best to achieve the highest ATAR you can. Combine this with a good UCAT ANZ percentile and a stellar interview performance, you will are likely to receive an offer of place.

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Be ready:

Medical school interviews can be challenging; the more prepared you are, the better. The medical school interview is just as crucial, if not more so, than your UCAT ANZ percentile score and academic achievements. It takes time to perfect your interview skills with lots of practice. Do not leave it until the last minute to prepare; even choosing the correct outfit should take a considerable amount of time and effort.

Overall scores below 2500

An UCAT ANZ score below 2500

The average UCAT ANZ 2019 score was calculated to be 2481, so a score below 2500 is likely to place you in the bottom half of all 2020 UCAT ANZ candidates. With a score below 2500, you may not receive offers for medical school entry interviews.

Medify’s suggested course of action:

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Find another route:

Not all universities, such as James Cook University and Bond University, have the UCAT ANZ as an entry requirement; research these or other similar universities and apply to them. Make sure to gain an amazing ATAR and prepare well for interviews.

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Try again:

Resit the UCAT ANZ again next year; if you are really determined to get into that specific university but it demands a great UCAT ANZ score, keep trying until you achieve it. Our UCAT ANZ Online Course is perfect for practising, developing and improving your performance and it is never too early to start preparing for UCAT ANZ success.

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Take a different perspective:

What other degrees do you like the sound of? Maybe you could graduate with a non-medical but science based undergraduate degree and then apply as a graduate which will require you to sit a different test called the GAMSAT. There is more than one way to get into medical school; have a look around at your options, you may be surprised and inspired to do something you have never thought of before.

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Feeling a bit overwhelmed and anxious right now? Didn’t quite make the percentile you needed? Please don’t worry, head over to our UCAT ANZ Online Course and we’ll get you signed up to guide you through this whole process step-by-step.

We have a bank of over 10,239 questions, a decision making section and 8 full mock exams and 18 mini-mock exams; we even give you performance feedback too.

We’ve been lending a successful helping hand since 2009, Medify is here to support you, just reach out to us.

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