The GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admissions Test) is a computer-based test used for selection into a number of graduate-entry healthcare professional programs around the world.
Which Universities and Programmes Use the GAMSAT?
Australian National University: Medicine
Deakin University: Medicine
Flinders University: Medicine
Griffith University: Medicine
Macquarie University: Medicine
The University of Queensland: Medicine
The University of Melbourne: Medicine, dentistry and optometry
The University of Notre Dame (Fremantle and Sydney): Medicine
The University of Sydney: Medicine, dentistry and pharmacy
The University of Western Australia: Medicine, dentistry and podiatric medicine
The University of Wollongong - Medicine
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland: Medicine
University College Cork: Medicine
University College Dublin: Medicine and veterinary medicine
University of Limerick: Medicine and physiotherapy
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev: Medicine (international health)
American University of the Carribean: Medicine
Jagiellonian University Medical College: Medicine
Poznan University of Medical Sciences: Medicine
Oceania University of Medicine: Medicine
Duke-NUS Medical School: Medicine
Cardiff University: Medicine
Keele University: Medicine
Plymouth University: Medicine and dentistry
University of Exeter: Medicine
University of Liverpool: Medicine
St George’s University of London: Medicine
University of Sunderland: Medicine
The University of East Anglia: Medicine
Swansea University: Medicine
The University of Nottingham Medicine
Universities of St Andrews and Dundee in partnership with University of the Highlands and Islands (ScotGEM): Medicine
Ulster University: Medicine
What is Being Assessed in the GAMSAT?
According to the Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), the GAMSAT is ‘designed to assess the capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in the medical and health professional programs’.
The GAMSAT requires problem-solving, critical thinking and writing skills, as well as a grasp of biological and physical sciences. This is tested across three sections:
Section I: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences
Section II: Written Communication
Section III: Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences
How Long is the GAMSAT? How Many Questions are There?
Section I requires you to answer 47 questions in 70 minutes, including 6 minutes of reading time
Section II requires you to write two essays in 65 minutes, including 5 minutes of reading time
Section III requires you to answer 75 questions in 150 minutes, including 8 minutes of reading time
When Can I Sit the GAMSAT? How Can I Register?
The GAMSAT is offered twice a year. The GAMSAT dates for 2021 are: