In deciding which course to go to, you need to be mindful of three main concerns.
1. Quality of Teaching
In selecting a UMAT Course, you should be confident of the quality of the course Teachers, and the way in which they deliver their courses. At MedStart, we believe in our UMAT Teachers, our methods, and our learning format.
Our UMAT Teachers have extensive experience with the UMAT program, and are effective and approachable communicators.
Through meticulous research, we have also developed a systemic and methodical approach to the UMAT that shows students how to deconstruct the typical questions in each section with simple and easy-to-apply frameworks. This helps students to breakdown and solve a question quickly and accurately – an essential process in succeeding in the UMAT.
Most importantly, our classes are taught in a small-group format. This ensures that our teaching is responsive, personalised and effective. Teaching in small groups ensures that your are given adequate attention and that our teaching can be customised to your needs. In contrast, many courses are taught in large group lecture with 80+ people. Whilst these courses may be good in "rallying" pump-up motivation, they are less effective in training the specific skills you need to master the UMAT, and catering for your individual needs.
2. Quality of Questions
It is important that the course you select has a comprehensive selection of questions with the right level of difficulty. Doing practice questions is the best way to develop proficiency in the UMAT, allowing you to apply, practice and master the frameworks you have learnt in class.
You should be careful that the course you select has questions designed specifically for the UMAT. There are many forms of psychometric testing, including exams such as GAMSAT, GMAT, LSAT, and whilst these may offer limited helping in training general technique, to score the best UMAT marks you need specific and focused practice. That's why we've made sure that all our questions are completely in line with the style, format and difficult of the ACER UMAT examinations.
Secondly, practice questions should be reflective of the standards of difficulty in the UMAT. Some courses offer questions that are excessively difficult in an attempt to 'showcase' the quality of their course. However it is better to train with UMAT questions that are of equal or slightly harder difficulty than the ACER UMAT exam. At MedStart, we rigorously calibrate our course so questions are reflective of the standards demanded in the UMAT.
3. Quality of Follow-up Support
Finally, you need to be aware of the follow-up support you will receive as part of your UMAT Course. As you practice for the UMAT, you will invariably encounter roadblocks in understanding or applying techniques to solve questions. Whilst we provide full worked solutions and email support to our questions, we understand that you may need more personalised feedback to help you overcome any difficulties quickly.
That's why we offer personalised follow-up support every week to our students through our UMAT Care program. Each week, you may book in for up to an hour a week, and you will receive help in a group of no more than three students.