Post-UMAT 2018 Debrief Thread

Discussion in 'UMAT' started by LMG!, Jun 2, 2018.

  1. Eliden

    Eliden Member

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    I hope ACER decides to take pity on us PM test takers and scales us a smidgen higher, even if they don't disclose it. They have acknowledged the noise (which personally i found very distracting).. Fingers crossed!
     
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    I think they could do that behind the scene. But don't want to announce it publicly in case it sets a precedent they are held to in the future even for trivial disturbance.
     
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  3. Smelly Boy

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    I hope all PM test takers get an interview at every medical uni in the world
     
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  4. Jaburi

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    Sounds pretty fair man :/

    Should give us a full scholarship for the troubles too
     
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  5. Smelly Boy

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    All jokes aside we should at least get to apply as rural students
     
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  6. Jaburi

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    On a serious note, how did those who sat the UMAT twice or more find the AM vs PM times work for them?

    Last year I had AM session, and even thought I got less sleep I felt more alert and had more energy in the exam.

    This year I had PM session, and while I got more sleep, I ended up feeling sluggish about halfway through the exam, could be because of section 1 throwing me off or I was thinking probably that it was starting to (and did) get dark outside.

    What are your guys thoughts on AM vs PM?
     
  7. Smelly Boy

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    I sleep at like 5am so I can never be awake before 10am

    simple maths tells me I need to do PM session

    For my 9am labs I’m always on like 3hr sleep lollll

    Definitely not a morning person

    I did umat 3 times and all three times were in the PM. I think I wake up like 10am (early) on a umat day
     
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  8. q2017

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    Well sometimes you can sleep for 6 hours and feel refreshed, and sometimes you can sleep for 8 hours and feel groggy. I think it is about having a consistent sleep pattern in the lead up the exam and then picking whichever time slot you think you feel more alert in.
     
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  9. Jaburi

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    Does anyone know the date that non-standards need to apply to UAC by? And do we apply as undergraduate? Is the process different to high school application?
     
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    The general process including dates is the same, but click No to "Completing Y12 in 2018?"
    (I remember 3 years ago it was around $45, now $70. That's 15% inflation per year!)

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  11. Jaburi

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    Great, thanks heaps.

    So that would mean that i don’t have to worry about applying until after UMAT results are out, right?
     
  12. LMG!

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    It will depend on exactly when results are released this year (last year they were considerably earlier than they’ve ever been). That said, even in past years when UMAT results were later in the month, they still came out before the cut off date for applications, and I definitely can’t see this year being any different.

    The ONLY caution I have is for rural applicants, or those seeking special considerations. I know that some rural applications require stat decs and references from community leaders, which can take time to pull together and can’t necessarily be left ‘til the last minute.
     
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    Hi everyone, just a quick reminder that this thread is for UMAT and related topics.

    If you have more general questions, or questions about interviews or applications, feel free to have a look around the forum, the answers are probably already posted. If you can’t find them, post your question in the related thread. Only create a new thread if you’re sure there isn’t one already established.

    Thank you :)
     
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    I'm posting this here since it has a little of UMAT in it :) (will move to the Interview Invites thread when it opens)

    For anyone interested, UNSW Med 2018 non-rural intake
    - Median ATAR: 99.6 - Lowest: 98.2
    - Median UMAT: 192 (~96th %ile)
    - Lowest UMAT: ~84th %ile (not given in the video but derived from the interview invite cutoff for interstate students last year)

    >(from 27:40)
     
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    Is anyone else entering that mode where you start obsessing over every question you were not sure about in the exam?
     
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    I've already went through that phase xD. Good luck tho.
     
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    We all got 100% so can’t relate to this post sorry
     
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  18. jiaxing

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    Yep! I’ve come to the conclusion that I should lift heavier in the gym.
     
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    I’m about to train legs

    20 Rep squat routine
     
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  20. jiaxing

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    I'm curious as to what sort of mark /48 for S1 one would need to get a score of 50?
    I've been told 30/44 for S2 correlates to a score of approx 60...but that's S2.
    Also, what about S3?
     

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