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Taking UMAT before applying?

Hi there,

I have read online that UMAT is only valid for one year.
If I decide to take it next year 2019 and apply for HSFY at Otago or Auckland in 2020 will my score still be valid if I gain entry to medicine in 2021?

Or will I have to resist the UMAT in my first year of uni?

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Paediatric Healer at St. Mungo's Hospital
Emeritus Staff
Yes you’ll have to resit the UMAT during OLY/HSFY

However , if you can afford the UMAT fee I’d still recommend sitting the UMAT in Year 13 for the practice . You could also use your UMAT score and year 13 marks to apply for Australian Universities (if your financial and personal circumstances would make a move to Australia possible ).

All the best
I finish my biomed degree st the end of this year so was planning on taking it in my gap year.

After your comment though I might just wait until first year :)


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