UKCAT Prep Course

Our UKCAT prep course is for students planning to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) exam. The UKCAT is taken by students applying for Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences. Rather than testing scientific knowledge, it examines candidates’ cognitive abilities and clinical aptitude.

There are five sections to the exam: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, situational judgement test, and decision-making. The UKCAT exam is commonly held to be more like an IQ test than a conventional written examination.

Our UKCAT preparation course will help you to perform to your best, mastering both the format of the test and the thinking skills which are measured during it. Last year, applicants on our courses, including our UKCAT prep course, improved their results by 20%. Our practice tests are specially written by Oxbridge Medicine graduates who are experts in UKCAT test prep.

This course will be run in conjunction with our sister company, Oxbridge Applications.

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Course Details

Date: Saturday 22nd July
Availability: Available
Price: £295
Time: 10.00 – 17.30
Location: New Academic Building. London School of Economics

Why choose the Dukes Medical Applications UKCAT Prep Course?

Research

We investigate previous UKCAT exam papers annually, updating our own UKCAT materials to ensure the most accurate possible experience.

Intensive Preparation

Our intensive course prepares medical school applicants for the rigors of the UKCAT.

High Level Understanding

We not only ensure that you really understand the different UKCAT questions that could be asked, but also how you can answer them to the highest standard.

Specialist Graduates

Our UKCAT prep course is run by specialist Medicine graduates.

Timed Conditions

To give you a reflection of the intensity of the true test, we carry out our UKCAT mocks under timed, examination conditions.

Expert Tutors

Our expert tutors teach you to excel under the time pressure of the UKCAT by arming you with the necessary skills and strategy.

Who could be teaching me?

Our course is delivered by carefully selected and trained tutors from our network of over 2,300 top graduates.

Michael Zervos

Michael Zervos, BA (Hons) Cantab

Michael is a Cambridge graduate, having completed his BA in 2015 with a pre-clinical Medical Sciences and Social Anthropology degree, and is continuing studying clinical Medicine at UCL. While studying, Michael has worked extensively as a mentor and tutor, with a focus on science and medical school applications. He has run Oxbridge classes at top London schools and contributed several chapters to the DMA book. His interests lie in psychiatry, medical anthropology and public health, and he hopes to combine his clinical practice with involvement in medical education.

Dr Don Oboh Dukes Medical Applications Tutor Mentor

Dr Imafidon (Don) Oboh, BA Oxon

Don graduated from Oxford in Medical Sciences and is now a final year medical student at Imperial College London undertaking the clinical years of his degree. He has mentored with Dukes Education for the past two years. Don has worked on dozens of events to support students to achieve their goal of studying Medicine and becoming a doctor. He is currently exploring a range of specialisms, but is particularly interested in Psychiatry.

What’s Included?

UKCAT Marked Mock Test

Two full UKCAT papers marked

Full papers marked and returned to you with plenty of time to assess weaknesses before the real thing.

Mock UKCAT

Original UKCAT mocks

All of our unique mock papers in with incredibly detailed answer packs.

UKCAT Workbook

UKCAT Workbook

A booklet to help you improve your exam technique, ability to tackle UKCAT exam questions and time management.

Verbal Reasoning

Our UKCAT courses are designed to develop pupils’ reading and thinking skills. Medical practitioners must also be able to interpret findings from published materials and apply this to their own practice. It is essential they can critique such materials and draw their own conclusion as to the validity of any findings.

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Comprehension

In the verbal reasoning section of the UKCAT test, you must process passages of information and determine what conclusions can be drawn from information. The Dukes Medical Applications UKCAT course works to enhance attendees’ comprehension abilities – an ability need by all medical professionals to understand complex information.

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Communication

As a medic, communicating clearly and simply to patients is essential and is an element tested in the verbal reasoning section of the test. With our UKCAT course, we aim to improve attendees’ information transferral skills, so they can excel in the test.

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Interpreting Findings

We endeavour to instruct future medical students on how best to judge the legitimacy of results, as this is an important area tested in the UKCAT exam.

Quantitative Reasoning

On our course, we focus on expanding students' existing numerical skills to enable them to better solve numbers based problems.

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Reviewing and Applying Data

During the UKCAT, students have to solve data based problems. On our prep course, we help Medical Applicants with their table, chart and graph interpretation skills.

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Critiquing Results

An important skill that Medical Schools consider is the way in which applicants can appraise their own discoveries. The UKCAT preparation courses run at Dukes emphasise the need for pupils to refine their aptitude for evaluating and appraising results.

Abstract Reasoning

Our practice UKCAT courses help potential medical students to master the identification of patterns and abstract thinking skills. These skills will be measured in the UKCAT test as medical professionals often must think abstractly to come up with diagnoses from a list of symptoms.

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Identify Patterns

Our UKCAT Preparation Course will help examinees draw conclusions when presented with core information hidden amongst irrelevant and distracting material.

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Form Hypotheses

The UKCAT course at Dukes Medical Applications boosts future medics critical thinking and theory formulation skills.

Situational Judgment Test

The SJTs consist of a series of scenarios where students must identify possible actions and considerations.

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Scenarios

We help UKCAT examinees to make the appropriate judgments for the situation and understand the importance of taking other considerations into account.

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Integrity, Resilience and Adaptability

Medical careers require a huge amount of persistence and determination. Dukes UKCAT courses encourage students to better draw on their personal strengths to tackle these problems successfully.

Decision-Making

The new Decision Making section of the UKCAT assesses a candidates’ ability to apply logic to reach a decision or conclusion, evaluate arguments and analyse statistical information.

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Applying Logic

High-level problem solving skills are crucial to scoring well in the UKCAT. Complex logic application is covered comprehensively on our preparation course, so students can take the UKCAT with confidence.

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Statistical Information Analysis

We offer bespoke training on our UKCAT course so that potential medical students are armed with the skills needed to assess and manage statistical information.

Programme Overview

Arrival: 10.30    Departure: 17.30

STRATEGY

With your test expert, you will go through an entire mock test, learning how to approach questions and write model answers. In this first session, you will understand how to approach the unfamiliar style of admissions test questions and ensure you answer in accordance with the mark scheme specification.

TECHNIQUE

In this second part of the day, you will continue to look at example questions and the paper as a whole. With your tutor, you will devise a strategy for approaching the test, including the best way to manage time, the content that is crucial to gain high marks, and which areas of your preparation you need to focus on..

EXAM-CONDITION MOCK

After lunch, you will sit a full test in exam conditions. You will have the full experience of sitting an admissions test to ensure that you can apply what you have learned throughout the day, and are not unfamiliar with the time and style of content of the test when it comes to the real thing. Your test will be marked and returned to you up to ten working days after the event.

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