UKCAT For Dummies Paperback – 20 Mar 2012
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From the Back Cover
The expert advice, instruction, review and practice you need to score high on the UKCAT
If you′re planning on applying to medical or dental school, the first step to proving you′ve got the right stuff is scoring well on the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test. Co–authored by the founders of a popular tutoring firm for medical school applicants, UKCAT For Dummies provides you with a proven formula for success on the UKCAT. Packed with hundreds of practice questions and explanations, in–depth reviews and sure–fire test–taking strategies, this book is your key to conquering the test and embarking on a brilliant career in medicine.
Know thy enemy get the lowdown on the UKCAT, its role in the application process, what′s in it, how much time you′ll have to take it, what it′s really testing for, how it′s scored and much more
Maximise your test–taking prowess learn proven strategies and techniques for improving your performance on the UKCAT
Know what to expect benefit from in–depth reviews and analyses of the Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Decision Analysis subtests
Study more effectively learn tested–in–the–trenches techniques for boosting your productivity and studying efficiency
Practise, practise, practise prepare yourself to score high with two full–length, timed practice tests worked–through solutions included
Open the book and find:
What the UKCAT is, how it works and what it tests for
Which skills each component of the UKCAT tests
Hundreds of sample questions with worked–through answers
Explanations of the correct answers to test questions
Two complete, timed practice tests
Proven test–taking strategies
Expert tips on managing test anxiety and minimising stress
Tips on navigating the medical school application process
Score well on the UKCAT
Make medical school a reality
Use proven strategies and tactics on the day of the test
Anticipate the unexpected with hundreds of practice questions
About the Author
Dr Chris Chopdar and Dr Neel Burton are the founders and directors of Get into Medical School (getintomedicalschool.org) an organisation serving individuals aspiring to study medicine. Dr Chopdar studied at Lincoln College, Oxford. In addition to his work at GeMS, he also works as an independent psychiatrist and life coach. Dr Burton trained at Guy′s, King′s and St. Thomas′ School of Medicine in London. He specialised in psychiatry in Oxford, where he regularly tutors medical students. He is the author of two medical textbooks and has won the British Medical Association Young Authors′ Award.
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Top Customer Reviews
`UKCAT for Dummies' provides a lot of background information on the UKCAT and how it is used in the selection process. There is an entire chapter on `UKCAT strategies that work' followed by four chapters dissecting each of the subtests. Each of these four chapters contains in depth teaching and further, more specific tips and tricks for each subtest. At the back of the book there are two full-length practice tests, together with full answers and explanations. If you are able to do them under timed conditions, they should give you a very good feel for the real exam.
The authors have done a very good job in choosing interesting questions, in so far as this is possible! Overall, the questions are probably on the tougher side of what you will actually get, but that is no bad thing in terms of maximizing your score.
Another positive point is the layout, which -- in common with most books in the `For Dummies' series with its team of professional editors and designers -- is simply superb. Boxed asides and even a few cartoons that help to break the monotony of revision.
In addition to all this, the book includes quite a bit of broad advice on the application process: choosing a medical school, writing a good personal statement, working on your soft skills, and so on. This might not go far enough, but this, after all, is a book on UKCAT and not a more general book on getting into medical school (of which there are many good ones -- I would especially recommend the most recent edition of `The Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor').
In conclusion, this is a very solid book that will prepare you very well for the UKCAT.
I wish you all the best of luck with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of several books re preparing for the UK CAT test, this one seemed the best to us and it certainly did the trick for our son.Published on 16 Oct. 2013 by Jack Bosworth
It gives you a lot of practice for the real exam! It's a start in the process, good luck for the exam!Published on 19 Aug. 2013 by rommy
Good set of thought provoking questions, a good approximation of the real thing. Got a decent UKCAT score in the actual test.Published on 30 Jun. 2013 by Haseeb
Great book! Say to read and understand and helps you with all the processes of getting into medical school would highly recommend itPublished on 2 Jun. 2013 by Douglas M Blyth
This book should perhaps be considered as a starting point for those preparing for an exam, but you would really want to also have a wider range of practice questions and to have... Read morePublished on 14 May 2013 by George Rodger