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Did You Get The “Email of Death”?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 26, 2017
I don’t like it. I don’t like the name. It sounds bad. And it’s very dramatic. That’s what people are calling the GEMSAS email telling you that you didn’t get an interview this year. But that’s how you feel when you see it in your inbox. I feels like the whole year’s effort is gone. […]
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 21, 2017
You’ve reached a point where you’ve done the GAMSAT TOO MANY TIMES. You’re sick of this. You’ve had enough. You’re getting older. So March is the one. March is THE exam for you. You’ve also realised that you’ve done the best you can until now but you’ve reached a ceiling. And you can’t break through […]
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You Can’t Afford To Get A Bad Score

  • Posted by Admin
  • On July 19, 2017
There are so many reasons why you need to get a great score on your upcoming GAMSAT attempt. Not the next one. This one. This isn’t a ‘trial’ exam for you. You know where you want to be – in medicine. You know what you want to be doing – changing lives as a doctor. […]
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How I Got Into Med School – By Aleysha Clark

  • Posted by Admin
  • On June 2, 2017
  I’m going to preface this piece with this warning, this is not a happy, rose-coloured glasses edited story where I tell you all the amazing things that I’ve experienced and learnt and give only a passing mention to the hard, troubling bits. This story is going to include the good and the incredible, but […]
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We Specialise In Helping People Who Want To Get In This Time

  • Posted by Admin
  • On May 17, 2017
What we specialist in at PassGAMSAT is helping GAMSAT candidates who want to get into medicine on THIS GAMSAT sitting. On this one attempt. People who don’t want to waste 2-3 (or more) years of their life before they get in or give up. It sounds crazy that anyone would want to do anything other […]
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Science Section: What’s The Difference Between Knowledge And Reasoning?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On March 15, 2017
If you’ve seen anything that we do at PassGAMSAT, you’ll know how passionate we are about understanding the difference between knowledge and reasoning, especially in the science section. That’s because the GAMSAT and the science section are not a test of how much science you’ve learnt from a textbook, or how many formulas you know, or […]
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OMG Do I have Enough Time To Prepare?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On February 16, 2017
The exam is like a dark storm cloud getting closer by the day. You’re starting to feel the pressure. There is so much to cover. And it’s hard stuff. The Science section is HUGE with its Chemistry, Biology and Physics. (Oh God, the Physics.) Then there are the weird essay quotes – what do they even […]
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How Do You Increase Your GAMSAT Score?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On December 19, 2016
Did you get a lower than expected score on the last GAMSAT? Perhaps you weren’t taking it seriously… Or maybe you were, But you thought your score would be higher. Much higher. It hurts to get a low score. It’s like a punch in the stomach, or slap in the face. It’s heart-breaking. And now […]
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I Want To Be A Doctor, Not A Poet

  • Posted by Admin
  • On November 10, 2016
  “I hate Poetry! It’s the hardest part of Section 1. The language is difficult. I don’t understand the poems, the terms and words used.” This is a common response I hear when I ask people about the hardest aspects of section 1. You don’t have much time to answer the section 1 questions. So […]
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How To Prepare For The Long Passages In Section 1

  • Posted by Admin
  • On November 10, 2016
  The GAMSAT has evolved over the past 9 years that I’ve been following it. And every year it’s slightly different. What’s been happening recently is that passages about doctors and written by doctors have been appearing in Section 1. But these aren’t the interesting Buzzfeed-style articles you’re used to reading online. We’re talking about […]
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The Secret Behind The University Selection Process

  • Posted by Admin
  • On November 2, 2016
Many people say to me, “I have a GPA over 5 so I will get an interview if my GAMSAT is above the minimum score.” Or “I will be considered for an interview because my GPA or GAMSAT is above the hurdle mark.” That’s wrong. It doesn’t work that way. Just because your GPA or […]
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Why GAMSAT Preparation Is VITAL If You Want To Be A Doctor?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On October 28, 2016
It took me three years to get into medical school. I failed the process twice. Each time was painful and the second was the worst. When I finally got in, I thought that there had to be a better way. So many people I saw preparing for the GAMSAT were doing it all wrong. They […]
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How much time do I need to prepare for the GAMSAT?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 20, 2016
  So, I get this question a lot. People ask me this question 3 months before the exam, 5 months before, 9 months before, and even 3 weeks before the exam. They ask: “Do I have enough time to prepare?” “How much do I need?” The bottom line is this: It’s never too late to […]
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Why do you want to be a doctor?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 14, 2016
  “Someone standing right next to me was hit by a car. I was the first one of the scene but I didn’t know how to help. They died right in front of me. I felt so helpless. I need to change that. I want to have the skills to help.”   “I watched my […]
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Why I failed my interview…and how you can avoid doing the same

  • Posted by Admin
  • On September 1, 2016
  I failed my first medical school MMI. It did not go as expected. I went into it feeling SUPER confident. I had beaten the GAMSAT – increased my score from the previous year and got an interview with my first preference university when all my friends didn’t. That made me feel bullet-proof. I thought […]
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What GAMSAT Books and Texts should you read?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On August 18, 2016
  I often get the question, “Which GAMSAT books and texts do you recommend?” It’s true, there are so many of them! How do you chose which one is worth reading and which one will actually help you? Plus they’re all huge and have lots and lots of information. There seems to be an endless […]
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GAMSAT Company Marketing Is So Annoying

  • Posted by Admin
  • On August 5, 2016
Marketing from GAMSAT companies is sooo annoying. Hey, I hear you. I get it. All the posters at universities. Facebook posts. Strange ads. All the emails. God the emails! The ‘salesy’ material. GAMSAT messages. It’s annoying. Just like on TV. There are commercial every few minutes. And they start right when the show gets good […]
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What type of doctor is Dr Tom?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On August 5, 2016
I often get asked, “What kind of doctor are you? Where are you working now?” Well, medicine has been my passion for the last 10 years. It’s been everything to me. Since deciding to become a doctor and going at it 100%, I’ve also been in the GAMSAT world. From messing up the GAMSAT a […]
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How does the new no-calculator rule affect my GAMSAT result?

  • Posted by Admin
  • On July 26, 2016
It is Doctor Tom here and today I am going to talk to you about how not having a calculator in the science section is going to affect your science section result. I got a question recently from one of our bootcamp members. In the science section, he was worried that he could not have a […]
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