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Old 07-24-2017, 05:42 PM   #41
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Hi, if I'm not wrong, please check with your councillor, UTAS follows the fee-lock system. Not sure if it's the same but that's what I heard!
I sent an email to UTas to enquire. Hopefully they'll reply me.
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Old 07-27-2017, 09:20 PM   #42
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Does anyone know about the prospects of overseas med students coming back. Heard some rumors floating about that some might not come back to Singapore with a job at local hospitals?
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:31 PM   #43
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Hi everyone, I've accepted the offer for UTAS MBBS 2018 since 14 June 2017. Anyone else?

It's a good school. Not only is it more affordable than the other schools for a short 5-year undergrad (with the exception of newcastle), Tasmania is extremely scenic and chill (I've been there) and the result cut-off is really high, with one of the best (if not the best) dissection programme in all of Australia (of course, the definition of 'best' will vary from individual to individual). Cost of living is also a lot lower than other more urbanised states (AKA you're gonna save a lot, albeit less than UK schools due to the lows of GBP in recent years). From some articles I've read, I'm of the impression that there will be really intellectually-inclined students in the small cohort (the small cohort is in itself a huge perk; the better attention and help that you get is definitely going to be really beneficial as a med student. The school doesn't really have enough resources for a larger cohort). The school has the Menzies Research Insitute (renowned for epidemiology), and is the only school in the whole of Tasmania. The latter point is quite a testament to the quality assurance and diverse opportunities you can get as a graduate there, since the whole state depends on doctors graduated from UTAS (excluding interstate and foreign acceptances of course, which is prevalent in most places). And yes, my agent told me that UTAS Med is fee-locked too, yet another boon! What most supports studying MBBS at UTAS is, to me (idk anyone who have studied other courses at UTAS), definitely the appraisals I get from friends and relatives who have studied the MBBS here; None of them regrets their decision and when asked if given a chance to choose again, all of them answered that they'll choose UTAS again.

And if you guys would refer to this:
http://www.easb.edu.sg/publications/...%202014_R1.pdf

The above is a case study of the brand recognition of UTAS medical school (page 46 to 69). The study shows the lack of branding efforts on a part of UTAS, which causes the ranking of UTAS to severely undermine the actual quality of medical education there; They haven't put in efforts to advertise their strong points to the world. So really, aside from the fact that graduating from brand medical schools aren't that important in your career, UTAS's brand and ranking are not accurate indicators of the quality of the education and experience there. UTAS has such a good mix of everything - Don't let branding dominate or cloud your pursuit of a good medical education. Basic recognition wise, UTAS is very internationally recognized and most places have UTAS in the list of accepted medical schools for aspects of easier licensure and/or recognized medical training for IMGs in the US, Singapore, Ireland and UK (I would know because I'm keeping my residency options open for my family's migration plans; leaning towards USA since the country doesn't accept residency training outside of their country, with other countries being more open about this). Paying that (almost) 200k SGD worth of tuition and living fees to study at Adelaide or UNSW may not actually be paying for much at all. Peace out.

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Old 08-19-2017, 02:38 AM   #44
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Hi everyone, I've accepted the offer for UTAS MBBS 2018 since 14 June 2017. Anyone else?

It's a good school. Not only is it more affordable than the other schools for a short 5-year undergrad (with the exception of newcastle), Tasmania is extremely scenic and chill (I've been there) and the result cut-off is really high, with one of the best (if not the best) dissection programme in all of Australia (of course, the definition of 'best' will vary from individual to individual). Cost of living is also a lot lower than other more urbanised states (AKA you're gonna save a lot, albeit less than UK schools due to the lows of GBP in recent years). From some articles I've read, I'm of the impression that there will be really intellectually-inclined students in the small cohort (the small cohort is in itself a huge perk; the better attention and help that you get is definitely going to be really beneficial as a med student. The school doesn't really have enough resources for a larger cohort). The school has the Menzies Research Insitute (renowned for epidemiology), and is the only school in the whole of Tasmania. The latter point is quite a testament to the quality assurance and diverse opportunities you can get as a graduate there, since the whole state depends on doctors graduated from UTAS (excluding interstate and foreign acceptances of course, which is prevalent in most places). And yes, my agent told me that UTAS Med is fee-locked too, yet another boon! What most supports studying MBBS at UTAS is, to me (idk anyone who have studied other courses at UTAS), definitely the appraisals I get from friends and relatives who have studied the MBBS here; None of them regrets their decision and when asked if given a chance to choose again, all of them answered that they'll choose UTAS again.

And if you guys would refer to this:
http://www.easb.edu.sg/publications/...%202014_R1.pdf

The above is a case study of the brand recognition of UTAS medical school (page 46 to 69). The study shows the lack of branding efforts on a part of UTAS, which causes the ranking of UTAS to severely undermine the actual quality of medical education there; They haven't put in efforts to advertise their strong points to the world. So really, aside from the fact that graduating from brand medical schools aren't that important in your career, UTAS's brand and ranking are not accurate indicators of the quality of the education and experience there. UTAS has such a good mix of everything - Don't let branding dominate or cloud your pursuit of a good medical education. Basic recognition wise, UTAS is very internationally recognized and most places have UTAS in the list of accepted medical schools for aspects of easier licensure and/or recognized medical training for IMGs in the US, Singapore, Ireland and UK (I would know because I'm keeping my residency options open for my family's migration plans; leaning towards USA since the country doesn't accept residency training outside of their country, with other countries being more open about this). Paying that (almost) 200k SGD worth of tuition and living fees to study at Adelaide or UNSW may not actually be paying for much at all. Peace out.
Hi there!! I accepted UTAS offer a few days ago. Will you be applying to Jane Franklin hall? The advisor from UTAS, Mr Pang, advised me to apply there. How about you?
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Old 10-13-2017, 02:31 PM   #45
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Not sure if this is the right thread, but I don't see many UTAS threads. But just wondering if anyone applied to the Laboratory Medicine programme at Launceston? Anyone going in 2018 Feb?
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:25 PM   #46
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HI FRESHERS! A huge CONGRATS to those of you who've accepted medicine offers for 2018! Welcome to the med family and we are SO excited to meet you all. We've been in your place before and I'm sure you're all anxious to meet the people you're going to be at uni with for the next few years and learn more about what to expect/prepare before the big move! The Singapore Medical Association of Australia & New Zealand organises an annual orientation camp for all incoming Aussie med students, to help make the transition to a foreign country smoother. It's been a roaring success for the past few years and this year's is called Camp Invictus, held on the 13-14th January 2018! So grab a friend and SIGN UP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1F...cSd0w/viewform (more info available on the form!). Don't miss out!

Connect with us - click "going" and invite all your fellow meddies to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/121250795223648/. Also join the SMSANZ Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/groups/smsanz/ for important updates for the rest of your time in med school!

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Old 02-27-2018, 11:47 AM   #47
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Hi, if I am a JC2 student this year, can I apply to these uni based on predicted score and do I take my ISAT and PQA this year for next year application ?
thanks for clarifying !
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Old 02-28-2018, 06:35 PM   #48
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You can't apply with your predicted score, you need your final scores for admission to Australia universities for A levels. I think the UK might accept predicted scores,but I am not so sure about it.

ISAT is valid for 2 years but I will advise you to take that when you are applying for the universities.
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Old 03-01-2018, 04:30 PM   #49
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You can't apply with your predicted score, you need your final scores for admission to Australia universities for A levels. I think the UK might accept predicted scores,but I am not so sure about it.

ISAT is valid for 2 years but I will advise you to take that when you are applying for the universities.

hi, thanks for the reply. so in this case - aussie : I would have to wait until I complete my As and get my results in Feb 2019, then I apply for 2020 admission ? so I should do my ISAT only in 2019 right ?

For UK, the admission year is 2019 so I would need to do my UKCAT in 2018 right ? I should only select schools that I meet the UKCAT cutoff ? cos I understand that I only can make 4/5 med school options in UCAS.

Not sure if my understanding is correct.

Thanks for any advice !
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:54 PM   #50
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You will take the ISAT after you finished your uni applications around March.For PQA,you will be notified by the university.

You can choose when you want to take it as long as you are ready,but preferably a month after you apply. I think these details will be made known to you when you apply.

Yep,you apply for 2020 Feb admission if you apply in 2019. That means that if you are a girl, you have to wait for the following year in 2020. If you are a guy, you can defer your intake to the year when you finish national service to 2021.

I do not really know how the UK works but generally, people apply at 2019 for 2019 Sept admission. The UK process the application faster, it is like local uni + 1 month, so essentially you still apply in 2019 after the A levels.

Yeah UCAS is pretty narrow, you can only choose several school options, like I know that if you don't take A levels biology, you are definitely limited to a few options since most schools require it as pre-requisite.

I will advise you to do your best for A levels and don't worry too much about applying for medical schools now. The right time to worry about it is the time when you get back your A levels results. Know of cases where people messed up their A levels and get a couple of Bs and Cs,ending up in undergraduate medicine in Australia.
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