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UKCAT For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-119-96656-2
360 pages
March 2012
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The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a standardized test used as an entrance examination for the majority of medical and dental schools in the UK. Its purpose is to test the likely aptitude of a candidate for a clinical career.

UKCAT For Dummies provides readers with the review materials they need to score well on the UKCAT and make medical school a reality, featuring:

  • A proven UKCAT preparation program with a five-year history of success
  • Hundreds of a practice questions and explanations
  • Test-taking strategies that work
  • Information and advice on the entire application process from Drs. Chris Chopdar and Neel Burton

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Understanding UKCAT 7

Chapter 1: The UKCAT and University 9

Chapter 2: Dissecting UKCAT 17

Chapter 3: Taking Tests: UKCAT Strategies that Work 29

Part II: Examining the Subtests 35

Chapter 4: Reading Between the Lines: The Verbal Reasoning Subtest 37

Chapter 5: Making Things Add Up: The Quantitative Reasoning Subtest 61

Chapter 6: Looking at Pretty Patterns: The Abstract Reasoning Subtest 89

Chapter 7: Deciphering the Code: The Decision Analysis Subtest 111

Part III: Practice Tests 141

Chapter 8: Practice Test One 143

Chapter 9: Practice Test One: Answers and Explanations 193

Chapter 10: Practice Test Two 227

Chapter 11: Practice Test Two: Answers and Explanations 277

Part IV: The Part of Tens 309

Chapter 12: Ten Steps to Help You Get into Medical or Dental School 311

Chapter 13: Ten Ways to Stay Cool Under Pressure 315

Index 319

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Author Information

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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