The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) is an admissions test required for entry to graduate medical programs in Australia, and to some undergraduate and postgraduate medical programs in the UK. It is also accepted by Duke-NUS as an alternative to the MCAT.
The GAMSAT is a paper-and-pen test comprising of three sections, each designed to assess the following abilities:
|Section I: Reasoning in Humanities and Social Science|
Interpretation and understanding of ideas in social and cultural contexts.
|Section II: Written Communication
Produce and develop ideas in writing, pertaining to both socio-cultural issues, as well as more personal and social issues.
|Section III: Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences
Problem solving within a scientific context, using first-year university knowledge of Chemistry and Biology, and knowledge of Physics taught up to age 18.
Candidates receive a score for each of the three sections (section III is weighted twice), together with an overall GAMSAT score. The overall score is a weighted average of the three section scores. Each of the four GAMSAT scores is expressed on a scale of 0 to 100.
|Reasoning in Humanities|
75 multiple choice
|100 minutes||Scale of 1 - 100
This is a scaled score, not a percentage mark
|Written Communication||2 written tasks||60 minutes|
|Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences||110 multiple choice||170 minutes|
|Total||6 hours 55 minutes|
Including 25 minutes of reading time and 1 hour of recess time
|Scale of 1 - 100
The overall score is an average of all three sections, with twice as much weightage given to Section III
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Which schools require the GAMSAT?
Australia United Kingdom
Australian National University
The University of Melbourne
The University of Queensland
The University of Sydney
The University of Western Australia
University of Dundee
University of Liverpool
University of London, St George’s
University of Nottingham
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