All UK medical schools require candidates to sit either the UCAT or the BMAT before their applications can be considered. Performance in these tests is critical for their prospect to study medicine in the UK. The UCAT is the most common medical school selection test and is required by 26 out of the 33 medical schools in the UK. Formerly known as UKCAT, the UCAT is a computer-based test that must be sat between August and early October in the year before UCAS applications are submitted. The test is conducted at specialist test centres (one of which is in Athens) but in 2020 it can be taken from home (conditions apply). The test can only be taken once so candidates must ensure they are well prepared before they sit the test to maximise their chances of admission. Our preparatory programme ensures that candidates maximise their score by teaching them quick reading skills, practical numerical tricks that increase computation speed, analytical to solve puzzles and syllogisms as well as teaching strategies to make the best use of time. This will improve a candidate's UCAT score and hence their chances of admission to medical school. For more information and a sample of the test visit the UCAT website.
Foundation College has been offering a UCAT preparatory programme since 2012 and we are proud to report that our students have secured some very enviable scores over the years. In 2023 our course will run over 5 weeks from 20 June to 20 July with teaching done both online and by physical classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (4 - 8 pm) at the Kifissia branch. The tuition fee for this course is 1000€.
We also offer a four week preparatory programme for the BMAT in late August. The BMAT is a paper-based test which has a more conventional structure than the UCAT but is harder so good preparation is essential for high aspiring candidates. The programme is also suitable for the IMAT which is very similar to the BMAT as both tests are set by the same examination board (Cambridge Assessment). The 2023 courses will start on 22 August and will run over three weeks for the IMAT and four weeks for the BMAT respectively. Teaching will by live classes but can also be attended online on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 8:00 pm and the tuition fee is 850€ for the BMAT and 600€ for the IMAT.
We only teach one cohort of students for each of the UCAT, BMAT and IMAT courses so early application is recommended. Students are admitted on a first-come first-served basis.
Students who take our UCAT and/or BMAT courses can also register to participate in the interview preparation training programme that Foundation College offers to its students. The course is delivered by psychologist, Theofano Megalokonomou, who has many years of experience in this kind of work and a very high success rate.
For more information on dates please call 2108081050.