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GradMed Courses

Preparing students for the GAMSAT is unique in both the level of knowledge required and the extensive reasoning skills that must be developed in a highly time pressured environment. Since 2002 GradMed has provided extensive  preparation at Imperial College, London, and during this time over 5000 students have completed our live courses.

We start before courses begin with an in depth consulation to determine strengths and weaknesses and to produce a full study plan. This is followed by extenisve pre course reading and advice and the analysis of a full diagnostic exam. 

Courses run for three months from June to September, teaching both the required level of knowledge and the reasoning skills which the exam demands. The courses are intense and designed to emulate the style and demands of teaching you will encounter on a graduate programme at medical school.  Working with like-minded individuals in a focused environment means rapid acquirement of knowledge and a true appreciation of the varied skills needed both at this level and at medical school itself.

In addition to our extensive course materials and bank of over 5000 simulated questions and eight full mock examinations. you will also have access to the most sophisticated online learning portal available for GAMSAT (see below for more details).

 



Why Gradmed

Full Preparation Courses Weekends June 6th - August 30th 2020

Running for three months we teach all of the core material and develop the extensive reasoning skills the exam requires. Coverage is intense and consists of 23 full days of teaching at Imperial College London in South Kensington. Students are provided with extensive pre-course reading and guidance, and have full access to the Course Director and Head Tutors at all times after enrolment. The aim is to provide a full holistic preparation where help is always available and questions never go unanswered.

The science modules develop both the knowledge and reasoning skills for all of the sciences tested on the exam. In Chemistry and Biology this equates to first year undergraduate level, and in Physics to an A-level standard. Students make use of over 3000 pages of extensive notes and over 5000 sample questions. This is in addition to the many thousands of questions provided via our online question banks and resources.

In section I we analyse and teach all of the key reasoning skills the exam demands, through our unique programme of training in the humanities and social sciences. This is supplemented with an extensive question bank derived from our experience of the examination.

For Section II students develop a unique strategy to write the two types of comparative essays sought by the examiners. This is done through our unique methodology, which has been developed since 2002 specifically for this examination.

The course is broken down into the following units, which can be taken indivdually to work on specific areas

  • Physical and Organic Chemistry – 7 Full Days
  • Biology and Biochemistry– 5 Full Days
  • Physics and Medical Physics – 4 Full Days
  • Written Communication and Verbal Reasoning – 3 Full Days
  • Mathematics for Science – 1 Day
  • Science Strategy – 2 Full Days
  • GAMSAT Exam Workshop - 1 Day

You will finish the course by sitting eight full mock examinations taken through August.



Course Content

Intensive Revision Course - Weekends August 2020

The Intensive courses are designed for those students who have a strong grounding in the sciences, and have undertaken extensive GAMSAT preparation themselves. We provide extensive notes and pre course guidance in advance, but the aim of the course is to develop reasoning skills through detailed question analysis, rather than teach all of the scientific and humanities information required. As such it is important students have carried out their own extensive study in advance of the course to derive most benefit from the teaching.

The course is broken down into the following units:

  • Physical and Organic Chemistry – 2 Full Days
  • Biology and Biochemistry– 2 Full Days
  • Physics and Medical Physics – 1 Full Day
  • Written Communication and Verbal Reasoning – 1 Full Day
  • Mathematics for Science – 1 Full Day
  • Science Strategy Weekend - 2 Full Days

 You will also sit four full mock examinations during August as part of the course.

Again units can be taken in full or individual units selected to build particular strengths, and please note it is also possible to combine units from the Full and Intensive courses where students have a particular strength in one of the sciences.


Why Gradmed

Online Learning Centre

Building on our eighteen years of GAMSAT experience and extensive materials and question banks, all students attending the Full Preparation and Intensive courses receive full access to our unique online learning centre. Written specifically for GAMSAT and developed over a period of two years, the centre provides access to thousands of additional questions across all sections of the examination, as well as unique learning resources, video lessons and techniques.

Our unique examination centres for sections 1 and 3 allow you to tailor our entire question bank of over six thousand questions to your specific study needs, including mini tests on topics, GAMSAT style mock examinations in particular subject areas and full mock examinations. All of this is collated within our intelligent dashboard, allowing you to analyse your performance over time, as well as comparatively with the entire student body studying with us. Highlights include

  • Bespoke and developed specifically for GAMSAT and no other examination
  • Take our unique diagnostic test and receive full feedback on your strengths and weaknesses
  • Intelligent learning system with unique customisable dashboard
  • High quality animated videos for all sections of the exam
  • Over six thousand simulated and customisable GAMSAT questions
  • All questions with full worked explanations
  • Analyse your performance over time and against other students
  • Take full mock exams or build your own using our unique GAMSAT builder
  • Mark and read over a thousand real marked essays written by past GAMSAT students with full analysis
Why Gradmed

Mathematics for Science - June and August 2020

Many Section III questions rely on good numerical skills and the application of these to a range of theory across all of the sciences. Although the level of mathematics required is not necessarily advanced, it is crucial that you can deal quickly with standard form, logs, straight-line graphs, logarithmic graphs, linearising equations and many other such techniques.

Here we spend a day analysing all of the common mathematical techniques you will encounter on the GAMSAT Examination.  The focus is the application to simulated questions from our extensive question banks. We will show you how to use Mathematics as a tool to boost your overall  score.  Whilst mathematics itself is not tested in the exam, the course and accompanying 57 page book will equip you with an invaluable tool set moving your  score in the right direction. 

Why Gradmed

Mock Examination - August 2020

Students sit a full and extensively tested simulated mock GAMSAT examination in all sections. This mock is unique, and along with all GRADMED materials has undergone years of standardisation, allowing you to understand fully your preparedness for the exam itself. We will also provide a full analysis of your performance and comparative performance to the cohort as a whole, including of course your GAMSAT score.

Your essays are marked by our Head of Written Communication and returned with extensive comments and suggestions for improvement. Full worked solutions are provided for Section III to act as learning tools in themselves.