Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

What is the GAMSAT?

The Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT), formerly known as Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test, is designed to help graduate Medical Schools select students for medical programmes. GAMSAT assess the ability to understand and analyse material, organise and present ideas, and to apply critical reasoning skills across a range of subject areas. It is developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools. Read this article to learn more about the differences between the GAMSAT and MCAT

What is the GAMSAT like?

The test comprises 3 sections:

Section I – 75 multiple choice questions on humanities and social sciences

Section II – 2 written essays

Section III – 110 multiple choice questions on biological and physical sciences

Those without a first degree in science may sit for the GAMSAT. It is entirely possible to achieve a good score, with hard work and ample preparation. Scores are calculated based on performance in all three sections, with more weightage given to Section III.

When should I sit for the GAMSAT?

The GAMSAT is held twice a year, in March and September. Registration opens 3 to 4 months before test dates. For more details, please visit the ACER website.

Do note the results for the March test date is only available in late May. Prospective applicants should therefore plan ahead and take the GAMSAT in the year preceding your intended intake year at Duke-NUS.

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