BMAT Test

Essential Medical Terms

Acute & chronic, elective & non-elective, indication & contraindication, illness and disease. Medical jargon is a wonderful thing. However, you do not want to be caught short in your interview when on the receiving end of it and not know what it means. Also, a mastery of these basic medical terms will clearly set you…

UK CAT Test

Key Medicolegal Concepts – Capacity

In a previous blog, I began to discuss the topic of medical law, a vast world of legal conundrums, cases and court rulings, and touched on the topic of consent. Another vital medicolegal concept that is ubiquitous throughout medical ethics questions is that of capacity. Here’s a brief explanation and summary of capacity to help…

Medicolegal Basics – Consent

Medicolegal questions, a daunting world of case laws, complications and consents – probably bottom of most people’s interview prep to-do lists. However, with a few basic legal examples and principles under your belt, putting a ‘legal-spin’ on any question posed to you can set you apart from the crowd and help secure your offer. Here’s…

BMAT Test

BMAT – A Brief Guide

  The BMAT is an entrance exam used by some medical schools as an alternative to the UKCAT. There is some similarity between the two, but on the whole, the BMAT is a more difficult exam, using more genuine academic knowledge and problem-solving skill compared to the UKCAT and is probably a better indicator for…