IMAT Preparation Courses

If you are applying to study medicine at university in Italy, the chances are high that you will have to sit the IMAT during the process. The exam, which functions similarly to the UK's BMAT, is a challenging test of an applicant's general thinking skills and scientific knowledge.

It's a tough exam, so you may feel you need support with your preparation before you sit the test. We at UniAdmissions have our strong ties to the medical school application process, so we have developed a comprehensive support Programme to help those who are sitting the IMAT. Our students have access to a full support system of one-to-one tuition sessions, expert resources and engaging courses, all designed to help boost their abilities and knowledge for the exam. Discover how UniAdmissions can more than triple your chances of success in your application by contacting us today.

What is the IMAT?

The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is an exam used at various universities within Italy as a means of testing the aptitude and skills of applicants for their medicine courses. Similar to the BMAT, it's objective is to test both general thinking skills and scientific knowledge.

The IMAT lasts a total of 90 minutes and contains 60 multiple-choice questions split into four sections. These questions focus on Logical Reasoning, Physics/Maths, Chemistry and Biology, with each section covering a range of topics in each subject. All questions are multiple-choice, with six answer options available for each. Be aware that the IMAT can only be sat in approved testing centres.

How To Prepare for the IMAT

The two key elements of IMAT preparation are revision and practice. As the exam tests your scientific knowledge, you will need to revise the subjects in order to be confident in answering these questions. However, you will also need to take on plenty of practice questions and past papers in order to make sure you are comfortable with the exam format and question style.

Using past papers will allow you to practice in actual exam conditions, so be sure to download our collection of IMAT past papers for free. There are also other resources and support options available from UniAdmissions. We provide you with a whole collection of support and resources, all included in our IMAT Preparation Programme.

What is the IMAT Preparation Programme?

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Our IMAT Specific Preparation Programme

Our IMAT Preparation Programme is the most effective way to enhance your scientific knowledge and thinking skills to help you perform well in the IMAT. All of our students have access to a full suite of preparation materials and support options that cover all aspects of the test.

Our comprehensive curriculum offers over 150 hours of study and support from our expert medicine tutors to help you set out on your revision and practice. Plus, you will be invited to regular weekly enrichment seminars and our full-day Intensive Course with other students, alongside unlimited access to our high-quality IMAT resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All tutors are either current senior students, recent graduates or from a professional background that have taken the IMAT and scored in the top 10% in their admissions cycle. Our selection process ensures only the best tutors work for us, in roles most suited to their skill sets. You can read more about our tutors here.

We work with a limited number of students each year to ensure we can provide the best support suited for their particular needs.

Our Programmes have a structured syllabus, however, we tweak elements of the syllabus so the student is able to gain the most out of our support.

First and foremost, we assess whether the potential student has the right academic capabilities and profile to be realistically accepted to study at medical school.

Secondly, we assess whether the student is capable and willing to put in the time required to create a strong application for medical school.

Finally, we assess the student’s attitude and reasoning behind applying for medicine. This is one of our most important considerations.

If a student has below-average (but still realistic) grades, but the correct attitude, we would consider accepting them onto our Programme. Unfortunately, if the converse is the case, it’s unlikely the student would be accepted onto the Programme. Admissions Tutors look for passion, not just academic potential.

We do have ideal start times at points throughout the year, however, the syllabus can be adapted to suit your particular start time if you are accepted onto the Programme. Our Admissions Consultants can help you understand the Programme timeline in your specific case – all you need to do is ask.

You’ll get access to all of our online IMAT resources, including realistic exam mock papers, the IMAT Academy and our highly-rated IMAT textbook. 

The Programme Portal is where you will find all of the support and resources for your Programme.

You can think of the Portal as the hub of all the materials included within your Programme. If you are ever looking for a relevant book, an online course, course dates or anything along those lines, the Portal is very likely to be your answer.

You can also use the Portal to get in touch with our team at any point.

Your tuition will be held virtually via video calls. You will be able to specify any requirements when you apply for your programme, such as differences in time zones and times you won’t be available. We will work to find you a tutor who can work within any restrictions you may have.

Actual session times will then be organised between yourself and the tutor to best meet your needs. 

Our success rate for our engaged Medicine students who make the most of their resources is 74%, meaning 74% of students we have worked with on this course successfully received an offer on a medicine course. This is much higher than the average national success rate of 12%.