All applicants to the domestic High Academic Achievement, Rural and Broadway School Leaver Pathways to the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and the Doctor of Medicine (MD) must sit UMAT.
The UMAT assesses a range of non-academic personal qualities which are considered important to the study and practice of medicine and dentistry. It measures the applicant’s ability to solve problems, reason logically, make decisions and think critically. No formal preparation or prior academic knowledge is required. Information on the test can be found on the UMAT website.
Neither ACER nor the UMAT Consortium conduct UMAT preparation courses. ACER and the UMAT Consortium universities do not recommend or endorse any commercially available courses offering UMAT preparation. Furthermore, any UMAT preparation courses being held on UWA grounds are not endorsed or recommended by UWA.
- Registration for the 2013 test has closed (applications closed 7 June 2013). Registration for the 2014 test will open in December 2013 and will close 6 June 2014.
- The cost of the 2013 test was $210. If you were eligible for a concession, the registration fee was $110. Please see the UMAT website for information on concession fees.
- The 2014 test (for 2015 entry) will be held on Wednesday 30 July 2014.
- A UMAT information session was held on Tuesday 21 May 2013. You can access a recording of the information session here.
- Information regarding the test day can be found here.
- A valid UMAT score is essential to be considered for entry to medicine or dentistry at UWA. For 2013 applications (2014 entry) only 2013 UMAT scores will be valid (2012 UMAT scores will not be valid for 2014 entry). For 2014 applications (for 2015 entry) only 2014 UMAT scores will be valid. Further information can be found here.
- It is recommended that applicants purchase preparation material from the UMAT website. Neither ACER nor the Consortium recommend or endorse preparation courses.
- UWA does not consider precentiles or the Overall UMAT score. Instead the sum of the three section scores is used. All three sections of the test are weighted equally.
- The Faculty Admissions Office do not set benchmark UMAT thresholds (other than the requirement that applicants receive a section one percentile score of at least 20). Instead, shortlisting for interview is competitive and the last person invited for interview in their category ‘sets’ the UMAT threshold. The university does not release past thresholds.
- Applicants will be shortlisted for interview on the basis of the UMAT score (with the condition that they also appear likely to meet the minimum academic requirement).