Can I start learning too late?

Start learning for the MedAT now or is it already too late?

Start learning for the MedAT now or is it already too late?
The MedAT is in exactly 12 weeks.
Does it still make sense to study or are the chances bad?
Re: Are you still starting to study for the MedAT or is it already too late?
The medis in my environment usually started in October / November, at the latest by the end of December, and mind you, they were in the Austrian quota. The MedAT is pretty much the most demanding hurdle for any degree in Austria. So you have to be a real animal if you want to do that in 12 weeks, especially if you don't graduate in Austria and therefore have very little chance of a place.
Cytosine  📅 11.04.2020 18:56:03
Re: Are you still starting to study for the MedAT or is it already too late?
You can never start learning too late

Med.at will probably be postponed anyway (later Matura in Austria) and then also the legal situation (ban on major events). It is true that many learn for 1 year .... But I know some who made it with 2 months of learning.

So it is worth a try and if it is then postponed to the beginning of August, for example, you will have even more time to study.
byzek  📅 11.04.2020 21:10:07
Re: Are you still starting to study for the MedAT or is it already too late?
1 year learning?
That's all high school chemistry and bio and maths etc.
How do you learn for 1 year without forgetting it afterwards?
Cytosine  📅 12.04.2020 12:23:28
Re: Are you still starting to study for the MedAT or is it already too late?
From byzek 1 year learning?
That's all high school chemistry and bio and maths etc.
How do you learn for 1 year without forgetting it afterwards?
It is very different. I know some who have come in for 2 months full time (no work, no studies, just learn Med.at). But also some who have studied for 1 year alongside active studies.

"Just high school chemistry, organic" not really. So I finished school with honors in natural sciences and at 1.2 I'm not such a bad student and now, in addition to actively studying, I am always learning a little for Med.at on the side. But don't write it until next year because I want to do well and finish my current studies.

But Med.at is a long way off from high school bio, chemistry ... When it took place in 2013, that may still be true. But the organic material does not appear in some of my biobooks from my school days. It says nothing about the arrangement of micro tubules. Chemistry is not without it either. Maths and physics might still be dealt with in a high school for the most part. But only if the teachers were good.

Half of Med.at also consists of cognitive questions ... that's where months of study help better than just a short learning phase.

In addition, you don't just have to pass the Med.at, but belong to the top 10% (if you fall into the Austria quota) ... When I wrote the Med.at 1 week after my Matura (in other words, the upper level material was quite good was still in my head) I only managed 70% in the BMS part. It would take around 82% to get a place.

Many people now write it more than once and then come in the second time.
aldante  📅 12.04.2020 15:15:14
Re: Are you still starting to study for the MedAT or is it already too late?
That is not right. Do not confuse scores and percentile ranks.

As an Austrian applicant, you "only" had to be in the top 11.7-23.5% in 2019. It was hardest to get a place in Vienna (top 11.7%), and the easiest in Innsbruck (top 23.5%).

As a non-Austrian EU applicant, you had to be in the top 4.3-8.0% in 2019. It was hardest to get a place in Innsbruck (top 4.3%), the easiest in Graz (top 8.0%).

Source: https://www.get-to-med.at/medat-informationen/statistiken-fuer-den-medat

Most German applicants report, then three months of intensive preparation are sufficient.



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