Aspiring med students being ‘misled’

Training companies charging prospective students thousands of dollars for training courses to prepare them for the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) have been accused of misleading their clients.

As about 15,000 Year 12 students sat this year’s UMAT last week, the Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA) called for the regulation of the training industry and a ban on companies that made unsubstantiated course claims.

Advertisements claiming “we get you into medicine” were misleading potential students into thinking they had to