Call for crackdown on UMAT preparation courses

Australian Medical Students’ Association president James Churchill said high school students paid up to $2000 per course in the hope of gaining a university place in a medical or allied health course by scoring well in the Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test (UMAT).

“Understandably, many Year 12 students are desperate to study medicine and pay unreasonable sums of money for preparation courses that they hope will increase their chances of gaining entry,” he said.

“The problem is that the quality and