Concerns GAMSAT costs are locking out poorer aspirants

A considerable proportion of aspiring doctors are spending upwards of $1000 in hopes of passing the Graduate Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT), prompting concerns that poorer candidates may be missing out.

The Australian Council for Educational Research, who run the day-long test, do not track how many of the 15,000 applicants each year are offered a place but competition is stiff.

A new study reveals the lengths to which candidates are going in order to get through the $500 test, which is used by most graduate entry medical