The UCAT ANZ Consortium
The UCAT ANZ Consortium is the operating name of a group of universities in Australia and New Zealand who use the UCAT ANZ test for their medical, dental and clinical sciences degree programmes. The test helps universities to select applicants with the most appropriate abilities and professional behaviours required for new doctors and dentisits to be successful in thier clinical careers. It is used in collaboration with other admissions processes such as interviews and academic qualifications. The UCAT ANZ replaced the UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) in 2019 (for university entry in 2020).
The UCAT ANZ Consortium is part of a wider collaboration with a similar group of leading UK universities (currently known internationally in the field of medical and dental admissions as the UCAT UK Consortium). The UCAT UK Consortium is a charity and limited company managed by a Consortium of UK Universities which require the test for entry to their medical/dental/clinical sciences courses and programmes.
We are excited to be part of this international collaboration, and as a group we are committed to fairness and equity in selection to medicine, dentistry and the clinical sciences.
Collectively our aims are to:
- achieve greater fairness in selection by helping schools discriminate between candidates with equivalent qualifications
- widen participation in medical, dental and clinical sciences training of under-represented social groups
- identify the characteristics in applicants which will make them good dentists, doctors and clinicians
We partner with Pearson VUE Australia to deliver our test on annually at a wide variety of locations in Australia and New Zealand and international venues.
All communication with the UCAT ANZ Office is via email.