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What do stakeholders and students think about Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing? Read some of their views or watch the videos below.
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Professor John Laycock, Assistant Dean Admissions
Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Singapore
"We wish to assess more than just scientific knowledge, and therefore are particularly interested in determining how well candidates can utilise that knowledge to answer questions that require a certain degree of analysis and lateral thinking. We are also interested to see how well candidates can provide a written concise, logical argument to support their views on a particular subject. These are all features of BMAT which have allowed us to determine how well candidates would fare on our course, and provide some predictive value when attempting to select the most appropriate medical students and future doctors for Singapore."
Professor Roberto Bottinelli, Department of Molecular Medicine
University of Pavia, Italy
"The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) has been used as the admissions test to the Medicine and Surgery course in English for three years now. It has been a key improvement in the admission process. The number of applicants has significantly increased and the course has attracted more foreign students. This is probably due to the fact that, since IMAT has been used, students can sit the test in several locations in Italy, Europe and worldwide."
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Dr Alison Hills, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Admissions Co-ordinator
University of Oxford
"PPE piloted the TSA in 2007 and have used it for the short-listing process since 2008. College admissions tutors have found that the test provides invaluable information, helping us to assess applicants from diverse educational backgrounds fairly. Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing has constantly provided efficient administration and reliable support. We particularly value their commitment to ongoing research and development in relation to the test."
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Dr Gail Nicholls, Director of Admissions
University of Leeds School of Medicine
"We have chosen to work with Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing because it has demonstrated that BMAT can deliver robust validity data with regards to predicting who will make good doctors in the future. BMAT is proven, ethically aligned and most importantly it is fair; it gives our applicants the best possible opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, excellence and potential, whatever their social backgrounds or educational chronology. We are confident that BMAT will help us to get the right undergraduates from amongst the brightest candidates."
Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim
Vice Chancellor, Universiti Teknologi Petronas
"UTP takes pride in nurturing students who are not only technically competent, but who are also able to exercise the ability to think critically and synthesize solutions for real world problems. Hence, CPSQ and TSA assessments covered are in tandem with the University’s objective to produce well-rounded graduates who are creative and innovative with the potential to become leaders of industry and the nation. CPSQ dimensions have been particularly helpful in providing us greater insight into the candidate’s personality and potentials, and how they are likely to approach learning at the university whilst TSA encourage and facilitate UTP students in their pursuit of creativity and innovativeness that expand the frontiers of technology and education for the betterment of society. All in all, the CPSQ and TSA keep pace with what UTP is looking for today, measuring the skills required for success in the 21st century."
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