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Over a decade of research on the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) shows the value of well-designed admissions testing for undergraduate medicine, biomedical and dentistry courses.
BMAT assesses critical thinking and problem-solving skills, written communication skills, as well as the application of scientific knowledge typically covered in school Science and Mathematics by the age of 16. All of these are critical for success on demanding undergraduate courses.
Selecting the best applicants is vital to the future of national healthcare provision. Using a valid admissions test helps to ensure the fairness of applicant selection at undergraduate level. The research volume, Applying the socio-cognitive framework to the BioMedical Admissions Test, provides evidence that BMAT can predict which students are most likely to be successful in medical study.
Andy Chamberlain, Head of Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing, said: “For competitive entry to undergraduate degrees, it is more important than ever that institutions are selecting the best applicants for their courses. There are many qualities, as well as academic ability, that students need to excel in challenging medical, biomedical and dentistry courses. Our research validates BMAT’s method of determining the applicants with the greatest chance of success.”
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