The GAMSAT is basically designed to narrow down graduate applicants for entry into Medicine and Dentistry. It does this rather harshly but serves medical and dental schools well as it reduces the applicants they must consider for entry.
The most selective part of the test is most likely the essay question. There are a few reasons why this is the most difficult section for most candidates.
1. It is the only section that is not multiple choice. So you can’t just ‘guess’ if you are unsure like in Section 1 and Section 2.
2. Most students sitting the GAMSAT are from a science background and have not practiced and refined their essay skills since year 12.
3. Many graduates are not as well read as they should be. As a result they lack knowledge and confidence when writing about previous and current issues in society.
The AceGAMSAT Team have compiled 20 GAMSAT Essay Questions. These GAMSAT essay questions or quotes specifically target the most common ideas and issues targeted in the GAMSAT. Students should complete all of these quotes and have someone provide feedback and critique all completed essays.