The UCAT – an acronym for the University Clinical Aptitude Test – is an aptitude test used by a body of British universities and medical colleges as part of their selection process for undergraduate degrees in Medicine and Dentistry. It is often a central component of what has become an increasingly competitive sector, with an ever-increasing number of highly qualified applicants.
From 2018, a further Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (SJTace) will be required by the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee for entry to their Graduate Entry Medical Programme (ScotGEM). This subtest measures the capacity to understand real world situations and identify critical factors and appropriate behaviour in dealing with them. The SJTace test assesses integrity, perspective taking, team involvement, resilience and adaptability.
The SJTace is an entry requirement for the Graduate Entry Medicine Programme (A101) at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee for entry in academic year 2018/19. Those pupils sitting the 2017 UKCAT do not need to sit the SJTace as it is identical to the SJT offered within the UCAT.