(Original post by Cotroni)
Hi and thanks for your highly relevant posts!
I am a mature 2nd year medical student wishing to transfer to MIMED and have with few questions:
-Since I did my A levels years ago my question is: how long should one start revising for the exam?
-any particular method you'd advise to use for the test preparation?
-what was your study schedule for the test?
-which book did you use for IMAT preparation?
Thanks a lot for your help!
My advice would be to do as much as you can, and start quite early since the syllabus is large.
What I did (I did chem, bio, double maths to a-level and economics to AS, followed by medical related sciences up till an msc in immunology, so a lot of my prev work was relevant...)
I studied for about 2 months before the exam to recap a-level chemistry, and try self-teach myself a-level physics (obviously not really possible). I'd recommend you study the sciences - they do come up, and for the physics section a lot of mechanics questions came up.
Then, I studied as many bmat/gamsat etc questions as i could find. BMAT is very similar to IMAT, and so any bmat book and practice should be relevant for the IMAT.
As for schedule - it was all hail-mary for me, as I thought I remembered my chemistry. It was too late, and self-teaching myself physics was too much haha ^^;; but remember - try and keep thing medically relevant if possible. e.g. em spectrum questions are far less relevant for medical physics, and so many medical physics questions came up.