IMAT exam: everything about the test, the score and how to prepare the best to study Medicine in Italy

Studying Medicine in English in Italy allows you to fulfil your dream of becoming a doctor in one of the highest ranked universities while enjoying the charming and friendly atmosphere of Italy, as well as discovering a new culture and broaden your horizons. If you are planning to enrol in an Italian university, you are probably preparing for the IMAT – keep reading and find out everything you wanted to know about the IMAT test but never dared to ask, including Scuola Leonardo da Vinci’s IMAT preparation course!

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What is IMAT

The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is an entrance exam used as part of the enrollment process in some public and private universities in Italy that offer medicine, surgery and dentistry courses taught in English. Its aim is to test the skills and knowledge of the applicants in two main fields: logical reasoning/general knowledge and scientific knowledge.

The first section will test your problem solving, data analysis and critical thinking skills as well as general knowledge with 22 multiple-choice questions, while the scientific knowledge section consists of 38 multiple-choice questions about Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths. You will have 100 minutes at your disposal to complete the test.

What is a good score for IMAT?

There isn’t a minimum score to achieve in order to pass the test, but students will be ranked according to their score and only the best ones will be able to enroll in the course. The ranking will be published around two weeks after the test on the Universitaly website.

The IMAT is not as difficult and challenging as other admissions tests such as the BMAT and the HPAT, but do not underestimate it: it requires a thorough preparation anyways. It’s quite reassuring to know that for many Italian students the IMAT is just the back-up plan in case they don’t manage to enroll in an Italian medicine course, so, once they know they’ve passed their Italian admissions test, they will give up their place in the English course.

How can I study for IMAT?

In order to prepare for the IMAT, it is strongly recommended to practice on mock-tests and to look at previous years’ tests. You can study on specific books and make sure to stay up to date with the news and the current events happening all over the world.

Scuola Leonardo da Vinci offers a specific preparation course for the IMAT. With years of experience under our belts (we were the first private school ever to offer an IMAT preparation course back in 2014), you will be in good hands: records show that our course increases your success rate of 50%! Our expert teachers will guide you through the best ways to prepare for the IMAT, the most common mistakes to avoid and the key scientific notions required to pass the test.

Do you still have questions? Join us on our free online Open Day on 23rd February 2022 at 2pm (CET), where we will go into details and clear any doubt!

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