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BMAT marks 15 years of helping medical schools around the world select students with the potential to succeed.
A celebration in Cambridge marked 15 years of the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). The test, developed by experts at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing, is used by universities around the world to help them select the students with the potential to succeed on demanding medical, dental and other related degrees.
The test started life as a collaboration between the universities of Cambridge and Oxford and Cambridge Assessment and was developed to replace their existing medical admissions tests. It was first taken in 2003 by 4100 candidates who were applying to study at Cambridge, Oxford and University College London. Imperial College London adopted BMAT a few years later, and in the UK they were followed by Brighton & Sussex Medical School, University of Leeds and University of Lancaster. BMAT is now taken by tens of thousands of students hoping to get a place on healthcare related courses around the world.
Speaking at the event to mark the occasion. Andy Chamberlain, Head of Admissions Testing at Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing said:
‘We’re really proud of what BMAT has achieved over the last 15 years and it’s grown beyond all recognition from the early days. BMAT grew from its base in UK and it’s now widely used internationally at universities in the Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Kazakhstan and a growing number of European countries.
BMAT is designed to be accessible to all applicants and we also offer lots of free test preparation materials. It’s become the essential tool for recruiting medical students with the skills they need to have a positive study experience and succeed on their course.’
The test is now used by more than 30 universities in 11 countries around the world, and students can take BMAT in around 100 countries at 2000 test centres.
The event was held at Triangle – Cambridge Assessment’s new purpose built headquarters – attended by key stakeholders in the UK and many of the experts behind the test.