1. The UCAT was developed with the goal to assess qualities considered desirable in the health professions, including problem-solving, empathy, and abstract reasoning skills. 
  2. Preparing for the UCAT itself is a rewarding experience for the student since it prepares the student for further education in medicine and dentistry and also equips the student with the skills necessary to face the challenges associated with the medical profession.
  3. The UCAT helps the student get early feedback on his/her readiness in areas crucial for a career in medicine and dentistry.
  4. The UCAT scores are used as an admissions requirement for a consortium of UK universities and non-UK associate member universities to help select applicants for their medical and dental degree programmes.