23rd March 2023
How to Prepare for the HPAT in 5th Year
So you’re in 5th year and you’re thinking about pursuing a career in medicine. You’ve been getting great grades and you have the people skills to become a doctor, so there should be no problem getting in. Then you find out about the HPAT. You hear that it can be a major obstruction to your journey, and only a select few are able to succeed in HPAT. You hear about all the peop ...
14th March 2023
MedEntry's Comprehensive HPAT Medical Entry Handbook is Now Available, FREE!
If you’re a student, parent or teacher and looking for a great resource to help you navigate all the steps in your path into medicine then check out the MedEntry HPAT Handbook. MedEntry's updated, 70 page, comprehensive HPAT Handbook is now available, absolutely free! It covers everything you need to know about medical entry, including pathways into medicine, how to prepare for ...
26th February 2023
HPAT is Over! What Now?
For the few weeks leading up to the HPAT in February, it can seem like the entire world revolves around it. Working on full exam HPAT mocks, HPAT guides and the Question Bank becomes your priority! Often you put off worrying about day-to-day issues until after the day of the HPAT. So, when the test date does roll around, and you walk away from your computer with your head held high, having ...
17th February 2023
A Student’s Experience Sitting HPAT Online 2023 (Plus Some Tips!)
I just sat HPAT 2023 online – and what a relief to have it over with! Overall it was as I expected with no major surprises, having done practice exams on MedEntry’s online platform. Check in process The check in process was similar to what was outlined in the ProctorU video emailed to us by ACER. I logged into the ProctorU site, and when the countdown reached ...
16th February 2023
Top 10 HPAT Tips for the Last 24 Hours
So, your HPAT testing day is nearly here and you’ve been working up to it consistently. Now it’s time to put your HPAT strategies into practice. Here’s some advice to help you be at your prime in the last 24 hours leading up to the HPAT: Spend the day before doing something you enjoy, something relaxing, something fun and something that will keep your mind ...
15th February 2023
Napoleon Bonaparte once famously said “an army marches on its stomach”, and that is as relevant for HPAT as it was for the French Armies that Bonaparte commanded. Making sure you put the right things into your body in the lead up to HPAT is vital to making sure that you perform well on the day of the test. I’m sure you are well aware of what a quality diet consists, so in thi ...
14th February 2023
HPAT Countdown: Musings from an Experienced Tutor
The day of your HPAT is without a doubt one of the most terrifying – yet unusual days of the year. Over the past few years, I have uttered the phrase “The HPAT is a game” numerous times, and now, on the brink of becoming an actual doctor (finally!) and exiting the world of HPAT, I thought I’d pass on my suggestions for this game. Suggestion 1: Learn about H ...
13th February 2023
Achieving Perfect HPAT Time Management
The importance of HPAT timing If you’re sitting HPAT this year, then you’re aware that HPAT test day is rapidly approaching. One thing I found extremely useful on the days coming up to, and the day of the HPAT was the knowledge that I was confident with my HPAT exam timing. Whilst you have no control over the questions that will appear on the HPAT on the day, you have complet ...
9th February 2023
Persisting Through Underwhelming Marks
Many of you may have started your preparation on MedEntry and found that you may not be achieving the scores you hoped for, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one! Many people lose confidence during their HPAT preparation and can’t see themselves achieving the scores they hope to attain. I know this for a fact because I was one of those people not too long ago. When I firs ...
8th February 2023
Optimising your performance in HPAT: Lessons from Sports Psychology
Preparing for the HPAT is like preparing for a marathon: it requires training, persistence and strategies to optimise your performance on HPAT test day. Just as an athlete prepares for a major sporting event, you must prepare yourself to sit HPAT, which is one of the most important exams that you will face in your career. We can learn much from athletes about optimising performance in HPAT, ...