14th June 2022
Why is HPAT so Hard?
Most current medical students and doctors would agree that HPAT is probably the hardest and single most important test you will ever have to sit in your career. Many students, especially those who do not prepare, are shocked by the difficulty of HPAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned by the difficulty of HPAT. So why is HPAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read on! ...
6th April 2022
ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine
Great things never come easy. Medicine is an incredibly rewarding, secure, well paid and respected profession in Ireland. It is also the hardest course to get into. Furthermore, the final years of secondary school are a stressful and demanding time for your son or daughter, and the need to sit HPAT places additional pressure on them during this time. Thankfully there are ways ...
14th December 2021
Medicine – The Big Picture
So you’re going into your final year of schooling, and you’re super duper set on being a doctor. There are lots of ways you can keep hold of medicine as a big picture throughout this long and sometimes arduous year. By putting some of these points into action now, you will increase your chances of getting straight into med, pump up your motivation over the year, and be an awesome d ...
22nd November 2021
HPAT 2022 TEST SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN! HERE ARE THREE TIPS
Test session bookings for HPAT 2022 are now open! To book, visit the ProctorU website. Full instructions on how to book a HPAT 2022 test session are available on pages 15 and 16 of the 2022 HPAT Information Booklet. HPAT 2022 will take place online, for the second time ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. HPAT 2022 will be administered from Friday 18th February to Monday 21st Febr ...
22nd November 2021
HPAT 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!
Registrations to sit HPAT in 2022 are now open. You can register for HPAT by visiting the ACER website: https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/register. Detailed information regarding HPAT 2022, including how to register, book your test and sit HPAT, are available in the HPAT 2022 Information Booklet: https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/files/HPAT-Ireland_2022.pdf. Here’s a summary of what you ne ...
16th February 2021
Maximise each HPAT practice question (and your study time!)
So you’ve decided to spend x hours per week preparing for the HPAT. Well done on making a commitment! But it doesn’t end there. The next step is to squeeze as much as you can get out of those HPAT preparation hours. One way of doing this and making the questions work for you is to carefully review solutions. When going through HPAT practice questions, it’s very tempting to avoid reading the so ...
16th February 2021
5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before UMAT
Rosanna sat the UMAT five times, and with the help of MedEntry is now studying medicine. In this video, she shares five things she wishes she had known about UMAT. Note: UMAT is the same as HPAT and was used in Australia prior to the change to UCAT.
9th December 2020
Why You Should Be Studying For the HPAT Right Now
Are you all aboard the express train to Procrastination station? Are you experiencing a motivation crisis? Are you just about ready to give up? Well you’re not going to give in to the internet, not this time. I am here to remind you WHY you should be studying for the HPAT right now. 1. The HPAT is one test If you do well in the HPAT, you will have significant lee ...
1st December 2020
When Will Registrations Open For HPAT 2021?
Registrations to sit HPAT Ireland normally open in early November each year. HPAT normally takes place in paper and pencil based format in large testing centres in late February. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes to educational testing across the world, and it is very likely that HPAT 2021 will be delivered in a different manner to previous years. ACER have confirmed ...
21st March 2016
Interview Tips and Advice (Part 1)
In preparing for something as mammoth as a medical school interview, there are a lot of things to consider. When preparing you have to understand what type of language the interviewers might use, what to include in your answers and how you can respond both verbally and through your body language. General advice for medical interviews Walk into the room with a big smile. ...