13th February 2024
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 ...
1st February 2024
4 Top Tips for Non-Verbal Reasoning
Students often find non-verbal reasoning questions the most difficult initially, especially if they have never encountered them before. Here are a few tips from an experienced HPAT tutor to help tackle these questions. Tip 1: Keep it Simple Non-verbal reasoning questions will require you to find the most simple and logical answer. It may feel like the questions are out to tri ...
19th January 2024
5 Tips to Improve Your Score in Interpersonal Understanding Questions
To some lucky people it comes easy, but for many this is the section with some of the most difficult questions in the exam. Whether you are just starting your HPAT preparation or are deep in your practice so far, the following tips from an experienced tutor who scored highly in this section should help you maximize your score: 1. Firstly, read the introductory text included in the ...
15th January 2024
Is HPAT Stressing You Out? Here's How to Use Stress to Your Advantage
You may have heard that stress negatively impacts on performance, particularly in an intellectually challenging test such as HPAT. You may have been told that if you are too stressed in the lead up to an important exam such as HPAT, you won’t do well. You may have been advised to look for ways to relieve your HPAT-related stress. While this may be true, in some cases trying to g ...
12th January 2024
3 Tips to Improve your Score in Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving
Looking for some tips on how to improve your score in Logical reasoning and Problem solving? Terrified by long passages with scientific jargon and perplexing puzzles? Worried about running out of time? Remember the following advice and you’ll be well on your way to maximising your score. 1. Read the question stem first This construct can often be time-consuming due to l ...
18th October 2023
5 Common Myths about the HPAT: BUSTED
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about HPAT that can stand in the way of effective HPAT preparation and performance. In this blog we’ll describe five common myths and explain why they are inaccurate, and what you can do about them. Myth #1: The HPAT is an aptitude test so you can’t prepare for it This is absolutely incorrect. While HPAT may be considere ...
27th June 2023
How to Interpret your HPAT Results
HPAT results have been released! You will have received an email from ACER with details on how to access your results. This blog contains information for how to interpret your HPAT statement of results. What do the numbers on the HPAT Statement of Results mean? Your HPAT Statement of Results will display two measures of your performance: HPAT score and HPAT percentile. ...
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 ...
18th December 2020
HPAT Preparation During Coronavirus - TIP 3: Make the Most of Remote HPAT Learning
The coronavirus pandemic has probably caused a significant change to your life over the past few weeks. In addition to this, there has been a lot of uncertainty regarding the impact of the pandemic on HPAT, HPAT preparation and medical entry. It may have left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious. We at MedEntry are here to help! This blog series covers how to effectively prepare for HPAT duri ...
21st July 2020
How to survive your first year of Medicine
Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming but having made it through to the other side of those first few full on months I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarantee that, but overall ...