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 ...
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 ...
2nd February 2023
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 to help tackle these questions from an experienced HPAT tutor. 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 trick ...
30th January 2023
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: Firstly, read the introductory text included in the pa ...
28th January 2023
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 ...
26th January 2023
3 Tips to Improve your Score in Logical Reasoning and Problem Solving Questions
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 len ...
26th October 2022
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. 1. The HPAT is an aptitude test so you can’t prepare for it This is absolutely incorrect. While HPAT may be considered an &ls ...
10th September 2022
Considering repeating HPAT/Leaving Cert? Here’s some advice from someone who has done it before
So you have just received your HPAT and Leaving Certificate results and unfortunately have not been accepted into Medicine this year - what next? This was the situation I, and indeed many other Medicine hopefuls, faced on results day. The first reaction you may have is one of obvious disappointment, followed by the monumental task of considering the myriad of options on what to do next: Sho ...
25th August 2022
Getting the most from your HPAT Practice Exams
With every passing week, the date of your HPAT exam is inching closer. Perhaps you are working through the MedEntry curriculum modules, QBank and skills trainers. This will all aid your preparation, but an important question is, have you completed a full-length HPAT practice exam yet? Completing a full length HPAT practice exam can be intimidating and even scary. It is easy to spend t ...
25th June 2022
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. ...