9th July 2020
HPAT Score Calculator
MedEntry is delighted to launch our new HPAT score calculator. This HPAT score calculator allows easy calculation of how many Leaving Certificate points and what HPAT score you need to get into medicine. Access the calculator here: https://www.medentry-hpat.ie/hpat-and-leaving-certificate-calculator There are three easy steps to using the HPAT score calculator: Step 1: Enter ...
27th April 2020
Coronavirus and HPAT
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and rapid escalation of cases across Ireland, you may be wondering how this affects HPAT and medical entry. This blog answers some frequently asked questions. Will coronavirus affect medical entry for 2020? As HPAT 2020 took place in February, coronavirus will not affect students who have applied for medicine in 2020. The only change is that there wil ...
17th February 2020
Five tips for how to survive when you arrive in the HPAT Exam Venue
So with all things going well you’ve arrived at the HPAT exam venue with plenty of time and well rested, ready to put all the knowledge you’ve gained from MedEntry to use. However, now you have to make it through the last short while before you sit down and start the HPAT test. Here’s five tips to help you survive. Go to the bathroom. Make sure you head to the loo not long before you are ...
4th December 2018
Only 3 weeks to HPAT - what should I do?
ONLY 3 WEEKS TO HPAT - WHAT SHOULD I DO? There are three weeks left until HPAT! Are you completely freaking out? Feeling utterly under-prepared? Never fear! These 4 simple steps are sure to make you ready for any HPAT question thrown at you. Practice ACER exams and read their worked solutions. ACER offers 3 full-length practice exams; these are a must-do before the exam! They are a l ...
9th July 2018
Changes to HPAT non-verbal reasoning (section 3)
In last year's HPAT, there were some changes to non-verbal reasoning questions in the HPAT. Although the structure, number of questions and broad types of questions were the same (pick the middle, missing segment, next in the sequence etc) there were three main differences: A few completely new question types that had not previously appeared in the HPAT A different approach to pick the mid ...
12th November 2017
New LMS Exam Report Card
After completing a practice exam on the MedEntry Learning Management System (LMS), you will now be able to view/print a detailed report on your exam performance in comparison to other MedEntry students. The report can be accessed by clicking the "View Report Card" link on the exam attempt solutions page, or under "View Solutions" on the exam summary page: Some of the details in this report ...
20th June 2016
WAITING OUTSIDE THE HPAT VENUE
Your venue for the HPAT can become a very scary place very quickly. While being academically prepared is extremely important for HPAT, it is also useful to know what to expect when you get to the venue. Firstly, you’ll see a range of different students at the HPAT venue – while some are great to have a conversation with before the exam commences; others, not so much: 1. The Downplayer – This ...
15th June 2016
WHAT TO DO IF YOU COME ACROSS SOMETHING UNEXPECTED IN THE HPAT
Life isn’t the only thing full of surprises. The upcoming HPAT exam could hold a range of new, never-before-seen questions and it is important to know how to deal with these in an exam situation. The first step is to identify these types of questions in reading time. When looking through your HPAT exam booklet, mentally note these questions and have them simmering away in the back of your min ...
1st July 2015
What Actually Happens on the Day of the HPAT?
This article is written from the point of view of a student sitting the UMAT, which is the Australian/New Zealand equivalent of the HPAT. The main difference is that the UMAT is 134 questions and 3 hours long with the 3 constructs blended. So you HPAT students just keep that in mind as you read on................. If you’re a student who likes being prepared and in control, you’ ...
1st July 2015
10 Tips for During the HPAT
You have rehearsed for this day for the past few months, so here are a few final tips that you have no doubt heard before. Here at MedEntry, we want to make sure that you have as smooth a HPAT experience as possible. Please share this article with your friends or family if you think they need some final tips as well. 1. Read and Think carefully Consider all the choices in ea ...