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HPAT 2024 Test Session Bookings Now Open! Here are three tips

9th November 2023

HPAT 2024 Test Session Bookings Now Open! Here are three tips

Test session bookings for HPAT 2024 are now open! To book, visit the ProctorU website. Full instructions on how to book a HPAT 2024 test session are available on pages 3-7 of the 2024 HPAT Information Booklet. HPAT 2024 will take place online. HPAT 2024 will be administered from Friday 16th February to Sunday 25th February, over various timeslots (testing se ...

 

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ATTENTION PARENTS: 5 Ways to help your Son or Daughter get into Medicine

4th September 2023

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 ...

 

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HPAT Scoring Myths

3rd August 2023

HPAT Scoring Myths

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and on forums about how HPAT scores are calculated. This blog will provide clarity and avoid you being misinformed!   Myth #1: HPAT scores are based on raw marks Some people claim that your HPAT score or percentile ranking can be calculated from your raw score (the number of questions you got right). This is na&ium ...

 

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Didn’t do well in HPAT? Here’s how to Bounce back in 4 steps

3rd July 2023

Didn’t do well in HPAT? Here’s how to Bounce back in 4 steps

The HPAT is one of the two criteria for undergraduate medicine in Ireland, often holding equal weighting to the Leaving Cert. There are many factors that can influence performance in HPAT, and receiving a lower mark than expected may feel like all our efforts have gone to waste. I’ve been there before, and although it may feel like the end of the world (I certainly felt that way), I can ...

 

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How to Interpret your HPAT Results

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.  ...

 

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I didn’t get a good enough HPAT score. What should I do?

27th June 2023

I didn’t get a good enough HPAT score. What should I do?

After spending months working through HPAT guides, completing practise exams and labouring over difficult drills it can be devastating when HPAT results day arrives, and you realise that you have not achieved a good enough HPAT score to get into medicine. It is completely understandable that to feel extremely disappointed, but it is very important that you have a clear idea of the other option ...

 

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HPAT Results Will Be Released Soon! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding HPAT results

14th June 2023

HPAT Results Will Be Released Soon! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding HPAT results

HPAT results are due to be released in late June. You may have questions about your HPAT results, how they are calculated and what they mean. This blog seeks to answer those questions.   When will I receive my HPAT 2023 results? You will receive your HPAT 2023 results in late June. ACER does not normally release a specific date when HPAT results are made available, howe ...

 

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Everything you need to know about the HPAT

4th May 2023

Everything you need to know about the HPAT

Do you want to study medicine in 2024? If so, you will need to sit the HPAT 2024. This blog describes everything you need to know about the HPAT 2023.   What is the HPAT? HPAT stands for Health Professions Admission Test. It is a test developed by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). HPAT is used to help select students into medicine in Ireland. The HPAT tak ...

 

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What is HPAT 2024?

20th April 2023

What is HPAT 2024?

What is HPAT 2024? HPAT stands for Health Professionals Admission Test. It is one of two main criteria used by most universities in Ireland to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine (the other being the Leaving Certificate). Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess knowledge, HPAT 2024 assesses generic skills, including logical reasoni ...

 

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HPAT 2023 UPDATES!

15th November 2022

HPAT 2023 UPDATES!

As you may have heard, HPAT 2023 will run online. There have been some updates to HPAT 2023 which will be outlined in this blog. ACER has recently published the 2023 HPAT Information Booklet, accessible on the ACER website, which describes how HPAT 2023 will run in detail: https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/files/HPAT_Information_booklet_2023_Final.pdf Here are three important things you shou ...

 

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