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DELAY IN RELEASE OF 2020 HPAT-IRELAND RESULTS

23rd April 2020

DELAY IN RELEASE OF 2020 HPAT-IRELAND RESULTS

ACER has announced that HPAT-Ireland results will not be released until after the Leaving Certificate examinations are complete. ACER anticipates that this will occur around August and will notify students of the exact date once it is confirmed. Normally, HPAT-Ireland results are released in late June each year. The delay in release of HPAT-Ireland results is due to the coronavirus pandemic an ...

 

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GAMSAT will be run online in 2020

26th March 2020

GAMSAT will be run online in 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Medical School Admission Test (GAMSAT) will be run online at the end of May for the first time ever. GAMSAT is used to select students for entry into graduate medical programs. GAMSAT is usually run in person across multiple venues. However, due to COVID-19, the GAMSAT exam scheduled for Saturday 21 March 2020 has been cancelled. This applies ...

 

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Top ten tips for the last 24 hours

18th February 2020

Top ten tips for the last 24 hours

So the big day is nearly here and you’ve been working up to it consistently for the goods of a year and now it’s time to put everything MedEntry has taught you into practice. Here’s some advice to help you be at your prime in the last 24 hours leading up to the HPAT.   Spend the day before doing something you enjoy, something relaxing, something fun and something that will keep your mind ...

 

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Five tips for how to survive when you arrive in the HPAT Exam Venue

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 ...

 

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HPAT Countdown: Musings from an experienced tutor

7th February 2020

HPAT Countdown: Musings from an experienced tutor

This impending Saturday is without a doubt one of the most terrifying – yet unusual days of the year. Throughout the past years, I have uttered the phrase “The HPAT is a game” innumerous 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: Your m ...

 

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Optimising your performance in HPAT: Lessons from Sports Psychology

3rd February 2020

Optimising your performance in HPAT: Lessons from Sports Psychology

Preparing for the HPAT is similar to preparing for a marathon: it requires training, preparation and strategies to optimise your performance on the test day. Just as an athlete prepares for a major sporting event, so you must prepare yourself to sit HPAT, which is one of the most important exams that you will face in your career. We can learn much from athletes about optimising performance ...

 

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HPAT Scoring Myths

13th January 2020

HPAT Scoring Myths

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and on forums about how HPAT scores are calculated. Some people and companies claim that your HPAT score or percentile ranking can be calculated from your raw score (the number of questions you got right). This is naïve, simplistic and demonstrates ignorance. Not to mention it is irresponsible to provide students with incorrect i ...

 

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Is it too late to start preparing for the HPAT?

6th December 2019

Is it too late to start preparing for the HPAT?

The short answer is no. Studying for the HPAT is possible and no matter how late you start, you will still be able to improve, just like with any other subject. The long answer is: it depends on how much time you put in and how effectively you do it. At this stage, it’s important to study SMART. Trying to do as many HPAT papers as you can will also take up a lot of your time. You are probably ...

 

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New Partnership With the Dublin Academy of Education

6th November 2019

New Partnership With the Dublin Academy of Education

MedEntry is delighted to announce our new partnership with the Dublin Academy of Education. The Dublin Academy of Education is the largest provider of part-time second level courses in the country. It now also offers a full time school for 5th year, 6th year and Repeat Leaving Certificate students. The Dublin Academy of Education’s values align with MedEntry’s: both organisations are passion ...

 

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Online Weekly HPAT Grinds

24th October 2019

Online Weekly HPAT Grinds

MedEntry is excited to be launching online weekly HPAT grinds, for the first time ever. The grinds will take place on Monday evenings, from 7-9pm, starting in early November and finishing in early February. Further information can be found at: https://www.medentry-hpat.ie/weekly-grinds Here are five reasons why you should enrol in online HPAT grinds: 1.  No wasted time In 6th yea ...

 

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