1st June 2017
SHOULD I GET A TUTOR FOR HPAT OR ATTEND WEEKLY HPAT CLASSES?
Some students who are preparing for HPAT wonder if they should get a private tutor for HPAT or attend weekly HPAT classes. Often this is because that is what they are used to doing in high school. But HPAT is very different to school and therefore requires a different approach. Here we suggest a much more effective (and much cheaper) way of preparing for HPAT: group study. The benefits of g ...
23rd May 2017
MEDICINE AS A DOUBLE DEGREE
A common question that aspiring medical students ask is whether they should combine their medical degree with another degree, such as arts or music. It is important to think carefully about this. You will be spending 3–4 years of your life and as well as a lot of money if you pursue a double degree. Will a degree such as English, history, philosophy, music or literature actually benefit you?So ...
20th April 2017
New Feature! Retry your incorrect exam questions
At MedEntry, we are committed to continuous improvement and constantly strive to improve the services we offer our hard working students. Our Learning Management System is all about you and this feature is another way we personalise your HPAT training. Retry your incorrect exam questions Once you have completed a practice exam on the LMS, you can now re-attempt any questions th ...
21st March 2017
New LMS Features
We have recently added a series of new features to the LMS! Some of these are outlined below. Favourite Questions/Guides You can now bookmark any practice question on the LMS (in exams, drills or the Eureka! Question Bank) for quick access in the future! Simply click on the "Add to favourites" button found next to each question, as shown below: Drills/Exams: Eureka! Question Bank: ...
28th November 2016
CHECKING YOUR PROGRESS ON THE LMS
There are a wealth of resources available to you on the LMS. You can check your progress by visiting the Check Progress page, either by clicking on the icon on the homepage of the LMS or by clicking on the icon next to the ‘Check’ section under HPAT resources: When you arrive on the Check Progress page, you can view your progress with the practice exams or drills by clicking on the rele ...
6th October 2016
OPTIONS FOR STUDYING MEDICINE IN IRELAND AND ABROAD
The easiest, cheapest and most direct route into medicine in Ireland is the undergraduate route. This route requires you to sit HPAT. However, there are other options for studying medicine, which are outlined in this blog. Undergraduate medicine To study undergraduate medicine in Ireland, you need to both achieve high enough points in your Leaving Cert and perform well in HPAT. ...
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 ...
13th April 2016
How to deal with those HPAT Nerves (Part 2 – On the day)
For some people sitting HPAT, those nerves may not hit until the day of or the night before HPAT. We get butterflies in the stomach and perhaps even the need to vomit. These feelings are natural and can even help us to do better. But, for those of us who have difficulty handling the nerves, there are a few simple things to do to minimise them. Make sure you have everything that you need in ad ...
13th April 2016
How to deal with those HPAT Nerves (Part 1 – In the lead up)
Most people find sitting the HPAT a nerve racking, stressful experience, but that does not mean you should allow those nerves to get the best of you. There are some simple ways to help you get through this period and come out feeling great about your chances. Take some of the pressure off of yourself. If you’re anything like me, you expect a lot from yourself and that can result in a large ...
28th March 2016
Improving your reading for HPAT
With the exception of the Non-Verbal Reasoning component (section three), HPAT is primarily comprised of written – rather than pictorial – questions. Thus, it stands to reason that your HPAT preparation should include improving your reading skills. With that in mind, here are some of the many strategies you can use to develop your reading efficiency for HPAT. Firstly, you must e ...