12th October 2023
HPAT Weekly Grinds Start Soon!
Struggling with HPAT? Need extra guidance? Finding it difficult to motivate yourself for HPAT practice? MedEntry’s Weekly HPAT Grinds begin soon. Places are limited and are rapidly filling up. Classes will run online from the safety and comfort of your home. They will take place weekly over twelve weeks, from 10am – 12pm, starting in early November and finishing in early Fe ...
9th October 2023
What is the Highest HPAT Score Ever Achieved?
The highest HPAT score ever achieved was by a MedEntry student in 2013, who scored an incredible 261. The highest performers in HPAT prepare with MedEntry. Is 261 a high HPAT score? Yes! 261 is an incredibly high score, and is the highest score ever achieved in HPAT. Here is the student’s statement of results: The highest possible score in HPAT (which has never b ...
8th October 2023
Making Friends with HPAT Practice
In the game of HPAT practice, consistency beats brilliance. It is important that we not wait until we have lots of motivation before we start practicing. Good HPAT skills come about in the context of practicing in a more routine and ordinary manner, rather than sporadic bursts of insight. The goal should be gaining meaningful and valuable HPAT skills every time you practice. Expecting anything ...
5th October 2023
Top 5 tips for Making the Most out of MedEntry
In the September of 6th year, I bought the HPAT Platinum package and then the 5 additional full length practice exams which I feel really helped, as it gave me a total of 15 practice exams to go through before the real deal. MedEntry had come highly recommended by numerous people who had used it previously, and MedEntry honestly proved priceless in helping me prepare for the HPAT. ...
2nd October 2023
Group vs Individual Study for HPAT
Should I prepare for the HPAT with friends or alone? It’s a question many students ask themselves leading up to a major exam, including the HPAT. Although the answer will vary depending on personal preference, this article will endeavour to discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks of both group and individual preparation. For most, the answer lies somewhere between the two – ...
1st October 2023
Keeping The Balance
Keeping the balance is something we all struggle with in our final year of schooling, myself included. At the commencement of the year, I jumped into everything. Then, at the end of term one, I crashed, and in term two I tried to do nothing. Neither of these worked for me, and over the remainder of the year I learnt some important lessons about keeping the balance. Not only was I happier an ...
29th September 2023
When Should I Sit My First HPAT Practice Exam?
Whether you’ve already begun to prepare for the HPAT or are just setting up a HPAT study plan, you’ve probably asked yourself the question: when should I sit my first HPAT full length practice exam? Unfortunately, there’s no straight forward, cookie-cutter answer. The answer to this question can vary. However, it should be noted that there’s not necessarily a “wro ...
27th September 2023
6 Ways to Make HPAT study more effective
Fifty years of educational research shows that effective learners (for HPAT or other learning) have one - preferably all - of the following six characteristics. 1. Encounter challenging ideas or people Basically, this is Newton’s First Law of Motion in action in the academic, cognitive, psychosocial, attitudinal and career-preparation dimensions of your education: a bod ...
25th September 2023
When should I start preparing for the HPAT?
This is a very common question that students ask about HPAT. When you first start to research HPAT it can seem overwhelming and confusing. You may have many questions such as: How should I approach HPAT preparation? When should I start my HPAT prep? Do I need to prepare for the HPAT? These are all very valid questions, and this blog explores them in more detail. Is it worth ...
23rd September 2023
Options for Pursuing Medicine in Ireland
With the release of Leaving Cert scores recently, some students may be wondering what options they have for getting into medicine. Irish students are fortunate – there are many options for studying medicine both in Ireland and abroad. This blog describes them in detail. 1. Undergraduate medicine Entry into undergraduate medicine is based on a combination of adjusted lea ...