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Making Time for HPAT: Eat That Frog!

10th July 2022

Making Time for HPAT: Eat That Frog!

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain   Brian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). This strategy involves organising your tasks by priority. It discusses time management in the context of t ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 1

6th July 2022

Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 1

Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from s ...

 

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Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 2

6th July 2022

Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the HPAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your HPAT plan.   How to implement distributed practice for HPAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your HPAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and univer ...

 

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How to use Holidays to Improve in HPAT

1st July 2022

How to use Holidays to Improve in HPAT

Many students use the holidays to finally relax after a several months of hard work. For those sitting the HPAT next year, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the HPAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream course of ...

 

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How to Interpret your HPAT Results

25th June 2022

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?

25th June 2022

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

17th June 2022

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 2022 results? You will receive your HPAT 2022 results in late June. ACER does not normally release a specific date when HPAT results are made available, however, last ...

 

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HPAT Results: What to do with your CAO

15th June 2022

HPAT Results: What to do with your CAO

HPAT results are usually released in mid to late June. After months of waiting to find out your HPAT results, it can feel quite overwhelming to finally receive them! After all of the hard work and preparation for HPAT, everyone wants to get a great HPAT score. However, it is important to know what to do if things don’t go as well as you had hoped. It’s not the end of the world and ...

 

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Why is HPAT so Hard?

14th June 2022

Why is HPAT so Hard?

Most current medical students and doctors would agree that HPAT is probably the hardest and single most important test they ever sat in their career. Many students, especially those who do not prepare effectively, are shocked by the difficulty of HPAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned by the difficulty of HPAT. So why is HPAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read on!   ...

 

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Everything you need to know about the HPAT

12th June 2022

Everything you need to know about the HPAT

Do you want to study medicine in 2023? If so, you will need to sit the HPAT 2023.  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 take ...

 

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