25th January 2023
Why Full Exam Mocks are the best HPAT preparation
Be under no illusions: the HPAT is the single hardest and most important test you will ever sit. This is a scary (and for some maybe terrifying) thought. So, what can you do to make it less daunting? The answer may seem counter-intuitive: the best way to make HPAT seem do-able is to face it over, and over, and over again. How? By completing high-quality, full-length HPAT exam mocks under timed ...
23rd January 2023
How to apply to the CAO and ACER for medicine
To be eligible to study medicine in Ireland there are two key parts to the application process: Applying to the Central Applications Office (CAO) Applying separately to sit the HPAT through ACER Applying to the CAO Before you can register to sit the HPAT, you need to apply to the CAO and get your CAO number – you will need this for the HPAT registration process. ...
22nd January 2023
How to Balance the HPAT and Leaving Cert Mocks
Preparing for HPAT can seem overwhelming. Add in your Leaving Cert mock exams and stress levels can rapidly skyrocket. Unfortunately the timing of the HPAT is often very close to mock exams, or can even be in the middle of mock exams. As the HPAT and mock exams draw closer, it can become hard to balance Leaving Cert study and HPAT preparation. So how do you do it? This blog outlines five ti ...
20th January 2023
The HPAT – A Test of Endurance
The importance of endurance Mental endurance can be defined as, ‘the ability to endure an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way.’ The HPAT is so commonly viewed as a test of aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to also improve our mental endurance for the HPAT exam. In fact, the endurance required for the HPAT is much greater than that req ...
18th January 2023
Is it too late to start preparing for the HPAT?
The short answer is no. Preparing 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 invest and how effectively you prepare. At this stage, it’s important to study SMART. Trying to do as many HPAT questions or HPAT papers as you can is not necessarily the be ...
16th January 2023
Dispelling the Myths of Medicine
The idea of studying medicine at university can seem like a very daunting prospect. There are many myths and false beliefs about the degree which allow these fears to prosper. Having completed my first year studying medicine at University, I hope I can dispel some of your fears about studying medicine at university. 1. Medicine is ULTRA competitive Granted, Medicine, like all h ...
13th January 2023
MedEntry Free Trial Now Available
If you’re aiming for medicine, then you will need to excel in HPAT! HPAT is a very difficult test and is very different to any other test you will have sat in your academic career. It is therefore vital that you prepare for HPAT, particularly given its importance in selecting students into medicine in Ireland. Choosing the best way to prepare is an important decision, that can be diff ...
11th January 2023
Prepare for HPAT: Prepare for a Marathon
Many students who have scored 100th percentile in the HPAT have said that preparing for HPAT is like preparing for a marathon. There are many similarities: they both require significant motivation, consistent practice over a period of time and a clear head under pressure. Not to mention that for many people both a marathon and the HPAT are the hardest challenges they have faced so far in their ...
9th January 2023
Balancing the HPAT and Hobbies
Why Hobbies are Important With the HPAT around the corner, as well as school assignments and exams, it can be quite a stressful time for students. Many students will spend hours practising HPAT-style questions and completing HPAT practise exams, as well as devoting a large amount of time to HPAT preparation. However, this does not mean your hobbies and interests should be forgotten. ...
6th January 2023
HPAT 2023 Registrations Closing Soon!
If you plan to sit HPAT in 2023 and have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible. Registrations to sit HPAT 2023 will close on Friday 20th January at 5:15 PM GMT! Remember that this is your only chance to sit HPAT in 2023. If you miss the registration date, you can still make a late registration until Friday 3rd February at 5:15 pm GMT. However, this will attract a late f ...