20th April 2023
What is HPAT 2024?
What is HPAT 2024? HPAT stands for Health Professionals Admission Test. It is one of two main criteria used by most universities in Ireland to select students into high demand health related careers such as medicine (the other being the Leaving Certificate). Unlike traditional school and university exams which assess knowledge, HPAT 2024 assesses generic skills, including logical reasoni ...
13th April 2023
How to Choose an Irish Medical School
In Ireland there are five medical schools that you can apply to as an undergraduate student: University College Dublin (UCD) Trinity College Dublin (TCD) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) University College Cork (UCC) National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) As there are 10 spaces on your CAO application you can apply for all Irish medical scho ...
6th April 2023
Prerequisites for Studying Medicine in Ireland
The five universities that offer medicine all have a minimum requirement of 480 points from the same sitting of the Leaving Certificate or equivalent. They also have minimum subject requirements, so it is essential to consider this when deciding which Leaving Certificate subjects to choose. Some medicine courses are five years long and some are six. The six-year courses have a pre-med ...
30th March 2023
So you want to be a Doctor? How to get into Medicine
Congratulations on your decision to pursue medicine as a career! Medicine is an interesting, valued and rewarding profession. The process of getting into medicine can be confusing, so here’s an introduction. Criteria for getting into medicine The minimum points required to get into medicine varies from year to year and between universities, but a total of at least 730 p ...
23rd March 2023
How to Prepare for the HPAT in 5th Year
So you’re in 5th year and you’re thinking about pursuing a career in medicine. You’ve been getting great grades and you have the people skills to become a doctor, so there should be no problem getting in. Then you find out about the HPAT. You hear that it can be a major obstruction to your journey, and only a select few are able to succeed in HPAT. You hear about all the peop ...
14th March 2023
MedEntry's Comprehensive HPAT Medical Entry Handbook is Now Available, FREE!
If you’re a student, parent or teacher and looking for a great resource to help you navigate all the steps in your path into medicine then check out the MedEntry HPAT Handbook. MedEntry's updated, 70 page, comprehensive HPAT Handbook is now available, absolutely free! It covers everything you need to know about medical entry, including pathways into medicine, how to prepare for ...
6th March 2023
Is Medicine for me? 5 Tips on How to Make the Big Decision
Trying to decide whether medicine is for you? Personally, it took me months and lots of research and thought to finally make that decision. Compared to most Bachelor degrees which are usually three years in duration, courses in medicine take much longer – about 5 years to complete. Then there is post-graduate study and specialist training. You could be looking at many years before you ar ...
27th February 2023
MedEntry's 2023 Charity Partners
There’s a saying that, ‘Deeds of giving are the very foundations of the world’. MedEntry has a commitment to deeds of giving to disadvantaged groups, with a focus on health and education. Every year, the MedEntry Foundation partners with a different charity organisation in each country in which we operate, to help support their vital work. MedEntry is pro ...
26th February 2023
HPAT is Over! What Now?
For the few weeks leading up to the HPAT in February, it can seem like the entire world revolves around it. Working on full exam HPAT mocks, HPAT guides and the Question Bank becomes your priority! Often you put off worrying about day-to-day issues until after the day of the HPAT. So, when the test date does roll around, and you walk away from your computer with your head held high, having ...
17th February 2023
A Student’s Experience Sitting HPAT Online 2023 (Plus Some Tips!)
I just sat HPAT 2023 online – and what a relief to have it over with! Overall it was as I expected with no major surprises, having done practice exams on MedEntry’s online platform. Check in process The check in process was similar to what was outlined in the ProctorU video emailed to us by ACER. I logged into the ProctorU site, and when the countdown reached ...