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How to apply to the CAO and ACER for medicine

13th January 2022

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. ...

 

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The HPAT – A Test of Endurance

21st December 2021

The HPAT – A Test 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 intelligence and aptitude, that we forget how crucial it is to also improve our mental endurance for this exam. In fact, the endurance required for the HPAT is much greater than that required for any end of year school e ...

 

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HPAT 2022 Test Session Bookings Now Open! Here are three tips

22nd November 2021

HPAT 2022 Test Session Bookings Now Open! Here are three tips

Test session bookings for HPAT 2022 are now open! To book, visit the ProctorU website. Full instructions on how to book a HPAT 2022 test session are available on pages 15 and 16 of the 2022 HPAT Information Booklet. HPAT 2022 will take place online, for the second time ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. HPAT 2022 will be administered from Friday 18th February to Monday 21st Febr ...

 

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HPAT 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

22nd November 2021

HPAT 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Registrations to sit HPAT in 2022 are now open. You can register for HPAT by visiting the ACER website: https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/register. Detailed information regarding HPAT 2022, including how to register, book your test and sit HPAT, are available in the HPAT 2022 Information Booklet: https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/files/HPAT-Ireland_2022.pdf. Here’s a summary of what you ne ...

 

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HPAT 2022 will run online. Here's how Medentry is changing our Platform

9th November 2021

HPAT 2022 will run online. Here's how Medentry is changing our Platform

HPAT will run online in 2022, for the second year ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MedEntry students will have a significant advantage going into HPAT 2022 as they will have been used to practicing on an online platform that functions very similarly to the ACER HPAT platform. However, there are some functional differences between the traditional MedEntry platform and the ACER HPA ...

 

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HPAT 2022 WILL RUN ONLINE! HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

3rd November 2021

HPAT 2022 WILL RUN ONLINE! HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

For the second time ever, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HPAT will run online. This blog summarises what you need to know. HPAT 2022 will take place online Like HPAT 2021, HPAT 2022 will take place online, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This means that students will sit HPAT using their own computer (which has an internet connection) in a private location, such as their home. HPAT 202 ...

 

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Virtual HPAT Tutoring Now Available!

28th August 2021

Virtual HPAT Tutoring Now Available!

For the first time ever, MedEntry is offering personalised, one-on-one, virtual HPAT tutoring across Ireland and the world. Virtual tutoring can be added on to any Online or Platinum package. MedEntry HPAT packages are designed for you to work at your own pace and track your performance with detailed feedback. However, if you need a little extra support, personalised tutoring could be for y ...

 

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Is The HPAT Stressing You Out? How To Use Stress To Your Advantage

17th February 2021

Is The HPAT Stressing You Out? How To Use Stress To Your Advantage

You may have heard that stress negatively impacts on performance. You may have been told that if you are too stressed in the lead up to an important exam such as HPAT, you won’t do well. You may have been advised to look for ways to relieve your stress. While this may be true, in some cases trying to get rid of stress can actually cause you to become more stressed. A different approach, which ...

 

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16th February 2021

Maximise each HPAT practice question (and your study time!)

So you’ve decided to spend x hours per week preparing for the HPAT. Well done on making a commitment! But it doesn’t end there. The next step is to squeeze as much as you can get out of those HPAT preparation hours. One way of doing this and making the questions work for you is to carefully review solutions. When going through HPAT practice questions, it’s very tempting to avoid reading the so ...

 

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16th February 2021

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before UMAT

Rosanna sat the UMAT five times, and with the help of MedEntry is now studying medicine. In this video, she shares five things she wishes she had known about UMAT. Note: UMAT is the same as HPAT and was used in Australia prior to the change to UCAT.      

 

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