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 ...
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 ...
27th September 2021
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 ...
27th September 2021
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 ...
24th September 2021
Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine
Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming, but having made it through to the other side of those first few full-on months, I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarant ...
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 ...
26th August 2021
Time Management: 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 ...
6th August 2021
How to apply for medicine in the UK as an Irish student
UK medical schools have an excellent reputation internationally and many Irish students travel to the UK to study each year. Applications to UK universities are made through UCAS (like the UK version of the CAO). Irish students applying to study medicine in the UK can start their UCAS application over the summer before 6th year (applications open on 18 May 2021). They must submit their UCAS a ...
23rd April 2021
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 body ...
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 ...