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Why You Should Be Studying For the HPAT Right Now

9th December 2020

Why You Should Be Studying For the HPAT Right Now

Are you all aboard the express train to Procrastination station? Are you experiencing a motivation crisis? Are you just about ready to give up?  Well you’re not going to give in to the internet, not this time. I am here to remind you WHY you should be studying for the HPAT right now.   1. The HPAT is one test If you do well in the HPAT, you will have significant lee ...

 

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6th December 2020

HPAT or GAMSAT? which route is harder? which route is easier?

Medicine entry via GAMSAT or HPAT? what’s the difference? It’s a question anyone wanting to gain entry into medicine will inevitably ask: ‘Am I better off sitting the HPAT and doing an undergraduate medicine degree, or should I sit the GAMSAT to gain entry into a graduate medicine course?’ To make things easier, below is a comparative summary of some of the key el ...

 

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HPAT 2021 and COVID-19: Your Questions Answered

3rd December 2020

HPAT 2021 and COVID-19: Your Questions Answered

There has been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on HPAT 2021. You may be wondering, will HPAT go ahead? When will HPAT take place? What should I be doing now in terms of my HPAT preparation? This blog answers some common questions. Will HPAT 2021 be going ahead? Yes! HPAT 2021 will be proceeding. HPAT was introduced over a decade ago in Ireland as a t ...

 

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When Will Registrations Open For HPAT 2021?

1st December 2020

When Will Registrations Open For HPAT 2021?

Registrations to sit HPAT Ireland normally open in early November each year. HPAT normally takes place in paper and pencil based format in large testing centres in late February. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes to educational testing across the world, and it is very likely that HPAT 2021 will be delivered in a different manner to previous years. ACER have confirmed ...

 

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Speed Up Your HPAT Video Guides

30th November 2020

Speed Up Your HPAT Video Guides

MedEntry is delighted to release a much-requested enhancement to the video player on the HPAT Online Learning Platform. You can now change the playback speed of MedEntry HPAT video guides! To change the speed, click on the 1x button, and a menu containing four speed options will appear: Simply select your speed, and start learning! This helpful update will allow to move through the HPAT vi ...

 

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HPAT Preparation During Coronavirus - Tip 2: Create a Routine and HPAT Study Plan

18th November 2020

HPAT Preparation During Coronavirus - Tip 2: Create a Routine and HPAT Study Plan

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a dramatic change in the way we work and learn. We recognise that this is a difficult situation, which may be causing you stress. We are here to help! This blog series covers how to effectively prepare for HPAT during coronavirus and social isolation. The principles outlined in these blogs are also useful for your school and university study. Our last ...

 

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HPAT Weekly Grinds Start Soon!

20th October 2020

HPAT Weekly Grinds Start Soon!

Struggling with HPAT? Need extra guidance? MedEntry’s Weekly HPAT Grinds begin in just over a fortnight. Places are limited and are rapidly filling up. Classes will run online from the safety and comfort of your home. They will take place weekly over twelve weeks, from 7-9pm, starting in early November and finishing in early February. Two streams are available to choose from: Tue ...

 

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HPAT Preparation During Coronavirus - Tip 1: Optimise Your Study Environment

13th October 2020

HPAT Preparation During Coronavirus - Tip 1: Optimise Your Study Environment

Before coronavirus, you may have studied at a local library or café. You might have found these places useful for your HPAT preparation due to the environment, access to technology or the fact that they were quieter than home! Now, it may not be safe or possible to use these locations. You may therefore need to create an effective HPAT study environment for yourself at home. In this ...

 

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HPAT-Ireland: A Student’s Experience

12th October 2020

HPAT-Ireland: A Student’s Experience

Deciding to sit HPAT Making the decision to sit HPAT was a difficult one. I was worried that the time I would have to spend on HPAT preparation would impact my school study. However, speaking to people who had been through it already provided some reassurance that it is possible, if you are clever with your preparation, to manage both HPAT and Leaving Certificate or university examinations. ...

 

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MedEntry's Comprehensive HPAT Medical Entry Handbook is Now Available, FREE!

2nd October 2020

MedEntry's Comprehensive HPAT Medical Entry Handbook is Now Available, FREE!

MedEntry's brand new, 70 page, comprehensive HPAT Handbook is now available, absolutely free! It covers everything you need to know about medical entry, HPAT, and university admissions. The handbook is divided into four parts.   Part 1: How to get into medicine This section covers how to get into medicine in Ireland. It includes the criteria used, various entry pathways, w ...

 

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