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Keeping the Balance

30th September 2020

Keeping the Balance

Keeping the balance is something we all struggle with in our final year of schooling, myself included. At the commencement of the year, I jumped into everything. Then, at the end of term one, I crashed, and in term two I tried to do nothing. Neither of these worked for me, and over the remainder of the year I learnt some important lessons about keeping the balance. Not only was I happier and m ...

 

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5 steps to balancing the HPAT – The Extra Subject

28th September 2020

5 steps to balancing the HPAT – The Extra Subject

Sixth year is a busy year – we all know that. However, it can get a whole lot busier if you’re studying for the HPAT as well. It can be like taking an extra subject – one that has no teacher, and there are no deadlines (aside from the exam). In addition, it is an exam for which you cannot cram (sorry to burst your bubble). So how do you manage the meticulous balancing ...

 

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Top 5 tips for making the most out of MedEntry

25th September 2020

Top 5 tips for making the most out of MedEntry

In the September of 6th year, I bought the platinum package and then the 5 additional full length practice exams which I feel really helped, as it gave me a total of 15 practice exams to go through before the real deal. MedEntry had come highly recommended by numerous people who had used it previously, and MedEntry honestly proved priceless in helping me prepare for the HPAT. I think I did ...

 

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Managing HPAT with other Commitments

23rd September 2020

Managing HPAT with other Commitments

As many of you would have noticed, HPAT preparation takes time. And I mean a LOT of time! It’s often overwhelming trying to get those HPAT practice exams you’d promised yourself to get done as well as study for that first chemistry quiz if you’re in 6th year, or keep up with your GAA training.  In many cases, students often lose time, confidence and their interest in ...

 

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5 common myths about the HPAT: busted

18th September 2020

5 common myths about the HPAT: busted

1. The HPAT is an aptitude test so you can’t prepare for it Wrong! Preparation for the HPAT is key. Not only is it extremely important to complete practice exams and HPAT style questions, the MedEntry guidebooks and video guides are vital in helping students develop the necessary mind-set and techniques to tackle the HPAT. You wouldn’t walk into a Leaving Cert exam with no study ...

 

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Making Friends with HPAT Practice

16th September 2020

Making Friends with HPAT Practice

In the game of HPAT practice, consistency beats brilliance. It is important that we not wait until we have lots of motivation before we start practicing. Good HPAT skills come about in the context of practicing in a more routine and ordinary manner, rather than sporadic bursts of insight. The goal should be gaining meaningful and valuable HPAT skills every time you practice. Expecting anything ...

 

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Brand New, Innovative Features on MedEntry's HPAT Learning Platform!

11th September 2020

Brand New, Innovative Features on MedEntry's HPAT Learning Platform!

MedEntry is excited to have launched a new look Online Learning Platform for students sitting the HPAT in 2021. The new HPAT Platform is packed with innovative features to ensure that MedEntry students continue to receive the highest quality HPAT preparation available. Here is a brief summary of some of the new features on the HPAT Online Learning Platform.   Interactive Study Pl ...

 

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Considering repeating HPAT/Leaving Cert? Here’s some advice from someone who has done it before

11th September 2020

Considering repeating HPAT/Leaving Cert? Here’s some advice from someone who has done it before

So you have just received your HPAT and Leaving Certificate results and unfortunately have not been accepted into Medicine this year - what next? This was the situation I, and indeed many other Medicine hopefuls, faced on results day. The first reaction you may have is one of obvious disappointment, followed by the monumental task of considering the myriad of options on what to do next: Sho ...

 

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THE NEW MEDENTRY HPAT ONLINE PLATFORM IS HERE!

10th September 2020

THE NEW MEDENTRY HPAT ONLINE PLATFORM IS HERE!

Our IT engineers have been working hard to deliver the most intuitive, personalised and effective HPAT platform available. We are excited to have launched this platform for our students sitting the HPAT in 2021. Some of the LMS resources have moved around. Here is a summary of where they can now be found: HPAT Structured Learning Curriculum MedEntry’s HPAT guides and HPAT video guides are ...

 

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Options for Pursuing Medicine in Ireland

8th September 2020

Options for Pursuing Medicine in Ireland

With the release of Leaving Cert scores recently, some students may be wondering what options they have for getting into medicine. Irish students are fortunate – there are many options for studying medicine both in Ireland and abroad. This blog describes them in detail.   1. Undergraduate medicine Entry into undergraduate medicine is based on a combination of adjusted leavi ...

 

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