26th August 2020
Dealing With Disappointing HPAT percentiles - 3 Tips
So you’ve been preparing for HPAT by working through the HPAT guides and attempting HPAT practice questions and exams. Then one day you receive a disappointing HPAT percentile. So what should you do? Is it time to freak out? Is it time to give up on your medical entry dream? No! Read on for three key tips. 1. Understand what a HPAT percentile means and how they are calculated Firstly, it is ...
14th August 2020
3 Resources to Read Over Summer to Improve your Section 2 HPAT Score
Going back to school may feel like months away but the summer break provides a great opportunity to hone vital skills to ensure you are best prepared for the HPAT exam. The 3 sections in the HPAT must be prepared for differently as each are designed to measure a specific skill. Whereas Sections 1 and 3 test your abilities in logical and non-verbal reasoning respectively - Section 2 will assess ...
21st July 2020
How to survive 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 guarantee that, but overall ...
15th July 2020
Using the Holidays to Boost your Leaving Certificate
When transitioning from 5th year to 6th year, the holidays can sometimes generate a bit of anxiety – how should I study, when should I start studying, will I get the grades I need to make it into my course…? This is completely natural and the fact that some of these questions pop into your mind shows that you are already becoming mentally primed for the big year. Yet, at the same ...
15th July 2020
How to use Holidays to Improve in HPAT
Many students use the holidays to finally relax after a several months of hard work. For those sitting the HPAT next year, the road ahead can look especially challenging and instil feelings of anxiety. However, after taking a long-deserved rest, the holidays can actually be used efficiently and effectively to get ahead in the HPAT and obtain the score you need to get into your dream course. ...
9th July 2020
HPAT Score Calculator
MedEntry is delighted to launch our new HPAT score calculator. This HPAT score calculator allows easy calculation of how many Leaving Certificate points and what HPAT score you need to get into medicine. Access the calculator here: https://www.medentry-hpat.ie/hpat-and-leaving-certificate-calculator There are three easy steps to using the HPAT score calculator: Step 1: Enter Total Des ...
15th May 2020
How will Calculated Grades affect HPAT and Medical Entry 2020?
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Leaving Certificate Examinations have been cancelled. Many students are wondering how this will affect HPAT and medical entry in 2020. This blog answers some common questions. What is the new system of Calculated Grades? The Calculated Grades system has been selected to provide Leaving Certificate 2020 students with the abilit ...
12th May 2020
HPAT Results to be released in mid-June
ACER has announced that HPAT-Ireland results will now be released in mid-June. Candidates will receive an email when results are available, as is the case each year. Normally, HPAT-Ireland results are released in late-June each year. ACER initially announced that HPAT-Ireland results would be delayed until August. This was in response to the government’s announcement that Leaving Certificate ...
27th April 2020
Coronavirus and HPAT
With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and rapid escalation of cases across Ireland, you may be wondering how this affects HPAT and medical entry. This blog answers some frequently asked questions. Will coronavirus affect medical entry for 2020? As HPAT 2020 took place in February, coronavirus will not affect students who have applied for medicine in 2020. The only change is that there wil ...
23rd April 2020
DELAY IN RELEASE OF 2020 HPAT-IRELAND RESULTS
ACER has announced that HPAT-Ireland results will not be released until after the Leaving Certificate examinations are complete. ACER anticipates that this will occur around August and will notify students of the exact date once it is confirmed. Normally, HPAT-Ireland results are released in late June each year. The delay in release of HPAT-Ireland results is due to the coronavirus pandemic an ...