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How to Interpret your HPAT Results

25th June 2022

How to Interpret your HPAT Results

HPAT results have been released! You will have received an email from ACER with details on how to access your results. This blog contains information for how to interpret your HPAT statement of results.   What do the numbers on the HPAT Statement of Results mean? Your HPAT Statement of Results will display two measures of your performance: HPAT score and HPAT percentile.  ...

 

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I didn’t get a good enough HPAT score. What should I do?

25th June 2022

I didn’t get a good enough HPAT score. What should I do?

After spending months working through HPAT guides, completing practise exams and labouring over difficult drills it can be devastating when HPAT results day arrives, and you realise that you have not achieved a good enough HPAT score to get into medicine. It is completely understandable that to feel extremely disappointed, but it is very important that you have a clear idea of the other option ...

 

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HPAT results will be released soon! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding HPAT results

17th June 2022

HPAT results will be released soon! Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers regarding HPAT results

HPAT results are due to be released in late June. You may have questions about your HPAT results, how they are calculated and what they mean. This blog seeks to answer those questions.   When will I receive my HPAT 2022 results? You will receive your HPAT 2022 results in late June. ACER does not normally release a specific date when HPAT results are made available, however, last ...

 

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HPAT Results: What to do with your CAO

15th June 2022

HPAT Results: What to do with your CAO

HPAT results are usually released in mid to late June. After months of waiting to find out your HPAT results, it can feel quite overwhelming to finally receive them! After all of the hard work and preparation for HPAT, everyone wants to get a great HPAT score. However, it is important to know what to do if things don’t go as well as you had hoped. It’s not the end of the world and ...

 

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Why is HPAT so Hard?

14th June 2022

Why is HPAT so Hard?

Most current medical students and doctors would agree that HPAT is probably the hardest and single most important test you will ever have to sit in your career. Many students, especially those who do not prepare, are shocked by the difficulty of HPAT. Some who do prepare become disillusioned by the difficulty of HPAT. So why is HPAT so hard? And what can you do about it? Read on!   ...

 

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Everything you need to know about the HPAT

12th June 2022

Everything you need to know about the HPAT

Do you want to study medicine in 2023? If so, you will need to sit the HPAT 2023.  This blog describes everything you need to know about the HPAT 2023.   What is the HPAT? HPAT stands for Health Professions Admission Test. It is a test developed by ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). HPAT is used to help select students into medicine in Ireland. The HPAT take ...

 

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Medicine, the HPAT, the CAO and one big mistake to avoid

9th June 2022

Medicine, the HPAT, the CAO and one big mistake to avoid

For any Leaving Certificate students hoping to go on to study medicine, the HPAT (Health Professions Admission Test) and the CAO (Central Applications Office) are two well-known abbreviations which are of great importance to you as you prepare for life after the Leaving Certificate. For me, I wasn’t certain until the very end of 6th year as to what exactly I wanted to do after school. ...

 

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5 tips for Leaving Cert exams from a current Medical Student

8th June 2022

5 tips for Leaving Cert exams from a current Medical Student

So the dreaded time of the leaving cert exams has rolled around once again and I’m sure many of you are trembling in your seats at the mere mention of it. But, trust me when I say that I can completely relate with you. This time last year I was in your position, getting ready to sit the leaving cert, my head flooded with feelings of excitement and anxiety for what lay ahead. I know that ...

 

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9 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School

2nd June 2022

9 Factors to Consider when Choosing a Medical School

There are 5 universities in the Republic of Ireland which offer undergraduate medicine: University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI), National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG) and University College Cork (UCC). It may seem difficult to decide which university is right for you and students often end up making their choice purely b ...

 

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Should I choose a Medicine Course with a Pre-Med Year?

30th May 2022

Should I choose a Medicine Course with a Pre-Med Year?

A common question asked by medicine hopefuls is, “Should I choose a medical course with a pre-med year?” This blog answers this question.    What is the difference between 5- and 6-year medical courses?   First, we need to understand the difference between 5- and 6-year medical courses. 6-year courses have a pre-med year where you develop a science foun ...

 

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