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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 done so why should you walk into the HPAT without any preparation?2. You can cram for the HPAT.This is a serious no no. Cramming in the week before the HPAT is the last thing anyone should...
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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 PlannerThe MedEntry Interactive Study Planner allows you to easily create an effective HPAT study plan. It allows you to schedule your HPAT learning goals, including the dates when you plan to complete each MedEntry HPAT resource.You can also receive reminder emails if...
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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: Should I take my second preference course? Should I try the postgraduate route in a few years?Among these is the option of repeating the Leaving Certificate and/or HPAT exam the following year in the hope of...
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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 CurriculumMedEntry’s HPAT guides and HPAT video guides are now available on the Learn page (accessible by clicking ‘Learn’ on the LMS homepage, or ‘Learn’ in the HPAT drop-down menu): HPAT Practice Exams, HPAT Drills and the Eureka HPAT Question TrainerHPAT Drills and the Eureka Question Trainer can now be found...
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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 medicineEntry into undergraduate medicine is based on a combination of adjusted leaving certificate points and HPAT (please visit https://www.medentry-hpat.ie/resources/university-admissions for more information). If a student does not achieve the minimum required points for entry into undergraduate medicine, there are several options. These include:Low HPAT + high Leaving Cert: repeat HPAT, using this year’s leaving certificate points (leaving certificate...
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Why is the HPAT so important?

Firstly, the HPAT is important because without it, you cannot study medicine in Ireland, regardless of your Leaving Cert points. The HPAT was implemented to assess students’ skills in logical reasoning, problem-solving and understanding people –skills that are important in the medical field. It was felt that such competencies should bear weight on an individual’s suitability to medicine. Whether you agree with the HPAT or not, it’s there for a reason and you have to do it to be considered for medicine.The HPAT is extremely important, as Leaving Cert points for medicine applicants are assessed differently. A medicine applicant can achieve...
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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 your capacity to understand and think about people. Emotional intelligence is therefore key to scoring highly on this section of the HPAT. Below are a list of reading materials I highly...
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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 more well-rounded as a result, I was also able to succeed in both HPAT and in my final exams.  The golden rule for staying well-rounded is that you...
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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 the ups will far outweigh the downs, but here’s just ten tips to help you power past those downs and navigate your way through the...
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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 time, there are numerous preparation strategies you can employ during the holidays to improve your performance and secure an amazing Leaving Certificate.English subjects can be particularly stressful for many...
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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?action=hpat_scoreThere are three easy steps to using the HPAT score calculator:Step 1: Enter Total Desired Points Start by entering the total combined points you are aiming for (combination of your HPAT score and adjusted Leaving Cert score). This could be the entry requirement last year for the university of your choice. For example, UCD required 736 points in 2019 for entry into medicine.Note that points...
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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 act between not letting your school grades drop, whilst also keeping yourselves in good stead for the HPAT?Planning. Yes, you’ve probably heard it all before, but if you’re not...
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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 TwainBrian Tracy’s 5 minute YouTube video discusses a time management strategy that has changed many people’s lives (including mine!). It discusses time management in the context of the workplace, but the strategy is applicable to HPAT and high school/university study too. This blog summarises the key points. As Mark Twain said, if the first thing you do in the morning is to eat a live frog, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that’s probably the worst thing you will do...
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AN EXPLANATION OF HPAT RESULTS: HOW ARE HPAT RESULTS CALCULATED? AND OTHER HPAT RESULTS FAQS.

WHEN AND HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY HPAT 2020 RESULTS?You will receive your HPAT 2020 results in mid-June. You will receive an email from ACER once results are available to notify you of their release. You will be able to access your results via the ACER HPAT-Ireland website, by logging into your account.WHAT HPAT RESULTS WILL I RECEIVE?When you receive your HPAT results you will be given a score for each HPAT section (logical reasoning and problem solving, interpersonal understanding and non-verbal reasoning), and an overall weighted aggregate HPAT score. From this information, you will also be given a calculated percentile rank....
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HPAT Preparation During Coronavirus - Tip 5: Cultivate Wellbeing

The coronavirus pandemic and resulting social isolation requirements has led to significant changes in the way we live. This change occurred dramatically, and without warning. In response, it is natural to feel stressed, overwhelmed and anxious. However, if left unchecked, these feelings can have a detrimental impact on your wellbeing and HPAT performance in this crucial year. MedEntry’s aim is to provide guidance and assistance to you during this challenging time. 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 Preparation During Coronavirus - Tip 4: Keep up Your Motivation

The coronavirus pandemic has probably led to significant changes in your daily life and the way you study. The sudden change may have left you feeling confused, stressed and lost, particularly if you are in your final year of schooling. Our aim is to provide guidance and tips to help you study and prepare for HPAT during this turbulent time.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 three blogs covered tip 1: Optimise Your Study Environment, tip 2:...
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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 ability to progress to third level education or to begin work. The grades will be calculated from a combination of a school-based estimate and data available on past performance of students in each school and nationally. This allows a standardisation to give students as fair a grade...
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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 examinations would be postponed until August, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.However, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Leaving Certificate 2020 has been postponed further and the decision has been made to offer students calculated grades. The conventional Leaving Certificate examination will be held...
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HPAT Preparation During Coronavirus - TIP 3: Make the Most of Remote HPAT Learning

The coronavirus pandemic has probably caused a significant change to your life over the past few weeks. In addition to this, there has been a lot of uncertainty regarding the impact of the pandemic on HPAT, HPAT preparation and medical entry. It may have left you feeling overwhelmed or anxious. We at MedEntry 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 two blogs covered tip 1: Optimise Your Study Environment and tip 2: Create a...
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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. This change has occurred suddenly, over a period of days and weeks. You may now be learning online, from home, in an environment away from your friends and social supports. 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 blog covered tip 1: Optimise Your...
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