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HPAT 2022 TEST SESSION BOOKINGS NOW OPEN! HERE ARE THREE TIPS

Test session bookings for HPAT 2022 are now open! To book, visit the ProctorU website. Full instructions on how to book a HPAT 2022 test session are available on pages 15 and 16 of the 2022 HPAT Information Booklet. HPAT 2022 will take place online, for the second time ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. HPAT 2022 will be administered from Friday 18th February to Monday 21st February, over various timeslots. To sit HPAT 2022, you will need to: Visit the CAO website and obtain a CAO application numberVisit the ACER website and follow the instructions to register for HPAT...
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HPAT 2022 REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN!

Registrations to sit HPAT in 2022 are now open. You can register for HPAT by visiting the ACER website: https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/register. Detailed information regarding HPAT 2022, including how to register, book your test and sit HPAT, are available in the HPAT 2022 Information Booklet: https://hpat-ireland.acer.org/files/HPAT-Ireland_2022.pdf. Here’s a summary of what you need to know. 1. Registrations close in January Registrations to sit HPAT in 2022 will close on 21 January 2022 at 5:15pm GMT. Late registrations will be accepted up to 5:15pm on 2 February 2022 (subject to an additional late fee). An exceptional late registration is available until 5:15pm on 4...
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HPAT 2022 WILL RUN ONLINE. HERE’S HOW MEDENTRY IS CHANGING OUR PLATFORM

HPAT will run online in 2022, for the second year ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. MedEntry students will have a significant advantage going into HPAT 2022 as they will have been used to practicing on an online platform that functions very similarly to the ACER HPAT platform. However, there are some functional differences between the traditional MedEntry platform and the ACER HPAT platform. Therefore, changes have been made to the MedEntry platform to ensure that students sitting HPAT in 2022 are well prepared, and there are no surprises on HPAT test day. This blog summarises the changes. There will...
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Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 1

Over the last few years the education sector has been rampant with ideals of “studying smarter not harder”, doing “less work for more reward” and a series of other catch phrases that seem too good to be true. Nevertheless, there is one system that eclipses all others in the research conducted, the widespread implementation and the unanimous praise it has received from scientists, psychologists, students and teachers alike: distributed practice. In part one of this two part blog series, we look at what distributed practice means, why it works and why you should implement it for your HPAT study. What is...
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Distributed Practice and the HPAT: What you need to know Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at why it is important to study with distributed practice for the HPAT. In part 2, we will look at how to implement this into your HPAT plan. How to implement distributed practice for HPAT Here are some tips and strategies on how to best use distributed practice in your HPAT preparation (you can also use them in your secondary school and university study; or acquiring any skill for that matter): 1. Plan out a HPAT study schedule/timetable This is an important step. You need to make time for your HPAT preparation, even...
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VIRTUAL HPAT TUTORING NOW AVAILABLE!

For the first time ever, MedEntry is offering personalised, one-on-one, virtual HPAT tutoring across Ireland and the world. Virtual tutoring can be added on to any Online or Platinum package. MedEntry HPAT packages are designed for you to work at your own pace and track your performance with detailed feedback.  However, if you need a little extra support, personalised tutoring could be for you. MedEntry offers two types of personalised HPAT tutoring: In person tutoring: this can be accessed exclusively as part of the Diamond HPAT packageVirtual tutoring: this can be added on to any Online or Platinum HPAT package In...
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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....
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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,...
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Persisting through underwhelming marks

Many of you may have started your preparation on MedEntry and found that you may not be achieving the scores you hoped for, and let me tell you, you’re not the only one! Many people at the start of their HPAT preparation lose confidence in themselves and can’t see themselves achieving the scores they need. I know this for a fact because I was one of those people not too long ago. When I first started my HPAT preparation with MedEntry I was doing quite poorly and that too for a significant period of time. When doing drills I was consistently...
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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 tool to assess students’ suitability to study medicine. It has not been eliminated as a requirement for entry into medicine. If you wish to apply to study medicine in 2021, you...
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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 that they are looking into alternatives to face to face testing, and this has resulted in delays to the opening of registrations to sit HPAT 2021. Why is HPAT likely to be delivered differently in 2021?...
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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 video guides at your preferred pace. MedEntry students have access to over 50 HPAT video guides, covering: How to effectively prepare for HPATStrategies for approaching HPAT Section 1 (Logical Reasoning & Problem Solving) questionsStrategies for approaching...
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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. 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 Study Environment. In this blog, we will cover tip 2: Create a Routine and HPAT study plan Routines are important! Routines are essential to productivity. Without a routine,...
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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: Tuesday and Thursday nights. Class sizes are limited to ensure personal interaction and support. Grinds are run by an experienced tutor who has achieved 100th percentile in the HPAT. Need help with a particular question on the online learning platform?...
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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 series of blogs, we will describe how to prepare for HPAT effectively during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The principles outlined in this blog are also useful for your school and university study. The...
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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. In addition, I was nervous that HPAT wouldn’t go well but decided it was worth making an attempt because at least I would know rather than be left wondering ‘what if?’.  If you are...
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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, what you need to do now to secure your place in medicine, and a suggested timeline.       Part 2: The Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) This section covers everything you need to know about HPAT. It includes information...
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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 the MedEntry online free practice test in the summer before 5th year when I had started thinking about putting Medicine down on my CAO, but having been warned of a...
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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 Planner The 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...
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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 Curriculum MedEntry’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 Trainer HPAT Drills and the Eureka Question...
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