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SO YOU WANT TO BE A DOCTOR? HOW TO GET INTO MEDICINE

Congratulations on your decision to pursue medicine as a career! Medicine is an interesting, valued and rewarding profession. The process of getting into medicine can be confusing, so here’s an introduction.Criteria for getting into medicineThe minimum points required to get into medicine varies from year to year and between universities, but a total of at least 720 points is generally required. This is the addition of:Your adjusted Leaving Certificate points andYour overall HPAT scoreLet’s consider each of these in turn. Adjusted Leaving Certificate PointsIn determining entry into medicine, Leaving Certificate Examination points are adjusted as follows:•         Students who obtain...
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HOW TO INTERPRET YOUR HPAT RESULTS

This blog contains information for how to interpret your HPAT statement of results. What do the numbers on the Statement of Results mean?Your HPAT Statement of Results will display two measures of your performance: HPAT score and HPAT percentile. Your overall HPAT score is a weighted sum of your three section scores. Sections 1 and 2 are each weighted at 40%, and section 3 is weighted at 20%. For the mathematically inclined, the formula for calculating the overall HPAT score is 0.4 x (Section 1 + Section 2) + 0.2 x Section 3. The section scores are derived (scaled) from your raw score (the...
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HOW TO INTERPRET YOUR HPAT RESULTS