Archive for HPAT

Aspiring medical students prepare for aptitude test

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 25 February 2011 by Steve

“Thousands of students aspiring to study medicine next year will sit the Health Professions Admission Test (HPat) tomorrow in centres across the country …” (more)

[Cían Nihill, Irish Times, 25 February]


Question raised over need for entry exam to medical school

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 22 December 2010 by Steve

“Both the Leaving Certificate and Health Professions Admissions Test (HPat) independently predict how well an individual will perform in medical school, new research has found. The authors say this raises a question about the need for the controversial HPat …” (more)

[Muiris Houston, Irish Times, 22 December]

Points required for medicine to climb even further

Posted in Fees and access with tags , , on 9 November 2010 by Steve

“What chance do you have of securing a place in one of the five medical undergraduate programmes in 2011? Recent data compiled by UCD gives some indication of the real picture with regard to undergraduate medical entry in Ireland …” (more)

[Brian Mooney, Irish Times, 9 November]

Dáil Report

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 5 October 2010 by Steve

“Students who repeat the HPAT-Ireland (Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland) examination do better than those undergoing the test for the first time and are at a significant advantage when it comes to securing a place in medical school, according to Labour Deputy Ruairí Quinn …” (more)

[Irish Medical Times, 5 October]

Big jump in points needed to study medicine

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 24 August 2010 by Steve

“The controversial new selection system for medicine degrees has seen Leaving Certificate grades jump 20 points for some courses and only students with scores in the top one-third in a new aptitude test being offered a place …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 24 August]

Entry to medicine tougher as students repeat aptitude test

Posted in Fees and access with tags , on 23 August 2010 by Steve

“Getting into medicine is even tougher this year as repeat students of the Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT) piled on the pressure with better results second time around …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 23 August]

Concern rises over suitability of medical aptitude test

Posted in Fees and access with tags on 20 July 2010 by Steve

“There is mounting concern within the medical profession about the suitability of a new aptitude test as a means of deciding who gets coveted medical school places. It follows the results of a recent study into how doctors and medical students perform in a modified form of the Health Professions Admissions Test (HPat) …” (more, and more here)

[Muiris Houston, Irish Times, 20 July]