3,000 students take new aptitude test for medical school

“School-leavers hoping for a highly prized place in medical school crossed the first hurdle over the weekend with the sitting of the newly introduced aptitude test. About 3,000 students took the test in five centres around the country – Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Sligo. Their results will be combined with their Leaving Certificate score, in a new formula to determine entry to medicine and designed to take some of the heat out of the points race. The limited number of places available in medicine means that students have to achieve a minimum of 550-560 to have an chance of entry and many drive themselves towards a perfect 600 to be sure of a place. Under the new sliding scale system, students with a minimum of 480 Leaving Certificate points may have those combined with a score in the Health Professionals Admissions Test (HPAT) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 16 February]

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One Response to “3,000 students take new aptitude test for medical school”

  1. PreMedical University Says:

    Doing this kind of test can make the medical school learning into a high standard.

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