600-point students fail to get a place in medicine

Ireland“A radical shake-up in how students are selected for medicine courses has blocked some of the country’s top students from the course of their dreams. The controversial introduction of aptitude tests or the HPAT – in combination with the Leaving Certificate results – means that some of the highest achievers have missed out on medicine. In some cases, students who achieved the maximum 600 points have missed out on a place in medical school …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly and John Walshe, Independent, 17 August]

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