Admissions test helps to level the playing field

Ireland“In response to Dick Barton’s brief assault (Letters, August 22) on the health professions admission test (HPAT) system, I feel it necessary to point out a few facts. One of Mr Barton’s concerns seems to be that people ‘might have 600 points and have a father for a doctor but be rejected if they fail it’ (HPAT). Personality is not hereditary, and neither is ability …” (more)

[Mary Collins, Irish Examiner, 27 August]

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