What a wake-up call the past 2 weeks have been. As we really get going with orals and projects, I have to say that I’m pretty worried about what I might see in my envelope in August. It seems like there isn’t enough time left to cover everything, at least not enough to secure the points needed for Medicine. Sure, I’m confident that I could hit the 450-500 range right now but breaking that barrier? Valerie, you got it in one: Mockadoodledoo.

I’m a week back into the swing of school, correcting mocks, getting results (which I’ll post when I get them all)… it’s been pretty busy. I hope it went well for everyone, there can be a bit more open discussion in the coming weeks about the papers, wouldn’t want to spoil it for anyone that doesn’t want it to be.

Now to deal with the proverbial elephant hiding in this post. Saturday 25th. HPAT. I’ve done the practice test. 71/110. Section 1 and 2 are definitely my strongest on the sample and that was under proper timing conditions. 3 is a bit of mess, although I’m well aware that Saturday is going to be tough. Harder questions, more harder questions and probably HPAT staff whipping us and spraying us with boiling, salty water.

So over the past few days I’ve really been considering what my contingency plan is. Ok, summer consists of Job and Party On with Added Oxegen. But after? I don’t know, I’m seriously considering repeating if things don’t go to well. Either that or take up a course I kind of sort of want. Still, plenty of time. You guys?

Good luck to everybody, Mocks, HPAT or otherwise!

9 thoughts on “ElePHAnT”

  1. best of luck tomorrow,I’m doing mine too.hope my dreams aren’t dashed in UCD..oh it’s very a very nervy time.I think they should bring in an interview based on what colleges are looking for in medicine applicants .like in Oz.it would be a fairer chance for those of us who have the will but mightn’t necessarily perform on Saturday .that’s what Id love anyways.hope it goes class:)

  2. Best of luck! Some friends who did it last year said the best thing to do was just get a really good night’s sleep and have a big breakfast in the morning and just chill out for the few minutes before it starts! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. mister x, take it easy man, we still have PLENTY of time left. The mocks should have given u an insight into ur strengths and weaknesses, that is, if u didnt know already. in that sense 3 months is a lot i think.

    My pres finished 2 days ago and i definately realised what i need to work most on. HPAT should be grand sat, hopefully! After that its a case of revision, revision, revision till june.

    Anyway hope everything goes well from here on out and best of luck.

    P.S. Isnt it a bit early to be thinkin bout repeating?

  4. Seymore Butts...

    Try adding an art portfolio to the mix. Not much fun at all, at all! I am coming from a family of HIGH HIGH ACHIEVERS whose faces crinkle up at the mention of doing Design in University. It is what I want to do and what I would love to do! But doubt is setting in now and the prospect of just giving up on the portfolio and hitting the books again is almost tempting. Not that I find the the actual study bit tempting but the idea of crossing the extra stress of putting together a portfolio off the list extremely. Physiotherapy would be my first choice after art so it is “do or die” at this point. Mocks were BRUTAL and I really have no idea what to do. Grrrrrr. This LC thing is getting to the head!

  5. Good luck in the HPAT,you’ll do great. There’s plenty of time left (even though there seems like there isn’t…), just keep the work up and you’ll be grand! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Hope your mocks went well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Keri!!

      Really Annah? They had Super Soakers with concentrated hydrochloric acid in Trinity… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. hope you got on ok yesterday! Sadly the hpat staff in ucc didn’t break out the whips,i was a bit of a disappointment tbh…^_^

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