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hannah230302
Medicine 2020

Does anyone want to do medicine but doesnt feel like they will get in/ get enough points in the LC? I really want to study it but it just seems impossible, Does anyone know of any other way of getting into Medicine quickly? Like any back doors you may know about?? I hope to get around 530/540 points in my LC. Any opinions greatly appreciated!


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daisy23
daisy23
Here the ways to get into medicine in Ireland: (1) Direct entry route is through leaving cert + hpat points. If you don’t get enough points the first time round you can repeat. If you did well in the LC but poorly in the HPAT you can just repeat the HPAT. However if you did badly in the LC you must repeat both as the HPAT results are valid for one year only. If you don’t get in the first time repeating is the quickest and cheapest route. (2) Mature entry route is where you can apply once you are 23 years old and over. They take into account your past work experience and you must sit the HPAT as well. I don’t think they look at LC results though. This route is pretty competitive as universities only reserve a few places for mature students each year. (3) Graduate entry route is where you do an undergraduate degree in any discipline (doesn’t have to be medicine/science related) and get at least a 2:1. Then you sit a test called the GAMSAT (kinda like the HPAT but harder). This route it is more expensive as the course will not be covered under the free fees scheme (around €15000/16000 a year I think).
daisy23
daisy23
So yeah, there isn’t really a ‘backdoor’ into getting into medicine in Ireland. All three routes are very competitive so be prepared to work hard if you want to get in! You could also consider applying to schools in Eastern Europe (e.g. Poland, Romania). They take on a lot of Irish students and their entry requirements are generally lower than Irish universities. Hope this helps :)
Amaluka120
will you get any grants abroad ?or you cover yourself in everything
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