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Fierce Battle For Places On Medical Courses

Places for medical coures are limited as colleges rely on high-paying overseas candidates

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

5th June, 2016

The points race for highly prized medicine courses is a hardy annual slog in the academic calendar.

The Leaving Cert students who succeed in getting a place in one of the country’s five medical schools are indeed a rare bunch. They have to get a high points score – usually well over 550 points – and also score well in a specialised medical knowledge test known as the Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT).


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