“To enable every student to achieve and exceed their potential”
93% Success Rate for 2021!
95% of Students Return for a Second Lesson
MedAces was founded in 2014 to help medical students achieve their dream of becoming doctors. The stakes are now higher than ever with medical schools weighing the interview up to 50% of the application. We created an evidence based strategy and program to help students ace the medical interview with the input of medical specialists, past medical school interviewers and the top medical students across Australia. The interview can be a daunting experience and it can be hard to find a tutor who can give current, relevant and high quality advice that makes you stand out from the crowd.
We have tutored hundreds of students for every single medical school across Australia and New Zealand over the last 8 years. Each year we continue to improve our program with feedback from students after their interviews in order to have the most up to date preparation program. We will always strive to have the highest success rates for medical school entry in the Southern Hemisphere.
Unfortunately, the medical interview is an imperfect system of screening for great future doctors. An hour of providing personal anecdotes and solving artifical problems is an extremely unreliable method to determine future success. It’s crazy that complete strangers within minutes, will judge whether you have what it takes to be a doctor! Some of our tutors who have been interviewers for medical schools have seen many amazing individuals with incredible interpersonal and empathy skills fail the interview due to poor interview technique.
At MedAces, we provide you with
- the ability to structure responses that are logical, organised and understandable
- the ability to sell yourself without sounding arrogant
- the ability to tell a story that stands out and captivates examiners
- worksheets and homework booklets with real MMI questions
- medical school student tutors who are the top 1% of their cohort
- timed practice sessions that help you verbalise your internalised response
- rapport building techniques
- cognitive training techniques to remain calm and focussed
- access to our community of MedAces alumni
MedAces, with the input of past examiners and specialists have designed worksheets specific for the universities you are preparing for. Due to our individualised sessions, we are able to focus on your specific problem areas and deliver methodical solutions to improve your marks, taking the guesswork out of interviews.
We have a 3 step approach to helping you ace the interview.
Our medical interview theory preparation takes you through all of the interview questions and all of the background information you should know for your university. We teach you structured frameworks and models to systematically approach all types of questions relevant for your university such as personal, ethical decision making, public health, decision making, role playing, detechnilisation, video/picture/quote analysis and practical problem solving.
Each session, you’ll answer real medical school interview questions to practice communication, idea generation and theoretical frameworks. Afterwards, you’ll be given feedback and key takeway problems to work on.
After drilling and training with past questions, you’ll be offered the chance to have simulated medical interviews. Our mock interviews will have the same stations, scenarios and format as the medical school you are interviewing for.
Jonathan graduated from the University of Melbourne and is currently a doctor at NSW health. He was accepted into the most competitive hospital internship positions in both NSW and VIC due to his academic, interview and portfolio perfomance. He obtained an ATAR of 99.9 and was the dux of both his high school and college. In the last 6 years, he has coached over 350 students for medical interviews at every single medical school across Australia with extremely high success rates. Jonathan also offers interview services to medical professionals from interns to consultants, for application into medical training programs, fellowships and competitive jobs at the consultant level.
Jonathan has a strong research background in oncology from his research at Harvard University, Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia, Stem Cells Australia and Harvard Medical School.
Nagtha is a junior medical officer with extensive coaching experience. Due to her interview skills, she was the only international student to be accepted for an intern position at St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne beating out hundreds of applicants both domestic and international. Her interpersonal, communication and analytical skills resulted in receving the highest marks in psychiatry in her year out of over 300 medical students. She regularly undertakes research and speaking commitments at leading research institutes worldwide and also mentors medical students.
In her spare time, she enjoys reading the Economist, going for bike rides along Melbourne’s beautiful beaches and pursuing her passion in psychiatry.
Anne graduated from the University of Melbourne who landed a medical internship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), one of the most selective hospitals in Australia due to her interview performance. She received medical school offers from Monash University, University of Queensland, UNSW and University of Adelaide upon graduating from high school with an ATAR of 99.9. She finds it rewarding to help students achieve their goals and success in their journeys.
Anne has a strong interest in translational research, with experience working in basic sciences and clinical trials. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology, and has undertaken clinical electives in the UK, Canada and US including Neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, writing and learning languages.
Joanna is currently a medical student in NSW and one of our most experienced senior tutors. She regularly leads our interview preparation courses and coaches students from high school all the way to the graduate level. Her ability to think critically and create personalised interview answers has resulted in her students successfully placed into multiple medical schools across Australia and New Zealand. Joanna’s work ethic and devotion resulted in her personally gaining multiple medical school admissions in New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. Her interview coachhing skills carries over to many fields and she often prepares law, business and accounting students for internships and job offers.
In Joanna’s spare time she enjoys baking, keeping fit through hiking and participating in debating competitions.
Sophie is currently one of the top performing medical students at University of Adelaide. She has a unique ability to understand the nuances of her student’s background to assist them in presenting themselves in the best possible light. Sophie also leads MedAces’ outreach program to assist with spreading the success of MedAces to high schools and universities across Australia to ensure that no candidate is every disadvantaged. Sophie is currently performing research into the inequities of health care systems in caring for rural populations. In her spare time, she enjoys crossword puzzles, designing cognitive tests and playing soccer.
Lachie is currently a medical student at the University of Queensland and was the top performing MedAces student in the 2019 cohort. Lachie’s analytical ability and highly logical approach to interview questions has resulted in high success rates in medical school admissions. He enjoys walking his students through the rationale behind each question and watching his students become more confident and articulate with each lesson. Lachie likes to write medical articles, journalism and engage in activism in his spare time, and also makes time in his busy schedule to seek out leadership opportunities at his clinical school and within his university.
Thank you MedAces for helping me get into my dream university this year. I was helped immenstly with the very insightful and honest feedback during the interview training program. I found the question drills to be very rigorous and I thoroughly appreciated the efforts of my tutor to ensure I understood the rationale behind each question and was able to communicate my answers with professionalism and clarity. I felt so comfortable walking out of the interview and knew exactly what to emphasise in each question. Again, thank you so much for your help.
The tutors were really kind and knowledgeable in their experience of the interview process. From the very first lesson, I was shocked by how little I knew about the medical school interviews as I had assumed it was just a test of critical thinking and required little preparation. My tutor was amazing in her ability to identify gaps in my interpersonal skills and also taught strategies to significantly improve the sophistication of my responses. The structures that were taught and the unique approach to answering questions really helped to overcome my fear of the MMI. The course exceeded my expectations significantly.
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