“To enable every student to achieve and exceed their potential”
93% Success Rate for 2019!
97% 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 students for every single medical school across Australia and New Zealand over the last 6 years. We continue to 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 is a final year medical student at the University of Melbourne. He obtained an ATAR of 99.9 and was the dux of both his high school and college. In the last 3 years, he has coached over 300 students for medical interviews at every single medical school across Australia with extremely high success rates.
In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys building up a research portfolio in oncology. He has a strong research background from working in labs across the world including Harvard University, Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia, Stem Cells Australia and Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Nagtha is a final year medical student 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. Her interpersonal, communication and analytical skills resulted in her award of the psychiatry prize for 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 and high school 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 is a final year medical student at the University of Melbourne who has landed an internship for next year at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), one of the most selective hospitals in Australia due to her interview performance. She received medical placement 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.
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 appreciate 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 and knowledge.
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.
To book a session or send any enquiries, please fill in the form below. To make the process as smooth as possible, please state your schedule availabilities and the universities you are preparing to interview at.
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