We started off as a few medical students sipping coffee and competing to see who had the most difficult circumstances during their medical school applications. We realised it wasn't easy for most people to get their place, but felt that every obstacle we faced could have been prevented. It seemed that some people found it easier than others to get into medical school, so they must have been doing something that others weren't. Our conclusion was that the people who have an easier time are those with connections. Not because anyone can talk the admissions tutors into giving you a place (we wish!) but because it's crucial to know to people who have been through the process themselves so they can help you.
We didn't have the support we needed when we applied for medical school, which is why we wanted to create the MedicHut. family. We were always helping anyone we knew who was applying to medical school with their personal statements, interview techniques, and teaching them the best tips and tricks for UCAT and BMAT, but we wanted to expand it further and help as many people as possible. There are a lot of courses out there for prospective medics, but we actually found them too expensive when we were applying. We made MedicHut. with the aim of offering the best quality courses at a fraction of the cost. We aim to eliminate a number of barriers to medical school, including:
Incorrect, incomplete and uninformative guidance
Lack of funds to afford courses
Deficient knowledge of personal statements and entrance exams
Lacking easy-to-learn interview skills
We're always working on improving the services that we offer, so all of our students will know that we place a huge emphasis on feedback. We love receiving feedback because it helps us to help our students even more. From previous year's feedback, we've made some exciting changes to our MMI Masterclass and are in the process of completely revamping our UCAT Masterclass and personal tutor sessions. We believe that it's essential to update, upgrade, and revamp as frequently as possible to ensure maximum benefit can be taken from our courses. Keep an eye out for updates on everything to do with UCAT!
We're also currently working on some exciting new projects with schools to help students from a young age prepare themselves for a career in medicine. We noticed a large focus on entrance exams and interviews, but a lack of support in other areas. Usually, students will not have the support they need from GCSE level, as support is offered much later on, which leads to significant stress and panic during the application process. This last-minute stress is something we hope to minimise with the new projects we're working on.
Further, we're placing a much larger emphasis on personal tutors this year. We're currently working on recruiting and training new staff to work as personal tutors for interviews, personal statement, and entrance exams. More information about our recruitment programme will be out soon!