The MedEntry Story

Two decades ago, when Dr Ann Deely and Dr Ray Boyapati were preparing for their exams, medical entry preparation was unreliable with misleading resources and ineffective teaching techniques.

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Despite excelling in their exams, both obtaining the 100th percentile and scholarships to study medicine, Ann and Ray never forgot how difficult and nerve-racking their preparation had been. They realised hundreds of students were facing the same stressful and potentially career-damaging process, year after year. There had to be a better way of supporting students and ensuring the best talent made it through the arduous process of medical entry.

Ann and Ray knew they could create a medical entry program which was better. Much better.

With the help of Edward, a university academic with numerous teaching awards and publications, they set about creating the highest quality and most comprehensive medical entry preparation program available. MedEntry was born.

No resources were invested in marketing, yet the word spread among students, and MedEntry quickly grew. Fast forward two decades and MedEntry is now the leading medical entry preparation provider in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

MedEntry employs hundreds of staff, tutors and contractors across the world. MedEntry has become synonymous with ‘medical entry’ and is the trusted medical entry organisation, chosen by the best prospective medical students.

Ann and Ray are now highly awarded specialist practising consultants (in Gastroenterology and Dermatology respectively) and have each taught over 10,000 aspiring medical students over the past two decades.

MedEntry’s sole aim remains to provide the highest quality preparation program to help students in their journey to becoming a doctor.

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Timeline

2001/2003

Ray & Ann get into med school

2002

MedEntry established

2003

MedEntry expands to New Zealand

2004

App developed

2004

Establishment of head office

2005

Online Learning Platform launched

2006

RTO recognition

2007

Rural partnerships

2008

Dedicated in-house IT team hired

2009

MedEntry expands to Ireland

2013/2015

Ray & Ann become consultant specialists

2019

MedEntry expands to the United Kingdom

2020

Worldwide tutor network hits 300

The MedEntry Team

More than 100 dedicated staff members across four countries, all committed to the goal of providing students with the highest quality medical entry preparation services and support.

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Dr. Ann Deely

MBBS (Hons I) Monash, FACD, FRCPI (Ireland)
Dermatologist at Alfred & Monash Health

Dr. Ann was School Captain of the selective entry MacRobertson Girls' High School, and obtained an ATAR of 99.9 (625 LC) and UMAT (HPAT) percentile of 100. She was accepted into all medical schools and held the Monash Scholarship for Excellence, which is awarded to the best incoming student each year.

Her other awards include: Premier’s Awards, Achiever of the Year (awarded for the most outstanding co-curricular and community involvement each year in the state); Gold Medals in the University of NSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS); numerous awards for excellence in public speaking; Caltex Best All-rounder Award; State level Debater.

Dr. Ann won an unprecedented three medals in the nationwide Dermatology Fellowship examinations ('The Mole' ACD Issue 102, Spring 2014, p. 8, 18; Health Link, Dec 2014 Issue 19, p. 14). Dr Ann has taught over 10,000 aspiring medical students.

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Dr. Ray Boyapati

MBBS (Hons I) Monash, FRACP, MD (Research, Edinburgh)
Gastroenterologist at Monash Health

Dr Ray was School Captain of the selective entry Melbourne High School, and obtained an ATAR of 99.9 (625 LC) and UMAT (HPAT) percentile of 100. He was accepted into all medical schools and was awarded the Monash Scholarship for Exceptional Achievement.

His other awards include: Youth of the Year (State winner & National Finalist); awards for public speaking; first class honours at Monash University medicine, medal for the highest achieving candidate in specialist examinations held by the Royal College of Physicians (RACP News, Vol. 32, No. 2, April 2012, p. 27).

Dr Ray has published over 30 peer reviewed articles in prestigious journals on his area of specialty, Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He has also presented his research at multiple national and international conferences. He has taught thousands of aspiring medical students (many of whom are now junior doctors and consultants) over the past two decades.

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Dr. Ed Boyapati

Retired University Professor
Manager, Medical Practice

Dr. Edward is an academic with over 40 years of experience teaching in universities. He has published several articles on educational research and presented numerous papers and keynote addresses at international teaching and learning conferences. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence.

Dr. Edward has a long-standing interest in psychometric measurement and has spent time in educational research institutes such as the ETS (Princeton, USA), NFER (Slough, UK) and EAA (UNSW, Australia). Dr Edward has been a guest lecturer at universities across the globe, has been a consultant and expert witness for several organisations and is a member of the International Society for Intelligence Research and International Test Commission.

Dr Edward is also Practice Manager of a Medical Centre, and has a wide knowledge of the health profession and health-related issues. Dr Edward has been training students for tests such as the HPAT for over two decades.

Student & Teacher Support:

Few academic goals are tougher than gaining entry into the top medical schools in the country.

Students are constantly under pressure and always looking to improve their performance. It requires the assistance of specialists with an intimate knowledge of all facets of medical entry preparation.

A key to MedEntry’s continuing success is its team of support staff, led by Student Support Officer Alicia and Prospective Student Advisor Sylvie.

Alicia and Sylvie ensure all students have the necessary resources and tools to create a clear path to HPAT success. Unlike most HPAT organisations, MedEntry is heavily focussed on personal support and guidance, delivered by qualified and experienced academics.

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Sylvie MacFarland

Prospective Student Advisor

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Alicia Kegel

Student Support Officer

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Rob Adamson

Student Support Officer

Cutting Edge Technology:

It’s important that students work with the most comprehensive and up-to-date resources available.

MedEntry’s inhouse IT and Development team not only ensures our software is the best in market; it also innovates, regularly releasing updates that make our bespoke app and online platform the most accessible and user-friendly HPAT tools available.

Our talented team has created intuitive software solutions that personalise training and feedback by using artificial intelligence. The team is driven by user experience, always striving to use student feedback to improve products. MedEntry also prides itself on excellent customer support and guarantees the fastest response times.

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Brett Robertson

IT Manager

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Michael Kowalenko

IT Officer

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Matthew Smith

IT Officer