Who we are, what we do, and how you can join us!
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:
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 Interview and UCAT masterclasses, and have a brand new, refined and up-to-date BMAT Masterclass. 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.
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 had a huge demand for our tuition services in the previous year, and have made this much more widely available in the 2021-2022 cycle. All of our tutors are part of the highest-scoring candidates in everything they tutor. We’re continuing to train and recruit more tutors for our masterclasses and one-to-one services as well.
Besides that, our live webinars were extremely popular! We had thousands of attendees who benefitted greatly. We’ll be continuing to offer these, and hopefully on an even larger scale.
Our mission is to always give back. One way that we do this is by donating 5% of all of our profits to various projects in developing or war-torn countries. The projects we donate to can change. Check out our current and past projects below.
We are currently donating our proceeds towards cataract surgeries in developing countries. Cataracts occur within the lens of the eye, causing cloudy vision. Over time, cataracts worsen if left untreated and can lead to blindness. In many countries, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of people go blind due to untreated cataracts. The main barrier here is money – they simply cannot afford to get treated. Cataract surgeries are quick and easy to do – most being completed within 30 – 45 minutes, and the procedure being the most common operation performed in the UK. When you purchase any of our services, 5% of what you pay will go towards cataract surgeries, allowing people in developing countries who cannot afford to treat their reversible blindness to finally be granted the gift of vision.
We donated some of our profits towards helping people in developing countries make sustainable income. This is a great way to provide someone a gift that keeps on giving. By providing a certain amount to an individual that is able to then afford a small business or start up, the amount given can go a much longer way. It will ideally allow individuals to have a guaranteed means of income for the rest of their lives. Many people live in poverty and are unable to afford small amounts needed to even get started making an income. For example, a sewing machine to start a tailoring business would need the initial investment to purchase the sewing machine – and many people do not have the means to afford such an investment.
MedicHut is rapidly expanding, and so, we’re expanding our team. We have a number of paid and voluntary work opportunities for medical students and doctors. We’re looking for individuals who are passionate about teaching, access to medicine opportunities, and helping others. For paid opportunities, we’d like to see that you have experience, but you will receive necessary training for a position before heading out to the job.
If you’re interested in joining our team, send us an email us at firstname.lastname@example.org highlighting your strengths, previous experiences, availability, and what you’re interested in helping us out with.
Whether you’re joining as a paid team member or a voluntary member, you’ll gain huge benefit from working with us!
The reward of helping hard-working students to secure a place in medical school
Certificates for your contributions
Teaching experience to take you further
Great for your CV
Personal development through opportunities to teach students
Collaborate with us on free webinars for prospective medical students
Anything else you’d like to help with? Let us know!
Collaborate with us on free webinars and online work experiences
Anything else you’d like to help us with? Let us know!