From humble beginnings came an idea
Almost two decades ago, Ray and Ann were in their final years of schooling, and they dreamed of becoming doctors. They knew that getting into medicine would be a difficult process, so they looked for information and guidance. Unfortunately, the medical entry preparation available was of poor quality, with misleading resources and ineffective teaching techniques.
Despite this, they were able to excel in their medical entry test (now UCAT), both obtaining 100th percentile and scholarships to study medicine. They were also both School Captains of selective schools, obtained ATARs of 99.9 (equivalent to being in the top 0.1% in the country in A-levels), and received numerous awards for academic, public speaking and co-curricular excellence.
Ray and Ann 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 Australia, New Zealand and Ireland. MedEntry is the new leader in UCAT preparation in the United Kingdom. MedEntry employs over ten full time staff, and over 100 part time staff 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.
Ray and Ann are now highly awarded specialist practicing consultants (in Gastroenterology and Dermatology respectively) and have each taught over 10,000 aspiring medical students over the past two decades. Read more about Ray and Ann here.
Some things have changed, but others have not. MedEntry’s sole aim remains to provide the highest quality preparation program to help students in their journey to becoming a doctor.
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 (equivalent to being in the top 0.1% in the country in A-levels) and UMAT (now UCAT) 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); Australian Students Prizes for Excellence; 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.
Dr. Ann Deely
MBBS (Hons I) Monash, FACD, FRCPI (Ireland)
Dermatologist at Cork University Hospital
Dr Ann was School Captain of the selective entry MacRobertson Girls' High School, and obtained an ATAR of 99.9 (equivalent to being in the top 0.1% in the country in A-levels) and UMAT (now UCAT) 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, the Australian Students Prize, 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.