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Increase the confidence and acceptance rate of students as they go through the medical school application process by providing an affordable coaching service
To be the go-to service for medical school application preparation in Canada
COACHING AGREEMENT FORM
Coaches are not allowed at any time to guarantee acceptance of a student into medical school. They must be open and honest that what they are providing is only an opinion based on their best knowledge and experience.
Coaches are responsible for contacting their coachees once the sessions are booked to set up an appointment as quickly as possible. Try to meet students in a public place or a booked study room. We recommend against meeting students at their personal homes for your personal safety.
Coaches are responsible for updating their schedule if an appointment slot no longer becomes available to avoid inconvenience to students who book and prepay for their sessions. If a session has already been booked, arrangements can be made with the student to reschedule the session.
Coaches with a conflict of interest should notify MedCoach immediately and unsubscribe / un-join the e-mails and Facebook groups. Conflict of interest includes active participation in a medical school admissions committee.
All guides, videos, other materials shared with coaches and all intellectual property are property of MedCoach.
REGARDING CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS / COACHING GUIDELINES
Many of you have signed confidentiality agreements stating that you will not discuss the MMI interview they you underwent nor will you discuss your answers that you gave on the MMI. MedCoach fully expects you to uphold your agreement to the schools at which you interviewed and absolutely discourages dishonouring your agreement. Do not use any of the actual MMIs that you experienced as examples in your coaching sessions.
If these confidentiality agreements are broken, this is done under your own accord and by independent decision. By creating an account with MedCoach , you release MedCoach from any responsibility towards your decisions to break this confidentiality agreement if you so choose to.
Try to teach your students the skills that your MMIs did require. Using the CANMEDs roles or the CMPA website (videos and articles) are great ways to show students which skills to focus on.
Also try to identify and correct any red flags such as:
Lack of empathy Judgemental attitude Lack of eye contact
The anatomy of an organized session: Introduce yourself (2 min) Get to know the tutee, “Tell me about yourself” (5 min – very important) Walk them through the application process (2 min) Walk them through the day of the interview (3 min) Ask about session objectives (1 min) Begin formal session (40-50 min) Recap (5 min)
There are many sets of sample MMI questions on the internet which I suggest to use as material to practice MMIs.
We all have different styles of coaching. What I suggest is to focus on increasing the confidence of your students! Teach them not to be afraid of their personality! From experience, the students with more confidence on their MMIs are the ones who can break through their fear and let their personality shine!
Coaches hired by MedCoach are only allowed to coach students through the MedCoach system. Any individual coaching or exchanging funds without MedCoach’s consent or knowledge will result in your position being immediately terminated.
Coaches cannot perform the same or similar service, online or offline, for a period of 12 months after ending your contract with MedCoach, within a radius of 100km.
PAYMENTS & PROMOTIONS:
Payments will be sent out by the 15th of each month for the previous month. Coaches have the option of being paid either by paypal or bank transfer ($1 fee). Paypal is the recommended option.
Your first three sessions are “probationary sessions” and start at $15/hour . You must have ratings for these sessions with no red flags to continue coaching.
Promotions are based on the following conditions:
After an average rating of 4.5/5 AND completion of the first 3 hours hours of coaching AND 3 different coachees, you will be promoted to the $20/hour level.
After an average rating of 4.5/5 AND completion of an additional 7 hours of coaching with at least 7 new coachees, you will be promoted to $25/hour.
After an average rating of 4.5/5 AND completion of an additional 15 hours of coaching with at least 15 new coachees, you will be promoted to $30/hour.
In order to be eligible for promotion, you must have a MINIMUM 65% rating compliance from your students. This means that if you coach 10 students, for over 20 hours but only 1 student has rated you, you will not be eligible for promotion until you have at least 7 ratings.
Thus it is very important for you to encourage your students to rate you after their sessions!
Also, the more ratings you have, the more you will get booked because students feel more comfortable booking known coaches!
A promotion assessment takes place at the end of each month when the payment invoice is submitted and will be applied to the next month’s sessions.
Cancellation >24 hours before the session: Full refund to the student, the coach does not get paid
Cancellation <24 hours before the session: $5 Penalty Fee to the student, the coach does not get paid
Cancellation <1 hour before the session and/or no show: No refund to the student, the coach receives 1 hourly rate of coaching
This is the student agreement form for your information that they must agree to when creating an account and booking a coach:
MedCoach Agreement Form
I understand that MedCoach is an independent, student-run organization with no connections or insider-information with regards to the medical admission process.
I understand that MedCoach is in no way affiliated with any Faculty of Medicine or any Admissions Committee.
I understand that paying for this service does not guarantee an acceptance into medical school.
I understand that the medical students (MedCoaches) are here to provide their best opinion of my CV and personal letter and that their advice is based on their own personal experiences and not the advice of an admissions committee.
I will respect the following conditions:
Sessions must be scheduled for a minimum of 1 hour.
Sessions start on time and end on time. You will be charged for any time missed (late or absent). If you must cancel a session, you must do so before 24 hours of your scheduled session to avoid being charged for your session.
Cancellation >24 hours before the session: Full refund
Cancellation <24 hours before the session: $5 Penalty Fee
Cancellation <1 hour before the session and/or no show: No refund