The facilitator of MedEntry, which runs coaching courses, claimed the MJA study was flawed because of incorrect sampling methodology and because it lumped all coaching businesses together.
He said: “Our surveys consistently show that about 99.3% of the students found our program useful. Our approach is holistic. We do not provide set formulas to crack the UCAT or offer prescriptive answers to interview.
“We believe in developing the skills of the students in a fundamental, sustainable way, developing their thinking skills, making them a better person, a more likeable person and do not offer gimmicks.” MJA 2008; 5:270-73.