Meducation goes global

Meducation goes global

As Ian Halstead pointed out in the latest BQ2, the West Midlands earned its place in history as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, but in years to come, it could be spearheading a renaissance in the healthcare sector. Birmingham start-up New Media Education, is just one of hundreds of success stories from the regions buoyant healthcare sector...

Birmingham-based New Media Education, the company behind medical education platform Meducation, is flying the flag for the West Midlands across the globe.

Since successfully completing an InnovateUK Smart Grant and launching its new platform in May, the company has been growing internationally by 10,000 new members each month.

Over the last year alone, 10% of medical students in the world have signed up to the medical education platform after being accessed 3,500,000 times by a total of 200,000 people.

Speaking on the firm’s growth, CEO Jeremy Walker said: "We're really proud to see the application of our innovative artificial intelligence technology working so successfully, driving traffic and usage at Meducation, and providing a real benefit to medical trainees around the world.

“Meducation is an education platform used by medical students and junior doctors to supplement their formal learning. It contains over 25,000 free learning resources from around the internet, which are automatically discovered, understood, organised, and pushed to relevant members using our Artificial Intelligence technology.

“Our members further organise their resources using boards in a similar manner to Pinterest, allowing them to take control of their education and organise the vast amount of information a trainee doctor needs to know.”

Walker is Birmingham born and bred, attending King Edwards Five Ways school, and receiving a degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Birmingham. His management team hold degrees from Aston University and Warwick University.

Interested in the region’s healthcare sector? Take a look at our latest BQ2 with the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.