Meet the Co-founders OF iCanMed

The iCanMed team is formed of qualified teachers, assessment writers, coaches and medical selection specialists, all with personal and professional experience with the medical entrance process. Our collaboration extends to current and former interviewers, medical recruiters and a former Dean of Medicine.

Difference-makers, passionate educators: your leadership team behind medical school entry success.


Ashton Sheares

Before iCanMed, Ashton spent five years working as a high school math teacher in WA. His background in logical reasoning and problem-solving enabled him to solve the UCAT via a series of strict algorithms. Furthermore, by using formal logic, Ashton develops intricate techniques that make preparing for the UCAT a simple and straightforward process.

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Michael Tsai

As a qualified educator, professional interviewer, learning designer and assessment writer, Michael spent the last 11 years helping thousands of pre-med students with all aspects of medical school entrance. He currently delivers UCAT and interview workshops across seven cities in NZ and Australia, and also advises over 70 schools on preparation timelines and methodologies.


TIME TO LEARN: easy, fast and complete

We know students want methods guaranteed to help them achieve the best marks possible. That’s why iCanMed has spent the last three years completely dissecting and understanding every part of the UCAT (previously known as the UKCAT) in order to bring to you proven methods for solving every question type in the exam. It’s time to be informed about what the UCAT really is, attempt updated questions and learn about the best and worst ways to prepare. 



In 2018, iCanMed helped aspiring students successfully secure 315 offers for medical and dental schools across NZ and Australia. 67.2% of our cohort also secured a 90th+ percentile UMAT score with 29 students scoring 100th percentile, 57 with 99th percentile and 62 with 98th percentile. Frankly, we are all about results and helping you achieve them.


RAE HUANG - AUckland, Class of 2018

iCanMed Student 2018 - Gained Acceptance to UoA Medicine

”The highly structured Pro Course and the student centred community at iCanMed were invaluable in helping me gain entry into my dream course. I found the video lessons to be an efficient and relaxing way for learning the crucial techniques in answering every single question type. Similarly, the video solutions made for a clear and easy way for both reviewing the countless variety of questions for each question type and honing in our skills. The iCanMed team ensured that no stone was left unturned in my learning process and provided support that was extremely well tailored to my individual needs.”

[Rae received a offer to study dentistry at the University of Queensland]

Your success is our success

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