The MediStart Story
There are no statutory regulations governing the arrangement of foreign university placements and such work is not subject to mandatory standards. For many years and, unfortunately, still to this day, there are dubious study abroad agencies that make many false promises and cause a lot of trouble and expense. MediStart was founded by German university lawyers to provide a reputable and safe alternative for students considering the study of medicine and related fields abroad. A good start abroad for a good and secure return home: that’s the philosophy of MediStart. MediStart has been a full-owned subsidiary of Hamburg-based UNIRAG since 2013 and is therefore an independent, not subject to the control of domestic or foreign universities.
MediStart has already helped more than 5,000 candidates from across Europe find the right placement for their needs. MediStart was founded by Dirk Naumann zu Grünberg, a lawyer specialising in university admissions, with experience in more than 12,000 cases and an extensive publication record. The advisers at MediStart are university graduates, professors, lawyers, and practising physicians. The quality of the consultancy services offered is checked annually by lawyers. In January 2016, we once again received a positive evaluation and a full recommendation! We are particularly proud of our quality controls, our references, and extensive press coverage.
More and more professors, doctors, and lawyers are hiring MediStart to help their children find a study abroad placement. They know that MediStart will select the best foreign university for their students, organise the placement process, and monitor their student’s progress so that their return back home is as straightforward as possible with their qualifications recognised.
In 2015, the Hartmann Association, which represents more than 70,000 physicians (both at hospitals and in private practise), dentists, and medical students, became another renowned organisation that has opted to work with MediStart and recommends to students around the world that they apply for medical school using the MediStart concept.
MediStart’s professional and serious advice has also led to international demand, especially from the US and Asia. The fair fee structure, where MediStart’s fees only apply once an actual placement is made, is another foundation of our success. More and more universities are recognising the admissions test developed by MediStart as an acceptable alternative to their own admission tests, further reflecting the quality of the work we are doing. However, the best part are the reports we get from our candidates as they make their way through their courses of study. Thanks to MediStart they were able to skip waiting for years for a placement domestically and have instead begun studying their chosen field.