Matt Barrett
Matt Barrett

Doctor | Chief Product Officer ARCTERA | MedEd Innovator

My Backstory.

Hi all,

I’m Matt, I’m a junior doctor and MedEd innovator based in London and its my mission to help medical students unlock more time by studying smarter not harder.

Medical students have it tough. Over the course of 4-6+ years we’re constantly hit with new content, placements and exams. Then there’s the demands of revising regularly on the side, let alone juggling this alongside a social life AND building a CV through research, teaching, leading and networking!

The problem is TIME! We don’t have enough of it.

Fortunately though, it IS possible to study smarter not harder while at medical school. I did so in such a way that allowed me to consistently rank first place whist at university, with plenty of time to get involved in CV-building and enjoying university life. You don’t need to be the brightest (I’m certainly not), but you will need the right approach to studying.

More importantly though, is studying in a way that makes MORE time.

My habits allowed me to consistently rank first place at medical school whilst…

  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Writing 20 research papers
  • Building and scaling a national organisation
  • Creating a MedEd simulation start-up

If you’re interested in learning more, I’ve spoken a little about these projects below!

Side hustling & MedEd Innovation…


Improving clinical decision-making through simulation.

ARCTERA aims to revolutionise the way clinical decision-making is taught. Our mission is to reduce the incidence of clinical errors that arise due to poor clinical decision-making and ultimately save patients lives. Using our simulation technologies and PhD-validated research, we developed a novel learning platform to create easily accessible, scalable and immersive clinical environments. We developed a platform to train clinical decision-making in a more consistent, high-yield, and safer manner than the current gold standard of in-person clinical simulation training.

Society building…

The British Orthopaedic Medical Students Association.

Connecting every single aspiring orthopaedic surgeon in the country to enhance exposure to trauma & orthopaedics, and nurture the perosnla and professional develop of the 70+ strong committee nation-wide.

📩 Discover the best MedEd resources and study hacks.

Study medicine smarter, not harder.

Forecast: 100% chance of inspo, 0% chance of spam.

Want to chat? Great, So do I!

I’m all for getting to know new people. If you want to talk about business, general advice, or meet up over a coffee, feel free to get in touch.

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