The Doctor Entrepreneurs: Founders of Docicity
Andrew Fischer, community manager for Docicity, explains how Docicity came to be and what the team have planned leading up to their full launch later this year.
Have you ever missed a funding or prize deadline or only discovered a course or conference when all of the tickets have already sold out?
Docicity is a deadline and course listing website that allows medics to review healthcare events and also alerts medics when events matching their interests are posted greatly reducing the risk of missing out and helping you to better organize your study leave and maximize your CPD and CV building.
How Docicity Was Founded
Docicity was created by a group of surgeons in the United Kingdom, who became fed up missing out on conference and abstract deadlines and also felt frustrated attending courses with no way to provide feedback to future delegates other than by word-of-mouth.
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Some of our team also ran courses for doctors and found promoting events to be a real pain due to the use of outdated mailing lists and the fact that doctors constantly move hospitals, deaneries and even countries on a regular basis.
Having experienced both sides of the problem the option was simple: to create a system that allowed for effective, targeted promotion of events that could be reviewed by medics and that enabled users to be notified of approaching deadlines and track important events.
Our surgeons used their own money to fund the first version of the Docicity website and launched the beta version to gain feedback and optimize the site ahead of a full launch later this year.
Our Mission Is Simple: Make Finding The Best Medical Courses, Events and Deadlines Easy
We want to make it as easy as possible for medics to find courses that are both useful and of a high standard. We understand that many continuing professional development (CPD) courses required for career progression can book up months in advance and existing course provider websites are not always user friendly. Even worse we know all too well that some courses can be expensive and of little benefit.
Docicity gives medics a powerful search tool to search medical events by location, specialty or grade or to simply browse course providers. Similar to AirBnB the search function includes a map so that you can quickly see what events are happening near by and then filter by date, specialty and more.
Docicity allows medics to rate courses that they have attended to reduce the risk of future delegates attending poor quality events and providing feedback to event providers. Medics can also add courses, events or deadlines to their favourites list if they do not want to register for the event immediately and can create alerts based on areas of interest and be notified when events are published by course providers reducing the risk of missing out on important deadlines.
Approaching Our Full Launch: Fall 2016
Since initial creation in January 2016 Docicity has grown rapidly with over 1000 members registered for the beta and over 150 courses listed.
In April 2016 Docicity was amongst the first group of healthcare startups to be selected as a featured project on MedBoostr, the healthcare crowdfunding website created by doctors that will also be launching later this year. The Docicity team has just taken on our first few employees all of whom have been existing beta users with a passion for healthcare startups.
We are committed to making the course listing and searching experience as easy as possible and please pop over and say ‘Hi’ if you see us at any of the healthcare technology events we will be attending this year.