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Our Team

Our Mentors

Mr Sameem Tak

Mr Sameem Tak

Orthopaedic Doctor

Sameem graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2016 and completed his Core Surgical Training in the East Midlands, obtaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. With a keen interest in academia and research, he is currently undertaking his Masters degree in Orthopaedic trauma. Sameem has been a key member of our team, developing and writing curriculum for our newer courses and delivering virtual teaching. He loves to help students achieve their ambition of obtaining that valuable seat at medical school.

Dr. April Diviney

Dr. April Diviney

Locum A&E Doctor

Dr. Diviney studied at The University of Manchester and is currently working in A&E in the North East of England. Dr Diviney is also studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education. Dr Diviney has been working with us for the past 5 years and can often be found on our webinars and also teaching at our UK Medical Work Experience Course. A truly outstanding Mentor and Teacher. 

Dr. Shanika Gunasinghe

Dr. Shanika Gunasinghe

General Medical SHO in Ambulatory Care

Dr Gunasinghe studied Medicine at Barts and graduated in 2016 after having done both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at UCL, thus applying as a graduate. After graduating Dr Gunasinghe underwent my foundation training in London, followed by working in Acute Medicine.Dr Gunasinghe’s route into medicine has given her a lot of experience in all the entrance exams; UKCAT, BMAT and GAMSAT, as well as panel interviews. 

Dr. Ali-Abbas Moosa

Dr. Ali-Abbas Moosa

Medical Advisor

Dr. Moosa has been involved with teaching Medical Projects students since 2017 when he joined us on an overseas medical experience course, Project Kilimanjaro. Dr Moosa has also been a Mentor and Teacher on our UK Medical Work experience course. When not working with Medical Projects, Dr Moosa is based out of Oxford. 

Dr. Aicha Rais

Dr. Aicha Rais

Speciality doctor in Psychiatry (CT)

Dr Rais has worked with Medical Projects since 2016. Dr Rais has worked as a Doctor in General Surgery, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ENT and Psychiatry.  Dr Rais loves helping students succeed and enjoys seeing students get that place at medical school and seeing them become the next generation of healthcare professionals!!

Dr. Ryan Barclay

Dr. Ryan Barclay

Locum SHO / F3 in Psychiatry

Dr Barclay graduated from the University of Manchester two years ago, where he obtained a medical and psychology degree. Dr Barclay is currently working as a Junior Doctor in mental health, with the aim of pursuing a career in psychiatry. Dr Barclay has always had an avid interest in mentorship programmes and loves to help student achieve their dream of getting into medical school.
Dr. Santhosh Jagadeesh

Dr. Santhosh Jagadeesh

Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine and Education

Dr Jagadeesh is a Junior Doctor currently working in a busy A&E department which is also a major trauma centre for the North West. Further to this Dr Jagadeesh is also the teaching lead for the department which means he is in charge of medical students and work experience students in ED which had provided him with a huge amount of experience in teaching and mentoring.

Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry

Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry

FY1 - Junior Doctor

Dr Chaudhry attended the University of Glasgow (Class of 2019). Dr Chaudhry is passionate about Emergency medicine, Pre-Hospital medicine and Trauma. Dr Chaudhry had had an incredibly varied experience at medical school – everything from pulling a bullet out of a patients legs in South Africa to flying around in air ambulances in the south of England! Dr Chaudhry has always had a keen interest in teaching and have been assisting pre-medical students over the last 6 years with exam revision, personal statement advice and interview preparation.
Dr. Charlotte Huang

Dr. Charlotte Huang

FY1 - Junior Doctor

Dr Huang is a Junior Doctor and a recent graduate from King’s College London. During her time there, she regularly took part in tutoring sessions for medical students in the years below, and has also been an MMI interviewer for the medical school. Dr Huang had an mentor when she was an applicant like you and would love to continue a tradition of guiding future medical students. Dr Huang is passionate about help students along their medical school journey, but also giving students an insight into what is in store once they graduate.
Omolayo Soruna

Omolayo Soruna

5th Year Medical Student at Newcastle University

Omolayo is a 5th year intercalating medical student doing a Masters of Research in Congenital Heart Disease. She is passionate about all things Paediatrics, Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.  She has worked with Medical Projects for a couple of years, and is passionate about supporting and guiding aspiring students into medicine, what it’s like to be a medical student and supporting students with the application process.

Mr. James Olivier

Mr. James Olivier

General Surgery ST4 Registrar

James has undertaken two degrees and his postgraduate exams for MRCS. Throughout medical school and postgraduate training he has been interested in medical education and mentoring. Having been both a mentor and mentee he feels he understands the dynamic well. He has significant experience in interviewing from both sides of the fence as it were. He really enjoys mentoring, particularly when he sees his mentee succeeding and achieving their goals.

Mr. Muhamed Alanie

Mr. Muhamed Alanie

Trauma & Orthopaedics Surgical Trainee

Mr Alanie graduated from the University of Edinburgh with degrees in Medicine, Physiology and Surgical Sciences. He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Mr Alanie has a great appetite for teaching and mentoring, and has completed a qualification in Medical Education. His experience as a current university tutor and examiner has allowed him to understand the common pitfalls and best practices of students. 

Olivia Parkinson

Olivia Parkinson

Medical Student at King's College London

Olivia is a biomedical sciences graduate and current medical student at King’s College London, with a particular interest in cardiology and anaesthetics. She is passionate about creating online videos/resources for prospective medical students and helps to create videos for the Medical Projects YouTube channel. These videos offer advice and tips to help them with the application process and show students what medical school is really like!

Minnie Kenworthy

Minnie Kenworthy

Medical Student at Manchester University

Minnie is a 4th-year medical student currently at Manchester University after completing pre-clinical years at the University of St Andrews. She has a keen interest in medical education and ENT and has been involved in societies for each alongside her studies. With Medical Projects, she has worked with a team of writers to help produce regular, informative articles for prospective medical students and has been a co-host for several webinars.

Leah Bonello

Leah Bonello

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Leah is a fifth year Medical student at Newcastle University currently intercalating in History of Medicine MA.  Leah is an enthusiastic fifth year who loves teaching and guiding students considering a career in medicine. Leah is interested in Anaesthetics and Intensive care medicine and loves to teach or talk about practical hands on skills in particular. 
Charles Etchells

Charles Etchells

Medical Student at the University of Manchester

Charles is a 4th year medical student who recently completed an intercalated year in Biomedical Sciences. Throughout University, he has immersed himself in multiple societies, including being a committee member for Manchester MedSoc.  He is currently exploring a number of career options ranging from General Practice and Paediatrics, to Military Medicine and Plastics. He is passionate about helping guide and support aspirational medical students through their application process and beyond.

 

Administration Team

Mark Williams

Mark Williams

Founder

Mark spent many years working in one of the UK’s largest outstanding Sixth Form colleges. Mark’s passion for education and travel saw him start Medical Projects back in 2015. Mark still heads up Medical Projects but he also overseas the Education Projects Group as well and will often be found helping create more helpful resources and courses for students. 

Amy Hooper

Amy Hooper

Student Learning Manager

Amy has a vast amount of experience within the NHS coordinating undergraduate medical students. She is also an experienced traveller, having lived and travelled in China and East Asia for two years. Amy’s passion for student development and travel helps us deliver amazing learning experiences for our students.

David Ballantyne

David Ballantyne

Finance Officer

David is an experienced management accountant and a fully qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.  He has a broad range of experience in large and small commercial and not for profit organisations. David is keeping the organisation in order so we can continue to help as many students as possible!

Tomas Kucerik

Tomas Kucerik

Student Liaison Officers

Tomas is an experienced marketing professional specialising in online marketing, with experience from various backgrounds and industries. Originally, Tomas was born in Slovakia, finished his degree in the Czech Republic and then moved to the UK. If you receive a marketing email from us or see a social media post, the chances are it has come from Tomas.