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About Us

Trusted by 1000s of students, parents and teachers. 

 

Medical Projects started in 2015 when we realised students were struggling to find high quality work experience, application support and guidance when applying to medical school. We wanted to create a company that could provide the highest quality work experience and expert guidance in one single place. We create the most immersive and insightful experiences and courses, paired with the best application support and guidance. Every member of the Medical Projects team is committed to supporting and inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals. This shared commitment, combined with; knowledge, energy, passion and enthusiasm is what makes Medical Projects special.

Our Doctors

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 Peter Darling

Dr Peter Darling

GP Locum

Peter is a Northern Irish GP doctor working in a variety of roles, including daytime general practice and out of hours urgent care. He is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has a keen interest in intraarticular injection and minor surgery. He is enthusiastic about medical education at all levels along with being a mentor for junior doctors and students. With this, he particularly enjoys hands-on teaching of clinical skills.

Dr. Megan Chown

Dr. Megan Chown

Registrar and PBL Tutor

Megan graduated from the Hull York Medical School in 2014. She worked to registrar level in care of the elderly, but now has ambitions to pursue a career in sports and exercise medicine. Megan also works as a first-year PBL tutor at HYMS. Outside of medicine, Megan spends most of her time outdoors, usually running with her little brother Henley, a sprocker spaniel.
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. 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. 
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.
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.
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 Master’s 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. 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 Ramsey Cheikh-Ahmed

Dr Ramsey Cheikh-Ahmed

GP Trainee

Ramsey grew up in the South West of England before moving to study Medicine at Newcastle University, graduating in 2018. He has worked in a number of different hospital specialities during his Foundation Training, and he is currently a GP trainee in the North East with an additional interest in Paediatrics. Outside of medicine Ramsey enjoys going on walks with his Labrador, Shake.
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 Benjamin Noble

Dr Benjamin Noble

Locum Registrar in Emergency Medicine

Ben graduated with distinction from Keele medical school in 2012. Since then he has worked in a variety of specialities with most of his experience coming from different Accident and Emergency Departments. Always having a keen interest in education, he worked as a teaching fellow educating junior doctors and medical students whilst undertaking a post-graduate certificate in medical education. Outside medicine, he is a keen runner and has visited more than 30 countries in pursuit of seeing wildlife. 
Dr. Santhosh Jagadeesh

Dr. Santhosh Jagadeesh

Clinical Fellow in Emergency Medicine and Education & Clinical teacher with UCLAN School of Medicine for the MBBS programme

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.
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. 
Dr Anna Jackson

Dr Anna Jackson

Paediatric Teaching Fellow at Newcastle Hospitals

Anna graduated from Newcastle Medical School in 2018. She is currently working as a Paediatric Teaching Fellow and studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. She is due to commence Paediatric Specialty Training in September 2021, giving her recent experience of a competitive application process. Anna is passionate about supporting students applying for Medical School, particularly broadening participation, and has experience applying for University Access Schemes.

Our Medical 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.

Katie McKeating

Katie McKeating

5th Year Newcastle University Medical Student

Katie is a 5th year medical student at Newcastle University, currently intercalating in Neuroscience. She is particularly interested in Neurology and Emergency Medicine. Katie is passionate about supporting aspiring medical students and guiding them through the application process. She loves using her own experience as a medical student to help other students get into medicine!

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.
Matthew Kingham

Matthew Kingham

Medical Student at King’s College London

Matthew is currently a medical student studying at King’s College London, who has a strong interest in the clinical neurosciences and in surgery. As such, he has been involved in societies like the British Neuroscience Association alongside his studies. He really values the difference that honest, top-quality teaching and advice can make to prospective medical students’ applications. He believes, having been both a mentor and a mentee in the past, that a holistic, individualised approach to mentorship yields the best results.

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.
Tomas Kucerik

Tomas Kucerik

Student Liaison Officer

Tomas is an experienced marketing professional specialising in online marketing, with experience within a variety of industries. Originally, Tomas was born in Slovakia, finished his degree in the Czech Republic, and then moved to the UK. All the amazing content in our blogs, Youtube videos, and social media posts are coordinated by Tomas – If you have seen any of these, it’s likely that it’s come from Tomas!
Emily Strong

Emily Strong

Student Learning Coordinator

Emily has previous experience running both online and residential courses for students in an educational environment. Emily enjoys working with others and will help you with any queries you might have when organising your work experience. Emily works behind the scenes on all of our online courses so be sure to say hi when you join us.
Sian Johnson

Sian Johnson

Student Learning Coordinator

Sian graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a degree in Events Management. Sian understands the importance of work experience having done a hospitality internship in America, so is passionate about students gaining valuable work experience. She is also an experienced traveller having lived and travelled in both America and Australia.

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!