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About Us

About Us

Our Journey

 

Medical Projects launched in 2015 with the aim of increasing medical school admissions success. Since 2015 we have expanded and broadened our scope and we now have a wide range of support, advice, guidance and courses that support over 15,000+ student every year.

Late 2021 - Expanding Healthcare Roles

Towards the middle of 2021 lockdowns had started to ease and we had been able to run our first in-person course again during summer 2021, a huge moment for Medical Projects and our students. 

The team agreed we wanted to support more students on their journey into the healthcare field, not just medicine. We are currently working on a range of new courses that will cover everything from Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Veterinary and many more healthcare pathways. 2022 will see us support more students than ever before. 

Early 2021 - Building Our First Hospital Ward

Early 2021 and the world was still in the midst of COVID, the first vaccine had only been administered in December 2020 and schools were still closed. We knew we had to continue to provide work experience and support for students. 

We had our online GP Surgery but students weren’t able to gain the same hospital experiences. We decided to change this. We built our own hospital ward so we could provide an experience that was as close as possible to being in a hospital but without having to leave the house. 

Our Ward Round Live course became our most popular online course in 2021.

Mid 2020 - Launching Our Free Webinar Series to Over 15,000 Students

The success of the online courses told us we had to do more to help students at home. We wanted a way to provide access to the best advice and guidance but in a way that was interactive and engaging. We believe students learn best when immersed in the subject matter. 

We launched our free webinar series in mid-2020 and we were surprised by the uptake. By the end of 2020 we had over 15,000 students from around the world join our online webinars and courses. 

Early 2020 - Moving Online & Building Our Own GP Surgery

Early 2020 shook the world and shook the Medical Projects team. COVID hit, which shut down international travel and closed UK Hospitals, which had been the core of our work. Times were dark and we couldn’t provide any in-person work experience for our students.

As a team we agreed we had to find a solution and ensure students could still gain the same experience without leaving their homes. We decided to build our own interactive GP Surgery where we could live-stream cases and students could still interact with patients and Doctors.

Demand was so high we sold out our first few months of courses in days and we had to add additional dates to keep up.

2019 - Global Youth Travel Awards - Best Work Experience Provider Winners

The demand for our UK based coursed overtook our international courses for the first time in 2019. The word had spread and we now had schools from around the work wanting to come to London for our UK Medical Work Experience course. The international attention was noticed by thr Global Youth Travel Awards team where we were voted “Best Experience Provider” winner in 2019. A very proud moment for the Medical Projects team. 

2018 - British Youth Travel Awards - Best Educational Product Winners

The success of our UK Medical Work Experience course caught the attention of teachers, parents and students in the UK and internationally. It also caught the attention of The British Youth Travel Awards. They analyse thousands of educational products and courses every year and when they saw our course they stated, “It was the most immersive and well designed courses they had seen in years”. We won the “Best Educational Product” in 2018. 

2017 - Launching Our First UK Residential Course

In 2017 we recognised that although we had international locations where students could gain medical work experience, there were still very limited options within UK hospitals. Traditionally UK hospitals have extremely limited spaces or students who need “inside connections” to be able to shadow Doctors in the UK.

We had to solve this.

In 2017 we launched our “UK Medical Work Experience” course. We partnered with a UK hospital, hired our own Doctors, Nurses, and medical students and had access to the same state-of-the-art equipment you would find in any UK hospital. We could now provide students hands-on medical work experience as well as university preparation in a single week, in the UK. We had created a game-changing course that made UK-based hospital work experience more accessible and would boost students chances of gaining a medical school place by 4x.

2016 - Expand to Three Continents

The success of our first year helping students gain places at medical school spurred us on and we expanded our international locations. We opened locations in Romania and Tanzania, which offered students the same shadowing opportunities but completely different cultural experiences. The balance of cultural and medical experiences were a great for students to gain much needed medical work experience but also broaden their cultural, travel and life experience. 

2015 - Our First Project

Medical Projects launched in February 2015 with the aim of helping students gain a place at medical school. Our first ever course was an international trip to India where students shadowed Doctors, Nurses and Midwives gaining invaluable experience for their application. Students also took part in community volunteering projects such as supporting empowering women groups and remote healthcare education sessions.

Late 2021 - Expanding Healthcare Roles

Towards the middle of 2021 lockdowns had started to ease and we had been able to run our first in-person course again during summer 2021, a huge moment for Medical Projects and our students. 

The team agreed we wanted to support more students on their journey into the healthcare field, not just medicine. We are currently working on a range of new courses that will cover everything from Nursing, Midwifery, Dentistry, Veterinary and many more healthcare pathways. 2022 will see us support more students than ever before. 

Early 2021 - Building Our First Hospital Ward

Early 2021 and the world was still in the midst of COVID, the first vaccine had only been administered in December 2020 and schools were still closed. We knew we had to continue to provide work experience and support for students. 

We had our online GP Surgery but students weren’t able to gain the same hospital experiences. We decided to change this. We built our own hospital ward so we could provide an experience that was as close as possible to being in a hospital but without having to leave the house. 

Our Ward Round Live course became our most popular online course in 2021.

Mid 2020 - Launching Our Free Webinar Series to Over 15,000 Students

The success of the online courses told us we had to do more to help students at home. We wanted a way to provide access to the best advice and guidance but in a way that was interactive and engaging. We believe students learn best when immersed in the subject matter. 

We launched our free webinar series in mid-2020 and we were surprised by the uptake. By the end of 2020 we had over 15,000 students from around the world join our online webinars and courses. 

Early 2020 - Moving Online & Building Our Own GP Surgery

Early 2020 shook the world and shook the Medical Projects team. COVID hit, which shut down international travel and closed UK Hospitals, which had been the core of our work. Times were dark and we couldn’t provide any in-person work experience for our students.

As a team we agreed we had to find a solution and ensure students could still gain the same experience without leaving their homes. We decided to build our own interactive GP Surgery where we could live-stream cases and students could still interact with patients and Doctors.

Demand was so high we sold out our first few months of courses in days and we had to add additional dates to keep up.

2019 - Global Youth Travel Awards - Best Work Experience Provider Winners

The demand for our UK based coursed overtook our international courses for the first time in 2019. The word had spread and we now had schools from around the work wanting to come to London for our UK Medical Work Experience course. The international attention was noticed by thr Global Youth Travel Awards team where we were voted “Best Experience Provider” winner in 2019. A very proud moment for the Medical Projects team. 

2018 - British Youth Travel Awards - Best Educational Product Winners

The success of our UK Medical Work Experience course caught the attention of teachers, parents and students in the UK and internationally. It also caught the attention of The British Youth Travel Awards. They analyse thousands of educational products and courses every year and when they saw our course they stated, “It was the most immersive and well designed courses they had seen in years”. We won the “Best Educational Product” in 2018. 

2017 - Launching Our First UK Residential Course

In 2017 we recognised that although we had international locations where students could gain medical work experience, there were still very limited options within UK hospitals. Traditionally UK hospitals have extremely limited spaces or students who need “inside connections” to be able to shadow Doctors in the UK.

We had to solve this.

In 2017 we launched our “UK Medical Work Experience” course. We partnered with a UK hospital, hired our own Doctors, Nurses, and medical students and had access to the same state-of-the-art equipment you would find in any UK hospital. We could now provide students hands-on medical work experience as well as university preparation in a single week, in the UK. We had created a game-changing course that made UK-based hospital work experience more accessible and would boost students chances of gaining a medical school place by 4x.

2016 - Expand to Three Continents

The success of our first year helping students gain places at medical school spurred us on and we expanded our international locations. We opened locations in Romania and Tanzania, which offered students the same shadowing opportunities but completely different cultural experiences. The balance of cultural and medical experiences were a great for students to gain much needed medical work experience but also broaden their cultural, travel and life experience. 

2015 - Our First Project

Medical Projects launched in February 2015 with the aim of helping students gain a place at medical school. Our first ever course was an international trip to India where students shadowed Doctors, Nurses and Midwives gaining invaluable experience for their application. Students also took part in community volunteering projects such as supporting empowering women groups and remote healthcare education sessions.

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received an offer from their first choice university

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Students who attended a Medical Projects course and received at least one medical school offer

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Students who would recommend us to friends and family

Meet The Team

Every single member of our team is dedicated and passionate about helping students realise and maximise their potential

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

Medical Lecturer with UCLAN School of Medicine and ED Doctor

After graduating from the Leeds Medical School in 2016 Dr Jagadeesh has worked in several different jobs and roles. He is currently a practising A&E doctor based in Liverpool. Further to this, he is a full-time university lecturer and academic advisor to medical students at the university of central Lancashire. He is involved in teaching, coordinating and the admissions at the university and so has a lot of experience in undergraduate medical studies. He also has a PGCert in Medical Education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 
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.
Dr Mohamed Ibrahim

Dr Mohamed Ibrahim

Paediatric Teaching Fellow

Mo is a Yorkshireman, growing up in Sheffield, before moving to study Medicine at Newcastle University. The many appeals of the North East kept me in the region for my Foundation Training. Following this, my career aspiration of being a Paediatrician, coupled with my love for teaching naturally led me to my current role as Paediatric Teaching Fellow in Sunderland Royal Hospital/Newcastle University.
Dr Sohail Akhtar

Dr Sohail Akhtar

Clinical teaching fellow

Sohail graduated from the Hull York Medical school in 2018 and completed his foundation training in West Yorkshire before returning to Hull to work as a clinical teaching fellow to teach medical students. Sohail is passionate about teaching and is currently completing his post graduate certificate in health professions education. He enjoys mentoring students to help shape the next generation of medical professionals.
Jai Matharoo

Jai Matharoo

F3 Doctor: Acute Frailty

Since graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2019, I have worked in various foundation jobs, and I am due to start an F3 job in Acute Frailty. I have a keen interest in geriatric medicine and medical education. I enjoy teaching medical students and have experience in delivering bedside and lecture-based content. I also enjoy mentoring medical students, assisting them pastorally and academically. I have experience in providing mock interviews to medical school applicants and find building confidence among students highly rewarding.

 

Dr Sophie McArthur

Dr Sophie McArthur

Clinical Educator

Sophie graduated from Liverpool Medical School in 2019. She recently completed the foundation programme undertaking jobs such as A&E, general surgery, orthopaedics and general practice. She is currently working at a medical school as a clinical educator and working towards her post-graduate certificate in medical education. Her main interests include medical education and general practice. 

 

Anisha Rahman

Anisha Rahman

GP Trainee

Anisha graduated from the University of Leeds in 2019. She has now started her GP training in the North West region. Anisha has a keen interest in education stemming from school and following through to university, foundation years and now during her GP training. Along with becoming a GP, she sees herself being heavily involved with Medical Education in the future.

 

Elliot Jones-Williams

Elliot Jones-Williams

FY4 Doctor

Elliot graduated from the Hull York Medical School in 2018 and has since worked in West Yorkshire in a variety of Foundation jobs. He has a keen interest in sport and musculoskeletal medicine, undertaking current research on physical activity. Elliot has previously been involved in mentoring schemes for medical students and foundation doctors and wishes to continue delivering (hopefully!) insightful advice to aspiring medics.

Abdel Saed

Abdel Saed

Clinical Teaching Fellow/ Trauma and Orthopaedic Doctor

Abdel is 2016 the University of Manchester graduate with an intercalated BSc in Management from the Imperial College Medical School. Since then, Abdel has completed his Core Surgical Training and subsequently attained his membership with the Royal College of Surgeons. Abdel is an experienced and qualified educator who holds a Diploma with Merit in Medical Education and is undertaking further assessment to attain a Master’s degree. With an interest in learning theories and technology in education, Abdel relishes the opportunity to effectively add value to students, helping them realise their potential.

Dr Mercy Ariyo

Dr Mercy Ariyo

Senior Medical Registrar

Mercy graduated from Imperial College Medical School with an intercalated Bachelor’s in Neuroscience and is currently working at a teaching hospital in London. She has completed several teaching and medical leadership courses. As well as examining in final year medical student exams, she has taught postgraduates and examined in mock OSCE’s for Accident and Emergency postgraduate trainees. Mercy wants to help students study medicine regardless of their backgrounds she has given presentations and mentored secondary school students interested in studying medicine.  Outside of medicine, Mercy enjoys art and interior design and was recognised with an award for her volunteering.
Dr Cat Buechel

Dr Cat Buechel

Internal Medicine Trainee

Cat studied at the University of Nottingham whilst also working as a senior student ambassador, which included engaging with potential applicants to the Medical School. She completed the Foundation Programme and worked as a Clinical Teaching Fellow in Durham, where she taught medical students of varying stages and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. Nowadays, she is working in the East Midlands but still frequently visits the North East!

Dr Jack Burgess

Dr Jack Burgess

Junior Clinical Fellow in Paediatrics

Jack graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a Masters in Healthcare Ethics & Law alongside his medical degree. Most recently Jack has worked as a clinical fellow in specialist children’s hospitals in London. He has a keen interest in medical education at all levels and has supported students applying to medical school through numerous projects in the past, providing guidance and support with applications and interviews. Jack enjoys helping students from all backgrounds to feel confident taking on the process of applying to medical school.

Dr James McFetrich

Dr James McFetrich

Emergency Medicine Consultant

James qualified in Sheffield and worked in various specialities before coming to the North East for training in Emergency Medicine. He is now a consultant at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. James has long had a passion and interest in medical education having had various roles in planning and delivering healthcare education to all grades of clinicians. His main roles now are as Undergraduate Tutor and Director of Simulation and clinical skills for the Northumbria Trust.

Dr Catherine Nock

Dr Catherine Nock

Locum SHO

Catherine graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2016. Since then, she has completed her Foundation Training in the West Midlands and worked through an agency in A+E departments once this was completed. She has also spent time in 2020-2021 in secondary schools delivering science lessons to learn more about effective education methods and gained new experience outside of medicine. Outside of work, she is an avid painter and lover of board games.

Zaneb Al Zaidawi

Zaneb Al Zaidawi

Clinical Teacher Fellow

I  have completed my foundation training and have taken up the role of a university clinical teaching fellow. I have worked as a doctor in surgery, psychiatry, general practice, respiratory medicine, cardiology and medical education. Therefore, I have experience teaching medical students in university as well as in hospitals during their placements. I have completed my PG certification in medical education and have always had a passion for mentoring and teaching. I also have experience in interviews, medical OSCES, summer schools and mentoring medical students as part of my current role. I understand how difficult it can be getting into medical school so I am keen to help students during this process.

Nabeel Bhatti

Nabeel Bhatti

Teacher of Biology

Nabeel went into teaching in 2016, having graduated with a Masters in Biomolecular sciences from King’s College London. Nabeel is incredibly passionate about medicine and teaching and have used this over the years to support many students into the medical field.

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.
Indigo Charles

Indigo Charles

Medical Student at Manchester University

Indigo is a 3rd year medical student who graduated with a LLB Law degree from Durham University in June 2019. Within medical school, she has committee roles in the paediatrics society, ‘BAMEdical’ and ‘StreetDoctors’. Indigo is passionate about student well-being and is currently employed by her University as a Senior Residential Advisor, taking care of the wellbeing of students living in halls of residences. In her career, Indigo is passionate about medical education, medical ethics, health policy and paediatrics.

Cameron Elsworth

Cameron Elsworth

Medical Student at University of Manchester

Cameron is an intercalating medical student at The University of Manchester. He is completing an MSc in Healthcare Ethics & Law. Cameron is interested in General Practice and medicine in a wider context: education, public health, and law. He is passionate about reducing barriers to entry to medical school and has experience guiding students through every stage of the application process; writing blog posts for Medical Projects; one-to-one tutoring sessions for UCAT, interviews, and running group sessions for sixth-form students in Greater Manchester.
Deborah Adekanmbi

Deborah Adekanmbi

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Deborah is a 5th year medical student at Newcastle University, currently intercalating in an MRes in Cancer. She enjoys a variety of specialities, but Is particularly interested in surgery, oncology, and medical education. Deborah is passionate about making medicine accessible to students who may not necessarily fit the mould of a ‘traditional’ medical student. IShe also enjoys teaching and helping aspiring medical students achieve what they may think impossible.
Diana Pereira

Diana Pereira

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Diana is in her fifth year at Newcastle University, currently intercalating in Global Public Health. She loves supporting prospective medical students. She is very approachable and full helpful feedback. Diana has a keen interest in cross-border health, overseas work, and the health impacts of climate change. She is currently working with the Christian Medical Fellowship to write a handbook on advocacy in healthcare.
Georgia Cross

Georgia Cross

Medical Student at the University of Manchester

Georgia is a third-year medical student currently studying at the University of Manchester and is currently part of Manchester MedSoc. She has an interest in various different specialities ranging from general practice to paediatrics. Georgia is passionate about supporting students with applying to, and throughout, medical school.
Holly Smith

Holly Smith

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Holly is a medical student due to start her final year at Newcastle University. She came from a non-medical, widening participation background and understands how daunting applying to medicine can seem. This led to her passion for helping to support prospective medical students during the application process and demystifying what being a medical student actually involves. 

Chris O'Sullivan

Chris O'Sullivan

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Chris is a 5th year medical student, who graduated from UCL with a degree in Molecular Biology. He is interested in the field of Infectious Disease. Chris has worked with countless students to help them prepare for entrance exams and the dreaded interviews! He also has extensive experience in personal statement writing. He is dedicated to helping passionate students achieve their goal of becoming a doctor.

Korianne Muya

Korianne Muya

Medical student and Kent at Medway Medical School

Korianne is a 1st-year medical student and Kent and Medway Medical School. She has previously completed a BSc in Medical Science & Humanities and an MSc in Nanomedicine. Over the year Korianne has developed an interest in global health and has pursued this by volunteering abroad in an NGO. In her career, Korianne hopes to further explore widening participation in medicine and health inequalities.
Bethany Hayes

Bethany Hayes

Medical Student at the University of Liverpool

Bethany is a 3rd Year Medical Student at the University of Liverpool. She is currently having clinical placement at various hospitals in various specialities of medicine. She has a particular interest in Paediatrics, Gastroenterology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Bethany enjoys practising hands-on clinical skills and history taking and would like to teach others these skills. She is passionate about supporting students who are applying for a course she loves so much.
Fergal Brady

Fergal Brady

5th year medical student at Newcastle University

Fergal is in final year of Medicine at Newcastle University, having previously graduated in Economics from the University of Warwick. He has an interest in the economics of Public Health, and in particular the distribution of healthcare resources. Fergal is exploring different career options but is veering towards General Practice. He is passionate about helping students to succeed and hopes to help students in achieving their goals.

Flora Thu-ta

Flora Thu-ta

4th year medical student at Newcastle University

Flora is a 4th-year medical student at Newcastle University and is currently the president of Newcastle University Dermatology Society. She is an enthusiastic and keen fourth year who is passionate about teaching and supporting others with 4 years of tutoring experience alongside a personal statement and UCAT guidance. She is excited about being able to use her own experiences to help others through the tough application process.

Finn Severwright

Finn Severwright

4th year medical student at Newcastle University

Finn Severwright 4th year medical student at Newcastle University Finn is an enthusiastic fourth year with a keen interest in teaching, medical education and medical research. He has 4 years of tutoring experience alongside teaching within the University. Currently, his interests lie in general medicine including GP, A&E and Paediatrics. He is excited to use his love of teaching and experience to help prospective medical students through the challenges of applying to medical school.
Emer Kennedy

Emer Kennedy

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Emer is a fifth year medical currently doing an intercalated MRes in Cancer. She is particularly interested in Paediatrics and Care of the Elderly and is passionate about helping prospective medical students through the application process and through their years at medical school. She understands how stressful applying to medical school can be and is excited to use her own experience to help students in any way she can!
Henrietta Croke

Henrietta Croke

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Hetty is currently a 4TH-year medical student at Newcastle University, with a previous degree in Biological Sciences specialising in Genetics and Pharmacology. She is particularly interested in the fields of paediatrics and reproductive health as well as medical education. Hetty hopes to use her experiences and background to support others through the medical school application process.

 

Emma Selimovic

Emma Selimovic

Medical Student at University of Sunderland

I am currently a 2nd-year medical student at the University of Sunderland. I am interested in General Practice and Obstetrics and Gynaecology. I am passionate about helping aspiring medical students apply to medical school as I was in that position not so long ago. I hope to use my experience to help other students. 

 

Molly Emerson

Molly Emerson

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Molly is a 3rd-year medical student currently studying at Newcastle University. She
has a passion for teaching and has gained lots of experience working as a tutor over the past year. She has just begun her clinical years and is beginning to get an idea of the numerous different specialities; she has developed a particular interest in general practice. She is excited to support prospective medical students as they
make their way through the application process.

 

Sofia Zibordi

Sofia Zibordi

Medical Student at Imperial College London

Sofia is currently a 1st-year medical student studying at Imperial College London, who has a strong interest in medical research and in surgery. She is half Italian and half Spanish and, having applied to a number of UK Universities as an International student, she feels she could be of help to other aspiring doctors like her. Sofia is passionate about supporting students with the stressful process of applying to and getting into, medical school.

Anneli Clara Genthe

Anneli Clara Genthe

Medical Student at King’s College London

Anneli is currently a second-year medical student at King’s College London, placed at King’s College Hospital, with other attachments at St Thomas’s and Lewisham. She has a particular interest in general practice and emergency medicine as she enjoys the broad range of knowledge that those specialities require. She also has a special interest in languages, is fluent in German and Spanish and with a good grounding in Italian and Russian, hoping to work for MSF in the future in order to combine her passions. 

 

Jai Patel

Jai Patel

Medical Student at King’s College London

I’m currently a medical student at King’s College London with a particular interest in paediatrics, surgery, and anatomy. With a background in teaching music and sports, I enjoy identifying and employing transferrable skills – something which I hope to help aspiring medical students achieve for themselves.

 

Molly Murphy

Molly Murphy

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Molly is a 3rd-year medical student currently studying at Newcastle University. As a Modern Languages graduate, she has a wide experience of teaching people languages and is keen to use these skills to translate and demystify the world of medicine. She is interested in the immune system and is exploring future career paths including Paediatrics and Haematology. She is excited to meet future medical students and help them on their way through the application process!

Jenni Jona James

Jenni Jona James

4th year at Newcastle University

Jenni is a 4th-year medical student at Newcastle University and has previously studied Biomedical Sciences. She is particularly interested in emergency and pre-hospital emergency medicine as well as sports medicine. She has various experiences of teaching: GCSE subjects, first aid, healthy eating to children, clinical skills to medical students and hopes to draw from these to help aspiring medics. She enjoys supporting students on their journey to medical school, especially with their personal statements and interview techniques.

Odunayo Oyedele

Odunayo Oyedele

Medical Student at Newcastle University

Odunayo Oyedele is a final year Medical Student at Newcastle University, having just attained an intercalated degree in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Queen Mary University London. As well as this, Odunayo worked with St John Ambulance for a few years, where she was able to gain a lot of experience and exposure to emergency medicine, a field she is interested in along with General practice. She is passionate about teaching and helping budding medics get to where she is now. In her spare time, Odunayo enjoys powerlifting and reading a great novel.

Holly Melvin

Holly Melvin

Medical Student at the University of Manchester

Holly is a medical student intercalating in an MSc in Health Professions Education between her 4th and 5th year of medicine. She is currently really enjoying learning about Medical Education and is pursuing FHEA status. Holly is passionate about psychiatry and is currently President of the University of Manchester Psychiatry society. In this role she has undertaken research in psychiatry, runs interesting events and promotes psychiatry to medical students. Holly is also a regional Social Prescribing Champion and is interested in making sure patients receive holistic care. In her role at Medical Projects Holly has written many articles. 

Amy Hickey

Amy Hickey

Medical Student at Queen Mary University

Amy is a second-year medical student currently studying at Queen Mary University based in the Malta campus. She is one of the organisers for her year group due to her passion for helping others, coming up with new ideas and ensuring change. Amy has previously joined Medical Projects as a pre-medical student and is excited to switch roles and become one of Medical Student mentors. She has a particular interest in anatomy and clinical skills and wants to help prospective medical students to follow their goals of doing medicine. 
Abhinav Jonnada

Abhinav Jonnada

Medical Student at Queen Mary University

Abhinav is a second-year medical student currently studying at Queen Mary University of London, Malta campus. He is interested in Cardiology, Orthopaedics and societies and is a board member of the Barts South Asian society. Knowing how difficult medical application processes are, Abhinav is passionate about helping and supporting others throughout their journey.

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.

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Trusted by 1000s of students, teachers and parents every year