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Our Team

PEOPLE

Our Founders

Whilst working as a healthcare assistant during the pandemic, a colleague asked if I could support her daughter with her application. Together we talked through her personal statement, tweaking and rephrasing some of the outstanding experience this student had. On receiving 3 interviews we zoomed together, going through the key skills required to be a Doctor, techniques for answering questions, ethical debates, my experiences as a medical student and plenty of mocks! This incredible student received three contextual BBB offers for medicine and subsequently secured the grades and is now a first year medical student and the first in her family to attend university. Realising the potential for medical students to support students who may not otherwise have access to expensive courses or friends/family who are Doctors our small team reached out to friends who worked for TeachFirst, mentoring students and designing sessions to help them excel in their medical applications. Following the success of this initiative we started our 'Meet the Dr' series, an opportunity for students to hear from clinicians in a diverse range of careers and ask them questions about the reality of the job. We are proud to have supported over 150 students and continue to enable, support and inspire students from non-selective state schools to pursue and excel in their ambitions to become a Doctor. Additionally, we are now a registered charity and hope to further our impact with this status over the coming years.

Dr Megan Pode

Founder & Chair of Trustees

Frank Hartley

Director of Operartions

Dr Megan Pode

Founder, Chair of Trustees

F1, North West
Frank Hartley

Co-founder, Director of Operations

Year 5 Medical Student, Manchester
Lauren Wilson

Managing Director

Year 3 Medical Student, Aberdeen
Rhiannon Craig

Managing Director

Year 2 Medical Student, Nottingham
Inez McCurley

Events Lead

Year 4 Medical Student, Manchester
Abigail Rowland

UoG Regional Lead and School Lead

Year 4 Medical Student, Glasgow
Carolyn Buamah

Events Lead and School Lead

Year 3 Medical Student, Manchester
Ashiga Nithyanantham

School Lead

St Georges University of London
Eleanor Arnull

School Recruitment and Outreach Lead

Year 5 Medical Student, Manchester
Shruthi Atapaka

Recruitment Lead

Year 4 Medical Student, St Georges
Dunsin Oderinlo

Operations Secretary and University of Sheffield Lead

Year 4 Medical Student, Sheffield
Antara Sureshkumar

Director of Mentoring

Year 4 Medical Student, St Georges
Precious Oluwaniyi

Birmingham Lead and Schools Lead

University of Birmingham
Meena Rabi

Schools Lead

University of Manchester
Alicia Falconer

Volunteer Lead

Year 2 Medical Student, Edinburgh
Emily James

Mentoring Secretary

Year 4 Medical Student, Manchester
Emily Garrett

Safeguarding Director

Year 3 Medical Student, Warwick
Hannah Roberts

Safeguarding Director

Year 5 Medical Student, Manchester
Dr Esme Milton

Treasurer

F1 North West
Malvika Pandey

Treasurer

Year 5 Medical Student, Manchester
Alistair Carter

Interview Lead

Year 2 Medical Student, Brighton and Sussex
Roland Pecson

Interview Lead

Year 2 Medical Student, Ulster
Alice Thomas

Events Lead and School Lead

Intercalating Medical Student, Imperial
Amber Cairney-Witter

School Lead

Caoimhe Shannon

School Lead

Year 2 University of Nottingham
Harsha Menon

School Lead

Year 2 University of Nottingham
Asmaa Omer

School Lead

Audrey Kemayou

Regional Lead and School Lead

Year 3 Medical Student, Aberdeen
Chris Williams

School Lead

Dr Connie Haigh

School Lead

F1
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