James is a 5th year clinical medical student at Oxford University with a special interest in anaesthetics and intensive care. When off the wards, he is a keen hockey player and cricketer, and plays the trumpet in a jazz funk band. James looks forward to giving Applican students the tips and tricks to succeed in medical school interviews.
Edward is a 5th year medic at Oxford. He has loved his time there and really enjoys his degree. He has tutored medical school applicants since 2013 and is now excited to help students within the framework of the exciting Applican course. He has a keen interest in medical education and global health and is involved in projects at home and abroad, recently returning from Palestine where he was helping to set up a peer tutoring programme at one of the medical schools. Edward probably spends more time on the football pitch than anywhere else and is keen to dispel the myth that medical students have no time for fun!
Martha is a 5th year medic at Cambridge with a keen interest in paediatrics and neurology, having studied neuroscience in her intercalated year. She loves the outdoors and travelling and is hoping to work for an organisation such as MSF in the future. Martha was part of the interviewing team for medical applicants at Emmanuel College this year and also supervises second year medics in Human Reproduction. She looks forward to sharing tips from the other side of the table about what interviewers are really looking for!
Erin is in her second year of studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh and Applican's Edinburgh regional leader. She is interested in emergency medicine so far in her medical studies. Growing up in Scotland, Erin is familiar with the medicine application system here and has excelled in her own academic studies - winning the Stellar Award twice from West Lothian Council for highest attaining student in the authority. Currently working as a school tutor, Erin is delighted about developing her own teaching skills by joining the Applican team in 2017!
George is a 4th year medical student at Oxford University. He absolutely loves his degree and is excited to begin his clinical degree after completing his intercalated year. In his spare time he enjoys playing football and building bikes. He is really excited to be involved in Applican because he really believes that the course content breaks down the entire process ensuring every student has the tools needed to tackle the application process.
Caitríona is currently studying clinical medicine at Cambridge, although originally she is from Dublin. Outside of medicine she is studying French and also enjoys playing violin and hip-hop. She is looking forward to being on the Applican team to help future applicants make the most of their ability and potential, and have support in their preparation for medical school applications.
Jack is a 4th year medic at Oxford and specialised in Neuroscience in his intercalated year. As welfare rep for the Oxford Medical Student's Society, Jack has a realistic view of medicine as a degree and a career and is looking forward to sharing his insight with medical school applicants through Applican.
Eleanor is a 5th year medic at Oxford University. Eleanor spent time in her third year pursuing an interest in Neuroscience with a particular research focus on circadian rhythms. Clinically she enjoys anaesthetics, peri-operative and intensive care medicine. In her spare time she sings in a jazz-funk band and teaches sex ed at local schools. Eleanor is keen to help Applican students to become confident and competent in medical school style interviews so that applicants feel prepared and relaxed when it comes to the real thing.
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Henry is a 5th year medic at Oxford University. He spent his first three years based at Lincoln College completing his pre-clinical degree and now studies at Green Templeton. Both of these colleges have a reputation for good food, which was a major factor for him! Away from studying, he is a talented singer and performer alongside playing rugby for the university; when you grow up with a rugby coach from the Welsh valleys these two things go hand in hand!
Olivia is a 5th year medic, currently in her second clinical year working in the John Radcliffe Hospital. She has really enjoyed the course structure and is also involved in netball and singing with her fellow students. Outside of medical life she horse rides regularly and is a choral singer. Having been through the application process and a few years of medical school, she is really looking forward to using her experience, coupled with the great Applican course content, to help out all those currently embarking on their applications.
Alisha studies at Cambridge University and will start her clinical training in September. She intercalated in Physiology, Development and Neuroscience and has a keen interest in foetal medicine. Alisha plays tennis and is involved in fundraising and volunteering. She is really excited to be involved with Applican.
Catherine is a fourth year medical student at Imperial College London, having spent her pre-clinical years at Cambridge University. She is currently enjoying clinical medicine after a year of research for her intercalated degree in Zoology which she completed last year. In her spare time, she plays the flute in various university orchestras and has recently taken up yoga. Catherine has an interest in science communication and was a medic coordinator for a science outreach roadshow last summer.
Alex is a 4th year clinical medical student at Cambridge. He did a 3rd year project in physiology and neuroscience, getting to know a lot of fruit flies in the process. When he’s not in the hospital you can usually find him rowing, singing or playing in a jazz band. When he is in the hospital he’s interested in paediatrics, neurology and cardiology and finding a decent cup of coffee. He’s been back to his old school to demystify applications and interviews for medicine and is excited to work with Applican doing the same.
Izzy is a second year medical student at Oxford University, about to start her intercalated degree with a focus on infection and immunity. She loves sport and is a member of the University tennis team as well as taking part in a number of college sports. Izzy has an interest in infectious diseases and new therapies for cancer and is getting involved in some of the cancer research at Oxford University.
Jonny is a third year medical student currently studying for an intercalated degree in ‘Infection and Immunity’ at Oxford University. Outside of medicine he likes to get involved with as much sport as possible, and has been lucky enough to try a few sports new to him since coming to Oxford, including Waterpolo, Lacrosse and Hockey. He believes the key to his success in gaining offers for medicine was strategy; ensuring he applied to the Universities whose selection criteria best matched his strengths and tailoring my application to reflect them. He is really excited to be involved in Applican and looking forward to working with the students this summer to perfect the strategy to their applications.
Millie is a fourth year medic at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. She is a keen sports woman and divides her time between netball and cheerleading. Millie has a strong interest in surgery and is assisting in coordination of a cardiothoracic surgery event - she looks forwards to discussing possible career options with prospective medics
Connor is a 4th year medical student who did his pre-clinical and intercalated years at Cambridge University before moving to University College London to complete his clinical years. While at Cambridge he developed a keen interest in both pharmacology and the uses of technology in medicine, previously working with startup companies developing new drug delivery techniques as well as medical app tools. Outside of medicine he has a love for all watersports and has enjoyed playing waterpolo for his university. Proud to be part of the team, Connor hopes to couple his enthusiasm for teaching with his insight and experiences from medical school to help all our Applicans reach their full potential and get the offers they deserve.
Colum is a 4th year clinical student at Barts and The London Medical School, having completed his preclinical years at the University of Cambridge. Whilst at Cambridge he was involved in research at the Department of Pharmacology looking at the mechanisms by which antibiotic resistance develops in bacteria. Colum has a strong interest in global and public health and has worked with organisations such as Friends of Medecins Sans Frontieres and Medsin. He loves running, yoga and drinking flat whites. Colum is looking forward to working with Applican to give participants the confidence to make their applications as strong as possible!
Mark is a second year medical student at Oxford University, about to start his intercalated degree in 'Infection and Immunity' with a research project helping to develop a vaccine to prevent Ebola. When not cramming for exams, he's often found on the rugby pitch or just trying to get outside and enjoy the sunshine - there definitely is enough time for things other than just medicine! He's really looking forward to the summer courses and using his own experience of applying to medical schools to hopefully make the whole process much less complicated for Applican students.
Fiona is a 4th year medical student at Cambridge. She is involved in access work around the university as a Cambassador, and also enjoys fundraising for Doctors Without Borders. She has a big interest in global health and the social aspects of medicine and is currently doing various research into topics such as malnutrition, and symptom presentation of cancer patients. She is looking forward to helping demystify a lot of the application processes and to building the confidence of Applican students in their ability for the selection processes ahead.
Alex is a 2nd year medical student at the University of Edinburgh. In their spare time, Alex enjoys writing and poetry, currently working as an English tutor. Alex will be intercalating in neuroscience next year but ultimately wants to focus on teaching in their career, and is excited to work on their teaching skills with Applican in 2018, especially if this means they get to help young people get into medicine.