2021-2022 Regional Heads

The role of the Regional Heads is to co-ordinate the activities and training of Mentors from their medical school or region whilst also overseeing the overall engagement of Mentees across targeted high schools and colleges in their geographical region.
Meet our Regional Heads:

Anglia Ruskin

Kwadwo Kyei

angliaruskinin2medschool@gmail.com

"I have always been passionate about helping and motivating students to pursue medical education when there are a number of obstacles in the way. The In2MedSchool initiative has a fantastic team that allows students to achieve their dreams and I am happy to be part of it."

Anglia Ruskin

Inês Filipa da Silva Correia

angliaruskinin2medschool@gmail.com

"Coming from Portugal when I applied to medical school and the first person in my family to study Medicine, I aim to be the guide that my younger self would have benefited from. I hope to become that needed extra hand! "

Aston

Priya Patel

astonin2medschool@gmail.com

"As the first person in my family to go to university, I understand how challenging applying to medical school can be. With experience mentoring and tutoring students, I’m excited to help make this process easier for aspiring medics and can’t wait to share my passion for medicine!"

Aston

Hajirah Akhmid

astonin2medschool@gmail.com

"As someone who's been through the seemingly scary process of applying to Medicine, I can appreciate the challenges faced by applicants, and the disparity between access to resources and information, particularly for widening participation students. I joined In2MedSchool because it is an amazing initiative that helps bridge that gap and I look forward to giving advice and helping mentees with their applications!"

Barts and the London

Andrew Voong

bartsin2medschool@gmail.com

"I joined the In2MedSchool organisation because I feel that there are many students from disadvantaged backgrounds (especially in my area) that want to study medicine but have limited resources available to them. I believe that as part of In2MedSchool we can help reach these individuals, providing them with the personalised assistance they need to succeed and achieve their goals"

Barts and the London

Tom Hardy

bartsin2medschool@gmail.com

"Having had to go through it twice, I've learned how challenging and demanding applying for medicine can be. I also appreciate how this is amplified for those from widening participation backgrounds. As an organisation, it's really important that we do everything we can to support those applying for medicine, and I endeavour to contribute as much as I can to that end."

Birmingham

Jessica Man

birminghamin2medschool@gmail.com

"I am very excited to be involved with In2MedSchool as I am the first person in my family to study Medicine. I want to help students who were in a similar position to myself when I was in sixth form, so I cannot wait to get stuck in! I think it’s great how In2MedSchool offers resources and support to help students from all sorts of backgrounds to succeed in applying to Medicine!"

Birmingham

Sophie Spicer

birminghamin2medschool@gmail.com

"Having attended comprehensive state school before applying to Medicine, I understand how difficult it can be to find the right advice when applying to Medical School. I believe everyone should have an equal access to Medical School no matter what their background is... that is why I am proud to be part of the In2MedSchool team! I look forward to helping other students also achieve their dreams"

Brighton and Sussex

Noorzia Ahmadi

brightonsusin2medschool@gmail.com

"As someone who is the first to go to university in my family, I remember having no clue about how university applications work, let alone applying for medicine. But, now as a Biomed graduate who studies medicine, I hope that I am able to use my experience to help contribute to helping students who are in similar situations as myself. I believe that working with In2MedSchool as a regional head, we will support a more inclusive and diverse cohort of individuals applying and getting offers for medicine."

Bristol

Ursila Zaman

bristolin2medschool@gmail.com

"I have a strong passion for widening participation as I feel as though the medical professionals should reflect the population they work with. Widening participation ensures all voices are heard and allows us to reduce barriers into the field of Medicine, which will in turn help to provide better care for the wider population."

Bristol

Avani Shanbhag

bristolin2medschool@gmail.com

"I am passionate about mentorship and am grateful to have the opportunity to give back and help prospective medical students! In2MedSchool is a great programme helping students from underprivileged backgrounds to get into medicine and I am looking forward to getting involved."


Buckingham

Avneet Kaur Dhandee

buckinghamin2medschool@gmail.com

"I’ve enjoyed helping younger students from my secondary school in applying to medical school & preparing for interviews. I’d like to extend this help on further to those that may not otherwise have access to such opportunities. Excited to continue working with a brilliant team!"

Buckingham

Danielle Furness

buckinghamin2medschool@gmail.com

"I'm very excited to become more involved with In2MedSchool. Having been a Mentor already, I really enjoyed helping an aspiring medical student and this is something I want to expand on by taking on this role!"

Cardiff

Joseph Griffiths

cardiffin2medschool@gmail.com

"I can’t imagine applying to a course so competitive with little to no support. So to be able to offer this service to driven students, who don’t have a lot of support, means a lot to me, as we potentially help them start their careers."

Cardiff

Abbie Wilding

cardiffin2medschool@gmail.com

"I wouldn’t have gotten into medical school without the help I received from widening participation schemes like In2MedSchool, so I wanted to repay the community by volunteering as a Regional Head."

Dundee

Aalap Rajesh Asurlekar

dundeein2medschool@gmail.com

"Mentoring and providing guidance is something that I have always been passionate about. After reading In2MedSchool's vision and goals, I knew that this was something I wanted to be involved with. As a regional head, I can't wait to make a positive change in people's lives."

Dundee

Laura Inglis

dundeein2medschool@gmail.com

"I believe medicine should be accessible to everyone, and that diversifying the workforce has numerous benefits particularly relating to patient care. My own route to medical school was far from straightforward, and I appreciate how overwhelming the application process can be. I am excited to use my own experiences to help students reach their goals, and pass on any knowledge, advice or encouragement I can. In2MedSchool is a fantastic programme and I am beyond excited to be joining the team."

Edinburgh

Kara Leck

edinburghin2medschool@gmail.com

"As a student who has been one of the individuals qualifying for widening participation, I realised that I didn't have the same starting point as others. Being an In2MedSchool Regional Head and helping others in a similar position should hopefully reduce the attainment gap that I and many others had to experience."

Exeter

Lyuben Truykov

exeterin2medschool@gmail.com

"I have always been keen on involving myself in the education system, as I firmly believe that everyone should have an equal access to it. I can remember how dreadful the application process for medicine was, especially as an international student from a underprivileged country!"

Exeter

Octavia Smith

exeterin2medschool@gmail.com

"It is no secret that getting into medical school is challenging. I not only experienced it myself but I also hear students struggling with their medical school application every year. I try and give my best advice when I can but I am so glad that I am finally able to help students on a bigger scale through In2MedSchool."

Glasgow

Hakeemah Ariffin

glasgowin2medschool@gmail.com

"I am a postgrad medical student and beyond thrilled to be a part of this amazing team. Having gone through the non-conventional route of entering med school, I too have faced numerous challenges along the way. I strongly believe in universal education and healthcare, and by joining In2MedSchool, I hope to be able to open those doors of opportunities for anyone who share the same passion as us here."

Glasgow

Charlotte McMullan

glasgowin2medschool@gmail.com

"I am really excited to be a part of this great initiative for the past two years, as a mentor and now as a regional head. Having overcame a number of hurdles (including a previous degree!), I have finally made it to the final year of my medical school journey, and I am so thankful for all those who supported and nurtured me throughout all the years. Now that I am in this position, it would be an honour and a privilege to support others through their journeys to applying for medical school. 😊"

Hull York

Tabitha England

hullyorkin2medschool@gmail.com

"I joined this programme last year as a mentor and I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I am really passionate about supporting other students through the medical application process. I know I would’ve really benefitted from a scheme like this when I was applying, so I am really excited to be part of it now!"

Hull York

Maya Rashid

hullyorkin2medschool@gmail.com

"This past year, I’ve had a wonderful time getting to know my Mentee and pass on all the niche little bits of knowledge that everyone needs to get into Medicine, and I’d like to help other mentors and Mentees do the same!"

Imperial

Katerina Loupasaki

imperialin2medschool@gmail.com

"Applying to medical school is a stressful and daunting process but access to the right resources is often a privilege that many students don't have. As a mentor last year, I witnessed first-hand how much of a difference the support offered by In2MedSchool can make. I'm excited to contribute more and help aspiring medical students navigate the challenges of the application process!"

Imperial

Jagvi Patel

imperialin2medschool@gmail.com

"Although the application process for medical school can be highly daunting, with the right support and resources it can and should be accessible to all. I'm looking forward to getting involved in this programme and playing my part to widen access to Medicine!"


Keele

Davida Commey

keelein2medschool@gmail.com

"I joined In2MedSchool, as it is a great initiative that seeks to help students from underprivileged backgrounds to get into medicine. My route was far from linear. I felt I did not have the right resources available to me to help me get into medical school. I hope to provide support, guidance and ensure the medicine application process is as smooth as possible!"


Keele

Tara Burns

keelein2medschool@gmail.com

"In2MedSchool is a fantastic opportunity (which I wish had been an option at my own sixth form) for aspiring medical students to give an insight to medicine that isn't available through other means. I am really excited about being a part of this process in helping give others the groundwork for their journey into medicine and beyond. "

King's College London

John Vu

kingsin2medschool@gmail.com

"This will be my second year with the In2MedSchool team and it has been amazing to help students from all backgrounds to overcome the challenges to access medicine; many of which I faced myself. I am very excited and look forward to continue working with you!"


King's College London

Annie Berry

kingsin2medschool@gmail.com

"The path into medicine is one that's difficult to navigate for all students but all the more so for those who can't access the required support and knowledge from their schools or families. I want a future in which everyone can see themselves represented in their doctors which is why I believe so strongly in organisations such as this."

Lancaster

Sam Parker

lancasterin2medschool@gmail.com

"When applying to medical school, I received limited support from my sixth form as they had not sent many students to med school before. I became a regional head for In2medschool as I wanted to help those who are in a similar situation and to make medicine more accessible to all regardless of background."

Lancaster

Dima Hafiz

lancasterin2medschool@gmail.com

"I have been lucky enough to have had the appropriate support when I was applying for medical school. I know that not everyone is as fortunate as I was, and I thought that this would be a great opportunity for me to be able to use the knowledge I have gained from my experience in order to help others secure a place in medical school."

Leeds

Italia Leech

leedsin2medschool@gmail.com

"Coming from a widening participation background myself, I am really passionate about being able to help under-represented students get into medical school! I have worked with In2MedSchool since it started and I couldn't be prouder. I hope to help more young people follow their dreams to becoming a doctor."

Leeds

Eleanor Claire Raikes

leedsin2medschool@gmail.com

"Just like how the main principle of the NHS is treating everyone fairly regardless of race, gender, class etc, I think it's vital that no matter someone's personal circumstances they should have a fair opportunity to fulfil their potential and go to medical school if they wish. Our future doctors should be representative of our population as a whole not just those who have been given better opportunities earlier in life and this organisation excites me because we can achieve this together."

Leicester

Omodolabomi Aruna

leicesterin2medschool@gmail.com

"I wanted to join In2MedSchool because as I was applying for Medicine I felt as though I never had enough support and that I was not good enough to get into medical school. I had to find resources outside of school and that tended to be stressful or expensive. I believe it’s essential for any student regardless of race or background to be able to get a fair chance to apply to medicine and I would love to be able to help students to do this."

Liverpool

Mahin Chowdhury

liverpoolin2medschool@gmail.com

"As an individual who recognised himself as part of a disadvantaged group of students whilst applying to medical school, I aim to help any students from a WP background and make the application process more fair."

Liverpool

Maria Hanif

liverpoolin2medschool@gmail.com

"I think it’s very important that everyone who wants to study medicine has an equal opportunity to do so regardless of their background. I remember the application process felt overwhelming at times so I would love to support other people through it and share my experiences with them."

Manchester

Tom Morrall

manchesterin2medschool@gmail.com

"As a first-in-family graduate (I have a degree in Immunology). I know how important guidance and encouragement is when you believe 'people like me don't go to medical school'. I joined In2MedSchool to help you to realise why you’re wrong."


Manchester

Ayah Shah

manchesterin2medschool@gmail.com

"I have really enjoyed seeing students I’ve helped from my sixth form achieve their dreams of joining medical school despite the obstacles that they’ve faced, and I look forward to helping more on a larger scale with In2medschool."

Newcastle

Sam Crow

newcastlein2medschool@gmail.com

"As someone who has used Widening Participation groups to apply to medicine, I firmly believe that healthcare needs to be more accessible and representative of society. I want to use my own experience to help guide and support others to get involved in such an exciting field"

Newcastle

Aliasgar Shikari

newcastlein2medschool@gmail.com

"I struggled to get into medical school and a major contributing factor to that was me not knowing how to get about the application - this wouldn't have been the issue had I had help from someone experienced! I want to make sure this doesn't happen again and I would love to support students hop on their first stepping stone to success - medical school!"

Nottingham & Lincoln

Rutendo Maponga

nottinghamin2medschool@gmail.com / lincolnin2medschool@gmail.com

"I'm excited to be part of this wonderful team to widen access into medicine. After going through the application process myself and going through various struggles, I am happy to be assisting other applicants who were in my position."

Nottingham & Lincoln

Raisa Jaffer

nottinghamin2medschool@gmail.com / lincolnin2medschool@gmail.com

"Applying to medical school is such a daunting process and one where support and experience is invaluable, I am passionate about using my experiences to support others who may not have this and help them navigate and pursue this rewarding career. I have always loved mentoring and In2MedSchool is the perfect platform for me to hopefully guide others to realise their potential and make a difference."

Plymouth

Khadeeja Nauman

plymouthin2medschool@gmail.com

"After a gap year, international applications and a little bit of struggle, I’ve made it to med school and I’m so excited to be sharing my experience to help prospective medical students overcome any hurdles and achieve their goal too."


Plymouth

Jessica Marshall

plymouthin2medschool@gmail.com

"I joined the team because I thoroughly enjoyed the last year of being a mentor. Being able to provide advice and support which I would’ve found useful at that stage on my journey into medicine is something I love."

Queens Belfast

Priyanka Kannan

queensbelfastin2medschool@gmail.com

"Having gone through medical application cycles in different countries, one thing that stays constant is the competitiveness! especially for students who may not have the same resources as others. I am excited to be a part of this great initiative which aims to widen participation and help students out. I strongly believe that with the right guidance, everything is achievable"

Queens Belfast

Muhammad Hamza Shah

queensbelfastin2medschool@gmail.com

"'Inequality is the root of social evil' - If there anything we can take away from this quote, it's the need to bind together when faced with mutual struggles. This translates over to medical school admissions, where a large number of applicants require extra support to understand the right approach. With In2MedSchool, I hope to help these students achieve their goals and revitalize the NHS workforce. "

Sheffield

Anisa Akbar

sheffieldin2medschool@gmail.com

"Going through the medical application process as a first generation student, has definitely had its highs and lows. The entire journey has been daunting, therefore to be a part of such a brilliant initiative to help students like myself is something I look forward to!"

Sheffield

Sana Habib

sheffieldin2medschool@gmail.com

"As an individual from a widening participation background I understand the benefits of having a good support network whilst applying for Medicine, especially from individuals who have previously undertaken this process. I look forward to supporting future medical students in applying to Medicine and helping build their confidence to succeed in pursuing their dreams."

Southampton

Alanna Birdi

southamptonin2medschool@gmail.com

"I’m very excited to be part of an initiative that seeks to provide equality of opportunity for all medical school applicants. I understand that the application process can be daunting. Therefore I would like to offer support and guidance to help students overcome the challenges they may face on their journey to medical school. I look forward to working with the In2MedSchool team!"

Southampton

Emily Kent

southamptonin2medschool@gmail.com

"I am delighted to be part of this fantastic initiative where I can play my part in helping aspiring medics from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their goals of getting into medical school. I am super excited to get started, and I look forward to working with you!"


St Andrews

Laura Low

standrewsin2medschool@gmail.com

"As someone who has benefitted from Widening Participation groups, I am delighted to be able to give back, and help aspiring medics, especially from disadvantage backgrounds or with additional support needs, to achieve their dream!"

St Andrews

Rohan Gupta

standrewsin2medschool@gmail.com

"I joined In2MedSchool to provide students the support they need to successfully apply and get into medical school. I am keen on helping others understand what medical school is like and the commitment that is required. Coming from a high school where not much support was provided, I understand the struggles students are facing and I would love to make a difference!"

St George's

Connor Togher

stgeorgesin2medschool@gmail.com

"I look forward to working with the In2MedSchool team in trying to equip you all with the knowledge and resources to feel confident and prepared in applying for medical school. Hopefully, we can support you in turning the stress of the process into the enjoyment of the journey! "

St George's

Fatima Warraich

stgeorgesin2medschool@gmail.com

"I am so excited to be a part of this great initiative. Coming from a low socio-economic background myself, with many hurdles along the way (and a whole degree later), I finally made it to medical school! Now that I am in this position, I would love to share my experiences and knowledge with aspiring medics and support them along their journey."

UCL

Burleen Chhatwal

uclin2medschool@gmail.com

"The medical school application process is undeniably daunting and difficult to navigate. Although I was lucky enough to have had a lot of support when applying for medical school, I know that not everyone is as fortunate. Therefore, I am so excited to be a part of the In2MedSchool initiative, as I would love to be able to look back on my own experience to offer advice and guidance to underprivileged students who are applying for Medicine."

UCL

Janahan Suthakar

uclin2medschool@gmail.com

"I could never forget how daunting the application process was for medical school. I’m so proud that I get to be a part of this fantastic initiative and do my part to help so many medical applicants, no matter what their background may be."

University of Warwick

Courtney Moffitt

warwickin2medschool@gmail.com

"I have a desire to help people achieve their goals, by joining In2MedSchool it has meant I have been able to give help and advice to others. Having been able to be a mentor on the programme, I have first-hand experience seeing the impact In2MedSchool has on students. The benefits of having a mentor to help guide them through the application process and to help them discover what they are truly passionate about"

University of Warwick

David Rosen

warwickin2medschool@gmail.com

"I am interested in widening participation because increasing diversity in medicine starts before medical school, and demystifying the application process helps with this. This is where I believe In2MedSchool perfectly situation to have the greatest impact."

Supporting Regional Head

Abhimanyu Baruah

mzyab29@nottingham.ac.uk

"I'm really excited to be part of the In2MedSchool team, as I believe everyone should receive the same opportunities to fulfil their dreams, regardless of where they come from. I love the work In2MedSchool does, and I can't wait to contribute as much as I can"


Supporting Regional Head

Leah Clarke

leahmclarke00@gmail.com

"Applying to medical school during my gap year I felt very isolated and had to find most of the information out for myself. I joined In2MedSchool as a mentor last year to help those from disadvantaged backgrounds and to share all the information and tips I learnt along the way."

Can't find a lead for your own medical school or region? Contact us at admin@in2medschool.com