the 2020-2021 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:
Anna Chiara Corriero
"I'm originally from Italy so when I applied to medical school, I felt very lost and insecure. I would like to be the guide that younger me would have benefitted so much from, offering advice and kind words of encouragement."
"Being from an area where few people get into medicine, I found it very difficult to navigate the application process by myself. Therefore, I wanted to join the In2MedSchool initiative as it gives me a platform to use my experiences as a medical student to give back to those who do not have the adequate resources and support to supplement their applications to medical school."
Barts and the London
"I joined the team in order to play my part to help those individuals like me, from disadvantaged backgrounds, to achieve their dreams, so that they are inspired to do the same in the future."
Barts and the London
"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"
"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!"
"I’m a fourth year medical student, currently intercalating in ‘History of Medicine’ this year. I’m super excited to be involved with In2Medschool as I think it’s a really useful resource for kids applying, especially this year with all the COVID stress!"
Brighton and Sussex
"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."
"I am so glad to be involved with the In2MedSchool initiative as widening participation and diversifying those within the medical profession is something that is really important to me! I have really enjoyed my time so far at Medical school and believe the opportunity to study Medicine should be something open to all!"
"I’m passionate about teaching and widening participation into Medicine"
Avneet Kaur Dhandee
"I’m really happy to be part of such an initiative as I’ve loved helping out medic applicants from my old school over the years, but would love to do more for those that may not have the same level of support that everyone deserves!"
"Going through the struggle myself during my application, In2MedSchool has given me the opportunity to use my passion in helping other prospective medical students."
"I joined In2MedSchool to help give opportunities to less privileged children to fulfil their dreams of becoming doctors one day. I would have found it very useful to have a medical student help with my application, so I would like to help others, as I know what it is like to feel clueless when applying."
"As someone who had to face their own struggles to become a medical student, I want to help you by sharing advice and supporting you through the process of application. I have a background in teaching and tutoring so I am passionate about helping others. Your experience of being a mentee with In2MedSchool will be rewarding and allow you to get knowledge, experience and advice from people like me who have been through the things you are going through!"
"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!"
"I am extremely interested in being a part of this organisation so as to ensure that I can play my role in allowing students an equal opportunity!"
"I’m very excited to be a part of this programme as I believe that Medicine should be accessible for everyone, regardless of their background or societal status. This programme will provide invaluable support those who need it most and I am looking forward to do my best to help! 😊"
"I joined the team to support students who are in a similar situation to what I was in during Year 13 and to offer them advice about the many opportunities that medicine has to offer. I am really happy about joining the In2Medschool team and I am looking forward to supporting people from all types of backgrounds!"
"I’m passionate about widening access to medicine; I joined In2Med school as a mentor as it is a great initiative which promotes that. Being the first in my family to go to university I’m aware of the importance of having guidance and help along the tough application process!"
"I am super excited to get involved in this scheme having taken part in other mentoring programmes where I have seen the many challenges some students may face on their journey to medicine. I can’t wait to play my part in giving them much needed support throughout the process as part of the In2MedSchool team"
"Having gone through the medicine application cycle myself, I know how relentless and daunting the process is. When I was in Year 12-13, I would have loved the extra insight into the process, what to do, what books to get, how to get the most out of work experience etc. And now, since I’m in this position where I can actually provide help, it made sense for me to get involved. "
"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!"
"The reason I wanted to join In2MedSchool is because I’m really passionate about helping underprivileged students. For 16-17 year olds I think I medicine can feel like jumping through one hoop after another and feeling like you can’t apply - unless you have access to every resource- puts off many disadvantaged students. I know that breaking down these perceptions and providing support will be invaluable for them, and equally rewarding for us working with them. Also, as someone who’s just finished 3 years of studying Pharmacy, I’d be happy to share my knowledge of other healthcare courses and what alternate routes into medicine can look like! I’m super excited to be working with you all over this upcoming year 😁"
Kent and Medway
I’m really excited to be involved with In2MedSchool, as I am excited to represent a new medical school within the programme. Not too long ago, I was in a similar situation when experiencing the struggles of applying to study medicine in Year 13 - so I would love to support pre-meds in their application process and hopefully help them achieve their goals of getting into med!"
King's College London
"I joined the In2MedSchool team 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 working with you!"
"Coming from a school where few students get the opportunity to study medicine, there was very little advice and mentoring available during my application process, so it was very hard to navigate. I wanted to join In2MedSchool, as this would allow me to pass on the experience I have gained, to make medicine accessible to all!"
"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."
"I am the first person in my family to go to university. I joined the team to help people who were in a similar position to myself in year 13. In2MedSchool is a great initiative which seeks to provide support to people from all backgrounds and I can’t wait to get involved!"
"I think it of great importance that young people are all given the support to pursue a future geared to their passions, hence my want to work alongside this scheme. Medicine requires an individualistic approach, medical schools need to witness the upmost applications to view each unique mindset.
"I am the first from my family to go to university. I wanted to get involved in this programme as I feel it is a great way to offer extra support navigating the application process. I hope to provide encouragement and insight into the process to help those from all backgrounds to succeed."
"I love getting involved with making education more accessible and providing equal opportunities for young people regardless of their background. Having had previous experience tutoring and mentoring students, I would love to support and encourage aspiring students in their application, as well as share my passion for medicine. It’s a daunting process especially whilst studying for exams but help from medical students and doctors on the other side will provide you with all you need to get through!"
"I’m originally from Cambridge, and joined the team out of my passion to see better diversity across all UK industries, in particular, the medical field. In2MedSchool is a fantastic scheme seeking to provide equality of opportunity for all medical applicants, no matter their socioeconomic background, so of course I wanted to be a part of it."
"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."
"I believe that there is so much potential to be found in students who are often disadvantaged. Having had come from a similar background, I am very passionate about helping to motivate students akin to me and guide them on their journey with medicine."
"Applying for medicine is a convoluted, tasking process and thousands of school age children aren’t getting the support they need to navigate it. This is part of the reason why there is such drastic inequality in Medical School admission statistics. I was really excited when I heard about this project; better representation in our Medical Schools is exactly what we need to build a fairer, more diverse NHS, suited better to the needs of the people. I am looking forward to be a part of this change."
"I signed up for In2MedSchool because I loved the idea of making medicine more inclusive and helping people to achieve their goals."
"I passionately believe that widening participation is crucial to training a better calibre of doctor, able to empathise with the diverse population they serve. I joined In2MedSchool because I wanted to help aspiring medics meet role models who could support them and help them build the confidence to pursue their goals."
"Joining this initiative enables me to help those with a similar background to myself go through the arduous process of applying to Medicine."
"Having overcome the challenges of the medical school application process, I wanted to try my best to make it a little easier for those who are in a similar position to me when I was in year 13 and I believe that being part of the In2MedSchool team is the best way to do this!"
"I want to be a part of this programme to help students overcome the barriers that I have had personal experience with when getting into med school".
"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!"
"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."
"I am a firm believer that everyone should have a chance to achieve their goals no matter what their background may be and this scheme aims to do just that. I am super excited to see In2MedSchool grow from strength to strength and hope to play a small part in our journey to diversify the future generation of physicians."
"I would love to be able to look back on my own experience in order to offer advice and guidance to underprivileged students who are applying for Medicine"
University of Warwick
"Having had to chase opportunities with various struggles along the way, I want to encourage and support our future generation of medical students."
University of Warwick
"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"
Can't find a lead for your own medical school or region? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org