The Junior Advisory Board is made up of members, ranging from medical and dental students to recently qualified doctors. Each individual was specially selected to create an advisory board that reflects the diverse nature of our younger healthcare professional clients. They offer a unique insight into their respective areas of expertise, providing a valuable resource to help build our knowledge and further develop this market.
Dr Ben Attwood
Qualified Doctor, Oxford
Ben graduated from St Andrews, where he was President of the Medical Society, in 2000 and Cambridge in 2003. He is currently a medical registrar specialising in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care on the Oxford rotation. Ben is also on the panel of judges for the Royal Society of Medicine Young Trainee of the Year Award 2012.
Dr Kyle Gibson
Qualified Doctor, Edinburgh
Kyle is currently an academic FY2 doctor at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and will start ACCS anaesthetics training from August 2012. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2010 with BMedSci (Hons) MBChB (Hons). While at Edinburgh, he was founder and President of the Academic Training in Undergraduate Medicine (ATRIUM) society and President of Edinburgh Medical Student's Council.
Dr Kieran Zucker
Qualified Doctor, West Yorkshire
Kieran is a FY1 at St. James's Hospital in West Yorkshire and has been involved with the Junior Advisory Board since he was a medical student studying at UCL. He is also a research associate for the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation, a research arm of the Royal College of Surgeons. Kieran has been heavily involved in medical education, running medical school option modules, tutorials and teaching TIPS, a medical education qualification.
Qualified Doctor, London
Shiv is currently in his first year as a Core Surgical Trainee in London, working at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Northwick Park. He has a great passion for medical education and hopes to continue this formally within his surgical training. Outside of medicine, he runs a number of student websites and is the creator of the Quack Guide for Doctors.
Qualified Doctor, Bristol
Michelle Michelle's chosen vocation is plastic and reconstructive surgery and currently works as a clinical fellow in Plastic Surgery at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. She qualified in 2007 at the Royal Free and University College Medical School, London and with an intercalated BSc in Orthopaedic Science at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in 2003.
Dr Ryckie Wade
Qualified Doctor, Norfolk
Ryckie is currently a junior doctor in the Eastern Deanery. He qualified from Norwich Medical School in 2011 with MBBS (distinction) and an intercalated Masters in Education (distinction). While at medical school, he was President-elect of the Surgical Society and pioneered numerous teaching opportunities for fellow students.
Dr Krishna Kasaraneni
GP Trainee, Sheffield
Krishna graduated from Leicester Warwick Medical School in 2005 and moved to Yorkshire for his foundation training. He spent three years in surgical training and made a career change to General Practice in 2010.
A passionate Newcastle United supporter, he is also a keen sportsman, combining his love of medicine with his sporting skills to provide medical assistance at sporting events across the country.
Rajpreet Kaur Sondh
Dental Foundation Trainee Year 2, Oxford
Rajpreet graduated from Liverpool University in 2011 and has been busy completing her vocational training year within the Oxford Deanery. In 2012 she takes on a new challenge by starting a Maxillo-facial DF2 post at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
Dental Foundation Trainee Year 1, London
After a four year career as a medical representative in the pharmaceutical industry, Lauren re-trained to become a dentist. Qualifying in 2012 from Kings College Dental Institute Graduate Entry Programme, she is now part of the South West London Vocational Training Scheme. Outside of work, Lauren is busy pushing herself to physical limits and has recently been commissioned as an Army Officer holding a post as a Dental Officer in 256 field Hospital Reserve Forces. She has also been Student President at Kings, one of the largest dental schools in the country.
Medical Student, Nottingham
Vaibhav is a 4th Year medical student at the University of Nottingham and brings a unique perspective to the Junior Advisory Board as he is an international student. Having taught anatomy to first and second year students and run the university's popular salsa dance classes, he is now President of the Student Surgical Society, SCRUBS
. He also keeps a blog and reviews medical textbooks.
Medical Student, Cardiff
James is a 4th Year intercalating medical student at Cardiff University. Over the past year he's completed a Neuroscience Intercalated BSc. James has always had an interest in surgery, particularly Neurosurgery and Plastics, and Emergency Medicine. He is a qualified Medics First Responder and has gained certification in Basic Trauma Injury Management. James has also enjoyed holding positions as the Vice President of the University Surgical Society and the Intercalated Representative on the Medsoc Committee this year.
Medical Student, Hull / York
Michael is a 2nd Year student at Hull York Medical School. He is a Graduate Entry Student having already completed an Honours Degree in Human Anatomy & Biomedical Sciences at Queen's University, Belfast. Michael currently represents the medical students at HYMS as President of the MedSoc Committee. Michael has a varied range of interests in the field of Medicine, particularly hand anatomy and plastics, ophthalmology and infectious diseases, winning the top Student Immunology prize in Ulster in 2009 during his last degree for his work on HIV.
Medical Student, Bristol
Howard is a 3rd Year medical student studying at Bristol University, where he holds three different committee positions giving him invaluable experience. Howard is treasurer for the badminton society handling finances and budgeting for the club. He is also webmaster for Scrubs, Bristol's surgical society, and recently helped organise the National Conference for aspiring surgeons. Howard is also part of the research and development team for Homed, which aims to promote awareness of homelessness to medical students.
Jasneet (Jaz) Gulati
Dental Student, Sheffield
Jasneet (Jaz) is currently a 4th Year dental student at the University of Sheffield and was President of the Dental Society in 2011-12. Jaz's interest in dentistry was sparked by orthodontic treatment he received when he was younger, where he learnt to appreciate the pyschological effects that dental treatment can have on a patient. In July 2012 he is hoping to launch TeethGeek.com as the co-founder of an online community of dental students and to help prospective students with dental school admission.
Dental Student, Birmingham
Sarah is a 3rd Year dental student from South Somerset, studying at the University of Birmingham. She tries to get stuck in and get involved where possible. In BDS 2 she was a second year rep, and this year she has been President of the Birmingham University Dental Students Society, representing the academic and social interests of the students. Sarah recently took on the position of fundraising rep as part of the local organising committee for the European Dental Student Association conference being held in Birmingham in 2013.