“I really enjoyed the classes which gave a greater insight into the interview process. It was good interacting with other prospective medical applicants and it was helpful gaining information from medics that have already been through the process.”
Year 13 Student, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys (2016)
“Very informative and well structured” “Very helpful” “Speaker was very nice and approachable”
Year 12 Students, Manchester High School For Girls (2017)
“Just wanted to say what I think you guys are doing is great!”
Intercalating 5th Year Medical Student, University of Lancaster (2017)
I liked the informal nature of the session and the fact that I was able to say specifically what I wanted to cover for our students – this gave us lots of scope to tailor the session to our small group of students. The fact that it was a small group, also meant that students could relax and begin to voice their ideas, concerns, confusion ,which were addressed during the session.
I’m conscious that I put you on the spot on a couple of occasions – apologies for this – but thank you for handling this well. The mini discussion around ‘reflection was really useful’, I felt, and added credibility to the messages I have been giving to students for much of this term – and also given me some ideas to think about for using in the future.
I think it was really useful to go through some of the UKCAT questions (for me too – realising how difficult they were) and very insightful to go through the questions and answers together to get a better understanding of how differently we all felt, techniques to approach the tests and strategies to use.
Careers Advisor, Salford City College (2017)
Raj provided an excellent session for the students, focusing largely on the BMAT as requested by me (Head of Sixth Form), but also alluding to other areas: UKCAT, preparing an application, thinking more widely about the role of a doctor (or dentist).
He posed questions for them to consider in the essay part of the BMAT and allowed the students to discuss the questions amongst themselves and then feed back to the whole group. This gave them confidence to explore the difficult ethical and sometimes even political questions that medics have to face every day.
Raj provided excellent materials and gave great tips such as upcoming events and ways to ensure your profile is strong on the application.
Raj had a really positive and warms manner, and because he is relatively young and still a student himself, his words were more authentic and meaningful than someone who is not actually in the profession and very close to the subject matter.