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PassMedical is proud to partner with aspiring medical students in order to provide the greatest opportunity for a positive and successful medical interview at University through our professional resources of high-calibre medical practitioners and current students.

PassMedical offers an intensive system that supports medical school applicants through every aspect of the admissions process. Throughout the year, at vital timings related to admissions, we offer events tailored to help you that include interview guidance, personal statements, and professional coaching

We understand the importance of offering prospective students the best possible opportunities to gain direction from current medical students and medical practitioners and believe our national venues are the perfect professional venue.

We are the No. 1 interview course
for MEDICINE!
Meet The Team
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Dr Mani Bhardwaj
Director
 
Mani qualified from The Royal London and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 2004 achieving a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours.

He then embarked upon a long international studying period in Dental Implantology, Oral Surgery and advanced Dental Cosmetics. He has studied in countries such as Brazil, France and the United States of America gaining his internationally recognized qualification as a Specialist Implantologist.

Dr Mani now continues to practice dentistry as a Private Practitioner for The Smile Studios Medical Group, of which he is the Principal and Clinical Director.

He also practices at many other surgeries in the local counties as a Visiting Surgeon with a special interest in Dental Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry. Having a keen interest in advanced medical cosmetics he has been featured in many national magazines and given expert opinions on current techniques in dentistry.

He has founded The Smile Studios Medical Group, and now is acquiring dental practices to add to the portfolio of practices he has built up both NHS and Private.
Working alongside Philips Oral Healthcare as an Ambassador he continues his passion in Dentistry by lecturing in Universities, medical seminars and conferences nationally.

He is a member of an editorial board for a recognized medical journal and writes articles for other medical journals too.

He has an interest in Forensic Dentistry in which he has co-authored articles in international journals and has worked with studies conducted by The Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

Being a keen sportsman Dr Mani enjoys keeping fit and has competed nationally in sporting events for weight lifting and now more recently is practicing his hand at golf.

His strive for success is well balanced with the charitable events he regularly takes part in.Having a wealth of knowledge and experience in his medical career Dr Mani is now seeking to help other achieve their goals and succeed in their future medical careers.
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Mr Arjun Varma
Director
 
After completing my A-levels at Rickmansworth School in Hertfordshire with four A grades, I decided to take a gap year to gain experience and insight to the dental profession. During this year, I arranged a number of different shadowing placements with specialists in Implantology and Orthodontics to give me an in-depth, first-hand experience of some fields in the medical profession. Furthermore, I had the honour of working with a renowned Cardiologist Dr John Chambers on the London Life Science and Population research study at Imperial College London. The study looked at genetic significance and prevalence diabetes on different ethnic communities. In addition, I volunteered at several places within my local community along with gaining sponsorships from health organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline.

However, the highlight of my gap year was definitely the time I spent in Kenya. I used the free time I had to travel to Africa, where I was fortunate enough to engage in a fantastic opportunity, working in a small rural medical practice in Kenya. The practice I visited was run by a Non-Government Organisation who provided essential medical health advice and treatments for the local community in an incredibly impressive manner. This gave me an insight as to how dentistry is practiced in developing countries, a truly unforgettable and inspirational experience!

I am currently in my 3rd year of dentistry at the University of Manchester and am enjoying student life. In my spare time, I like watching Premiership football and take an avid interest in fine dining.
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Dr. Diljit Singh Bhatia
MRCGP MBBS BSc
(Senior Mentor)
I qualified as a Doctor from University College London in 2005. Following on from this I completed my 2 years as a Foundation Year Doctor in a number of clinical specialities before embarking on specialist training in General Practice. I successfully completed my General Practice training in London in 2010 and have since been working as a Principle General Practitioner in my practice in Ashford, Middlesex. Working as a General Practitioner has opened many career opportunities working both in the National Health Service and private sector as well being a Clinical Locality Lead in North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group. More recently I have undertaken then role of being a Foundation Year Doctor Clinical Supervisor and am currently working towards becoming General Practitioner Trainer. Medical Education remains a keen interest of mine especially being involved in helping our future Doctors reach their ambitions.

Outside of Medicine I am busy undertaking a new build project building our dream home which I look extremely forward to moving in to with my very supportive wife and son.

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Dr. Roy Kukreja
Senior Mentor
Having completed my A levels in the north of England I joined medical school in 1995.

I trained at king's college London prior to its merger with Guys and St. Thomas's medical school. 

After medical school I gained a wealth of experience, which included basic surgical training, emergency medicine training and working in New Zealand as a doctor for the local ski resorts.

It wasn’t easy to decide on which area of medicine to specialise in and finally I settled on a career choice in anaesthetics. I was very fortunate to gain a place at Wessex school of anaesthesia in the south of England.

After my training completed I worked as a consultant at the University of Michigan in America providing anaesthesia gorgeous patients undergoing liver transplantation and major vascular surgery. After a few years I relocated back home to take up a post as a consultant anaesthetist at University Hospital Southampton.

As a consultant I regularly provide anaesthesia for patients undergoing major vascular, thoracic and hepato-biliary surgery. I regularly teach medical students and junior doctors. I am also an interviewer for prospective medical students. My career so far in medicine has been exciting, stimulating and very rewarding and I look forward to helping you pursue a career in medicine

 

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Adam Jones
Senior Mentor
After completing my A-levels with Two A’s and a B I took a gap year to build on my previous work experience in the medical profession. I worked for 6 months as a HCA at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals before travelling to Cambodia and working as an English teacher for an NGO for 2 months.

After unsuccessfully in applying for medicine a second time I accepted a place studying Biomedical Science at St. George’s University of London. During this time I won the prize for having the best exam results in my year and successfully interviewed and secured an offer to transfer to the 3rd year of clinical medicine at St. George’s. Ultimately I graduated with a 2:1(Hons) in Biomedical Science.

Since them I have completed two years of medicine at SGUL and am now in my Final Year. During my time at St. George’s I have been able to perform a series of dissection projects in the dissection room and demonstrate anatomy to other students on a few occasions. I also provide regular teaching to my peers and have successfully coached some students to succeed at the transfer interview.

My clinical years have allowed me the pleasure of experiencing the majority of medical and surgical specialties during my time here. In addition to this I continue to explore a special interest in Maxillofacial Surgery. I have been fortunate to work with a consultant maxillofacial surgeon on different projects and to have organised two self-selected placements in the department.

During my time at St.George’s I have also been heavily involved in student activities. I am an active member of the opportunities in surgery society, martial arts club and fencing club. I have been the president of the martial arts club for 4 years and recently achieved the rank of 1stdan black belt in ShorinjiKempo. I’m also a keen fencer, having fenced for 4 years and helped run the St. George’s club for 3. I’m also a keen skier and try to go on the university trip most years.

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Arjoon Niranjan
Mentor
I am a third year medical student at King's College London, beginning my clinical years. The first two years of my course involved learning the physiology and biochemistry of the human body, which built upon the knowledge that we gained during school. I found this experience to be highly interesting with the variety of subjects allowing me to enter clinics with confidence. During this time, I found that my favourite aspect of medicine was studying human anatomy. I thoroughly enjoyed my exposure to this through dissection and therefore decided to undertake an intercalated BSc in Anatomy, Human and Developmental Biology. My core modules were focused on the principles of surgery and the related anatomy, as well as granting me the opportunity to witness a variety of surgical procedures. This experience has allowed me to develop a special interest in surgery as a possible career path, with a particular focus on robot-assisted methods.

In my spare time I am a keen volunteer for UNICEF, taking on the responsibility of being president of the society last year. I believe that the work we do with children in local primary schools is both beneficial to the community and the volunteers that are involved as it has allowed us to improve our communication and teaching skills. Outside of university life, London has a wealth of opportunities to offer for students, from nights out to staying active, and I have enjoyed my last few years in the city to the fullest. During my holidays I aim to travel as much as possible in order to cultivate my interest in different cultures.

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Kishen Patel
Mentor
I am currently a third year medical student at King’s College London and have recently graduated from an intercalated BSc in healthcare management.

Due to the many opportunities offered by KCL I have been able to experience many different areas of medicine ranging from surgical and medical wards, hospital management, and even cancer research laboratories all of which have been useful in adding to my medical knowledge. As of this year I will be starting my clinical placements at a variety of hospitals across London, allowing me to experience the day to day workings in many more areas of medicine, whilst learning the practical and theoretical skills required to be an effective clinician.

During one of my summers I worked within a colorectal cancer research lab which involved me learning a variety of skills which ultimately led me to create a project about colorectal carcinomas.  After compiling my own research which I performed in the histology labs at the Queen Elizabeth hospital, I presented a poster at the University of Birmingham. The project, while teaching interesting material, provided me with an insight to an alternative side of medicine which I found to be just as highly interesting and engaging as the hospital environment.

Outside medicine I enjoy an active lifestyle participating in many of the societies offered by Kings such as being a choreographer in the KCL Diwali show whilst going to many events offered by other societies. I also participate in various sports, especially badminton, where I am a qualified coach and have captained my university and team.
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Juhi Patel
Mentor
After completing my A-levels at King Edwards High School for Girls in Birmingham, I moved to London to study medicine, which is a decision that I have not yet regretted. Currently I am in my second year, studying medicine at University College London.  I thoroughly enjoyed my first year. Being in the centre of London, I was able to benefit from the amazing opportunities that this great city can offer. The student life in London is beyond doubt an experience and I have made some lifelong memories during my time here.

My current ambition is to graduate in 2019 and then go on to become a hospital doctor. Since there are so many varied specialties available to me I haven’t chosen where to specialise but hopefully as I complete my course the choice will get easier.

During my first year I was exposed to the many potential careers that medicine offers, which were not necessarily becoming a doctor. I was introduced to people who had a medical degree yet worked in all different sectors. For example some worked at KPMG or Tesco. This showed me how valuable and versatile a medical degree is.

When applying for university I asked for lots of help from different sources, and it showed me how sometimes that extra push makes all the difference. Last year several students from my school asked me for help in their interviews to universities which has interviewed me the previous year, including Kings College London and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. It was so rewarding helping the prospective students with their personal statements and interview practice. It was even better when they were successful.

Aside from medicine, I feel it is important to have other interests, to relieve stress since medicine can be intense at times. I play on the RUMS netball team at UCL and am part of the dodgeball club. I am also an active member of UCL HinduSoc.

This past year, having studied medicine, I have realised what a satisfying career it is. You truly feel as though you are helping others. This became clear, mostly during my patient contact sessions throughout the year, and from volunteering within the community.

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Talib Yunus
Mentor
Having completed my third year of Medicine at King’s College London, I am now set to start a BSc year in Psychology. I chose not to undertake an intercalated BSc last year, instead progressing into my first clinical year. During this time, I was allocated to King’s College Hospital, one of the most renown hospitals in the world. The experience I have already gained in a clinical setting has been immensely rewarding and has emphasised how much of a privilege it is to be entrusted the care of a patient. I am looking forward to intercalating in Psychology this year, before I have to re-enter clinics for the final stretch. I expect it to be a demanding course but feel it will be useful in whichever speciality I choose.  It is too soon to say what area of medicine I will eventually decide to specialise in, although I have ambitions to work in primary care due to its close association with business and management. In terms of hospital medicine, Neurology has caught my eye. The exposure I have had to this field so far has been immersive to say the least. Outside of Medicine, I recently completed a project which involved writing UKCAT questions for a company. Over the next year I will be involved with hosting KCL Diwali Show 2014, a student run charity show. I anticipate that  organising this big event will allow me to develop many skills that Medicine does not touch on.
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Priya Patel
Mentor
I am about to start my third year of Medicine at King’s College London. Although undecided on which specialty to choose, studying at a London university continues to provide me with the opportunity to encounter a range of patients with different conditions. Although I am only just beginning my clinical years at university, through previous work experience, I currently hold an interest in the field of General Practice.

This year I completed an intercalated BSc in Health Care Management which allowed me to understand the issues surrounding the management, structure and organisation of health care services. This social science degree broadened by horizons since it enabled me to analyse health care services all over the world from different dimensions other than the heavy clinical focus during Medicine. I also completed a group dissertation hence developed my teamwork and research study skills which I will need and can use once I have qualified.

Before University I was involved in mentoring younger students in academic subjects, therefore I would love to do a similar thing again. Outside of university I regularly socialise with friends, go to the gym and take part in the Race for Life (Cancer Research UK) annually. Next year I hope to go travelling, particularly to the Far East, as I also enjoy exploring different cultures.
 
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Arjan Khattar
Mentor
I completed my A levels at Manchester Grammar School achieving 3 A*s and an A, with the intention of applying to medical school. During sixth form I arranged to have work experience at hospitals and GP practices to give my some more insight into medical areas such as general practice, cardiology, acute medicine and nuclear medicine. What struck me most at these placements was the importance of teamwork and how a number of different professions come together to smoothly provide healthcare to every patient. I am currently in third year of medicine at Imperial College London doing a year full of clinical attachments, and having comfortably got through the first two years I can finally see how important having a good scientific knowledge is, in order to achieve clinical success.

A major scientific interest of mine is genetics, and how it can be used in research to uncover valuable information into the demographics and pathophysiology of different diseases. This is something I try to keep an up to date knowledge of.

During my time at school and now university I have always kept busy with other activities too. Since my GCSEs I have tutored students in sciences, maths and languages and this has given me a lot of teaching experience and allowed me to form my own philosophies about the best ways of learning. One of my passions in life is sport, particularly tennis. At the age of fifteen I achieved County level status and played for Cheshire, and am currently on the university team for Imperial College. As well as this, I have a weekend job as a tennis coaching assistant where I assist and occasionally lead sessions with groups of children up to the age of sixteen.
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Rahul Amin

I am now in my 3rd year studying medicine at Imperial College London. The first two years of the medicine course were heavily focussed on the physiology and biochemistry of the human body. This built upon the knowledge I gained while completing the International Baccalaureate at school.

During the first two years of medicine, I was particularly interested by the anatomy section of the course. I found the weekly anatomy sessions involving cadavers and dissections most informative and interesting. Now, whilst on my clinical attachments in hospitals, I can recognise how important having an extensive clinical knowledge and a strong understanding of the science of the human body are in diagnosing and treating patients.

During my work experiences while I was at school, I realised that communication and teamwork were important in medicine. I can now, on clinical placements, fully appreciate how significant those skills are, as it is necessary for people from different teams and medical specialties have to work together seamlessly to provide the best care for the patient.

Previously, I have tutored maths and science. I found it to be a very enjoyable experience and it helped me improve my teaching skills significantly. I do have a good work-life balance, and I enjoy regularly socialising with friends while coping with and maintaining a good standard in my studies. I also enjoy socially playing cricket and golf with friends.
 

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Prajeshsinh Jadeja

Not getting accepted into medical school after achieving five A’s at A-level taught me that the admissions process requires more than just academic excellence. Now, in my 3rd year at Imperial College London I truly value the experiences I learnt on my gap year. Shadowing a radiographer taught me the value of medical imaging, and the knowledge of which I apply on my current rotation in respiratory medicine. Observing open heart surgery at St Bartholomew’s hospital highlighted to me the significance of having a good scientific foundation, which I developed during my first few years at Imperial. Furthermore regularly volunteering at a care home developed my ability to communicate with patients, a skill I use to this day when developing a rapport with people from all walks of life.

Since then I have completed two intense years of medical school, an experience which I have loved every minute of, studying anatomy by cadaveric dissections, and being taught by some of the world’s most renowned professors in their fields has definitely left an impression on my future. Personally, I have ambitions to one day work in cardiology, a speciality that interests me greatly, and hopefully get the opportunity to study it further by intercalating at medical school.

Outside of studying I took the many opportunities presented to me at university, from playing new sports such as Kabaddi while still maintaining my passion for cricket and football. Furthermore performing at Imperial Indian Society’s ‘East Meets West’ show was a new experience to me, developing my self-confidence. In addition to this I like to spend my free time going to the gym and socialising with friends.

All in all, my experiences over these past four years has taught me that yes being smart is essential for medical school, but it’s the persistence and never give up attitude that actually gets you there.

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Roshni Sharma

I am currently a Year 3 Medical Student at the University of Manchester, after having completed my pre-clinical training at the University of St Andrews, and
successfully gaining a 2.1 BSc Hons (Medicine). Through the systems-based, spiral curriculum offered in St Andrews, I was able to build a sound scientific foundation as well as be introduced to clinical practice. Now based at Salford Royal Hospital, Manchester, I have the opportunity to apply these skills to patients as part of the day-to-day running of the ward. When applying to Medical School, my work experience placements gave me a
realistic insight into the demands of studying medicine and life as a doctor. I gleaned that Medicine is first and foremost a caring profession that requires
empathy, dedication, great communication skills and working with multi- disciplinary teams. Having now been exposed to the clinical environment on a full-time basis, I can fully appreciate the importance of these elements to contribute towards the holistic care of each patient. I have been invited back by my Secondary School (Henrietta Barnett School, London) to guide and support prospective medical students and share my experience of the application process and life as a budding medic. In addition to this, during my time at St Andrews, I was an academic parent, and used this as an opportunity to mentor students in younger years, providing them with practical support to dealing with the demands of the medical course, including research

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Kelly Rajput

After completing my A levels at King Edwards VI Handsworth, Birmingham with A*AA I decided to take a gap year to gain more insight into the medical profession. In my gap year I worked at a GP surgery for 6 months; I was also fortunate to be able to work on a series of hospital placements, from surgery to the cardiology ward, which showed me the diverse nature of the profession.

I have just started my 2nd year of medicine at University of Manchester and love it! I’ve always wanted to study a more traditional course, with lots of lectures, and so at the beginning dreaded PBL (problem based learning). But I can honestly say PBL is such a good way of learning! I really enjoy being able to work independently but then at the same time being able to work in groups. With PBL there is definitely a lot more work involved and at times can become very stressful, but now looking back on it has helped us so much. We are also able to see patients from day 1 which is great! At the moment my plan is to become a GP, but I have a couple more years left to decide.

The student life in Manchester is such an experience and there are loads of things to get involved in outside of medicine! I have tutored other students with their GCSEs, A levels and UCAS. I am involved in various committees within MedSoc, and outside enjoy dancing, as well as playing netball and badminton.

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Shelly Rajput

My name is Shelly Rajput and I am currently a 3rd year medical student at the University of Manchester. I completed my A-Levels at King Edward VI Handsworth school in Birmingham. The subjects I took were: Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Economics.

When applying for University, picking Manchester Medical school as one of my 4 choices was a big decision! Now, looking back on it I can't imagine myself elsewhere. The prospect of PBL is a scary thought to many, however after taking part in this style of learning I am now able to notice the benefits. I have just began my clinical years and I am thoroughly enjoying it. The experience of constantly being on the wards is invaluable and I have already learnt so much. Although it is still quite early on, I am aspiring to become a GP.

In the past I have helped friends and family with UCAS statements and given mock interviews. I have also mentored the lower years for GCSEs, A-levels and general support.As I have taken part in the competitive process of applying to medical school I am able to assist and offer my support to others as I know what's expected. Applying to study Medicine is a very competitive process and requires you to be the best of your cohort. My experiences, both through volunteering and work experience gave me an insight into the different aspects of medicine and I am glad I came prepared into the course.

University life is great, both academically and socially. I take a lead role in a committee called MIPS (medics in primary schools), which teaches children about healthy living and basic sciences. I also actively take part in sports and attend events held by different societies. In the past I have choreographed and performed many dances and I very much enjoying singing.