Matt has been editor of the Student BMJ since 2014 and is responsible for its content and product development across digital, print and live formats. His interests are patient centred healthcare, digital medical education and user experience research.

Previously, he worked in product development roles at BMJ as an editorial intern for The BMJ. Between 2012 – 2014, he led BMJ’s involvement in a European Commission funded project called Tell Me, which provided guidance for governments on how best to communicate risk to the public during pandemics. He graduated with MA in Publishing from the London College of Communication in 2010. Matt is an Advisor @becomingadr 



Sandeep is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist leading young people’s eating disorder services and Director of clinical networks at North West Boroughs NHS Foundation Trust. She is a professional media expert for the charity BEAT, Royal College of Psychiatrists and regular contributor to a range of newspapers and magazines. She mentors and coaches doctors and supports the diversity in leadership agenda nationally.

She was appointed Strategic Clinical Network lead for Greater Manchester Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (NHS  England, 2014) and part of the ministerial task- force (Future in Mind, 2015). Sandeep is an Advisor @becomingadr


Matt is an Intensive Care Doctor, Scientist, Computer Programmer, Teacher and Geek interested in machine learning, medical education and public engagement. He undertook his PhD in Artificial Intelligence and has been part of major BMJ educational technology projects. He is Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine & Head of Research and Development at the Cardiff University School of Medicine. Matt is an Advisor @becomingadr


Ramara is a Junior Doctor who is about to start GP training. As the only medic in her family, Ramara felt that she understood some of the potential difficulties faced by aspiring medics who have limited prior knowledge or experience of a career in medicine, and no personal links to any doctors to seek advice. As a result she’s passionate about helping others on their journey to medicine and widening participation in medicine.
She has also been working with the Royal College of GPs and with Health Education England to support aspiring GPs – see link here. Aside from using her enthusiasm to inspire others, Ramara’s interests also include medical education, preventative medicine and public health.



Emma is a fourth year medical student at the University of Cambridge. She holds a first class B.A. (Hons) degree after intercalating in  Engineering. She will be starting a PhD in Computer Science at Cambridge, combining her interests in artificial intelligence and Medicine. Throughout her time as a student, she has undertaken research projects, with experience in wet lab and computational projects.

She is passionate about supporting prospective medical students applying to Oxbridge and current medical students to find and develop research projects. Emma is the Oxbridge applications and Research Lead @becomingadr


Jack recently graduated from Newcastle Medical School. He holds a first class B.A. (Hons) degree in Creative Writing and English literature from De Montfort University and a Diploma in Medical Studies from Durham University.

Jack is currently Digital Content Editor at Sethi Health and involved in a number of projects. He is working on creating innovative resources for clinical medical students and exploring creative ways of learning. Have a look at his article on revising for medical school exams here.  Jack is the Medical Education Lead @becomingadr



Raj is the founder of @becomingadr. He was the medical student representative on the NHS Medical Careers Steering Group from 2014 – 2016 and has co-authored a book for prospective medical students with his peers. He was awarded the Sir John Ellis Prize 2015, a national award from the Association for the Study of Medical Education for his work on the design of a new medical curriculum.

His interests include widening participation, medical education, patient safety, global health, digital health and leadership. Raj was awarded a Telluride Scholarship to attend the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (USA) and is also a faculty member on Barts X Medicine, the UK’s first digital health module for medical students at Queen Mary University of London. He completed his MBA project with Health Education England on the impact of global learning on medical student competencies, this work has been presented at the Medical Schools Council and the Royal Society of Medicine. He has been appointed Honorary Research Fellow, Global Health at Health Education England to support the undergraduate stream.



Kristen is a fifth-year medic from Lancaster Medical School currently undertaking a Masters of Research in Medical Sciences at Newcastle University. His interests include rheumatology and medical education.

He was awarded a Clegg Scholarship at the Student British Medical Journal. Kristen is responsible for the @becomingadr medical student projects and recruitment of Ambassadors at each university. Kristen is the Medical Student Lead @becomingadr




Ollie has just completed an undergraduate degree in Cellular & Molecular Biology at Newcastle University and will undertake an accelerated medical programme at the University of Warwick. He is a keen guitarist and music lover, and writes on an array of topics including science and technology.

He keeps a daily blog of medical school life and wants to help other graduates make their way successfully to medical school. Ollie is the Graduate Entry Student Lead @becomingadr



Sophie is a second-year medical student at Cardiff University. In 2017, she graduated from BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences at the University of South Wales before joining Cardiff Medical School on their postgraduate medicine A101 feeder scheme. During her time at university, Sophie founded and was president of the USW Medical Preparation Society aimed at helping fellow peers through clinical workshops and entry exam prep, alongside her work as a course ambassador and student mentor.

Sophie was awarded “Most inspirational Student” for the academic year 2016/2017 and is a candidate for the BMA Cymru Wales’ Sherman Fund Award which encourages wider access to medical studies within Wales. Her medical interests include pathology, physiology and anaesthetics. Sophie is the lead for non-traditional applicants, mentoring and study skill support @becomingadr



Sunny has over five years experience in producing events and advising private, corporate and charitable sector organisations in event management. He has a strong international reaching portfolio, Sunny is  highly creative, motivated and an has a strong academic base with a Masters and BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance.

He founded the Explosive Group and this work has led the company to perform in events across the UK and worldwide including Dubai, Europe & India. Previous clients include global TV networks, healthcare clients, leading food & automotive brands, London 2012 and international sporting arenas across the UK. His company has produced corporate events for small and large organisations in a range of sectors. Sunny is the Conference and Events Consultant @becomingadr


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Declan is a medical student studying at Norwich Medical School, University East Anglia and currently is intercalating in a Masters in Research of Medical and Molecular Bioscience at Newcastle University. He has a keen interest in academia particularly in plastic surgery, ENT surgery and Ophthalmology.

In addition, Declan has a great passion to inspire, enthuse and assist students from under-represented backgrounds to strive towards a career in medicine and health sciences. Hence, he has established a student-led Widening Participation to medicine scheme at his medical school and was the 2017 Student BMJ Clegg Scholar in Widening Participation in Medicine.  Declan is the Interview Lead @becomingadr



Cameron is currently a medical student at Imperial College London, he studied pre-clinical medicine at Churchill College, Cambridge. He has strong interests in widening access, innovation and in sport. Cameron recently presented our work at the annual TASME (Trainees in the Association for the Study of Medical Education) conference.


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Vinay is a medical student at the University of Bristol, currently intercalating in Medical Humanities (BA). This involves studying the History and Philosophy of Medicine, as well as exploring medical themes in English Literature. He is also interested in research and health policy.

Vinay says ‘I struggled to get into medicine first time round because I didn’t play to my strengths when I applied. I ended up going for universities whose selection process highlighted the weaknesses in my application. Second time round, I was much smarter in my choices and got an offer fairly early on. I hope I can use my experiences to give helpful and practice advise to all prospective medical applicants’.


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Abbie recently graduated with a degree in Neuroscience from UCLan and is now in her first year of graduate entry medicine at Warwick Medical School. She is keen to pursue a career in neurosurgery and is interested in the use of AI in medicine and STEM outreach.

Outside of the world of medicine, Abbie is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic and runs a blog documenting life in Med School.



I’m Amy, I’ve just finished my second year of Medicine at the University of Oxford and I’m from Manchester. I’m currently undertaking a research project in Oxford’s Psychology Department looking at working memory in infants as part of my intercalated BA degree. I really enjoy volunteering and outreach work both at home and university; I was lucky to receive a lot of help from my sixth form with my medical school application, so I’d like to be able to share my experiences and knowledge to help other people to apply.

I also want to challenge some of the stereotypes that surround studying medicine, especially at Oxford, to show it’s not the intimidating and impossibly difficult experience that it’s sometimes portrayed as!