Introducing MedAhead

MedAhead was created by two UCL medical doctors, priding itself on nurturing a more diverse and talented pool of healthcare professionals. Our founders have close to 20 years of experience within healthcare, research and working with motivated students through their medical journeys.

Our flagship summer school is designed to expose students to pioneering research, teach them the skills needed to critique and evaluate published works and offers practical scientific advice to help improve the quality of your life. Furthermore, we strongly believe that the future of medicine will not be one-dimensional and therefore at MedAhead, we encourage the pursuit of complimentary interests. For example, students with interests in art, coding or nutrition are taught to develop these talents, providing abstract solutions to real-life healthcare problems.

In recognition of the competitive nature of medicine, our platform offers 1:1 interview and personal statement coaching. Students are paired with an experienced NHS doctor to help guide them through the entire process. Moreover, we encourage our doctors to go beyond admissions support, forming a role of advice, mentorship and inspiration.

For any questions about our services, our Summer School or our approach please email us at enquiries@medahead.co.uk.

We look forward to working with you across your entire medical journey!

Meet The Founders

Doctor

Dr Heer Shah

Whilst Heer was at UCL he was an active mentor for London’s largest widening participation initiative, helping over 150 prospective Medical students attain competitive Medical School places.

Heer has always had a strong passion for teaching having recently completed a year as a clinical teaching fellow at Bart’s where he was involved in implementing improvements to the Medical curriculum as well as delivering lectures. During his time at UCL he was an active mentor for London’s largest widening participation initiative, helping over 150 prospective Medical students attain competitive Medical school places.

Alongside his passion for teaching he is completing his foundation training having gained valuable experience from the wards as well as whilst working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

His academic interests lie in the field of Oncology where he presented research on ‘Prognostic Factors in Neuroendocrine Tumours’ at the annual ENETs conference in Barcelona. He will continue this field of research through his Master’s degree at the University of Oxford where he is researching the role of oncolytic viruses and their potential in killing cancer cells.

Doctor

Dr Krishan Mahathevan

Having graduated from UCL with a degree in Medicine last year, Krishan is pursuing interests in education ahead of returning to clinical practice.

Having graduated from UCL with a degree in Medicine last year, Krishan is pursuing interests in education ahead of returning to clinical practice. He is working with Aldridge education, a multi academy trust, on a nationwide initiative to close gaps in learning caused by the pandemic. He is also working directly with specific schools pioneering online teaching methods.

Krishan has worked within education for 9 years, including guiding students through Medical admissions processes and academic qualifications. Krishan has always prioritised the individual needs of his students and works to provide a bespoke service, as evidenced by the results his students have obtained. He has vast experience supporting students of all ages, both domestic and international. Previously, he has also contributed to the development, delivery and expansion of educational 
material for the UCL undergraduate Medical degree, utilising curriculum mapping and multi-media methodology.

In his spare time he likes to cycle and is training for London to Paris.