I am Nick Taylor, a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist.
I’ve taught, assessed and examined medical students and doctors for many years. I also work in the medical school admissions process. I am often shocked to discover how easy it is for prospective medical students to make simple errors during their application which cost them their place at medical school. The NHS needs the very best doctors and I have decided to help potential medical students through the process of getting into medical school.
I’m glad that you’ve discovered MedSchoolBootCamp.com, where I’ll be sharing important lessons on what to do – and what not to do – when applying to medical school, along with what to expect at medical school and afterwards, in your career as a doctor.
I trained at Bristol University and subsequently spent time working in a busy London Accident and Emergency Department and Orthopaedic Surgery in Sussex before moving on to train as a Psychiatrist in Birmingham. After running the membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ exam examination preparation course in Birmingham with a colleague, I completed my training as a Forensic Psychiatrist and was appointed as a Consultant in Leicester in 2008.
I have extensive experience of working with medical students, having examined undergraduate medical students, taught a range of medical student modules and courses and interviewed potential medical students. I was an honorary lecturer at Birmingham University and have also worked for Liverpool, Nottingham and other Universities teaching and examining undergraduates.
I am a published author with a total of four books aimed at helping trainee psychiatrists prepare for their membership of the Royal College of Psychiatry examinations.
I now run a wide ranging elective program, offering medical students from across the world the chance to experience Forensic Psychiatry.
I am Mary O’Brien, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon.
I studied at Guys & St Thomas’ Medical Schools in London and have worked around the UK in a range of surgical specialties as part of my training. I completed my basic surgical rotation in Bristol. This involved exposure to a range of surgical disciplines including Orthopaedic surgery, General surgery, Neurosurgery and Plastic surgery. Having been so hugely impressed by the specialty of Plastic Surgery and its wide ranging scope, I was fortunate to be able to pursue this interest as my chosen career path. I went on to learn at the prestigious and highly specialised Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead before completing my higher specialist training in Plastic Surgery in the West Midlands.
I have extensive experience of teaching, being closely involved in supervising, examining and assessing medical students, as well as working with junior doctors, higher trainees and specialists who are close to their Consultant posts. I am the author of “Definitions & Classifications in Plastic & Hand Surgery” a textbook originally intended for Plastic Surgery trainees sitting their final exit examination.
I have a national role as a member of the Council of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and within that organisation run training days in collaboration with regional trainers for plastic surgery trainees around the country. I represent the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) on the Healing Foundation Research Council. This latter organisation champions the cause of patients living with functional and visible disability. It aims to promote research into its goal of scar free healing within the next generation.
I have a full time NHS practice in addition to a private practice. I can offer an insight into how women can progress in some of the most challenging surgical specialties and still not lose sight of combining a professional career with a family.