About Us

About Step2Med

Step2Med was created by a senior medical student. Our Founder has been tutoring and mentoring students for over 7 years and created this company with one mission: to provide support for students from all walks of life, at affordable prices, without compromising quality.

 

The ethos underpinning Step2Med is to provide that extra push, knowledge and guidance to prospective medical and dental students at an early stage of their career.

 

Over the years, we have gathered many ways to strengthen the different aspects of your application and wish to impart this knowledge to you all. 

 

We want to provide you with the necessary tools in your application to medical and dental school at non-extortionate prices.

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Our Mission

We strongly believe in the quality of the services we offer, tailored to suit your needs.  

The ethos underpinning Step2Med is all about providing that extra push at an affordable level. 

Meet Our Team

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Dr Pooja Devani

Founder and Lead Tutor

  • About Me: I’m currently a Foundation Doctor with a vision to help and guide students to enter Medicine and Dentistry irrespective of their backgrounds. 

  • My Role: I'm the Founder of Step2Med and the Lead Tutor for all our GCSE, A-Level and Undergraduate Courses. I design and formulate all the courses that Step2Med deliver. I oversee the courses Step2Med run and I'm grateful for such great team members without whom this initiative would not be possible

  • Background: I have tutored for 7 years now and coached students with all parts of their application process. 

  • Interests: Paediatrics, Education, Learning a new skill regularly.

Dr Arjuna Thakker

 Lead Tutor and Quality Lead

  • About Me: I’m currently a Foundation Doctor and enjoy teaching students using various techniques. 

  • My Role: I'm the Lead Tutor with Dr Devani and organise all the courses. I ensure that the courses we deliver are evidence-based. The majority of my time is quality assurance, to ensure we continue to deliver the most up-to-date courses at consistent quality.

  • Background: I have trained students with Step2Med employing the strategies formulated by Dr Devani and seen incredible success.  Year on year, I continue to develop these with our Founder.  

  • Interests: Plastic Surgery, Teaching, Reading. 

Dr Adam Arshad

 Lead Tutor and Educational Lead

  • About Me: I am currently a Foundation Doctor who is passionate about medical education and widening access to medical and dental schools. 

  • My Role: I'm the Lead Tutor with Dr Devani and organise all the courses. I ensure that the courses we deliver are evidence-based. The majority of my time is quality assurance, to ensure we continue to deliver the most up-to-date courses at consistent quality.

  • Background: I am passionate about teaching, having privately tutored prospective medical applicants throughout my time at medical school. I have completed my Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education this year and look to employ the theoretical knowledge I have learnt from this into the Step2Med course.  

  • Interests: Orthopaedic Surgery, Education, Medical Research

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Niha Hussain

Tutor and Content Generator

  • About Me: I’m currently a third-year medical student and one of Step2Med’s ex-students! I enjoy teaching and believe that everyone deserves an equal chance of applying to university, regardless of their circumstances, that's why I joined the Step2Med Team. 

  • My Role: I run the mock interviews for the Step2Interview Courses we deliver. I also contribute to updating our material regularly, and produce free articles weekly for students on our blog. 

  • Background: I have tutored for 6 years and assisted students perfect their personal statements and interview techniques. I also volunteer with the Widening Access to Medicine schemes . 

  • Interests: Ophthalmology, Public Health, Education and Writing

Shivani Kotecha

Dentistry Lead and MMI Lead

  • About Me: I’m currently a third year dental student an education lead at my university. 

  • My Role: I'm the Dentistry Lead Tutor for Step2Med. I ensure that all our students applying for Dentistry are mentored appropriately. I am also designing and leading the Dentistry Courses with Dr Devani as well as setting up our first ever Multiple Mini Interviews Circuit Course. 

  • Background: I have worked with prospective students for many years as well as being part of interview panels assessing students. I am currently Education Lead at my university which constantly ensures I am up-to-date with information. 

  • Interests: Cosmetic Dentistry, Karate and Education 

Interested in Joining the Team?

We're always thrilled when we receive interest from individuals who would like to bring their new ideas and thoughts to the team.

What we're looking for: 

  • Genuine interest in our ethos: to provide access to application support at non-extortionate and affordable prices, because all students deserve a chance 

  • New ideas on our courses 

  • Team-player 

  • Hard-working individual with initiative

  • Previous experience in supporting or mentoring students is favoured 

  • Interest in the growth of Step2Med and how you can contribute to this

Interested in Joining? 
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Providing your stepping stone into Medicine and Dentistry

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"To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest" 

~ Mahatma Gandhi