The Mentors Behind Medic Mentor

Meet The Education Directorate

The Education Directorate is made up of a committee of Doctors, Dentists and Vets from across the UK.  They Mentor the Scholars (university students) who are responsible for the development of a variety of educational projects within Medic Mentor.  As a team, they Mentor over 6000 secondary school students each year!

They also work alongside the School Ambassador Council which is a committee of secondary school students from across the UK, who feed back to the Vice Presidents regarding the effectiveness of Medic Mentor initiatives.

President Dr Lauren Quinn

Dr Lauren Quinn is an Academic Foundation Trainee based in Leicester with a special interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology.  Her role in Medic Mentor is to provide vision and oversee the Education Directorate, a national committee of doctors, dentists and vets who govern Medic Mentor. 

Vice President Dr Priyanga Kumar

Dr Kumar is a Foundation Trainee working in Leicester and has been a recepient of several Medic Mentor Scholarships as a medical student.  She is the Vice President of Summer Schools and oversees the design and implementation of the programme.


Vice President Dr Sharon Uppal

Dr Uppal is a Dental Trainee and Leadership Fellow based in Birmingham.  She has a special interest in Dental Public Health and Leadership.  As the Vice President of Leadership at Medic Mentor she oversees the School Ambassador Leadership Programme.


Vice President Dr Sherri-Anne Pegg

Dr Sherri-Anne is a Veterinary Surgeon currently working in a Seal Sanctuary in the north of England.  She is Vice President of Awards and oversees the annual Medic Mentor Awards Evening that takes place in August for all of our Scholarship students.


Vice President Dr Alex Czepulkowski

Dr Alex (as he is commonly known) is the Vice President for Scotland.  He oversees the School Ambassadors and National Healthcare Weekend events in  Scotland as well as mentoring the Scottish Scholarships students.


Vice President Dr Oyin Alabi

Dr Alabi is a Foundation Trainee who has a special interest in Sexual and Reproductive Health.  She is also the Vice President of Scholarships at Medic Mentor.  As such, she mentors the Scholars and designs the Scholar’s Summer School programme.


Vice President Dr Claire Gillon

Dr Gillon is a Neurosurgical Fellow and is the Vice President of Publishing at Medic Mentor.  She is responsible for overseeing the development of the books and the national magazine.  

What we do

Our Mission is to ‘Motivate Medical Minds’ and provide a platform for future healthcare leaders to develop their skills and grow!

 supporting future doctors, dentists & Vets from all backgrounds

As a social enterprise we reinvest the majority of our proceeds back into Scholarship Programmes, free mentoring initiatives and our Student Diversity Fund (SDF). The SDF provides free places to students and their parents from low-income backgrounds to attend Medic Mentor events.  This ensures that students from all backgrounds can have access to the same high quality information and mentoring.

Students taught each year

schools work with our network

mentors across the UK

scholarships each year

Why we are different

Medic Mentor is not just another corporate ‘get into medicine’ company.  We are a nationwide academic network made up of healthcare professionals and students.  We are a social enterprise and our primary focus is empowering and supporting students to achieve their medical career aspirations.  We exist to nurture the next generation of healthcare leaders and game changers.

For Medic Mentor students, getting into medical, dental or vet school is the tip of the iceberg.  Not only will you take your first steps towards a healthcare career, Medic Mentor will be with you for the rest of the journey.

We are the only organisation that can provide comprehensive application support, but also invest in you as an individual through our Scholarship Programmes and free mentoring initiatives.

We have a strong ‘Pay it forward’ attitude which is why many of our students return as Mentors and stay involved in the Medic Mentor family.

We provide more than just knowledge and guidance – we MENTOR. 

Educational Resources

See what our exceptional Medic Mentor secondary school students, Scholars and Mentors are up to!  Download a free newsletter here and register online to keep receiving them each month and stay in the loop!

The Study Guides are released each month to help our students keep up-to-date with their medical, dental and veterinary wider-reading.  Sign up online to receive these for free each month!