Staff & Medical Student Team            

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  • Jayne Kavanagh is one of the academic leads of Target Medicine and is lead of the Medical Ethics and Law Unit at UCL Medical School. She has been running a pre-medicine Summer School at UCL since 2006. Following the 2007 Summer School she encouraged final year medical student, Abdul Salam, to set up a project to support Year 11 & 12 students through the process of applying to medical school - Target Medicine was launched three months later and Jayne continues to be actively involved in the delivery and development of  the project.
  • Shirley Cupit is one of the academic leads of Target Medicine and is a Senior Teaching Fellow who has been teaching UCL medical students since 1996. Prior to that she initially trained as a nurse in the 1970's and worked in the NHS for a number of years. During this time her awareness of the links between social and health inequities developed and she left the NHS to work for many years in community settings with socially excluded groups and individuals. The main focus of her teaching is on helping to create doctors who are able to work with diverse communities and to work towards increasing fairness in health care and in wider society, hence her interest in Target Medicine. She has been involved in Target Medicine since 2009, with a particular focus on developing and delivering the Mentoring Scheme and on supporting the medical student mentors.
  • Rupa Lakhani is the Target Medicine Manager and Senior Access Officer. The newest member of the Target Medicine team, she brings with her a wealth of experience in widening participation. 
  • Anxhela Gradeci is a 5th Year UCL Medical Student and the Student Lead for Target Medicine. She first became involved with Target Medicine when she was a Sixth Form student and applied to join the Mentoring Scheme. Once at UCL, Anxhela joined Target Medicine as a Mentor on the Mentoring scheme and Summer school. She then became a Team Leader and following this the Deputy Student Lead for the programme and has now been the Student Lead since 2016.     Anxhela grew up in East London and first became interested in a career in medicine aged 15, she was the first her family to do so. When she began her A-levels, she attended a careers event where Target Medicine Medical Students were giving a talk. On leaving the event, Anxhela applied to join the programme’s mentoring scheme, and became a regular student on the programme. She regards the support she received from Target Medicine as an integral reason for her being where she is today. Since starting medical school Anxhela has been passionately committed to widening participation, appreciating the impact such work can have on individuals.
  • Roshni Goodka is a 4th year UCL medical student and the Deputy Student Lead for Target Medicine.  She first became involved in Target Medicine in 2nd year and has volunteered as both a Team Member and Team Leader. As Deputy Student Lead, Roshni helps with the organisation and running of the scheme and works closely with the Student Lead to support Team Leaders and Mentors. This includes training volunteer mentors, preparing sessions and lesson plans and liaising with the Target Medicine Manager and Academic Leads.                              Applying to medical school is tough but having been fortunate to receive a great deal of support from her school Roshni wanted to provide the same support to others. During her time volunteering as Mentor and Team Leader she's seen two students successfully get into medical school. Their achievement inspires her to continue volunteering with the programme. Aside from spending her time planning Target Medicine sessions, Roshni enjoys playing netball and doing yoga. Both are great stress relievers and time away from her hectic studies!

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