The Admissions Team which is part of the overall Student Office performs all the activities related to the recruitment and admission of undergraduate medical and dental students for Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The department has a wealth of experience in the management, development and implementation of student recruitment and additionally is responsible for the organisation of events such as open days, school talks and post offer open days.
Here are the people dedicated to making your application and transition to the School of Medicine and Dentistry as smooth as possible:
Sam Coker, Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager
Sam has directly led the current Admissions Team since 2008. Along with his staff, he is responsible for the management and operation of the work of the Admissions and Recruitment office, including operational processes, provision of management information and statistical data on admissions. Sam welcomes and meets prospective applicants and their families, providing them with advice and guidance relating to general enquiries and also attends a range of admission and recruitment events throughout the year.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 2230. Student Office (School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Sarah de Gatacre, Deputy Student Recruitment and Admissions Manager
Sarah deals with everything related to the MBBS London 5 year programme including student recruitment at open days, assessment of applications, and running interviews. Sarah is also responsible for the operational processes, provision of management information and statistical data for admissions at the School of Medicine and Dentistry
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 2243. Student Office (School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Rachael Akinola, Graduate Entry Admissions and Incoming Electives Administrator
Rachael handles everything to do with the 4 year medical programme as well the elective placements for final year students from other institutions around the world. In addition, Rachael administrates interviews and looks after the smaller courses for example the Maxillofacial Surgery and transfer courses.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 2244. Student Office (School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Khalida Razzak, Dental Admissions Administrator (Maternity cover)
Khalida is the lead administrator for dental admissions, which involves processing of UCAS applications and assisting with queries from prospective and incoming students. Khalida organises the dental interviews and helps in organising SMD events such as July open days, post offer open days, and taster days.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 2240. Student Office (School of Medicine and Dentistry).
VJ Davidson, Events Administrator
VJ is the first point of contact for telephone calls and emails from enquirers. She organises and coordinates various events such as open days, the A100 medicine interviews and various different medical and dental events at schools throughout the year to intice the next cohort of students to apply.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 8478. Student Office (School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Aian Guled, Admissions Administrator (Malta)
Aian provides valuable support to the Admissions team as a whole at the same time as being instrumental in the introduction of our newest courses, such as the new MBBS Malta. Aian is also one of the first points of contact for telephone calls and emails so assists with queries from prospective and incoming students daily.
Tel: +44 (0) 207 882 6403. Student Office (School of Medicine and Dentistry).
Senior academic staff
Prof. Anthony Warrens, Dean for Education at the School of Medicine & Dentistry
Prof. Kim Piper, Head of Admissions & Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial PathologistProf. Kim Piper was appointed to the new role of Head of Admissions for Medicine and Dentistry in November 2012 having previously been the Senior Tutor for Dental Admissions. Alongside the senior tutors for admissions she is responsible for the policy and implementation of the admissions programme. She liaises widely with respect to admissions within the main Queen Mary University of London faculties and with national bodies. In addition, she leads the widening participation and outreach programme and speaks at numerous school and careers events.
Dr. Martin Carrier, Head of the Graduate Entry Programme
Dr. Jason Berry, Senior Tutor for Admission
Dr. Jason Berry is the academic lead for Dental Admissions. He is part of the Admissions Recruitment Committee and reports to Prof. Kim Piper, Head of Admissions for Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Berry is involved in the open days and interviews for the Dentistry Programme (A200) and liaises with all the members of the Admissions team to ensure a smooth, transparent and equitable admissions process.