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StartMedUK Launch First North East Course To Help North East’s Teenagers Medical Future

An organisation that is investing in the future of the UK’s ongoing health by launching its services to teenagers in the North East, has announced the details of its first course in the region.

StartMedUK is the brain child of Dr Michael Shenouda and Dr Ryan Dias, who studied his medical degree at Newcastle University. The company, who works with schools and individuals, has announced its first course that young people can sign up independently to, to attend.

Being held at the Gateshead Hilton on Saturday 20th July, the one day medical school application course is designed to help those applying pass the rigorous shortlisting process of medical schools.

Dr Dias, who is also responsible for a number of leadership programs delivered in the NHS following an illustrious medical career, said:

“Last year The Guardian reported that there were six time more medical students from London as from the North East. In fact only 245 students from the North East started medical and dentistry degrees last year compared to 1585 from London. We want to increase those figures and as well as delivering in schools, we are holding our own courses so individuals can sign up themselves.

“This first course guides candidates on relevant work experience, personal statements, guidance on appropriate medical schools an detail on their requirements, exam advice and debating interview topics.”

The students are supported on the course by a team of clinicians, recent graduates, current students and education experts increasing the chance of securing a much fought after place in the medical school of choice.

The pair set up the company following their own experiences, both in trying to start their career, and then in what they understood as their careers progressed. Dr Ryan continued:

“This StartMedUK course is designed for individuals to enter with support from their parents and family. It will help the doctors of tomorrow in the North East start their successful career path as early as possible. Our specialised and enthusiastic team give the best preparation possible so offers are secured from top choice medical schools.

“Many parents have started to access our service for their children direct, and schools in particular are keen to be part of the process now, as it gives the students extra motivation to work hard to get better grades, all of which impact positively on both the student’s future and on a school’s reputation or Ofsted reports.”

The company offer three other learning options which can be undertaken separately or as a combined course covering interviews, personal statements and bespoke private tuition.

Any schools, parents or individuals interested in finding out more can visit Any interested parties and schools receive a free consultation – to book yours visit

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