Dr Kiran Patel MB BS BSc
Academic Foundation Doctor,
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and
University College London
Kiran graduated from Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ School of Medicine in 2013 with distinctions. He intercalated a degree in physiology, graduating with first class honours and was awarded the McDowall prize. As an undergraduate he was also awarded numerous other academic prizes and scholarships, including those from GlaxoSmithKline, British Heart Foundation, Royal College of Physicians (London) and King’s College London.
His research experience has included training in laboratory techniques, and has participated in several basic medical science and clinically-orientated projects. This included an internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, conducting in vivo chemical screens in zebrafish. He has contributed to a number of publications and delivered oral presentations, most recently as a runner-up in the London Cardiovascular Society’s Young Investigator Award 2013. Furthermore, his involvement in medical education contributed to a presentation at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2012.
Kiran’s academic interests lie in cardiovascular medicine and physiology, and is enthusiastic about promoting student participation in research. He was the founder and first president of the Clinical and Academic Research Society (CARS) at King’s College London, and was responsible for ensuring that CARS became a member of the National Student Association for Medical Research (NSAMR), thereby securing funding for its activities from the Wellcome Trust and Academy of Medical Sciences. He also worked with staff at King’s to integrate CARS within the medical school, with the aim of ensuring that all medical students are more readily able to participate in active research projects throughout their undergraduate training.
Kiran is also passionate about, and has significant experience, in medical education, mentoring and teaching across a broad range of age groups. He was previously a mentor with the Social Mobility Foundation, the charity “KCL SHINE” and a peer facilitator on the highly successful course, “Extreme Psychiatry”. He has also taught and served as an examiner on various mock OSCE events as an undergraduate. He hopes to pursue these interests further as an academic foundation doctor, particularly by teaching medical students and mentoring secondary school pupils contemplating a career in medicine.