Young Doctors Forum

BAPIO YDF is a committee made up of passionate medical students and young doctors. As a committee we strive to support and guide medical students as well as young training doctors at all stages. The committee has been involved in arranging many programs from clinical education events covering various specialities to classes on exam advice. BAPIO YDF has also been able to provide teaching opportunities to medical students and young doctors therefore allowing them to build their portfolio and develop important skills. We have hosted many classes to help students get involved in research in addition to assistance regarding publishing work. We have held sessions on how to build a portfolio tailored for a specific field. The Annual Merit Conference is one of BAPIO YDF’s biggest events and includes keynote speeches from various professionals as well as talks on what a career in medicine can offer.

As a forum we hope to do all we can to support medical students and young doctors throughout their medical education and time training. We are fortunate to have the support of the BAPIO team and we are very grateful for all they have done for us. We look forward to seeing you at our events and are always keen to hear your ideas and feedback.

Name Role Year/ training Institution
Executive team
Archie Parekh Chair Year 3 University of Manchester
Nitish Trikha Chair FY1 Hull Royal Infirmary/ York Hospital
Jayesh Chopra Secretary FY2 Bedford hospital
Shyam Treasurer FY2 Freeman/ Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Education team
Saloni Yadav Education Chair Year 3 Barts and The London, QMUL.
Abhishek Gupta Education Chair FY2 Queens Hospital Burton
Gautham Krishna Palanisamy Education Officer FY2 St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust, Chertsey
Sunrit Majumder Education Officer FY2
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Conference team
Yuva Ravindran Conference Chair IMT1 New Cross West Midlands
Tara Halai Conference Chair Year 4
Anglia Ruskin University (Intercalating at Barts)
Reeana Irani Conference Officer Clinical Fellow The Balfour Hospital, Orkney
Pratik Ramkumar Conference Officer Year 3 Imperial College London
Ramanish Ravishankar Conference Officer SHO
Honorary Research Fellow (HUTH – Yorkshire)
Social Media team
Nandana Nair Social Media Director SHO Ashford and St. Peter’s, Surrey
Jayashrii Muthaiyan Social Media Officer Year 3 Edinburgh Medical School
Dr Pihu Arora Social Media Officer FY2 Royal Surrey County Hospital
Junior Doctor Board
Anisha Roy FY3 Royal Gwent Hospital
Swanzil Chaudhary SHO Ashford and St. Peter’s, Surrey
Debjani Majumder ST1
University Hospital of North Durham (CDDFT)
Jeevitha Dandiganahalli Channappa SHO Ashford and St. Peter’s, Surrey
IMG Board
Ishan Sen IMT1
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Shreya Pal ST1 Gen Surg
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Harshitha Bhushan FY2 Ashford and St. Peter’s, Surrey
  • Engagement with junior doctors under the BAPIO umbrella with the aim of promoting best practice and excellence in primary care.
  • Raise awareness and find solutions relating to issues pertaining to equality, diversity and inclusion of BAME and IMG’s (International medical graduates) especially around differential attainment and career progression.
  • Promote inclusive and demonstrable leadership by empowering the membership with opportunities especially in the context of gap in BAME representation within NHS.
  • To support trainees in issues related to their training and by working with other like-minded organisations as well as relevant authorities such as British Medical Association (BMA) , Health Education England (HEE) and General Medical Council (GMC).
  • Promote development of career interests by highlighting and supporting available opportunities and fellowships for all members.
  • Engage with medical students and provide support throughout university
  • Provide educational material to both medical students and trainees
  • Facilitate networking between trainees and senior doctors.

BAPIO YDF has robust education and conference teams that work throughout the year to deliver multiple education events and a stellar MERIT conference.

In the past, we’ve run the following education courses: ‘Critical Appraisal for SFP’, ‘MSRA overview’, ‘PLAB overview’, ‘Clinical Specialty series’ covering a range of common conditions in different specialties, ‘Interview series’ for CST, IMT, OBGYN, paeds, etc and an ‘On Call series’ detailing different emergency conditions. Attendance certificates are provided for your portfolio!

While our education events are all delivered online, our conference is a hybrid in-person and virtual event.

In addition to these events, BAPIO YDF works closely with the other BAPIO forums like BIHR and Women’s forum to conduct several projects regarding career development in the UK.”

Keep an eye out for our events, conferences and opportunities to get involved with projects and the team on our social media pages!

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Forums will be open to all medical students and junior doctors who will be BAPIO members.

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