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The Medical School Application Guide

We are team of doctors, medical student and consultants dedicated to helping students become the doctors of tomorrow!

Our Story

theMSAG is a leader in Medical School applications support.  It’s our goal to help students get into the medical school of their choice, making the world of medicine as accessible as possible.  Through online and in-person classes and tutoring, theMSAG is a comprehensive and helpful guide through the entire application process.

We offer one-of-a-kind resources such as annually updated guidebooks, as well as a variety of services, including: one-to-one consulting for personalised admissions advice, interview tutoring, personal statement review, MMI circuit courses, interview courses and online e-learning courses.  Our online interview course is actually offered for free to students!
We’ve helped students start to prepare as early as 2 years before their medical school application.  We’ve also helped people that have been turned away from schools after a failed application. We assess every students’ needs individually, using our experience as a team of doctors and medical students to provide guidance and assistance.  We make sure that students get the best information and calculated advice: everything they need to help them realise their aspirations.In 2018, theMSAG was finalist in the education investor awards in the “digital publisher” category and Dr Dibah Jiva, finalist in the women in international education awards in the “Inspiring Woman of the year” category. These nominations are a testament of the external recognition that theMSAG is now getting.All services provided by theMSAG (except for strategic consulting) are now delivered by various team members instead of Dr. Jiva herself. However, despite this transition undergone between 2016 and 2017, the competitive advantage remains our tailored and personalized service.On a leadership point of view, theMSAG is led by an expert in medical school admissions who has built a reputation in the industry with her guidebook, who has credibility being a doctor herself and having gone through the process and who also is developing business skills in a top MBA program. In contrast, most competitor companies are led by medical students currently at school who don’t have business backgrounds or alternatively by business professionals who don’t have the medical credibility. Dibah’s dual profile is often cited by parents as the main reason to trust her services for their children.

Our Mission

Our mission is help students gain confidence in themselves and get access to the best, up to date advice for their application while making medical and dental school applications a more levelled playing field for applicants from all backgrounds.

theMSAG Values

Our values represent not only what it means to work at theMSAG and how we treat each other, but they also reflect our approach we take to delivering exceptional service for our clients. In 2018/2019, our vision is to be the most comprehensive and accurate resource in the UK for applicants who want to get into medical or dental school.

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CEO & Founder

Dr Dibah Jiva

The Medical School Application Guide Team

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Dr Ashish Mandavia

Product and Services Director

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Mr Aly Karim

Finance & Operations Director

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Dr Kate Drewek

Interview Course Manager

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Dr Rony Sanyal

Online Interview Course Manager

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Mr Gerens Curnow

Guidebooks Manager

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Dr Nikitha Yemula

theMSAG Guide

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Miss Manushri Jain

Personal Statement Co-manager & Interview Coach

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Mr Jasen Soopramanien

Personal Statement Co-manager & Interview Coach

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Mrs Brianna Fritsch

Website Design & Digital Strategy Manager

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Dr Fei Zhang

Business Development Manager 

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Mr Anshuman Bagri

E-learning Resource Manager

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Mrs Marine Thizon

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Dr Hrush Vyas

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Miss Christie Mellor

UKCAT Tutor

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Miss Tamsin Dyer

CRM Officer

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Mr Jacob Bryant

Team Videographer 

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Miss Rebekah Morris

Research Assistant & Interview Coach

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Miss Alyssa Alidina

Research Assistant

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Dr Oonagh King

Content Writer

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Miss Rebekah Cervenak

Content Writer

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Miss Roxanne Sutthakorn

Content Writer

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Miss Caroline Olabisi

Content Writer

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Mr Saif Akhter Ansari

Content Writer 

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Miss Ella Quintela

Content Writer & Personal Statement Coach

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Dr Paul Grant

Interview Coach

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Dr Joe Westaby

Interview Coach

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Mr Graeme Larkin

Interview Coach & In-house NHS Expert

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Dr Sumaya Gurhan

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Miss Samiyah Saghir

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Dr Chitra Meyyappan

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