I offer very relaxed tutoring sessions involving the core curriculum for A-Level Music and Biology, GCSE's (from mathematics, music, english language and sciences), medical entrance exam preparation (UKCAT, BMAT) and music tuition for violin, viola, piano and music theory. Online sessions are offered at this moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic over skype, zoom, etc.
Hello! My name is Jack Wellington and I am currently in my 4th year of studying my medical degree (MBBCh) at Cardiff University eager to pursue a career in Neurosurgery alongside attaining a DTM&H for clinical practice globally, achieve a PhD in Surgical Sciences (specialising in Neuroinfectious Diseases), a WHO Internship in Geneva, and an academic foundation post (conducting research in neurosurgical practice and medical microbiology). I have achieved a MSc Medical Microbiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine hope to undertake an neurosurgery and infectious diseases elective at Oxford University/Harvard University/Yale University. I play 4 instruments (including the Violin, Viola, Piano/Keyboard and Organ) and regularly teach music theory accompanied with instrumental practice regularly. I hold a LGMS from the Guild for Musicians and Singers.
GCSE's (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language, Music) - £15.00
A-Levels (Biology, Music) - £20.00
Medical Entrance Exams (UKCAT, BMAT) - £20.00
Year 4 Medical Student at Cardiff University Medical School, eager to pursue a career in Neurosurgery alongside attaining a DTM&H for clinical practice globally, achieve a PhD in Surgical Sciences (specialising in Neuroinfectious Diseases), a WHO Internship in Geneva, and an academic foundation post (conducting research in neurosurgical practice). I intercalated at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for a MSc Medical Microbiology and aspire to undertake neurosurgery electives at Oxford University/Yale University.
GCSE'S | 2009 - 2014 | BISHOP OF LLANDAFF CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL
• 8 x A*’s in Mathematics, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religious Studies, Business Studies and Music.
• 2 x A’s in English Language and Welsh (2nd Language).
A LEVELS | JUNE 2014 – 2016 | RADYR COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL
• 2 x A*’s in Music and Welsh Baccalaureate
• 3 x A’s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (sat all A-Level Mathematics modules in year 12).
MEDICINE (MBBCH) | 2016 - PRESENT | CARDIFF UNVERSITY
• Year 1 – Pass
• Year 2 - Pass
• Year 3 - Pass with Merit
MSc Medical Microbiology (2019-2020) – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
• Pass awarded
Academic Awards & Achievements
• 1st place in Moxham Mills Head and Neck Dissection Prize
• Awarded Cardiff University Research Opportunity Programme (CUROP) Bursary for an 8-week summer research project 2018.
• Awarded Cardiff University Academic Bursaries for 2016, 2017 and 2018 for academic excellence.
• Awarded full scholarships to complete the following online courses:
Advanced Neurobiology 1 and 2 provided by Peking University – Certificates awarded
Medical Neuroscience provided by Duke University
Fundamental Neuroscience for Neuroimaging provided by Johns Hopkins University
• Awarded NSAMR Taster Programme Travel Bursary 2019.
• Awarded the Rashid Domingo Bursary 2019 for financial aid and academic excellence.
• Completed the 'Makaton' Training Session with certification.
• ‘Young Musician of the Year’ for Cardiff & Vale County High School Orchestra
• Grade 8- Violin (Distinction)
• Grade 8- Viola
• Grade 8- Piano
• Grade 5- Theory (Distinction)
• LGMS - Licentiate of the Guild of Musicians and Singers
Leadership and Responsibilities
1) Radyr Comprehensive Sixth Form (2014-2016)
House Captain of Arts (sixth form).
Leader/Conductor of Radyr Comprehensive School Orchestra.
2) Cardiff University (2016-present)
• President of Cardiff University Research Society (2020-2021)
Chair of INSPIRE 6th National Intercalators Conference
• President and Founder of Cardiff University Infectious Diseases Society (2018-2019)
I am currently in the process of integrating my society with the MBBCh curriculum, with an aim to improve how infectious diseases, medical microbiology, tropical medicine and antimicrobial chemotherapy are taught. This will involve organising additional lectures, seminars and tutorials chaired by myself and fellow committee members, delivering teaching according to the Royal College of Pathologists Undergraduate Medical Curriculum.
I have affiliated my society with the Royal College of Pathologists who offer support with future ventures, including guest speakers, educational resources and outreach/awareness schemes.
I will be teaching and lecturing on the identification, diagnostics and management of infectious diseases (more specifically neuroinfectious diseases) and the importance of reducing antibiotic resistance within clinical and community environments.
In collaboration with “TeachType1”, the first educational programme on Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in Wales affiliated with Diabetes UK and Cardiff University founded by my brother and I. We aim to conduct a research audit which will examine whether certain infectious diseases (i.e. enteroviruses) precipitate the development of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in patients under the age of 18 nationally.
Helped collaborate, sponsor and coordinate the '1st National Undergraduate Immunology and Infection Conference 2019'.
• President of Cardiff University Dermatology Society (2018-2019)
• Clinical Lead and Vice President of Cardiff University Clinical Neurosciences Society (2018-2019; 2020-2021)
I have solely organised the first neuroanatomy revision session in conjunction with the anatomy department and clinical neurosciences society at Cardiff University, involving prosections, whole and hemi-sectioned brains, potted brain slices (coronal, horizontal and mid-sagittal), brain base (cranial nerve) pots, skulls, a dissected complete mounted spinal cord, brain models, and the 3D brain app on iPads.
• Intensive Care Medicine Lead of Cardiff University Anaesthetics, Perioperative and Intensive Care Society (2018-2019)
• NANSIG Cardiff University Representative (2019-2020)
• Lifebox - Students for Global Health University Representative (2019 – present)
I have been appointed my university's Lifebox Global Surgery Representative for 2019, under the supervision of founder Dr Atul Gawande.
• Medical Ambassador at Cardiff University, speaking at local secondary schools and work experience schemes (2016 – present)
• Lead violinist of the Cardiff University Healthcare Music Society Orchestra (2016-2019)
• Orchestra Representative of the Cardiff University Healthcare Music Society Orchestra (2018-2019)
• Research and Audit Lead for the Student Psychiatry Audit and Research Collaborative (2018-2021)
• Chronic Disease 1 MBBCh Representative for Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Wales (2018-2019)
• Selected as a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow Trainees’ Committee Undergraduate/Student Member (2018 – present)
• ASCENT-ENT National Question Bank Writer and Collaborator (2017-2019):
I have been tasked with writing questions for the Head and Neck section of the collaborative, where my focus is on infections of the head and neck with relevant associated pathologies.
3) Other Responsibilities
• LSHTM MSc Medical Microbiology Course Representative (2019-2020)
• LSHTM Infectious and Tropical Diseases Faculty Representative (2019-2020)
• Violinist of the Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra
• Violinist/Violist of a private string quartet
• Music Teacher offering private music lessons to students
• Launching an educational programme for Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in collaboration with Diabetes UK and the Medical Ambassadors at Cardiff University.
• Leader and Co-Leader of the Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan High School Orchestra (2012-2014).
• Pianist of Cathays Methodist Church Band.
• A certified and registered ‘Dementia Friend’ with the Alzheimer’s Society.
Teaching and Lecturing
• Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery:
Lectured and taught to fellow medical students of all years and junior doctors regarding the causes, diagnosis and management of the following conditions, presenting complaints and speciality areas:
Meningoencephalitis (including lumbar puncture interpretation, neuroinfectious causes and tropical medicine)
Spinal Cord Lesions, Injury and Syndromes
Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression
Taught clinical examinations required for final medical exams, including cranial nerves, upper and lower limb examinations, fundoscopy and auroscopy
• Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases:
Lectured and taught to fellow medical/non-medical students of all years and junior doctors at Cardiff University School of Medicine and LSHTM regarding antimicrobial chemotherapy, including:
Beta-Lactams, Monobactams and Carbapenems
Macrolides and Chloramphenicol
Polymyxins and Lipopeptides
Lectured and taught to fellow medical students of all years and junior doctors regarding the pharmacology, clinical indications and adverse drug reactions of antidepressants, anti-anxiolytics, typical and atypical antipsychotics, including the following:
Tetracyclic Antidepressants (i.e. Mirtazapine, Mianserin)
SARI (i.e. Trazadone)
NDRI (i.e. Buproprion)
Benzodiazepines and Buspirone
1st and 2nd generation antipsychotics
• Clinical Ophthalmology:
Lectured and taught to fellow medical students of all years and junior doctors regarding the causes, diagnosis and management of the following conditions and presenting complaints:
Eyelid disorders (including Blepharitis, Stye, Chalazion)
Conjunctivitis (bacterial and viral)
Scleritis and Episcleritis
Corneal Abrasion and foreign body
Keratitis (including Herpes Simplex Keratitis)
Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
• Anaesthetics, Intensive Care Medicine and Perioperative Care:
Lectured and taught to fellow medical students of all years and junior doctors regarding:
Indications, clinical pharmacology, administration and precautions of anaesthetic agents, including general and local anaesthetics, sedative-hypnotic agents and skeletal muscle relaxants
Indications, clinical pharmacology, administration and precautions of analgesia, including opioids, non-opioid analgesics and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs
Indications, clinical pharmacology, administration and contraindications of anticonvulsants
Diagnosis and management of common drugs of abuse and toxic syndromes
• Gastroenterology and General Surgery:
Taught pre-clinical medical students the typical (and atypical) presentations of acute upper GI haemorrhage, focussing on the history, examination, investigations, differential diagnoses and management of Oesophageal Varices, including:
Application of band ligation, sclerotherapy and Sengstaken-Blakemore Tubes
Discussed endoscopic and surgical interventions, including the Sugiura procedure, Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic and Distal Splenorenal Shunts.
• Case-based discussion on acute confusion, Dementia, cognitive impairment and Urinary Tract Infection in the frail and elderly:
Presented, discussed and lectured fellow medical students, peers and healthcare professionals (including a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon) about the history, examination, appropriate investigations and effective management of the elderly, acute delirium and confusion as a presenting complaint of uncomplicated/complicated Urinary Tract Infection, distinguishing the different patient pathways involved between paediatric, adult and geriatric cases.
• Communication: Teaching music has been both challenging and enlightening with emotional ups and downs as some of the children have learning difficulties such as ADHD and Dyslexia which has developed my communication skills. Confident in group discussions and working as part of a team.
• Leadership: Being involved in various music ensembles and my role as a House Captain has increased my confidence and equipped me with excellent communication and leadership abilities. I am also a Medic Mentor with the University helping prospective medical applicants.
• Professionalism: I am extremely professional at all times.
• Management: Able to prioritise workload and volunteering whilst studying, teaching and searching for research projects.
• Confidence & Decisiveness: I can make quick and clear decisions under pressure.
• Patient Care Skills: During my time in placement, I try to build trust with patients and relate by showing empathy, respectfulness and care.
• Practical Skills: Acquired for examining patients and performing clinical procedures.
Memberships and Affiliations:
• Student member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
• Student Affiliate of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
• Student Affiliate of the Royal College of Surgeons.
• Student member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
• Student member of the Royal College of General Practitioners.
• Associate (medical student) of the Royal College of Physicians.
• Student member (including the Functional Neurosurgery section) of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.
• Student member of the Association of British Neurologists.
• Student member of the British Association of Dermatologists.
• Student Associate of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
• Student Associate of the British Infection Association.
• Medical Student Affiliate of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
• Student member of the Royal Society of Medicine.
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