About Me

I'm a fifth medical student at University College London, with my main interests focusing around rheumatology, infection and immunity, as well as medical education. I've also completed an intercalated bachelors in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, and I'm constantly on the lookout for how technology and medicine can be woven together in an intuitive fashion.

I have a rather erratic and broad set of interests, including but not limited to:

  • Psychology (especially cognitive psychology)
  • Photography
  • Classical and contemprorary music
  • Graphic design
  • Frontend-related Programming

Anush Shashidhara


Web and Graphic Designer
Medical Student
Photographer


anushks97@outlook.com

My Projects

Education

Experience: Tech

WEB DEVELOPER (2015-Current)

National Immunisation Conference

I originally set up the website for the National Immunisation Conference back in 2015, and still work with the conference organise to this day, ensuring that the website is kept up to date with the latest information, as well as videos from the latest iteration of the conference.

Clinical Vaccinology

MARKETING DIRECTOR (2017-2018)

UCL Technology Society

Lead a team of marketers and designers to help brand and advertise one of the largest and busiest student-run societies at UCL. This role really pushed my leadership and communication skills to a new level, some of our events were hackathons as large as 300-400 people, which involved co-ordinating several teams of volunteers at a time.

UCL Technology Society

DEVELOPER RELATIONS AND FRONTEND (2018-Current)

UCL API, University College London

My time here has been spent organising hackathons, working on new apps and ideas that improve the day to day life of students at UCL. I've also had the pleasure of working with one of the most wonderful teams!

UCL API

FREELANCE WORK (Ongoing)

I've also taken on a fair bit of frontend, photography and graphic design related work over the last few years. You can check these out below.

Experience: Medical Education and Representation

VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION YEARS 1-3 (2017-2018)

RUMS, University College London

In this role I represented the voices of around half the medical school when it came preclinical matters. This role was again a major leadership position that I was voted into, showing the faith of my peers in me. It also allowed me to learn a lot about what is important when delivering education to students, and what makes teaching good or bad.

I also created the Free Room Finder, allowing medical students at UCL to find free, unbooked rooms in order to use them for group study.

myRUMS

VICE PRESIDENT FINANCE (2018-2019)

RUMS, University College London

Same union, slightly different role the following year. This year my main responsibility was keeping the RUMS union afloat financially, ensuring good communication with the student body and working with other members of the committee to organise events throughout the course of the year. When elected to this role, I also ensured a few constitutional changes were made:

  1. RUMS would hold onto its profits at the end of the year, unlike previously were it returned them to the larger UCL Union.
  2. RUMS would start a community fund in order to reinvest these profits for the benefit of all medical students, to bring in improvements in regards to both welfare and education.
myRUMS

Student Selected Component Co-Lead: Medical Innovation, Education and Technology (2019-Current)

UCL Medical School, University College London

The opportunity to lead this SSC and teach younger medical students about topics I am passionate about was one of the best at my time in UCL. Seeing students going on from knowing very little, to being able to write a lengthy essay, on these topics was incredibly satisfying.

I gained some valuable skills myself during the SSC - how to improve my classroom teaching style based on feedback received after every session, and getting to grips with grading and subsequently moderating essays fairly with my co-leads.

Taking over the reigns for this optional component of the course some younger medical students may choose to study challenged me in terms of time-management; having to miss valuable clinical time to deliver this SSC meant that I needed to find time elsewhere to compensat.

myRUMS