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Our People

Dukes Medical Applications retains a wide range of education specialists in the medical sciences in order to ensure that our expertise is as broad as possible.

Our medical tutors are recruited and trained by a team of dedicated education consultants based at our headquarters in London. Our consultants also coordinate our admissions research and work with our wider team of admissions experts, who include doctors, teachers and former medical Admissions Tutors. Many of these specialists attend our courses and give support directly to students.

Our expert admissions consultants are available throughout the week.

Meet The Team

Our dedicated Medicine education consultants perform our annual research, select and train our tutors, and oversee our clients’ full applications.

Dr Emma Brierley Dukes Medical Applications

Dr Emma Brierley, MB BChir MA(Hons) Cantab

Senior Medical Consultant

Our Medical Applications support is provided by our team of medical graduates, led by Dr Emma Brierley. Emma is a Cambridge Medicine graduate, having graduated in 2007 with a pre-clinical Medical Sciences degree, followed by a Clinical Medicine degree in 2010. Since gaining her degree, Emma worked in a number of disciplines as a doctor before finding her passion in palliative care. Emma has experience working with students through her time as a Teach First graduate, and now strives to help students to pursue their passion and become doctors. Emma works with us to provide students with consultations on their medical applications, as well as long-term support to students on our Application Support Programme.

Nicola Comer - Surgeon and Dukes Medical Applications Consultant

Nicola Smith, MD, FRCS(Paed), MB BChir, MA Cantab

Medical Consultant & Writer

Nicola Smith is one of our expert medical advisors, who works with us to ensure we prepare our students for the life of a doctor. Nicola is a Cambridge graduate, with 18 years of clinical experience. She was a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon in Cambridge for 6 years before turning to medical education as a tutor and medical writer, living with her family in France. For 5 years, Nicola was a Clinical Director of Studies for a Cambridge College, helping and guiding students through their clinical training. In this role she was also part of the admissions team interviewing medical applicants. She brings her wide range of experience, along with a passion for teaching and mentoring future doctors, to her role with Dukes Medical Applications.

Dr Don Oboh Dukes Medical Applications Tutor Mentor

Dr Imafidon (Don) Oboh, BA Oxon MBBS Imperial College London

Dukes Medical Applications Tutor

Don has mentored with Dukes Education for the past two years. Don is undertaking his Foundation Year 1 at Watford General Hospital, having qualified from his final year of clinical study at Imperial College London, in 2017. Previously, Don graduated from Oxford in Medical Sciences. As a mentor, Don has worked on dozens of events to support students to achieve their goal of studying Medicine and becoming a doctor. He is currently exploring a range of specialisms, but is particularly interested in Psychiatry.

Michael Zervos

Michael Zervos, BA (Hons) Cantab

Dukes Medical Applications Mentor

Michael is a Cambridge graduate, having completed his BA in 2015 with a pre-clinical Medical Sciences and Social Anthropology degree, and is continuing studying clinical Medicine at UCL. While studying, Michael has worked extensively as a mentor and tutor, with a focus on science and medical school applications. He has run Oxbridge classes at top London schools and contributed several chapters to the DMA book. His interests lie in psychiatry, medical anthropology and public health, and he hopes to combine his clinical practice with involvement in medical education. 

john wilson

John Wilson MA, BA (Hons) Oxon, PGCE Cantab

Advisory Board

John Wilson is the Principal of Acorn House College, a college in West London that specialises in preparing students for medical science degrees at university. John is a graduate of the Queen’s College, Oxford, having studied Biological Sciences. John has spent a significant proportion of his career as an adviser to students in the UK and throughout the world on making the best possible university choice and the strongest possible application. Having attained a PGCE in secondary science from Cambridge University, he is also a qualified and experienced teacher of Biology and Science, specialising in Sixth Form education at A Level. John is a lay member of the university admissions panel for medical school undergraduate entry at UCL and has also performed this role at Imperial College and Queen Mary University. As such, John supports the rest of the team at Dukes Medical Applications to understand the admissions process for top UK universities and how we can support our students to succeed at interview.

Successful Medicine Applicant, 2015

We are passionate about providing personal support for every applicant who needs it. If you would like guidance to help you answer your questions, contact our in-house medical admissions consultants to talk them through:



+44 (0)20 7399 1990 or email us on info@dukesmedicalapplications.com