Shahid Shah

Summary 

As a passionate medical doctor with a BSc in Cardiovascular Science (Imperial College) wanting to develop communities through science and medicine; currently working as Lead in A-level Science at an outstanding school and UCAS mentor (PGCE – University of Greenwich); an academic with 16 years teaching experience in the private sector (including medical school teaching); video and graphic design experience (utilised in teaching – examples online), I am looking to extend my skills to editorial work.

Engaging and dynamic communicator, including several successful presentations and lectures to large audiences of mixed abilities, furthermore promoting scholarship and metacognition utilising professional bodies (e.g. RSC, IOP, SOB, etc). Effective and diverse classroom practitioner with strong inter-personal skills (both students and staff) and a proven track record of delivery in pressured environments. Highly skilled in synthesising complex ideas, managing and influencing students to achieve results. Passionate about holistic people development and promoting excellence through moral, ethical and environmental awareness; supporting leadership in formulating and implementing SOW for KS3/4/5; promoting science in and outside classroom; tracking and monitoring student progress, and tailoring interventions.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Aug 2016 – KS5 Science Coordinator, Professional lead for KS5 science to review and improve pedagogy and progress; contributing to policies and practices using relevant local and national data analysis; monitor achievements in operational plans and targets; strengthen and create bilateral relations with partner schools, higher education and relevant external organisations for community and youth development; presentations to governing bodies and stakeholders, and resource and staff management.

Jul 2015 – Aug 2016 NQT and UCAS Advisor A strong, innovative and reflective performance (KS3-5 mixed abilities) tailoring delivery of science. Beyond exemplary classroom management, I fostered a stimulating learning environment inspiring pupils to identify and cater for interests; instilled love for learning and scholarship; coupled holistic growth of students to high expectations; provided mentoring to individuals (and a form tutor); pioneered UCAS advisory in personal statements and interview preparation; delivered assemblies and workshops towards medicine and STEM careers; supported curriculum development; monitoring progress, and implemented school policies whilst meeting acute deadlines.

Sep 2014 – Jun 2015 Teacher of Science 

  • Motivating and challenging pupils, enhancing understanding through variations in pedagogy, and promoting scholarship and self-directed learning.
  • Effective classroom management utilising school policy.
  • Introducing deeper understanding of science beyond the syllabus meeting inquisitive demands of students and promoting a love and relevance of Science in their future goals.

May – Oct 2014 Pharmacy Lecturer with a deep understanding of clinical pharmacology, various guidelines and pharmacological law, delivered tailored learning, teaching resources and assessment materials. Lectured students in the classroom and online towards completion of Level 3 BTEC qualification entailing focused, inclusive and engaging teaching. Significant people management assisting adults to complete current and previous assignments. I organised extensive out-of-lesson assistance amidst coaching on organisational skills and resourceful active learning.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2003 – Current Independent Educational Consultant Provide advisory and bespoke educational training services for students and professionals seeking careers in Science and Medicine. Delivered services for 300+ clients ranging from pharmacists and nursing practitioners to academic students. Utilising up-to-date screen capture and graphic design technology to produce illustrated lectures on Science and Medicine.

  • Coached 200+ medical students into a successful career in Medicine through tailored learning programmes, including preparation for written examinations, practical (OSCE) examinations and career progression.
  • Delivered individual tuition programmes to over 100 clients from postgraduate and undergraduate (medical, pharmacy, biomedical sciences) to A-level and GCSE.
  • Led seminars for up to 50 medical students to expand understanding of Medicine and physical examinations and develop abilities in metacognition and self-assessment.
  • Ran communication workshops to overcome sensitivity and cultural barriers to become affective diagnosticians.
  • Utilised variety of teaching portals ranging from 1-1 tutoring, classroom teaching and online video conferencing.
  • Effective time management and planning to cater for a large portfolio of clients across various locations.
  • Established and implemented processes to effectively monitor client progression.
  • Regular feedback to parents and students on progress and advice on metacognition strategies outside of sessions.
  • Formulated tailored SMART goals for students considering abilities and aspirations.

Sep 2004 – Aug 2005 Teacher of Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroscience and Psychiatry. St Christopher’s College of Medicine (satellite campus in Luton, Bedfordshire) Delivered 240+ hours of lectures to (and responsible for assessment material of) pre-med students from different cultural, educational and professional backgrounds all of whom subsequently became medical students. Significant differentiation and variation in teaching methodologies to simultaneously engage and assess students covering an in-depth syllabus. Detailed feedback offered to parents and students on performance, negotiating SMART goals and planning success criteria.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Extensive clinical work and research facilitated experience in broad aspects of medical science for a variety of conditions and procedures; allowed me to demonstrate skills seen in a junior doctor (people management, communication, organisational, efficient delivery in pressured environments, presentations, lecturing). Medical Secretary and Medical Writer (Jul 2001 – Jun 2009) with extensive admin experience (time management, tailored information delivery, organisational, scientific analysis, people skills). Scientific Regulations Analyst (Jan 2007 – Jan 2008) for the Food Standards Agency (detailed business and quantitative analysis using complex data with tailored guidance for varying audiences on scientific information and European Laws and Policies). Voluntary work notable for science and medical education to students and communities, and partaking in charity marathons.

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – Awarded ‘outstanding’. Completed Placement A at The Bromford School (Sixth Form, KS3-5) and Placement B (Swanlea Sixth Form KS3-5).

Medical Doctorate (MD) and passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge & Skills)

BSc Cardiovascular Medicine (2.2), 4/5yrs of MBBS programme before transfer to private medical school (after some time of employment)

A-levels: Biology (A) Mathematics (A) Chemistry (B) Physics (B)

GCSE: 5As (Maths, English, Science), 2Bs, 1C GNVQ: Leisure & Tourism, Health & Social Care

Area of Experience: 

Holistic and Dynamic Teaching (inc. medical and health education)

Class and Behaviour Management

Pupil Development (Motivation, Coaching and Progression)

Subject Knowledge Expert (Science and Medicine)

Policy Implementation

Diagnostic Teaching following Data Analysis

Differentiation and Inclusion

Scholarship

PROFESSIONAL

Diagnosis and management of key issues

Leadership Adaptability Team Building

Youth and community development projects

PERSONAL SKILLS

Patience

Time and workload management

Confident and constructive communicator

Conflict Resolution

Enthusiastic and self- motivated

Critical analysis

Evidence-based decision making

ADDITIONAL SKILLS & ACHIEVEMENTS

First Aid Qualified with Advanced Life Support

Medical Information and Health Education (produced a variety of information leaflets for members of the public and internet lectures for science and medical education, primarily catering to the needs of my students but further as information for interested parties.

Proficient with MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel

Recognised for swimming, basketball and marathon running (charitable causes).