About Us

Dr Prep Ltd is an established specialist training company. The team originally ran the GETSET for GAMSAT course in 2003. We provided interview preparation as Gradprep in spring 2004 and incorporated into Dr Prep Ltd later in 2004, specialising in all aspects of medical school entry. We also have an expanding range of books.

However, after more than a decade of experience in successfully helping hundreds of applicants to read medicine, we have decided to reduce the company's activity to interview courses for groups, and books and correspondence work only. The day job of medicine is simply getting too busy to do more than that!

As such, Dr Penfold will continue her existing work with several schools across the country, and is happy to receive enquiries from groups of 6 of more.

Dawn Penfold (nee Sellars) MA (Cantab), MBBS, MRCGP
Managing Director

Dawn graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences in 1997. She then worked in NHS management before returning to academia with the Institute of Cancer Research. She is now a GP in York, and achieved 99 in her GP Clinical Skills Assessment. She is also a GP appraiser for NHS England. She was a trained OSCE examiner for one of the London Universities but stopped because she found that she was examining too many previously successful Dr Prep candidates!!

In 2003 she designed and directed the GETSET for GAMSAT course, with 50 delegates and extremely positive feedback. In Spring 2004 she designed and implemented a highly successful interview course for medical school candidates. Over the last decade, she has designed and coordinated more than 100 courses, all with incredible feedback and great success.

She passionately believes in providing quality opportunities to all medical school candidates. She is happy to advise on all aspects of applying to medical school and is the primary author of ' How to Get into Graduate Entry Medical School ' and ' Multiple Mini Interviews '. She also runs bespoke interview courses within schools.

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Dawn Penfold (nee Sellars) MA (Cantab), MBBS, MRCGP
Eira Makepeace JP, BA (Rand), MA (Education)
Author of 'Written Communication for GAMSAT - a step by step approach'

Eira has been a senior lecturer at schools and universities in the UK and South Africa and was a member of the UCAS Board of Directors from 1999-2003. As a skilled communicator with a passion for education, she works with us as both interview consultant and lecturer for the exam preparation courses. Eira is a Magistrate, works part-time for homeless students and is also a member of the Patient and Carer Network of the Royal College of Physicians.

Eira worked with us since the first course in 2003 and received consistently phenomenal feedback, and before retiring wrote her written communication for GAMSAT book.

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Eira Makepeace JP, BA (Rand), MA (Education)
David Brewis Mchem (Oxon)
Co-author of Worked Answers to ACER GAMSAT Practice Test Section III

Since graduating from Oriel College, David has taught at Magdalen
College School, Oxford, St Paul's School, Barnes, and was
Head of Chemistry at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood. He now teaches Chemistry at Eton. He runs a
corporate quiz business in his spare time, has a pilot's licence, and
has appeared on more than a dozen television quiz shows.

David has worked with us since the first course in 2004. David's feedback from Dr Prep Science Weekends has included phrases such a 'that man is a miracle worker', and 'beyond awesome'. In 4 hours of intense revision during those weekends, David has an uncanny ability to not rush people, whilst covering the vast amount of chemistry material needed for the GAMSAT exam.

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David Brewis Mchem (Oxon)
Phyllida Roe BA, BSc, MBBS, DHMSA
Personal Statements and Co-author of Worked Answers to ACER GAMSAT Practice Test Section III

Phyllida graduated in Music & Theology and went on to teach for 9 years in an Independent School. She was also Head of the Careers Advice Department, overseeing all the UCAS applications. In the last five years that she worked there, every Sixth Form leaver achieved a place at their first choice of university.

She decided to retrain and graduated in Medical Biochemistry in 2000. She went straight into industry as a research scientist and has worked on a variety of projects related to gene expression or genetic sequencing since then. This year she decided to take advantage of the widening access to studying medicine and has started her studies in September 2005.

Phyllida continues to act as a consultant and a careers advisor in a variety of contexts related to university admissions processes. Her wide experience as a career's advisor, combined with her recent personal experience makes her uniquely suited to Dr Prep's service in providing feedback on candidates' personal statements and supplementary forms.
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Phyllida Roe BA, BSc, MBBS, DHMSA
Ronald Stewart BA, MSc, PGCE
Co-author of Worked Answers to ACER GAMSAT Practice Test Section III

Ronald has a first class degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from
Oxford University and a Masters in Bioinformatics from Imperial
College. He also has a Postgraduate Certificate of Education. He has
represented the UK in international puzzle championships and also
reached the semi finals in the national television contest, The
Krypton Factor.
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By email: mail [at] drprep [dot] net
By Phone: 07889 eight26736
Trading Address (for correspondence): 12 High Street, Bramham, LS23 6QQ
Registered Office: CPC1, Capital Park, Fulbourn, CAMBRIDGE, CB21 5XE

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