Medics.Academy Fellowship Programme

What does the Medics.Academy  Fellowship Programme Involve?

The Fellowship Programme is for a duration of 18 months. The programme is an educational experience for applicants interested in becoming involved in creating technology-based education solutions impacting the medical sector. It forms the practical element of a programme of study with university level masters accreditation, it is not a requirement to undertake the qualification aspects. Those that are successful in their application will benefit from a bursary and scholarship towards the qualification

The programme consists of the three phases which are marked by projects aimed at involving fellows within the company. Fellows also gain access to a series of internal resources and workshops throughout their time as a fellow. The programme has potential to expand into a position within the company once 18 months is completed. 

How do I apply? 

Once you have registered on this page you will be provided more information on the programme and guidance on how to fill out an application form. The details required on the form include basic information along with submission of a personal statement. Submitted forms will be reviewed by the  Fellowship Programme Leadership Team and Senior Staff. If your application is successful in this stage of applying you will receive more information regarding scheduling an interview. 

To learn more about the programme, refer to our answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs). For any other enquiries about the programme, please email

When do applications run? 

We run applications twice a year for the Fellowship Programme. Our next window will run from the 26th October 2020 - 7th December 2020. The programme will commence on 18th January 2021, although start dates are negotiable. 

Host Organization

Medics Academy
Medics Academy

We empower health professionals across the globe through innovative education and continued professional development.

We are driving a digital transformation of professional healthcare training and development and aim to make it accessible to those across the globe and most in need. We believe this platform can improve care and save lives.

Our team of doctors, engineers, artists and film-makers are creating an engaging platform to deliver the highest quality education available in the industry.

Faculty Members of the Fellowship Programme

Dr. Yusuf Karmali
Dr. Yusuf Karmali
Fellowship Programme Clinical Lead

Yusuf is a Medics.Academy Programme Manager, Clinical Lead for the Medics.Academy Fellows Programme and a Foundation Year doctor, graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine. Throughout medical school, Yusuf was awarded numerous prizes for outstanding academic achievement and he delivered high-quality peer-teaching through student-led societies, in which he held various positions of leadership. His passion for education led to him joining Medics.Academy in July 2018, where he started as a fellow and lead author on the clinical genetics course. He went on to become a member of the Medics.Academy team this year this year as a Clinical Programme Manager and then has been the Clinical Lead on the highly successful Medics.Academy Fellowship Programme. His other interests include medical technology and health policy.

Kayla  Kreher
Kayla Kreher
Programme Head of Operations

Kayla is the Head of Operations at Medics.Academy. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science degree at Concordia University Chicago whilst playing collegiate level soccer. She then decided to pursue a masters level degree in Public Health concentrating primarily on management at Loyola University Chicago. Kayla is interested in programme development and implementation in addressing health disparities. 

Johann  Malawana
Johann Malawana
Founder and Director of The Healthcare Leadership Academy and Medics.Academy
Johann has been in leadership roles for more than 18 years.

Johann is currently the Founder and CEO of Medics.Academy, the Founder and Managing Director of The HLA and the Lead for Education and Training at Healthcare UK at the Department for International Trade.

Johann is best known as the former chair of the Junior Doctors Committee of the British Medical Association. However, he has held a variety of roles over 18 years.

Johann was a former President of Barts and The London Students’ Association, a former University of London Medical Students’ Officer at ULU and the founding Editor of The Medical Student. Following the crisis caused by Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) via Medical Training Application System (MTAS) in March 2007, Johann took over the Education and Training portfolio at the BMA in September 2007. He was responsible for a lot of detailed negotiations around the education and training environment in medicine for the next three years till 2010. He was credited with a lot of initiatives that improved the working and education lives of junior doctors. He was responsible for designing the first Interdeanery Transfer System and negotiated for it to be implemented in every Deanery in the UK.

As a result of this, Johann developed a strong representative and leadership reputation and was appointed to the boards of both the General Medical Council and the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board. He undertook a lot of work on both boards to ensure the voices of medical students and junior doctors were heard. Johann served as an advisor on several reviews of the medical education environment with a strong belief in the need for strong medical leadership and the power of young doctors and medical students to be a force for good in the NHS. Many of the engagement strategies developed for these reviews were a direct result of the work Johann undertook.

Through The Healthcare Leadership Academy, Johann hopes to support healthcare professionals to feel more comfortable in leadership roles, to support them through the diverse and vibrant community that we have built up in their whole careers and to ensure that individuals do not feel isolated in leadership roles.

Dr. Emma Cox
Dr. Emma Cox
Chief Product Officer - Medics.Academy

Emma Cox is the Quality Improvement and Emergency Medicine Fellow at Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Trust and the Chief Product Officer at Medics.Academy. Throughout her career she has worked to improve access to education. She has taught abroad, delivered Access talks for Trinity College, and developed and delivered an Access programme for Brampton Manor Academy. She lectures on the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract at the University College London, Bart’s and King’s College London and has published and presented internationally on the topic. Emma has examined for UCL and written questions for the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance. She has also hosted a conference about the 2016 Junior Doctor Contract which was attended by the BMA and NHS Employers.

Dr. George Miller is an Imperial Public Health Registrar. Prior to this, he was one of the top scoring applicants for the AFP across the country and has since presented national courses to thousands of students on 'Success in Medical School', Preparing for the AFP' and 'Preparing for the PSA'. He is also the Senior Director of the Healthcare Leadership Academy.

Dr Hiba Khan
Dr Hiba Khan
Director of Programmes - Medics Academy

Hiba is the Director of Programmes at Medics.Academy and is also an HLA scholar. Her background is in entrepreneurship and innovation as well as medicine. She is heavily involved in quality improvement, teaching and medtech at Exeter hospital, won the Outstanding Trainee of the Year award in both her F1 & F2 years and was also the British Medical Association Representative for the trust. In addition to these roles she is a health advisor to Barnet Refugee Service and was the National Teaching and Curriculum Director for Friends of Irise International. Over the past year Hiba has won four awards for research and performance in her clinical roles and a gold medal in regional weightlifting.

Katherine Adham
Katherine Adham

Katherine is a data analyst for Medics.Academy. She completed a Bachelor's in Microbiology and holds a Master's degrees in Epidemiology and Computer Science. Katherine is interested in using technology and data to solve public health problems and reduce disparities in health and medical education.