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NIE UCAT and Interview Preparation Specialists
MMI and Panel Interview - Medicine & Dentistry

Rebekah Ramsey  (available)

  • 1-on-1 Personalised & Group Medical and Dental Interviews Coach

  • Advanced Communication Skills Trainer

  • 1-on-1 Bond University Psychometrics Test Trainer

  • 1-on-1 Casper Test preparation trainer, program developer, coordinator and facilitator.

  • Over 20 Years of Experience in Professional Secondary School Teaching and Working with Gifted and Talented Students

  • Kaplan Certified Educator in the area of UCAT coaching and conducting group workshops

  • Author and facilitator of the NIE Verbal Reasoning Advanced Skills workshop 

Rebekah is a specialist NIE trained Medical Admission Interviews Coach as well as Kaplan Certified and Trained UCAT educator with over 20 years of experience in Education and Training. Most of Rebekah’s teaching career has been spent at top-ranking NSW selective schools, which see large numbers of high achieving students, many of whom end up in highly competitive degrees in medicine, law, science and engineering at top-ranking universities worldwide.

Stephanie Hibburt (limited availability)

  • 1-on-1 Personalised & Group Medical and Dental Interviews Coach

  • Medical student at the La Trobe University 

  • GAMSAT & UCAT tutor 

  • Extensive experience in rural and indigenous health. Has also completed a Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Stephanie is currently studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical)/ Doctor of Medicine degree at La Trobe University/The University of Melbourne in Bendigo. She grew up in rural southwest Victoria, in the coastal town of Port Campbell. Stephanie graduated from high school in 2016 and went on to complete a Bachelor of Science (Majoring in Neuroscience/Human Physiology) at the University of Melbourne. Later, she also completed a graduate certificate in Public Health at Flinders University with Distinction majoring in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Contemporary Health Issues in Australia, Health Issues in Disability, Mental Health, and Health Promotion.

Senara Kulatunga (limited availability)

  • 1-on-1 Personalised & Group Medical and Dental Interviews Coach

  • Experienced UCAT training workshop facilitator 

  • Senior Medical student at the UNSW 

Senara is currently completing her Bachelor of Medical Studies / Doctor of Medicine at the University of New South Wales. Senara initially started working with the National Institute of Education in 2017 where she was assisting senior Interview workshop trainers in the facilitation of events in Adelaide. During this time she was also studying for the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Adelaide, which made her a great asset to NIE as she was able to mentor young students about the foundations of a medical degree and university life as a whole.

Anne Lam (available from 20 Nov 2023)

  • 1-on-1 Personalised & Group Medical and Dental Interviews Coach

  • Experienced UCAT training workshop facilitator 

  • Senior medical student at University of Adelaide

Anne Lam is currently completing her 6th (final) Year of her Medical studies at the University of Adelaide. She graduated high school with a perfect ATAR of 99.95 and received a UMAT (now UCAT) score of 97th Percentile. She has worked with the National Institute of Education for over 5 years, regularly assisting with the NIE Medical Interview Workshops, Medical Pathway seminars as well as being NIE’s Schools Liaison Representative in Adelaide.

Srishti Sharma (available)

  • Medical and Dental Interviews Coach

  • Experienced UCAT tutor

  • Experienced student coach and mentor 

  • Medical Student at the University of Adelaide 

Srishti completed her Secondary education in Adelaide with an impressive scaled ATAR of 99.95. For the first year of her undergraduate studies, she took a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Adelaide during which time, she sat the UCAT and received outstanding scores of DM-890, QR-880 and AR-890 (Total 98th percentile). Her UCAT score along with her competative GPA of 6.9 got her the offer to the  Medicine degree at the University of Adelaide, where she is currently enrolled.


Pranami Gamage (available)

  • Medical interviews coach

  • Experienced tutor working with high achieving students

  • Current medical student at La Trobe University 

  • Current bachelor of Law student at Monash University 

Pranami is currently dual enrolled, studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical)/Doctor of Medicine degree at La Trobe University/The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws (with honors) at Monash University. Pranami grew up in Bendigo where she graduated from Girton Grammar School in 2020 where she was offered interviews for medicine across multiple Australian universities. However, her passion for rural and remote medicine brought her back to Bendigo to study Medicine at her hometown.

Pranami has multiple years of experience working in childcare, as well as experience in one-on-one tutoring with high school students. Her unique experience as a dual-enrolled student, also studying Law at Monash, has further provided her with a unique perspective on situational judgment and interview questions. Her training and work with NIE  combined with her passion for medicine makes her eager to help students with their medical admissions.

Sean Zhao

  • UCAT & medical interview workshop facilitator

  • Medical student at the University of Queensland

  • Experienced UCAT tutor 

Sean is currently in his third year of a dual Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Queensland. He graduated from the Sydney Grammer School with an ATAR of 99.80 and has taken the UCAT twice, scoring 3340 and 3400 (both times in the very high 99th percentile). Recently he has also achieved a 99th percentile score (71/85/78) on the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT). 

Since starting his university degree at UQ, Sean has helped students with tutoring across a wide range of subjects and year groups, in both 1-on-1 and classroom settings.

Jake Bennett (available)

  • 1-on-1 Personalised & Group Medical and Dental Interviews Coach

  • In-depth knowledge of rural and indigenous health/medicine

  • Medical student at the University of Melbourne

Jake is a dedicated and experienced medical admissions coach, who is currently studying for his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree at La Trobe University. With an impressive background in medicine and a passion for rural healthcare, Jake is eager to help prospective medical applicants prepare for their interviews and achieve their dreams of becoming healthcare professionals.

Hailing from the small community of Irymple, Jake graduated from Mildura Senior College in 2019 with exceptional academic achievements, including an impressive ATAR. His outstanding academic record earned him multiple offers for undergraduate medical programs, and he decided to pursue his studies in the combined Bachelor of Biomedical Science/Doctor of Medicine program. This rigorous academic journey has provided him with valuable insights into the medical admissions process.

Industry Consultants and NIE Management Team

Luan Williams (currently not available for 1-on-1 coaching)

  • Bond Universiry Psychomtrics Test Preparation Webinar Facilitator

  • 1-on-1 Personalised Medical Interviews Coach and Advanced Communication Skills Strategist

  • Co-author of the NIE Interview Techniques book and author and creator of the Advanced Interview Training workshop and resources. 

  • Skills Strategist Psychological Consultant in Gifted and Talented

Luan Williams is an author, psychological scientist and strategic coach who consults in the field of Gifted and Talented. Luan uses an approach to self-enrichment called ‘Collective Individualism’ that utilises an individual’s best self in order for them to be most effective within their future field of endeavour  – with a special focus on the areas of medicine, philanthropy, peace tech and education.

Dr. Clayton Lam

  • Doctor of Medicine from Griffith University 

  • Associate Lecturer at Griffith University - School of Medicine and Dentistry

  • 1-on-1 Personalised & Group Medical and Dental Interviews Coach

  • 1-on-1 medical interviews intensive training coach and workshop facilitator

  • Specialist GAMSAT tutor with over 5 years experience in GAMSAT level chemistry, biology, maths & English coaching.  

Clayton has just completed his studies for the  Doctor of Medicine degree program at Griffith University, Gold Coast QLD. In leading up to his medical degree he also completed a Bachelor of Medical Science undergraduate degree at Griffith University, a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, and received a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test score (GAMSAT) of 95th Percentile. He graduated high school in Adelaide in 2015 with an ATAR of 99.80, with subject merits in Maths, Chemistry, and Music. Currently, he has over 6 years of experience in helping coach students to achieve success in their med prep journey and to enable them to reach their fullest potential.

Sasha Tymoshenko

  • University Medical and Dental Entry (Australia) consultant.

  • Managing Director of UCAT Preparation Australia. 

  • GAMSAT and HPAT consultant.

  • UCAT and HPAT preparation content writer and teaching curriculum developer. 

  • UCAT preparation courses programs coordinator.

  • Medical Intevirews preparation courses programs coordinator.

  • Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society - The University of Sydney

Sasha started her work with the National Institute of Education in 2007 and by 2009 she was appointed as the National UMAT Preparation Program Coordinator. One of her 1st major achievements was the introduction of the Simulated UMAT (UCAT) Day, which over the years saw thousands attend the program in order to become better prepared for the university clinical aptitude tests. 

Zobair Bary  (currently not available for 1-on-1 coaching)

  • Author & coordinator of NIE Medical and Dental school interview training programs. 

  • Certified Educator and Experienced Aptitude Test trainer, author, and workshop facilitator, specialising in UCAT, HPAT, GAMSAT, ISAT, and more. 

  • 1-on-1 and group interview trainer and workshop facilitator

  • Experienced interview panelist in both private and public sectors 

  • Public speaker and media presenter 

  • School and career advisor liaison 

Zobair started working with NIE in 2008, initially as a Health Industry Consultant and shortly after as a UMAT workshop presenter in 2009. Zobair became directly involved in NIE's medical interview training program in 2011 and by 2014 he revised the interview training curriculum in its entirety as well as having introduced an extremely effective interview training workshop, which over the years has seen countless successful applicants entering their dream universities and many working in the field of medicine and dentistry. 

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