Meet The Medical Student Committee

Montana Jackson – Chair

I am a final year medical student at Imperial College London and I completed my preclinical degree at St Peter’s College, Oxford. I also have a background in athletics. I have competed and medalled nationally in the triple jump and also taken part in a variety of other sports including netball, basketball and rowing at club, county and regional levels. I developed an interest in Sport and Exercise Medicine in part through (unfortunately) sustaining and consequently learning about a variety of different sports injuries in my lifetime and also due to my passion for promoting exercise and physical activity therapeutically for both prevention and cure of disease. I hope that during my time as Chair of ECOSEP I can help to raise the profile of SEM within both the healthcare community and the general public. In my spare time I also enjoy cooking, singing and drawing.

Contact: montana.jackson15@imperial.ac.uk

Daniel Ghosh

I’m a 3rd year medical student at the University of Southampton. I have always been interested in sport, previously more on the performance side, where I have competed at national level in Athletics and completed the AASE programme. I also played Rugby and Basketball at a lower level. Injuries I sustained during this time and interactions with those that helped my recovery sparked an interested in SEM. Since undertaking my medical studies I have looked more into this area and recently undertook a 3 week elective at the Thessaloniki MSK SEM Clinic.

Contact: dg8g14@soton.ac.uk

Elton Chawatama

I am a Foundation doctor currently working in the east midlands (Leicester Northamptonshire, Rutland deanary).
I studied undergraduate medicine at University College London medical school and graduated in 2017.
During medical school I developed an interest in SEM especially sports psychology, and attitudes to physical activity. This was built on a background of being active and engaging in a variety of sports particularly basketball, which I have played for many years at county and national league level, culminating with 2 years tenure as president of UCL Men’s basketball team. 
I was fortunate during my time at medical school to have an SSC placement at The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH),
and an Elective in Kingston Jamaica at the sports medicine department of the University of The West Indies MONA. Such experiences were both engaging and eye opening.
I am Looking forward, working with ECOSEP I hope to help foster links that harbour opportunities for students that encourage long lasting collaboration with the wider SEM community.

Contact: El-chawatama@hotmail.co.uk

Tom North

I am a 3rd year medical student at the  University of Sheffield currently undertaking an intercalated BSc in Sport and Exercise medicine at Queen Mary’s University of London. SEM has always been a specialty of interest for me, particularly the prevention of disease through exercise. Recently, I spent a 6-week elective clinical attachment in an SEM clinic in Thessaloniki, through which I am now working on a research project on shock wave therapy as a treatment for ankle sprains. Outside of my studies, I am a keen sportsman playing at a national level and strength and conditioning coach for the University of Sheffield Elite Sports Performance programme.

Contact: tnorth1@sheffield.ac.uk 

Charampalos Pantelias

I am currently a fourth year medical student at the University of Sheffield, where I was President of Sheffield Medical School Sports and Exercise Society and the Sheffield Medical School Nutrition Society. My initial interest in Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) stemmed from my childhood obsession with sports and football in particular, where I have spent endless hours playing the sport. I currently play for the Sheffield Medics football team and have represented the medical school in the annual National Association of Medical School tournaments for the last three years. During my medical studies, my interest in SEM was further fuelled by the realization that many ailments in today’s society are attributed to a bad lifestyle, lack of sports and exercise and that SEM can play an important role in preventative medicine.  For my six week elective in my third year of my medical studies, I assisted in musculoskeletal anatomical teaching involving cadaveric dissection, to first year students. Additionally, I was involved with the Sheffield United Academy Football Club, where I attended ultrasound scanning clinics and experienced first-hand the role of a sports physician as well as the whole medical team. My objective for being a member of the ECOSEP medical school students committee is to raise the awareness of SEM and its contribution it makes to a healthier lifestyle.

Contact: cpantelias1@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Dawn Thompson

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Contact: dawnthompson@doctors.org.uk