Student Spotlight: Shubhi Gupta

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student with poster presentation at conference

Student Spotlights pass the mic to our student doctors, to hear their take on their School experience and shine the light on a particular role, team or pathway through the School of Medicine.

Year Five Student Doctor Shubhi Gupta is looking forward to taking up her post as an FY1 doctor on the Specialised Foundation Programme at Aintree University Hospital this summer.

Shubhi is passionate about medical research and recently picked up the Patrick G. Magee Student Prize for best oral presentation at a national conference for cardiothoracic surgeons and aspiring trainees, an event she was able to attend thanks to School funding, which is available to all student doctors!

“I had the opportunity to present at the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) Annual Conference 2023 on ‘An appraisal and comparison of European, American, Japanese and Canadian guidelines on coronary revascularisation’.

This data synthesis project aims to compare and appraise the evidence base of coronary revascularisation guidelines.

The project holds a very special place in my heart, and I could not have done this without my co-authors and dearest friends, Mahima Bharadwaj and Swarna Yemparala.

The mentorship I have received from Consultant Cardiac Surgeon Mr Bilal Kirmani has been instrumental in the team’s success.

I was grateful to have also presented a poster presentation on Interrupted Aortic Arches at the SCTS conference with my supervisor and Consultant Congenital Cardiac Surgeon Professor Attilio Lotto.

presentation team at academic conference

I truly appreciate the support of the School’s Research & Scholarship (RS) Team in providing me with funding to present at SCTS. As an incoming SFP doctor, I really do value these opportunities to boost my CV.

The School has been really supportive in providing funding for conference presentations which has helped me secure three other national presentation prizes.

Looking ahead to my foundation training, I feel that the Year 5 simulation week (link) has been incredibly useful in preparing us for our on-call shifts as FY1s.

This year, I’ve also had the opportunity to partake in a student-led Selective in Advanced Medical Practice (SAMP), which has given me the opportunity to explore further my interest in congenital cardiac surgery.

I’ve been able to scrub into surgeries, practice echocardiography and assist in procedures I never thought I’d perform!

Liverpool has now become my home. I’ve loved the academic journey I’ve been on, but more importantly I’ve formed connections with friends, family and mentors that have helped shape me into the person I am today.

The exposure to diverse populations and challenging clinical experiences has shaped me into a more empathetic and well-rounded individual. As an international student, my friends are my family away from home and I’m excited to see how much I stalk them virtually once we’ve all graduated!

student presents at academic conference

I’ve hit a lot of milestones throughout my five years in medicine, including recently completed a half-marathon, having been a couch potato for 22 years of my life! I’ve involved myself in multiple societies organising keynote events and have contributed to multiple research projects which have resulted in five prizes.

Overall, my time at Liverpool has been transformative. From building lifelong friendships and mentors to the all-nighters in exam season, I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m excited to enter the next phase of my career at Aintree!"

Discover more

  • Look into the support available to Liverpool Student Doctors to both attend and present at conferences, including funding available, on the Academic Conferences webpage (link).
  • A passionate medical researcher yourself? Take a look at these tips on the benefits and opportunities you can unlock by getting into research as an undergraduate (link).
  • The INSPIRE programme (link) supports students in academic endeavours including research, intercalation and application to the Specialised Foundation Programme. Browse through the current opportunities available.
  • Get in touch with if you are interested in stepping into the Student Spotlight or would like to nominate a student or group to do so.