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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots46
Valid votes46
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Lakshaajeni Thevapalan Anca-Mihaela Vasilică Janahan Suthakar Bavin Pathmaraj RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 5.00 18.00 14.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 23.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 23.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 22.00 18.00 6.00 2.00 20.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Lakshaajeni Thevapalan, Bavin Pathmaraj, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 20.00. Candidate Anca-Mihaela Vasilică has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Anca-Mihaela Vasilică.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Lakshaajeni Thevapalan
Neuroanatomy is a topic that I’m sure all second-year students, like myself, thought was impossible to ever get their head around. However, after coming to the sessions this year I was given some hope of being able to pass my summatives, as so many concepts finally clicked! I want to be able to carry this legacy forward and help those like I was helped.

I aim to include SBA-style questions throughout the tutorials as checkpoints for understanding. Another concept I would like to initiate is weekly clinical case studies published on social media pages. This would not only help ground neuroanatomy knowledge but would also allow a deeper understanding by linking the different modules together. Finally, I would also aim to publicise our tutorials in a way that would achieve a larger audience, but I also want to make sure members are aware of tutorials/sessions run by other associations that would be useful for their understanding of neuroanatomy.

As a third-year I believe I can dedicate more time towards this role to really improve the quality of these sessions.
Bavin Pathmaraj
Hi, I’m Bavin and I would love to be the next Neuroanatomy Tutorials Director!
I know that the NSB module in Year 2 has a very bad reputation, however, if I were the next neuroanatomy tutorials director, I would like to show you that neuroanatomy is not as bad as it seems. Throughout Year 2, I have developed many nifty tricks and created memorable mnemonics to help me remember the anatomy, and this is something I would like to share with you!
Furthermore, I have over 1000 hours of experience as a UCAT/BMAT tutor and I am currently a Yr1 Surgical Society mentor too. I plan to use my interactive and engaging teaching style to help you learn neuroanatomy in an easy and enjoyable manner!
This year, 5 neuroanatomy tutorials were delivered. These were: Cerebral Hemispheres and the Ventricular System; CNS Vascular Supply; Brainstem; Basal Ganglia and Thalamus; Limbic System. Next year I aim to deliver 3 more tutorials focussing on clinical neuroanatomy-related conditions, neuroanatomy exam-style SBA/CotY questions and OCAPE/OSCE style stations
As well as producing my own lecture slides for these topics, I will produce my own easy-to-read tutorial notes, which I can give students access to.
Thank you for reading my manifesto and please vote for me!
Anca-Mihaela Vasilică
Hi everyone! I’m Anca and I’m running to be your Neuroanatomy Tutorials Director!
With a deep Neuroanatomy interest tracing back to the 2017 International Brain Bee Neuroscience Championship, where I scored highest in Neuroanatomy, I constantly aimed to improve my anatomy knowledge in relation to the human nervous system, with the ultimate goal of specialising in Neurosurgery.
This year, I have been involved in supporting my peers as the Academic Representative for the Neuroscience&Behaviour Module, identifying the main areas where medical students face difficulties in terms of the Neuroanatomy contents.
While in second year, I furthered my Neuroanatomy knowledge by attending 2 sets of Neuroanatomy webinar series, covering in great detail the elements which are required at a medical student level and beyond. I have also contributed to the organisation of the “Journey through the Encephalon” lecture series, as part of the Neurosurgery subcommittee, which allowed me to better contextualize my Neuroanatomy knowledge.
I believe that I possess the required experience and knowledge to be able to successfully organise the Neuroanatomy tutorials as part of the Anatomy Society. I look forward to continue to be part of the committee for the upcoming year, so please vote me!
Janahan Suthakar
As a 3rd year medical student intercalating in Neuroscience, I am grateful for the neuroanatomy tutorials that Anatomy Society have provided for the past years to build up my knowledge and provide a strong foundation for my iBSc.

I fully recognise the difficulties of learning neuroanatomy, and this has been made even more challenging a prospect with COVID. However, in my three-year experience as a tutor and adapting to the pandemic, I am passionate about making neuroanatomy easier and enjoyable to learn and understand.

In this position, I plan to implement live and online sessions that will be recorded and accessed all throughout the year (allowing students to access the content wherever and whenever they like) and prepare an OSCE/OCAPE style exam session tailored specifically for neuroanatomy. I will heavily prioritise revision techniques and methods to make the learning process easier for students as well as create booklets and tailored Anki cards to assist with learning and go through before and during each of the sessions.

I feel confident that I understand what this role entails and I have the necessary skills, knowledge, creativity and passion to do it justice, and maintain the high standards of my predecessors.