A Day In The Life Of...
Each month, we interview a member of the team about what they do at Mendelian. This month, we’d like to introduce you to our Clinical Strategist, Dr Pradeep Ravichandran!
Q: When did you start working at Mendelian?
P: I started working at Mendelian in June 2020.
Q: What does your role at Mendelian involve?
P: I review clinical cases, advise which rare diseases to focus on and assist in research regarding MendelScan and rare diseases. I've recently started learning to create the algorithms themselves which is exciting.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your role?
P: The feeling of doing something new that comes from working at a start-up. I am a firm believer that we are in an exciting time where healthcare will be revolutionised by digital health in the coming decades.
Q: What’s the most challenging part about your job?
P: It would have to be balancing work, studies and life. However Mendelian is very supportive by giving a lot of control on how many hours I work in a week.
Q: What does a typical day look like for you?
P: I am currently working as a full time junior doctor in the East of England. In my spare time, I work on jobs for Mendelian remotely and study for my Masters in Genomic Medicine and Health Economics.
Q: What was your background before starting at Mendelian? What made you pursue a career in this field?
P: I recently graduated from Medical school and have been working as a junior doctor for just over a year. During university, I entered an entrepreneurship competition in which I was placed in the finals. Since then I’ve become interested in business and innovation in health care. I asked around and managed to get in touch with Mendelian. I loved their business idea and couldn't wait to work with them.
Q: What advice would you give to others that are looking to move into this field?
P: Be curious and ask around. Be open to opportunities. I think passion and interest goes a long way.
Q: Is there anything else you would like to add about your job that makes it more interesting/special than others?
P: It would have to be how flexible my job is. I can work remotely and with flexible hours which is terrific, especially while working as a full-time doctor and studying part-time.
If you want to learn more about Pradeep, then connect with him on LinkedIn here