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Rajiv R Kalyan

Medical Student - MBChB Year 4 - University of Auckland

Personal Profile

I have just begun my 4th year of my Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Auckland. Having just completed a Summer Studentship in Travel Medicine with Worldwise Travel Health Clinics, I have extensive experience in research and clinical medicine. In addition to this, my prior experiences in hospitality, volunteer programmes and academic competitions showcase my specialist and general skills which allow me to succeed in any field I am placed in.

Work experience

Dec 2015Feb 2016

Summer Studentship in Travel Medicine

Worldwise Travel Health Clinic

I was involved in writing the 'Guidelines for the Prevention of Malaria in New Zealand Travellers when they Travel Abroad.' This involved research of the current malaria prophylaxis guidelines by WHO, CDC (USA), Public Health England and the Public Health Agency of Canada as well as peer-reviewed journals in travel medicine. The information obtained was simplified and used to write the New Zealand malaria guidelines. The guidelines are currently under review by an Australasian panel of travel medicine and infectious disease specialists. The aim is to ultimately publish the work with the New Zealand Ministry of Health to be used in travel health advice in New Zealand.

Other experiences in the travel health clinic included:

- Involvement in the weekly meetings to gain an understanding of the administration and logistics of running a health clinic.

- Observing and sitting in patient consultations to get a first hand experience in travel health advice and vaccination of common diseases encountered in exotic destinations.

Dec 2014Mar 2015

Cinema Sales Attendant

Rialto Cinemas Newmarket 

-Point of sale of tickets and refreshments at the cinema which involved customer interaction and working on the cash register.

-Hand rolling and dipping chocolate topped ice creams. Strict health and safety standards had to be followed while maintaining production efficiency.

-Ushering patrons into the theatre and ensuring the timetable was adhered to between sessions.


Personal Tutor - A level Cambridge Biology


Personal Tutor - IGCSE Accounting



Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

University of Auckland - School of Medicine

6.667 GPA

Mar 2013Dec 2013

Bachelor of Science - Biomedical Science 1st Year

University of Auckland

8.125 GPA


Cambridge A Level 

Auckland Grammar School - Form 7A

Accounting 93

Chemistry 89

Biology 90

Mathematics 91

Academic Achievements

  • Co-Author of New Zealand Malaria Guidelines for Travellers - undergoing a specialist review with the aim to be published.
  • Member of the Auckland Grammar Scholarship Group – Proceres Grammatici.
  • Achieved recognition on the Auckland Grammar School Honours Board -2012.
  • Awarded Scholarships in NCEA Scholarship Exams - Geography and Chemistry - 2012.
  • Auckland Grammar School Special Commerce Prize in Accounting - Form 7A 2012.
  • Subject Awards for Cambridge A Level Accounting and Biology for AGS examinations - Form 7A 2012.
  • Subject Awards for Cambridge Advanced Subsidiary Accounting, Chemistry and English for AGS examinations - Form 6A 2011.
  • Achieved Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition 2011.

Skills and Qualities

  • Fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati.
  • Completed course in Extended Basic Life Support, Venepuncture and IV Cannulation - NZRC Level 4 as well as Basic First Aid and CPR.
  • Exceptional teamwork - reflected in my participation and success in the P3 Foundation Social Enterprise Competition, Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt and my job as a Cinema Sales Attendant.
  • Excellent communication skills - achieved distinction in my Year 3 Medicine Clinical Methods Assessment in patient interviewing and history taking as well as being experienced in customer service.

Extra-Curricular Activities


  • Volunteered as an ‘Eggspert’ in the Whittakers Big Egg Hunt 2014 and 2015 in support of Starship Hospital.
  • Community Service at Edenvale Resthome as a companion for the residents – AGS Enrichment Programme.
  • Participated in the P3 foundation Social Enterprise competition 2012, where teams of 3 competed to give a presentation from a business perspective on how to conserve New Zealand’s natural environment.

Auckland Grammar School 2010-2012

  • Student Mentor for children with learning disabilities
  • Member of the Headmaster’s Social Awareness Committee
  • Asian Culture Group Tutor
  • Science Lab Monitor
  • Social Chess 2011-2012
  • Participated in Social Football, Volleyball and Badminton