Dr Mustafa Hussein Ajlan Al-jarshawi

Dr Mustafa Hussein Ajlan Al-jarshawi

Honorary Research Fellow

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)



Academic specialty trainee doctor in Internal Medicine


  • 2020 MBChB degree (with 1st class honours), University of Baghdad, Iraq.
  • 2021 Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB), General Medical Council, United Kingdom.
  • 2022 Master's degree in Clinical Education (with distinction awards), University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
  • 2023 Received funding from the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) in the United kingdom to complete Master's level modules in Clinical Research at the University of Plymouth, ranging from project design for research and systematic reviews to applied quantitative research methods at the University of Plymouth, as part of his current clinical academic career development award.

Professional membership

  • General Medical Council in United Kingdom.
  • Royal Colleges of Physicians (RCP) of London & Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Roles on external bodies



Teaching interests

Regularly teaches undergraduate medical students and postgraduate physicians associates at both the bedside & in tutorial sessions. His prior teaching experience includes delivering theory-based lectures, clinical sessions at the bedside on medical wards, simulation-based, online, clinical skills sessions, and small classroom-based formats, i.e., case-based teaching. Key previous roles and responsibilities in Medical Education:
Clinical teaching fellowship at Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, Broomfield Hospital, 2022-2023,
Assistant Lecturer, General Internal Medicine at the University of Baghdad, College of Medicine, 2021

Staff serving as external examiners

Actively involved in clinical assessments of medical and allied healthcare professionals students. He regularly examines on the Phase 1 & Phase 2 Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), MBChB programme at the University of Leicester, Leicester Medical School. He also examined candidates on the physician associate MSc Course at St George's University of London between 2022-2023. He was also an OSCE Examiner at Liverpool University, School of Medicine between 2022-2023.


Research interests

Cardiovascular diseases 

Other research

Medical Education

Grants & contracts

  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's EFIM Myre Sim Fund Bursary (2023).
  • National Institute for Health & Care Research's integrated academic training (ACF) award (2023-2026).
  • Medical Education directorate's bursary at Mid & South Essex NHS Trust to participate at the annual meeting of the association for the study of Medical Education (2023).
  • Research associate at University of Oxford, Centre for Personalised Medicine (2022).
  • U.S Department of state's Young Leaders Exchange Programme Scholarship in the United states of America (2011).

Creative practice & artistic projects

Received the UK's national TEL Special Group's communication prize in ASM 2023 for his postgraduate work in Medical Education & research.
Highly commended & recognised for the "rising star" category of 2023 Shine Awards  during his teaching & clinical roles at Mid & South Essex NHS Trust in east of England.


  • Al-Jarshawi, M. Bird T. and Williams C. Patient video cases in early large-group medical student teaching: A qualitative study of learners’ and faculty perspectives (Abstract). Clinical Teacher Journal. 2023;20(S1):e13657. Available here.
  • Al-Jarshawi, M. and Al-Imam, A. A Thousand Words About Modern Medical Education: A Mini-Review Concerning the Theory of Education. Journal of Medical Science. 2022; 91(2), pp.e636-e636. Available here.
  • Hashim HT, Ramadhan MA, Al-Jarshawi M, Kadhim MH. Psychiatry in Iraq: Challenges and Consequences. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2021 May 6;23(3):21com02922. doi: 10.4088/PCC.21com02922. PMID: 34000172.
  • Al-jarshawi M, Al-Imam A. A review on medical child abuse and child protection. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine Baghdad. 2020;62(4):132-8. Available here.
  • Al-jarshawi M, Albadree H, Bahar H, Al-Imam A. Misleading Presentation of Colorectal Cancer in an Otherwise Healthy Patient. Journal of the Faculty of Medicine Baghdad. 2021;63(3):102-8. available here.
  • Motyka MA, Al-Imam A, Aljarshawi MH. SARS-CoV-2 pandemic as an anomie. socialspacejournal.eu. 2020:111. Available here.
  • Al- jarshawi M., Al-saffar M., Al-halaq S. Uncontrolled hypertension; from determinants to first encounter management at emergency unit of Baghdad teaching hospital (Abstract). Journal of the royal college of physicians cians (Edinburgh). 2019. Available here.

Al-Jarshawi M, Jabbar AH, Albadree H, Al Alwany AA, Madlul YA, Shaker HH, Abdulwahid AT. Epidemiology of Congenital Heart Diseases. In Clinical and Surgical Aspects of Congenital Heart Diseases: Text and Study Guide 2023 Jan 21 (pp. 9-13). Springer International Publishing. Available here.

Conference Papers
Al-jarshawi M., Allen K., Rose M., Pinto L. Designing and running effective ward simulation by junior doctors in the undergraduate medical education. A workshop presentation at the annual scholarship meeting of the association for the study of Medical Education, Birmingham, UK (2023). Available here (page 24).
Al-jarshawi, M., Lucassen, A., and Samuel, G. Environmental impacts associated with the manufacturing of personalised medicines: a scoping review. 2022. Available here.

Presentations and posters
At regional, national and international conferences & meetings:
- Zevlaris L., Al-Jarshawi. M., Singh. AS., McCann GM., Brady EB..The effects of lifestyle Interventions In Type 2 Diabetes on Ectopic Fat, Fibro Inflammatory Biomarkers and Cardiovascular Structure and Function in Obese adults with type 2 Diabetes. Med+ conference, the royal college of physicians (London), October 2023. 
- Al-jarshawi M., Al-jasim A. Integrating Asynchronous Learning Methods in The Delivery Of Clinical Skills Sessions In Undergraduate Medical Education. The annual conference of the faculty of Surgical Trainers Surgical Training: Excising the Barriers, organised by the royal college of surgeons of Edinburgh, October 2023. 
- Al-jarshawi M. "Patient video cases in medical education: which educational theory do they lend themselves to and how?". 7th Midlands Regional Medical Education Conference, organised by the Association for the Study of Medical Education at Aston Medical School, 2023. 
-  Allens K., Al-jarshawi M. "A wellbeing initiative for medical students: advice & guidance 1:1 clinic sessions". School of Medicine's Research (and Innovation) Conference: Starting Small, Aiming High at Anglia Ruskin University, 2023. 
- Al-jarshawi M. "Patient video cases as an educational intervention in the undergraduate medical education." The National Annual Scholarship Meeting organised by the Association for the Study of Medical Education, Birmingham, July 2023.
- Al-jarshawi M., Kyerematen V., Allen K., Al-dairy G., Liyanage S. "Digital (electronic) stethoscope in teaching auscultation to undergraduate medical students". The annual conference of the Academy of Medical Educators & the international network for healthcare workforce education: Learning Together for Clinical Excellence in Cardiff, June 2023. 
- Al-jarshawi M. "Overlooked cause of fall in post-stroke elderly patients". The National Medical Trainees Conference: On-Call Conundrums at the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), 2023. 
- Al-jarshawi M. "Misleading Presentation of Colorectal Cancer in an Otherwise Healthy Patient". Oxford Surgical Innovation Conference at Oxford University, 2022. 
- Al-jarshawi M. "Uncontrolled hypertension; from determinants to first encounter management at emergency departments; a cross-sectional study at Baghdad university teaching hospitals". The National Medical Research Symposium for students and foundation doctors organised by the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh), 2019. 


Conferences organised

1st national awareness conference on World heart day in Iraq, 2015 (Hosted by the University of Baghdad & Iraqi medical students association

Other academic activities

  • Research lead, CTF programme, Broomfield hospital, Mid & South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, 2022- 2023
  • Member of the faculty of academic and clinical educators (FACE), university of Liverpool, 2022- present
  • Interviewer on the multiple mini-interviews for the MBChB programme, University of Leicester, 2021- Present
  • Member of the race and ethnicity committee at the college of life sciences, university of Leicester, 2021- 2022
  • Member of the higher steering committee at the university of Baghdad College of medicine for fulfilling the requirements of academic accreditation by WFME, 2017-2020