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Meet the Team

All CASC Master team members have been extensively trained by Dr Webb. They are currently all working in the NHS in areas such as the North West and London and can offer unique insights and support for your CASC Revision. 

We have a very high standard of trainers and only accept trainers who have passed minimum 15 of 16 CASC stations at their first attempt with a score of over 75%.

Dr Cara Webb

Founder of CASC Master

Special interests: General adult and Older peoples psychiatry

"I set up CASC Master as during my own revision I wished there was a good value personalised course, which cares about the needs of the individual.

I also felt some up to date, exam specific, high quality videos would be really helpful hence I have created a video resource bank for others to benefit from.

At CASC Master our ethos is to provide a high quality, individual, personalised service to meet your specific needs. Whether it's your first or last attempt at sitting the CASC we look forward to supporting you and giving you the power to succeed!"


Dr Webb passed all 16 stations in her own CASC examination. 

She has currently mentored over 50 candidates to successfully pass their own exams!

In 2019 she fought against tough competition to win the North West RCPsych Core Psychiatry Trainee of the Year award.

She has a keen interest in medical education and is currently studying for a PGCert.

Based in the North West where she is currently a dual GA OA registrar. 

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Dr Mahira Syed

Special Interests:
General Adult Psychiatry and Perinatal  Psychiatry. 

Being an international medical graduate preparation for CASC was a challenge that I was able to overcome confidently in first attempt in September 2021. 

My teaching style is flexible, friendly and reflective.


My focus will be towards exam content, building communication and your confidence. 

Working with CASC Master Team, I am committed to support you with ups and downs of this journey to enable you cross the finish line.

Dr Ioana Varvari

I am an energetic, committed, and down to earth individual that is aspiring for a career as a Liaison Psychiatrist with a clinical interest in Neuropsychiatry.  

I have a natural inclination towards teaching and my long-term career goal is to become a professor of psychiatry.  During my Core Training I have received several teaching award nominations and consecutively won the Trainee of the Year  Medical Education Award hosted by my organisation. 

I started my training in UK 3 years ago and as an IMG, I completed my college exams succesfuly and achieved a robust portfolio.  

I am looking forward to pass on my experience to keen trainees working towards passing their exams and improving their knowledge and communication skills.  In our sessions I will aim for you to learn the concept of CASC, skills and knowledge needed to pass that can be applied to any scenario.

Dr Xiyan Fernandes

Special interests: General adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Liaison Psychiatry.

My aim is to build up on your individual communication styles alongside the knowledge base and develop confidence to present the best version of yourself.

My teaching style is encouraging and a personalised approach towards your preparation.

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Dr Salam Fahad

I have been practicing Psychiatry since 2015 in both the NHS in the Northwest of England as well as in the Private Sector - Priory Group and Cygnet Healthcare.


I have a wide range of experience in Adult Psychiatry including working in secure units, as well as in Eating Disorders and CAMHS. My special interests are Psychopharmacology and Medical Management


I am fluent in spoken Arabic and have an interest in cultural Psychiatry as well as promoting the welfare of Black and Minority Ethnic group patients as well as colleagues

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Dr Laura Bladon

Special interests: General adult and perinatal psychiatry 

I started working with CASC Master in 2020, shortly after gaining MRCPsych. 

My teaching style is approachable, informal and encouraging. I will work with you to improve your communication skills and build your confidence. I am committed to helping you to achieve your personal goals and to succeed in your examination - and to enjoy the journey

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Dr Jessica Gulati

Special Interests: General Adult, Child and Adolescent , Addictions. 


Preparing for any examination can seem a daunting task but with the help of CASC Master I was able to pass first time. 


I joined the CASC Master Team to offer the same friendly experience that I received. 


Communication , confidence and competence  are the founding skills that we aim to develop.


 I look forward to working together; going at your pace , with a personalised approach, to give you the tools to succeed! 

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