Dr Rao – Schymanski has previously served as the Lead Coordinator Emergency Care Program at Strathmore University, Kenya and as a Research Fellow at the Mitarbeiter Wissenschaflischer Arbeit, Universitåt zu Køln Cologne Germany.

She practised emergency medicine at several institutions in the UK, including Frimely Park Hospital Emergency Department, Thoracic surgical unit Derriford Hospital Plymouth, Cardiac Surgery Unit Westminster Hospital London, General Surgery at the Somerset and Taunton Health care trust, Plastic Surgery at Leicester Hospital, SHO Accident and Emergency at the Middlesbrough General Hospital and SHO Urology Walsgrave Hospital. She was also a registrar General Surgery at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, Cumbria.

Dr Rao – Schymanski is a member of Kenya Medical Women Association, British Medical Association and Member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She holds a MBchB from the University of Nairobi.