National Medic Mentor Weekend for Medicine

The Only National Mentoring Organisation for Aspiring Medical Students!

Medic Mentor Parental Consent Forms for under 18 students

All Medic Mentor events are designed for parents just as much as students and nearly half of our attendees will be parents.  Feedback from previous years has shown that parents find it extremely useful to attend events and be as informed as possible about the application process too.

Please note that we have a strict child protection policy and all students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  If you are 16 or over 16 years of age, and you are a student who wants to attend alone, please register for a ‘student only’ place and ask your parent or guardian to complete the permission form and email this to admin@medicmentor.org

Otherwise all students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent throughout the conference.  If you are attending with parent or guardian, then you do not need to complete the consent form.  If you are a student attending with an adult who is not your parent, please ensure that you send us your consent form so that we have some emergency contact details for you on our records.

We must receive your permission form at least 2 weeks before the conference.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you send us your consent form.  We reserve the right to cancel your places without a refund, if you have not provided us with the correct documentation.  You can download the permission form at this link: MM Event Parental Consent Form and email it to admin@medicmentor.org

Thank you!

Why is attending National Healthcare Weekend so important?

The application to Medical School and ultimately becoming a Doctor is a specialist field and a lack of advice and guidance on these areas at secondary school is the biggest hurdle that applicants face. There is simply no comparison between students who have access to comprehensive application information combined with our Mentoring support beyond the events. As a result, we have seen an increase in the number of more informed, successful and knowledgable applicants, particularly amongst those that attend Medic Mentor's Summer School. For new students, National Healthcare Weekend provides the foundation and opens doors to students who are embarking on their journeys to becoming doctors.

Day 1 Insight into Medicine Conference

Conference Programme

Registration is at 10.00am
Morning talks will take place from 10:30am-13:00pm

Lunch break and a chance to network with the Mentors: 13:00pm-14:00pm

Afternoon talks will take place from 14:00pm-16:30pm

There is an optional question and answer panel from 16:30-17:00

The dynamic nature of the conference means that the course programme and speakers will be different at each event. However, every conference offers a wealth of information and experiences from a range of Medic Mentors from different backgrounds.

What is the difference between the 2 days of National Healthcare Weekend?

Day 1 of National Healthcare Weekend is the Insight into Medicine Conference, which is about exploring a career as a doctor. This conference will give students, parents and teachers an opportunity to network with a range of doctors and medical students from across the UK. Delegates will have access to 14 different careers talks, including various Royal Colleges, medical organisations and medical schools. This invaluable and informative day will encourage students to explore work experience opportunities, learn about useful educational resources and develop a greater insight into what doctors do and the incredible variety that exists in the medical profession.

Day 2 also known as the UCAS lecture, will provide a detailed overview of the UCAS application process for medical school. This is the most comprehensive UCAS lecture available for students interested in applying to medical school. The lecture is delivered by doctors and medical students with lots of opportunities to ask questions and clear your doubts. It is essential for any aspiring medical student, who wants to make an informed and competitive application to medical school. For more detailed information on the topics covered, please refer to the course programme above.

Who Should Attend?

We welcome students, parents and teachers to attend this conference. In particular, students from years 10-12 or S3-S5 would find this extremely beneficial. These events cater to parents just as much as students and feedback from delegates has shown that students who attend with their parents find it extremely beneficial.
We can offer students and parents from low-income backgrounds fully funded places through Medic Mentor’s Student Diversity Fund. For information on how to access this fund, please click here.

How do I Access CV Boosting Opportunities through Medic Mentor?

Medic Mentor offer students a variety of opportunities to boost their CVs and develop transferrable skills through competitions, leadership, volunteering, research and publishing opportunities that take place throughout the year. In order to ensure that you don't miss out on these valuable opportunities or any important deadlines, you can stay in the loop in 2 ways:

1. Create a free Medic Mentor account by clicking here.

2. Become and official Member and you will gain exclusive access to the Mentor Magazine, by subscribing for £4.99/month (which can be cancelled at any time. Click here to find out more.

Locations

Both days of the conferences are taking place in Scotland (Stirling), Wales (Cardiff), Birmingham and London.