Get into Medical School: The Medic Mentor Summer School
The Medic Mentor Summer School is the single most important resource for applicants getting into medical school because it addresses the most important components of the entire application process for medicine. The Medic Mentor Summer School is a 6-day residential programme at the University of Nottingham, with a success rate of getting over 80% of students into medical school. It is unique because it is the only comprehensive UCAS application-focused course, with the highest success rate. It is ideal for motivated students, who are aiming for top grades and have some work experience or extra-curricular activities that they can base their application on. We are also experts on alternative routes into medicine and have assisted students in obtaining places on access, foundation and transfer courses where grades have been a limiting factor.
The Medical UCAS Application
In addition to the teaching provided at the summer school, all students have personal references written by doctors and sent to their school reference teachers. You will receive text books on personal statements, interviews, medical wider-reading, the medical UCAS application and a compendium of all of the UK medical school courses. You are also automatically enrolled onto our Medical Leadership Programme called the School Ambassador Leadership Programme. This will boost your CVs and ensures that you improve in confidence, knowledge and skills through increased contact time with a variety of doctors and medical students before and after the Summer School. It is optional, and you can read more about it here. The Summer School can also be used for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
Medic Mentor Summer School Timetable: 3 weeks to choose from!
For 2019 (for current year 12 and S5):
29th July – 3rd August (FULL),
5th – 10th August (2 spaces remaining)
and 12 – 17th August (3 spaces remaining).
For 2020 (for current year 11 and S4):
27th July – 31st July 2020
3rd – 7th August 2020
and 10th – 14th August 2020
For 2021 (for current year 10 and S3):
26th July – 29th July 2021
2nd – 6th August 2021
and 7th – 13th August 2021.
Monday: Medical Wider-ReadingYou will get to attend lectures and small group workshops covering medical ethics, NHS structure, clinical governance, important discoveries and figures in medicine and surgery, current affairs and significant medical organisations such as the BMA, GMC etc. This is vitally important because you will be tested on these subjects at interview and you will need to include this information in your personal statement.
Tuesday: Personal Statement TutoringYou will receive 1-2-1 tutoring from several doctors and medical students to help you write your personal statement to get into medical school. This ensures that you include the most relevant experiences and achievements to produce the best personal statement that you can. Most students leave the summer school with a finished personal statement. You can also have as many reviews as you need following the summer school.
Wednesday: Personal Statement TutoringThe final day of personal statement tutoring involves going through multiple edits to get the personal statement into the 4000 character limit. This is often the most challenging part because you will need to decide what to keep and what to cut out. This is where our Mentors become invaluable, because they can ensure that you retain the most relevant experiences that admissions tutors will be looking for and keep it medically relevant.
Thursday: UCAT TeachingA full day of teaching on the UCAT entrance exam by the leading provider of UCAT resources in the UK. Students will also be provided with online question banks, access to follow up and mentoring to support their revision over the summer holidays. Students who register early can access these banks prior to the Summer School.
Friday: BMAT/InterviewThis is an optional day spent on the BMAT entrance exam for candidates who have decided to take it. Students will receive teaching from the leading provider of BMAT resources and BMAT question banks. Those who are not planning to sit the BMAT can opt for additional interview preparation in the form of lectures, workshops and mock interviews.
Saturday: Interviews & UCAS Consultations
On Saturday morning, students receive a lecture on interview theory and techniques, followed by mock MMI (multiple mini-interviews) and panel interviews. All students receive personal feedback and mark schemes to take home. All students can access skype interview practice from doctors following the summer school as often as needed to get you into medical school.
UCAS Consultations: On Saturday afternoon, each student spends 1 hour with their Mentor identifying which 4 medical schools are most likely to give them offers based on individual university weightings and the student’s personal profile. This is about striking a balance between the students own preference of courses and strategically selecting medical schools that are most likely to call them for interview and make them offers. This is a commonly missed but crucial step to get you into medical school. We welcome and recommend that parents also join these sessions.