Get into Vet School: The Medic Mentor Summer School

The Medic Mentor Summer School is the single most important resource for applicants getting into vet school because it addresses the most important components of the entire application process for veterinary medicine.  The Medic Mentor Summer School is a 6-day residential programme at the University of Stirling (Scotland) and East London Docklands (London), with a success rate of getting over 80% of students into vet 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 Veterinary UCAS Application

The UCAS application itself is made up of several elements: the veterinary personal statement, deciding which vet schools to apply to, veterinary school interviews, references and ‘wider-reading’.   The Medic Mentor Summer School will prepare you in each of these components. You will also get invaluable follow up mentoring throughout year 13 and S6, from your own personal vet mentor.   Our goal is to get you into veterinary school.
In addition to the teaching provided at the summer school, all students have personal references written by vets and sent to their school reference teachers.  You will receive text books and you will be 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 vets and veterinary 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: 4 weeks to choose from!

For 2021 (for current year 12 and S5):

29th June – 3rd July Scotland (3 spaces)

27th July – 31st July London (FULL)

3rd – 7th August London (FULL)

and 10th – 14th August London (5 spaces)

For 2022 (for current year 11 and S4):

28th June – 2nd July Scotland (5 spaces)

26th – 30th July London (5 spaces)

2nd  – 6th August London (8 spaces)

and 9th – 13th August London (12 spaces)

For 2023 (for current year 10 and S3):

27th June – 1st July Scotland

25th July – 29th July London

1st – 5th August London

8th August – 12th August London

Wednesday: Veterinary Wider-Reading

You will get to attend lectures and small group workshops covering veterinary ethics, clinical governance, important discoveries and figures in veterinary medicine and surgery, current affairs and significant veterinary organisations such as the BVA, RCVS 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.

Thursday: Personal Statement Tutoring

You will receive 1-2-1 tutoring from several doctors and medical students to help you write your personal statement to get into vet 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.

Friday: Personal Statement Tutoring

The 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.

Saturday: Interview

On Friday, students will have a lecture on the theory behind veterinary school interviews, formats used and how to carefully structure your answers.  This will be followed by small group workshops tackling the common interview themes that you will be tested on.  These include ethics, work experience and the different stations that you will be tested on during the interviews.