Your Healthcare Career Starts Here...
Medic Mentor is a national mentoring organisation for healthcare students and professionals. It was established 4 years ago by a group of doctors and medical students with the sole purpose of creating a supportive community and academic network for aspiring and current healthcare students. As a social enterprise, Medic Mentor reinvests proceeds from events, books and summer schools back into the Student Diversity Fund (a fund set up to provide free places to students from low-income backgrounds) and scholarships for medical, dental, vet and psychology students. We also support healthcare charities like Medic2Medic and the Medical Institute of Tamils (MIOT) with their mobile health clinic in Sri Lanka.
Medic Mentor's main focus is on making a change in the medical world through the use of effective mentoring. Our mentoring initiatives have already proven to boost morale amongst healthcare professionals, better prepare university students with their personal professional development and enhance an applying student's knowledge of the career that they are wishing to pursue, so that universities are recruiting more informed and insightful applicants. This is achieved with structured mentoring initiatives, such as the scholarship programme, and online resources such as the weekly webinars. Medic Mentor also eliminates inequalities by giving all applying students direct access to healthcare professionals, and university students and healthcare professionals a chance to develop themselves, by receiving high quality mentoring, as well as an opportunity to be mentors themselves.
Making a Difference...
Medic Mentor is a powerful force for positive change in the medical world. We have established a network of councils to support the work of significant organisations such as Royal Colleges, Medical Innovation Companies and Universities. Medic Mentor is uniquely placed to facilitate these discussions because we are an independent organisation with a wealth of resources, and made up of motivated individuals who want to make a positive impact on our colleagues and the medical world which serves the nation.
How big is Medic Mentor?
Since its creation, we have grown into the UK’s largest medical organisation for aspiring healthcare students and provide mentoring for students from application to graduation. Our network includes secondary school students, parents, teachers, university students, a variety of healthcare professionals, royal colleges, hospital work experience programmes and medical schools.
We now have over 2000 registered Medic Mentors across the UK teaching and mentoring nearly 6000 applying students each year. We work with over 800 UK secondary schools and colleges, and have recently started establishing a school societies network where we help school students set up their own medical society, which is mentored by a Regional Mentor (doctor or medical student), for free.
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How are we different?
Unlike other organisations, we cover a broader range of healthcare specialties, provide direct access to doctors and other healthcare professionals, and we mentor students throughout their UCAS applications and university degrees. We also have a ‘pay it forward’ attitude, and most of our applying students become Medic Mentors themselves. In fact, over 80% of our Residential Summer School students received at least 1 medical school offer last year! It is vitally important that our organisation only run events or educational initiatives that truly make a difference to a student's application, or future career, because we want our organisation to grow and we want to retain the most talented individuals and future game changers and leaders!