About Medic Mentor
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Find out more about the councils that run Medic Mentor.

The Education Directorate

The School Ambassadors Council

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.

Mentoring…

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.

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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.

Join our thriving community by registering for a free online account, subscribe to the national magazine, or get involved in organising and participating in our nationwide events! Just click on the Get Involved tab at the top of the page to find out more!

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!

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What is the Medical Leadership Programme?

The School Ambassador Programme is open to secondary school students in all years. It is the only national medical leadership programme for aspiring doctors, dentists and vets.  The programme provides students with 3 additional teaching days (1 Sunday per term) to help students develop important transferable skills and knowledge that will best prepare them for their future careers.  It also gives students extra opportunities to work with a variety of doctors, vets and dentists throughout the year.  This ensures that we can provide you with ongoing face-to-face mentoring to help you start thinking and acting like medical students in time for your interviews in Year 13 and S6.

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Applying for Funded Places

There are 2 ways to enter the Medical Leadership Programme.  You can apply for a funded place as a School Ambassador, or enrol onto the Medic Mentor Residential Summer School for the maximum level of support.

Medic Mentor provide 6 funded places per school (3 for year 10-12/S3-S5 and 3 for year 13/S6).  These School Ambassador positions are awarded based on a competitive application from individual students. There is no deadline for the application, but as soon as we receive a sufficient number of high quality applications to fulfil the places at your school, applications for students at your school will close.  The online application form can be found at the link below. 

 

 

 

 

 

When and where are the meetings?

Scotland 16th June  

London 7th July

Birmingham 21st July

Scotland 15th September

London 22nd September

Birmingham 17th November

 

There are 3 locations to choose from: London, Scotland and Birmingham.  You must attend 2 out of 3 meetings or you will be withdrawn from the programme.  January 2020 dates will become available in the Summer.   

 

 

Educational Resources

See what our exceptional Medic Mentor secondary school students, Scholars and Mentors are up to!  Download a free newsletter here and register online to keep receiving them each month and stay in the loop!

The Study Guides are released each month to help our students keep up-to-date with their medical, dental and veterinary wider-reading.  Sign up online to receive these for free each month!