Approved Award Activities 

Approved activities are programmes that meet Medic Mentor’s quality standards to support the learning of students that are being mentored and supervised.

Approved programmes are a guarantee of quality, whereas other programmes may not necessarily meet Medic Mentor standards. Approved activities are also guaranteed to meet the criteria for Awards. Other activities must be checked by your Awards Mentor to ensure that they do meet the Awards Criteria for objective marking.

 

 

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Is it mandatory to complete the Awards Programme with Medic Mentors Approved Activities?

It is not compulsory to complete Awards criteria using Approved Activities. For example, you may have a special interest in neuroscience and choose to read a neuroscience journal instead of the Men- tor Magazine, and this is acceptable. We encourage students to pursue their special interests wherever possible and to make use of Approved Activities once they have looked at all of their options. Activi- ties may or may not be associated with an additional cost and the choice of activities to undertake, lies with the student and or parent/guardian.

Approved Activities: Bronze Award

  1. Application Knowledge: Attend the “Get into Medicine” Conference.

  2. Insight: speak to 2 doctors: Book a telephone appointment with the Mentors.

  3. Participate in your MM schools society or complete 3 MM monthly study guides.

  4. Complete 5 hours of medical wider reading (1 Mentor Magazine constitutes 1.5 hours of medical wider reading), each MM book constitutes 3 hours of medical-wider reading.

  5. Write 1 reflective essay on ‘why I want to be a doctor’.

  6. Complete a 3-month commitment towards an extra-curricular activity.

Approved Activities: Silver Award

  1. Application Knowledge: Attend a “Get into medicine conference.”

  2. Successfully apply to the MM School Ambassador Medical Leadership Programme.

  3. Complete 10 hours of medical wider reading (1 Mentor Magazine constitutes 1.5 hours of medical wider-reading and each MM book constitutes 4 hours of medical-wider reading).

  4. Complete 6 MM monthly study guides or lead your school medic’s society.

  5. Learn a new medical skill e.g. first aid with St John’s Ambulance or dissection with Operating Theatre Live.

  6. Complete one team project within or outside of school e.g. setting up a medical society.

  7. Organise one event, fundraiser or educational project within or outside of school e.g. being a student co-ordinator for an MM Insight into Medicine Conference (email admin@medicmentor. org to volunteer). Alternatively, for an educational project you can write an article or enter the essay competition for submission to the MM magazine (this also qualifies for 4 hours of medical wider-reading).

  8. Write 6 reflective essays on ‘why I want to be a doctor’, ‘the importance of leadership’ and the importance of teamwork’.

  9. Complete 1 week of clinical work experience or 2 weeks of volunteering e.g. St John’s Ambulance.

  10. Complete a 12-month commitment towards an extra-curricular activity.

Approved Activities: Gold Award

  1. Register for UCAS online.

  2. Successfully apply to the MM School Ambassador Medical Leadership Programme.

  3. Complete the MM Residential Summer school.

  4. Complete 20 hours of medical wider reading (1 Mentor Magazine constitutes 1.5 hours of medical wider-reading and each MM book constitutes 4 hours of medical-wider reading).

  5. Complete 9 MM monthly study guides or lead your school medic’s society.

  6. Complete a research project or attend a course about medical research principles e.g. writing an article for publication in the MM Magazine.

  7. Complete one team project within or outside of school e.g. setting up a medical society.

  8. Organise one event, fundraiser or educational project within or outside of school e.g. being a student co-ordinator for an MM Insight into Medicine Conference (email admin@medicmentor. org to volunteer). Alternatively, for an educational project you can write an article or enter the essay competition for submission to the MM magazine (this also qualifies for 4 hours of medical wider-reading).

  9. Deliver at least 1 presentation or attend a presentation skills course e.g. presenting at an MM conference or at the School Council Meeting (email admin@medicmentor.org to for presentation opportunities).

  10. Write 6 reflective essays on ‘why I want to be a doctor’, ‘the importance of leadership’ and the im- portance of teamwork’, ‘the importance of communication’, ‘the importance of research’ and ‘the importance of biomedical ethics’.

  11. Completed 2 separate clinical work experience placements or 4 weeks of volunteering e.g. St John’s Ambulance.

  12. Complete a 12-month commitment towards an extra-curricular activity.

  13. Complete UCAT /BMAT.

  14. Receive at least 1 medical school conditional or unconditional offer for university.

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