Bronze Award: Explore
The overarching aim of the Medic Mentor Bronze award is to explore and develop insight into a medical, dental orveterinary career to make an informed career choice.
Attend 1 medical conference/lecture
Speak to 2 healthcare professionals and write a reflective essay
Complete 5 hours of medical-wider reading
Complete 3 study guides/ 1 medical e-learning course/ join your school’s medical society
Optional Extra: 3 months of at least 1 extra-curricular activity
Optional Extra: Evidence of 1 work experience or volunteering opportunity.
At the bronze level, 50 points will attain a pass, 65 points will attain a merit and 80 points will attain a distinction.
How can I complete each category?
Your welcome pack will provide suggestions for each category, which includes Medic Mentor approved activities. However, you do not need to stick to this list and if you would like to use other activities (including non-Medic Mentor activities) that will be acceptable. You can discuss ideas for each category with your Mentor, who can provide you with advice throughout your Awards Programme. They will also be able to give you advice on how to apply for volunteering and work experience opportunities.
Details of Medic Mentor approved activites can be accessed below. Approved activites 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.
Activties may or may not be associated with an additional cost and the choice of programmes to undertake lies with the student.
Attend 1 medical conference or lecture
National Healthcare Weekend Conferences are Medic Mentor Awards Approved. They take place at several locations nationwide throughout the year. They form a strong foundation knowledge of the application process as well as insight into medical, dental and veterinary careers.
Speak to 2 Healthcare Professionals
You can speak to healthcare professionals during volunteering or work experience placements that you have arranged. Alternatively, you can use Medic Mentor’s free telephone appointment system to book 30 minute consultations with a doctor, vet or dentist.
Complete 5 hours of medical wide-reading
Medical wider-reading includes medically relevant books, news articles, journals and medically relevant magazines. We recommend the Medical Wider-reading texbook and the Mentor Magazine to help you stay up-to-date.
Complete 3 study guides/ 1 medical e-learning course/ join your school's medical society
Medic Mentor Study Guides are automatically emailed each month to all of the students enrolled on the Awards Programme. You can also get free help to set up a medical society (or link an existing one) from Medic Mentor
Our Mission & Vision
Medic Mentor reinvests proceeds back into our students by providing the UK’s largest medical scholarship programme and a variety of free mentoring initiatives. We support talented students from application to graduation! Get in touch with us to find out more.
Postal enquiries: Medic Mentor, Room 3.3.2, Storey House, White Cross Business Park, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ
Available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Allied Healthcare Mentor Virtual Work Experience
We also have Virtual Work Experience sessions for those of you that are interested in the Allied Healthcare Professions. To access information about these sessions, please visit: https://alliedhealthmentor.org