National Medical Leadership Programme

Did you know that the Medical Leadership Programme can be used for your Silver and Gold Award?

The Medical Leadership Programme is a Medic Mentor Approved Activity



What is the Medical Leadership Programme?

The Medical Leadership Programme is open to secondary school students in year 10/S3 to 13/S6. It is the only national medical leadership programme for aspiring doctors, dentists and vets.  The programme provides students with 3 additional teaching days (1 Saturday/Sunday per term) to help students develop confidence, 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 mentoring, to build the confidence and professionalism that you need, in time for your interviews in Year 13 and S6.  

The earlier that students participate, the more time that they have to develop their skills and confidence.  For this reason we welcome students in younger years (year 10-11 or S3-S4) to apply.

All successful students will receive certificates and references from the Presidents at Medic Mentor.


Applying for a Funded Place


You can competitively apply for a funded place on the Medical Leadership Programme using the application form below. The costs for running the programme are funded by Medic Mentor.

Medic Mentor provide 3 funded positions per school. This includes 1 student in each of the following year groups: 11/S4, 12/S5, 13/S6.  You must submit an online application. 

Dates and Locations

After being awarded a place on the Medical Leadership Programme, students must attend a minimum of 2 out of 3 teaching days a year. 


There are 3 streams: Junior Stream (Year 10/S3 & 11/S4), Senior Stream (Year 12/S5) and the Pre-Med Stream (Year 13/S6).

Below are the dates for the whole year:


Day 1 Leadership Dates:


15th October 2022 – Junior Streams (Virtual)


16th October 2022 – Senior Streams (Virtual)


Mock Interview Days (Senior Stream Only) will be taking place from November 2022 – February 2023.


Day 2 Leadership Dates


19th February 2023 – Junior Streams (Virtual)


18th February 2023 – Senior Streams (Virtual)


Pre-Med Students can choose to attend 1 of the following in-person mock interview days:


Day 3 Leadership Date:


17th June 2023 – Junior Streams (Virtual)


18th June 2023 – SeniorStreams  (Virtual)


Pre-Med Stream will be preparing for scholarship interviews that take place at the end of August.