National Healthcare Weekend for Medicine

These courses are ideal for students in years 10-12 or S3-S5. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate – usually making up half of the audience! The dynamic nature of the conference means that the course programme and speakers will be different at each event.  However, every conference offers a wealth of information and experiences from a range of Medic Mentors from different backgrounds, whilst ensuring that essential content is covered during the programme. An example of one of the talks is shown in the video below, just to highlight the unexpected challenges and determination needed to succeed.

Dates & Locations

 Oxford 18th and 19th January 2020

 Scotland 25th and 26th January 2020 

London 1st and 2nd February (new spaces available) 2020

Scotland 8th and 9th February 2020

Birmingham 15th and 16th February 2020

Hertfordshire 29th February and 1st March 2020

Scotland 7th and 8th March 2020

Scotland 14th and 15th March 2020

London 21st and 22nd March 2020

Scotland 28th and 29th March 2020

London 25th and 26th April 2020

London 2nd and 3rd May 2020

Birmingham 9th and 10th May 2020

London 16th and 17th May 2020

Specific venue details for each location will become available as you proceed through your registration (below). More dates will be added in June for remainder of the year.  Email to be added to the waiting list. 



The timings are the same for both days:

Registration starts at 9.30am.  Course starts are 10.00am.  The course finishes at 5.30pm.  There are breaks at several points in the day.  The lunch break lasts 30-45 minutes and these are valuable opportunities to speak with the Mentors and ask questions.  We cannot provide lunch or refreshments as these are not allowed at the venues, so please bring your own packed lunch with you.  

Please note that the final programme will be emailed out to delegates 1 week prior to the course start date and they will be available to collect on the day.


Please note that we do not post tickets because people often lose them ahead of the conference.  Please bring a copy of your order confirmation which will be emailed to you automatically once you have registered for your places online.  

You will then receive a more detailed email about exact lecture theatres, parking etc. from admin roughly 2 weeks prior to the course start date as soon as the venue has completed their final IT testing in the rooms.


If you would like some advice before you register give us a ring on the Mentor Helpline number 01530 417299.  In order to maintain the integrity and enjoyment of aspiring medics, and their parents at National Healthcare Weekends, and to improve our robust safeguarding policy, all students under the age of 18, must attend with a parent/guardian or designated responsible adult.

Register for Day 1 'Insight into Medicine Conference'

Different careers in Medicine

 Competition ratios 

Work experience

CV building

Alternative routes into Medicine

Funding your medical degree

Clearing and UCAS Extra

Summer Schools

Medical Awards, Leadership, Competition and University Scholarship Opportunities

Register for Day 2 'Medical UCAS Lecture'

The UCAS Application

The difference between PBL/Traditional and Integrated courses

Subject choices and entry requirements

Strategically Selecting Medical Schools

Personal Statements

Teacher References

 MMI and Panel Interview Preparation

 Biomedical ethics 

Clinical History Taking and Breaking Bad News: learning how to speak to patients, which is useful for work experience and the medical school interview patient scenarios 


Register for Days 1 and 2 'Weekend Family Option'

For the best experience, we strongly recommend that students and parents attend both days and acquire all of the information that they need to make a successful application to medical school.  Medic Mentor provides the most comprehensive UCAS application course that exists and it is taught by a group of experienced doctors and medical students who have successfully made it through themselves.  The knowledge gained from the course goes far beyond anything that you could read from a textbook and it is designed to equip the most eager and committed students with the knowledge and skills that they need to succeed!  We also provide ongoing mentoring beyond the course and students have found it very useful to help them make an informed career decision about becoming a doctor.

Apply for a Free Place

If you are a student who is either on a free school meals programme, or come from a family with an income of less than £25,000/year then you (and your parents) are eligible to apply for free places via the Student Diversity Fund.  This is a fund that has been set up by Medic Mentor to ensure that students from all backgrounds can have access to the same high quality information.  We are committed to widening access to medicine, and teach roughly 600 widening access students each year.

General Info


Available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.

General enquiries.


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.


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