Presentation Scholarships

Applications are now open for 44 presenter scholarships!

Please note that the deadline for veterinary students only has been extended until 5pm 11th October. New audition for shortlisting will be held at the same London venue on the 14th October. Please note that vet shortlisted candidates must be aware that if they are selected, they will be expected to attend the mandatory training session for vets the following day.

Deadline 5pm 18th August 2017

We are looking for students interested in developing their presentation skills with the support of experienced mentors as part of a scholarship programme for the academic year 2017/8.

Medic mentor are now accepting applications from current students for presenter scholarships 2017/8. All successful applicants with be enrolled onto the presenter development programme where they will learn about presentation skills, have the opportunity to present at a large conference, and then receive feedback on their performance. This cycle will happen three times a year, culminating in a Presenter MedEx showcasing your skills. Presenter scholars will be responsible for coordinating and delivering Medic Mentor National Weekends throughout the year to prospective students. We hold National Weekends for medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and psychology and events are held in London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Nottingham, Stirling and Lancaster. Click here to learn more about National Weekend.

The Presenter Development Programme (PDP)

The presenter development programme (PDP) is coordinated by a team of senior presenters and supervised by the Director of Education. Presenter scholars will receive training from our experienced senior presenters with small-group feedback on their National Weekend performance.

(Presenter Training)

(Present at Conference)

(1-2-1 Feedback)

At the conclusion of the PDP, all presenters will participate in the Presenter MedEx where they will be given the opportunity to present on an area of their choice in front of friends, family and other presenter scholars. (Think TED talks style!)

As well as gaining presenter experience via the Presenter Development Programme, successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship with a value of £500. They will receive certificates for their role, involvement in national weekend and attendance at pop ups. They will also receive a written reference from the Director of Education on completion of the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria

• Currently studying medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or psychology (including year 13 offer holders due to start University in September 2017).
• Able to commit to audition, training and national weekend dates.

• Please note that scholars will not be selected based on their year of study or academic ability, but their willingness to learn and improve vital presentation skills that will ultimately make them excellent future doctors.

Person Specification


• Communication skills
• Ability to work within a team
• Reliable
• Registered on the Medic Mentor website
• A desire to help prospective students


• Previous presenting experience
• Previous teaching experience
• Prior involvement with Medic Mentor
• Previous conference experience

The Application Process

Students interested in applying to become a presenter scholar must complete the appropriate application form by the deadline 5pm on August 18th 2017.

Applications will then be shortlisted for auditions. Successful candidates at this stage will be notified by Sunday 27th August 2017. Auditions will then take place on Saturday and Sunday September 16th and 17th. Applicants will be invited to attend on Saturday or Sunday and will deliver a presentation on either “A day in the life of a medical student” or “my journey into medicine.” Presentations will be delivered in front of a panel and scored accordingly. Successful candidates will be notified by Monday September 25th 2017.

Important Dates

Application deadline:- 5pm August 18th 2017.
Presenter auditions- September 16th and 17th 2017.

General Induction (all presenters):- Saturday October 7th 9am-6pm

Presenter training 1
Psychology:- Sunday October 8th 2017 9am-6pm
Veterinary medicine:- Sunday October 15th 9am-6pm
Dentistry:- Saturday October 21st 9am-6pm
Medicine:- Sunday October 22nd 9am-6pm

Presenter National Weekend Briefing (all presenters):- Sunday October 29th 2017 9am-6pm

National Weekend Scotland (all presenters):-
Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th November 2017
Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th March 2018
Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th June 2018

National Weekend England (all presenters):-
Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th November 2017.
Saturday and Sunday 24th and 25th March 2018.
Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th July 2018.

Presenter training 2
All presenters:-Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th February 2018.

Presenter training 3
All presenters:- Saturday and Sunday 23rd and 24th June 2018.

Presenter MedEX
All presenters:- Saturday 21st July 2018.

Scholarship Commitment

A lot of time, planning and enthusiasm goes into organising these brilliant training and feedback events for the presenter scholars. Therefore, we expect scholars to attend and we will be looking for students who are keen to improve their skills and make the most of these valuable and unique opportunities.

• By submitting an application, you are declaring your availability for the dates outlined above.
• Non-attendance at more than 1 event throughout the year will trigger a scholarship review with the Director of Education. Non-attendance at more than 2 events will result in withdrawal of the scholarship.
• Medic mentor reserve the right to alter details of the scholarship and development programme as necessary.
• For national weekend events presenters will be allocated venues in accordance to need, taking into account distance from venue and travel times. Where possible presenters will work with the same team at the same venue for each event.
• Scholars will receive payments totalling £500 throughout the year as per schedule issued by accounts.
• Any travel or accommodation expenses will be the responsibility of the scholar.
• As a trainee professional, we expect our scholars to behave in a professional manner at all times whilst representing medic mentor.


Unfortunately, not, attendance at the training dates is compulsory. However, there are other opportunities for you get involved in Medic Mentor and national weekend events. Create a free online account at, check out the regional mentor roles and look out for the ‘upcoming opportunities” emails sent by the communications team.

Yes, all students will need a successful audition to join the presenter development programme and receive the scholarship.

The presenter development programme and scholarships are designed for our student members. However, there are many opportunities available for our doctors, dentists, vets and psychologists, create an online account at and check out the medi and regional mentor roles and look out for the ‘upcoming opportunities” emails sent by the communications team.

There are 44 presenter scholarships available in total for 2017/8.
15 for medical students
15 for dentistry students
12 for veterinary students
2 for psychology students

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