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The School Ambassadors Council

We are giving motivated and exceptional students the opportunity to join Medic Mentor’s School Ambassadors Council. These councils will give Medic Mentor students a chance to engage further with the organisation, create initiatives that will be of benefit to their colleagues, and demonstrate excellent leadership skills in preparation for joining as future mentors and scholars! The discussions at council meetings will encourage the Widening Participation team at Medic Mentor to develop projects which are most likely to have the greatest impact on students nationally.

What is the purpose of the School Ambassadors Council?

The 9 objectives of the council are:
1. to ensure that each school is given a voice and has fair representation alongside other schools on a national level,
2. to give Medic Mentees (students) an opportunity to change and influence new projects and initiatives for the benefit of others,
3. to give students a platform to innovate, lead and make a difference to others in the medical world,
4. to provide excellent networking contacts for Student Ambassadors to support projects that they themselves might be undertaking at school,
5. to provide students with encouragement, motivation, confidence and mentoring on their application journeys,
6. to instil values such as honesty, integrity, respect for colleagues and the importance of helping others,
7. to provide a professional context for their studies, which will ultimately make them more informed and knowledgeable students,
8. to assist students in developing their personal professional and transferrable skills,
9. to give Mentees a chance to work with enthusiastic like-minded people and create a network of friends and colleagues for the future.


School Ambassador Council: Are you Eligible?


Students from any school in the UK or overseas can participate in the school leaders council if they are in years 10 or S3 upwards at the start of the academic year (September 2018-July 2019). Gap year students are not eligible to apply for this, but should look to apply for Gaptern positions, which will provide them with tailored support. Applying students must also have an interest in pursuing a healthcare career at the time of application, and must be available to attend council meetings.

Selection Criteria

We are looking for future leaders who demonstrate enthusiasm, a passion for learning, and who want to make a difference. Selectors will be looking for students who are eager to improve their transferable skills, particularly leadership. Students must be interested in becoming doctors, dentists or vets. We will not be taking into account academic grades or year groups. We value experience, motivation and ideas above all else. There can only be a maximum of 3 School Ambassadors per school from year 10 of S3 upwards.
Please note that you must also acquire permission from your school to represent them as part of the School Ambassadors Council, on a national level.


When is the deadline?

Applications are open now. We will be reviewing and awarding positions to early applicants too, so feel free to complete your application as early as possible. You will be given a 30 minute telephone interview if you have been shortlisted from your written application. We will make offers following the interview.

When and Where are Council Meetings?

England: All council meetings for England will take place at the University of East London, Stratford Campus, Water Lane, London, E15 4LZ
There are 3 council meetings for the academic year and we expect Ambassadors to attend at least 2 out of 3 meetings. These will take place on the 20th October 2018, 2nd February 2019 and the 6th July 2019.

Scotland: All meetings for Scotland will take place at the University of Stirling, Stirling Campus, Stirling, FK9 4LA
There are 3 council meetings for the academic year and we expect Ambassadors to attend at least 2 out of 3 meetings. These will take place on the 6th October 2018, 16th February 2019 and the 8th June 2019.

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What is the Medical Leadership Programme?

The School Ambassador Programme is open to secondary school students in all years. It is the only national medical leadership programme for aspiring doctors, dentists and vets.  The programme provides students with 3 additional teaching days (1 Sunday per term) to help students develop 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 face-to-face mentoring to help you start thinking and acting like medical students in time for your interviews in Year 13 and S6.


Applying for Funded Places

There are 2 ways to enter the Medical Leadership Programme.  You can apply for a funded place as a School Ambassador, or enrol onto the Medic Mentor Residential Summer School for the maximum level of support.

Medic Mentor provide 6 funded places per school (3 for year 10-12/S3-S5 and 3 for year 13/S6).  These School Ambassador positions are awarded based on a competitive application from individual students. There is no deadline for the application, but as soon as we receive a sufficient number of high quality applications to fulfil the places at your school, applications for students at your school will close.  The online application form can be found at the link below. 






When and where are the meetings?

Scotland 16th June  

London 7th July

Birmingham 21st July

Scotland 15th September

London 22nd September

Birmingham 17th November


There are 3 locations to choose from: London, Scotland and Birmingham.  You must attend 2 out of 3 meetings or you will be withdrawn from the programme.  January 2020 dates will become available in the Summer.   



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