Silver Award: Skills

The aim of the Silver award is to develop your skills towards becoming an excellent doctor, dentist or vet. This includes leadership, presentation skills, written communication, team-work and organisational skills.  Completing each category will also boost your confidence!

Silver Categories

Attend 2 medical conferences or lectures

Develop a medically related skill e.g. first aid

Evidence of medical leadership or medical expedition

Complete 6 study guides or 2 medical e-learning courses or lead your school’s medical society

10 hours of medical wider reading

3 written reflections of experiences gained and skills developed

1 week of work experience or 2 weeks of volunteering

Deliver at least 1 presentation or attend a presentation development course

Complete one team project within or outside of school

Organise an event, fundraiser or educational project.

At the silver level, 90 points will attain a pass, 110 points will attain a merit and 130 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 is 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.

Approved Activities

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.

Approved Activities


Attend 2 medical conferences or lectures

National Healthcare Weekend 2-day 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.

Develop a medically related skill

Developing a skill that is directly related to your chosen profession will make you a more competitive candidate and enhance your insight.  Medic Mentor Wild provides Basic Life Support (First Aid Qualifications) teaching and interactive patient simulations.

Evidence of medical leadership or medical expedition

Leadership skills are essential for future doctors, dentists and vets.  You can choose to apply to the School Ambassador Leadership Programme or develop leadership skills through a medical expedition using Medic Mentor Wild.

Complete 6 study guides or 2 medical e-learning courses or lead 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) with Medic Mentor

General Info


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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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