Students are Mentored by us every year

Schools That we work with across the UK

Teachers receiving tailored support

Comprehensive Medical UCAS support for teachers

Here at Medic Mentor, we appreciate the support and engagement from the teaching community, and students’ success in securing their MDV offers is crucial to individual student teachers’ support and guidance. This is why Medic Mentor Education has been launched as a free support service to be accessed by teachers, careers leaders and education professionals.

Free Lessons for Schools

Introducing our Lessons by Clinicians. Ranging from KS3 to KS5, our doctors, dentists and vets are working with our Education Team to produce full lessons on how the core curriculum pertains to their careers. With full lesson plans and curriculum mapping, which will help your school evidence Gatsby benchmark 4. 

A free resource which you can use to introduce your students to these amazing career paths and raise aspirations throughout your student body.

If you would like to access to these free resources please email: education@medicmentorfamily.org

JUST RELEASED

Maths with Dr Layla Thompson. 

You can find this lesson under the ‘Gatsby Resources’ Tab on

your teacher portal.

Coming soon: 

PSHE with Dr Sumathi Prasad

We have a specialist team on hand to help you and can offer the following support for teachers engaged with Medic Mentor Education;

  • A Facebook resources group for resources, enquiries and a community of like minded teachers, which also serves as a peer support group.
  • Dedicated and tailored support for your school, with a dedicated point of contact for support and guidance. This is a varied support stream, working to raise aspirations, help teachers manage realistic expectations of the UCAS process for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary aspiring students and help to improve conversion from application to offers for schools.
  • Free teacher workshops once a month with the Head of Medic Mentor Education and guest clinicians from the Medical, Dental and Veterinary professions.
  • Support with Gatsby Benchmark evidence including our brand new – Lessons by Clinicians series to complement the National Curriculum in subjects from Key Stage 3 right through to Key Stage 5.
  • Providing access to your student’s engagement and individual progress against student programmes.

 

About Medic Mentor

Medic Mentor is a non-profit national medical organisation for applying students, medical students and doctors.  We specialise in helping applying students get into medicine, and award students with merit-based scholarships to study medicine at university.  Medic Mentor is run by a UK-wide network of volunteer doctors, dentists and vets who provide UCAS support and teach students how to become successful future doctors, NHS leaders, dentists and vets.  As a social enterprise, the money that we raise goes back into running the largest medical widening access programme in the UK, and a scholarship fund that awards students up to £12,000 to study at medical, dental or vet school.

Our mentoring approach not only provides application support but there is also a huge pastoral component too. This is a stressful time for our young people, and having practising clinicians (in fact a whole group of doctors, dentists and vets) believe in them has a big impact on thier self-confidence. So by getting involved in Medic Mentor, not only can you support your students with their competitive university applications, but they will continue to receive that support during university too.  In addition, the vast array of educational programmes that are available, ensures that students (and parents) can select the level of mentoring that they need and tailor the support to them. Students are not expected to participate in everything – just the opportunities that they find interesting and that they can balance alongside their academic commitments.

GATSBY Benchmarks

Why Medic Mentor scores 8 on the Gatsby Benchmark

Accurate and specific career guidance is imperative for students to be able to make informed decisions about their future. The 8 requirements of the GATSBY Benchmark form the foundations of each of our programmes with one crucial addition: our programmes are tailored to the students’ needs.

Our careers leaders are all Doctors, Vets and Dentists with decades of admissions experience between them, and they work alongside a national network of healthcare professionals to ensure that students are adequately prepared, informed and ultimately, successful.

GATSBY Benchmark

Widening Access and Raising Aspirations in Schools

Finance should not be a barrier standing between students and their career goals. That is why Medic Mentor offers a series of funding opportunities to support aspiring students in thier applications to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

A lot of organisations either completely focus on supporting widening access students, or are private companies offering paid-for services.  This is one feature that sets Medic Mentor apart.  We believe that ALL students should have access to the same high quality information, no matter what their background.  For this reason, all of our programmes are either free for everyone, or if there is a cost associated with it, there are also free places available for widening access students.  This approach has allowed Medic Mentor to be able to fund the largest medical widening access programmes in the country.

Schools with at least 10 applicants per academic year have access to funding, to enable students to gain fully funded places to one of our “Get into Medicine” conferences.  These usually take place 42 times a year across the country.

In light of CoVID-19, our “Get into Medicine” conferences are now online, making them super accessible!  We have had fantastic feedback from students and parents and it is a great way for us to meet students from all over the UK!

If you would like to check your schools eligibility for funding with our Widening Access Officers please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where does the funding come from? Medic Mentor is a social enterprise that reinvests money to fund students through a variety of educational activities and opportunities, designed for different students at different stages.  We only charge for things that require a considerable amount of money to put on, such as in-person events or books.  We work on a system where students who can afford to pay for events then help to fund students from low-income backgrounds, who cannot afford to pay for things.  However, most of our opportunities are completely free to all.

2. What can I use the funding for? 
You can get funded places for your students to attend a Get into Medicine Conference. We also fund 6 places per school for the Medical Leadership Programme.  We also fund free places on our Summer Schools and support students during their medical degrees with a Medic Mentor Scholarship worth up to £12,000.
3. What schools are eligible?
All schools in the UK are eligible for funding, regardless of financial status, this includes state funded schools, academy trusts and independent schools.  We believe in equal opportunities for all.
4. I have no pupil premium students, does this mean we can’t apply for funding?
No, the School Fund is available for any aspiring medical, dental or veterinary student, regardless of family background.  Students that qualify for Pupil Premium or the Pupil Equity fund can apply for our Student Diversity Fund, which is a fund specifically set up to support our widening access students.
5. Can teachers and careers leaders attend the conferences? 
The Get into Medicine Conferences are largely aimed at students and parents and taught from their perspective.  We have also found that teachers find it very difficult to commit to an entire day of lectures on a weekend.  This is why the Teachers’ Workshops have been established to better  suit your needs and your schedules.  We would love to see you there!
6. Can I book a doctor, dentist or vet to visit the school’s medical society?
Our clinicians enjoy supporting students wherever they can, however, while working in full-time positions in the NHS, dental and vet practices, we cannot guarantee their availability to personally visit schools. In acknoweldgement of this, we have an entirely student-led Virtual Medical Society that we encourage students to join (for free) taking place weekly. During these meetings a variety of special guests including current healthcare professionals are interviewed to shed light on an aspect of the application process or life in their chosen career.
If you feel a “one-to-one” mentoring approach would better suit your student, we would suggest our Awards Programme. This way the student has direct access to their own mentor (doctor/dentist/vet) who they can communicate with via Slack or Zoom to help them complete all of the essential non-academic criteria (such as volunteering etc.) for their medical/vet/dental school applications.  Many teachers have fed back to us that this takes a huge amount of pressure off of them too.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES

SCHOOL FUNDING

VIRTUAL MEDICAL SOCIETY

AWARDS PROGRAMME