Teachers play an important role in the Medic Mentor Family. Teachers are often the best Medic Mentors because you provide invaluable support to our students and help them to reach their goals and fulfil their educational dreams and potential. We all know that the success of the student is a co-ordinated team effort. This is why we are committed to supporting you with a wealth of careers resources and access to our nationwide network of doctors and medical students. We are always here for you, on the phone, via email, through the dedicated Teachers’ Facebook Group and even face-to-face at our free Teachers’ Workshop. Medic Mentor acts as a bridge, connecting Doctors and Teachers. We are all in this together!
Students are Mentored by us every year
Schools That we work with across the UK
Mentors across the UK
Pound university scholarships Awarded each year
comprehensive Medical UCAS support for teachers
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.
Medic Mentor School of The Year Awards
As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting students and teachers …… We are proud to announce we are launching our annual “School of the Year” competition! Our community of schools is rapidly reaching the 2000 mark and we want to celebrate the successes of our schools and students that are engaged in the Medic Mentor Family. From each September, the Careers Team will be recording data relating to the engagement of students with Medic Mentor. At the end of each academic year, the three top engaged schools will win our coveted positions MEDIC MENTOR SCHOOL OF THE YEAR. Similar to the Awards programme, a Gold, Silver and Bronze award will be allocated. To be part of this competition, schools must submit an application via www.medicmentor.co.uk and the application process opens on 1st September each academic year. These awards come with amazing prizes, as follows;
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 thier 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.
Medic Mentor Teachers' Workshops
Medic Mentor have dedicated workshops, specific to teachers, careers advisers and education staf supporting UCAS applications. These free workshops will cover:
- every element of the student’s application process
- UCAS references for teachers
- where to look for vital sources of information
- how to respond to common questions that students and parents ask
- how to help students make an informed career decision
- how to ensure that students don’t burn out
- how to support students to become amazing future doctors, dentists and vets!
In reality, it is more than just a workshop. It is an opportunity to network with like-minded teachers from across the UK, share resources and expertise, so that you feel confident and up-to-date with all of the new changes in the medical world! We are sure that you will make invaluable contacts and friends along the way.
Previous Medic Mentor Teachers' Workshops
When you have signed up you will be able to rewatch previous workshops:
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.
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.
Join the Community
With your help we have brought together hundreds of teachers to a common careers-focussed hub. This a place where teachers with aspiring students who want to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine specifically, can come together to share useful application resources, network and ask questions. Our our chief mentors of medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine are on hand to answer your queries too. You can access this hub on Facebook.