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Medic Mentor is a national mentoring organisation for healthcare students and professionals. It was established 4 years ago by a group of doctors and medical students with the sole purpose of creating a supportive community and academic network for aspiring and current healthcare students.
As a social enterprise, Medic Mentor reinvests proceeds from events, books and summer schools back into the Student Diversity Fund (a fund set up to provide free places to students from low-income backgrounds) and scholarships for medical, dental, vet and psychology students.

We also support healthcare charities like Medic2Medic and the Medical Institute of Tamils (MIOT) with their mobile health clinic in Sri Lanka.

The Medic Mentor Mission

Medic Mentor are passionate about you reaching, not just your goals, but also your potential and by joining our Awards Programme we will help you attain at least one offer from Medical School.

We know that there are inherent morale issues within the NHS and we want to change that with a ground-up approach. We invest time instilling confidence, leadership qualities and resilience into our applying students and we know this will only grow throughout medical school and equip them for working life in the NHS (or equivalent) and beyond. Our Medic Mentor Team are passionate about creating the next generation of game changers. Our students who tomorrow, will be influential leaders, changing policy and directing national and international associations.

In essence, we have the best interests of our students and doctors at the heart of everything that we do. Medic Mentor is a social enterprise, who reinvests proceeds made from our events back into scholarships, awards, mentors and our students.

Over the years, we have supported students to achieve immeasurable success; from international collaborations and research projects to writing books that have sold thousands of copies. But our greatest achievement is seeing students flourish, to achieve and surpass their potential; to turn their weaknesses into strengths; to make them better doctors; to make them happier in their professional working lives. Overall, everything we do at Medic Mentor is to help improve students’ and doctors’ well-being through support, mentoring, opportunities, encouragement and acknowledging success. Similarly, every doctor who is part of Medic Mentor is a role model for the next generation of doctors.

We exhibit the highest professional values and raise awareness of the General Medical Council duties of a doctor throughout all of our activities. We highlight the doctors who are doing this successfully to instil this mindset and professional standards in our doctors of tomorrow. This will therefore raise standards of care for patients and increase doctors’ satisfaction working in the NHS.

With MedSoc UK you will benefit from a unique and tailor made personal and professional development programme designed for aspiring medics, vets and dentists. Benefits include:

  1. Access to world-class mentors.
  2. Providing the application knowledge and skills development required for a successful application to a UK institute.
  3. Access to a national leadership development programme.
  4. Personal statement guidance as part of our summer school programme.
  5. Opportunities to develop your leadership, presentation and organisational skills by partaking in Medic Mentor events.
  6. Opportunities to develop your written communication skills by writing for the Mentor Magazine.
  7. Learn and apply the skills needed to perform at medical interviews, including ethics and problem-based learning cases, as part of our monthly study guide series.
  8. Essay competitions and prizes.
  9. Gaining credit for all the work that you do and your involvement with Medic Mentor, towards your application to medical school, through the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
  10. Attend a graduation awards ceremony once you have attained the Gold award and received at least one offer from medical school.
  11. Become part of our hall of fame of past successful students who have graduated from the Medical Awards Programme.

Once you have graduated from the Medical Awards Programme, you will then have the opportunity to become a Medical Student Scholar with access to £12,000 of grant funding throughout your time at university.

Mentoring

Medic Mentor’s main focus is on making a change in the medical world through the use of effective mentoring. Our mentoring initiatives have already proven to boost morale amongst healthcare professionals, better prepare university students with their personal professional development and enhance an applying student’s knowledge of the career that they are wishing to pursue, so that universities are recruiting more informed and insightful applicants.

This is achieved with structured mentoring initiatives, such as the scholarship programme, and online resources such as the weekly webinars. Medic Mentor also eliminates inequalities by giving all applying students direct access to healthcare professionals, and university students and healthcare professionals a chance to develop themselves, by receiving high quality mentoring, as well as an opportunity to be mentors themselves.

We know 6000 reasons to join Medic Mentor! Are you one of them?

How big is Medic mentor?

Since its creation, we have grown into the UK’s largest medical organisation for aspiring healthcare students and provide mentoring for students from application to graduation. Our network includes secondary school students, parents, teachers, university students, a variety of healthcare professionals, royal colleges, hospital work experience programmes and medical schools.

We now have over 2000 registered Medic Mentors across the UK teaching and mentoring nearly 6000 applying students each year. We work with over 800 UK secondary schools and colleges, and have recently started establishing a school societies network where we help school students set up their own medical society, which is mentored by a Regional Mentor (doctor or medical student), for free.

Join our thriving community by registering for a free online account, subscribe to the national magazine, or get involved in organising and participating in our nationwide events! Just click on the Get Involved tab at the top of the page to find out more!

How are we different?

Unlike other organisations, we cover a broader range of healthcare specialities, provide direct access to doctors and other healthcare professionals, and we mentor students throughout their UCAS applications and university degrees. We also have a ‘pay it forward’ attitude, and most of our applying students become Medic Mentors themselves.

In fact, over 80% of our Residential Summer School students received at least 1 medical school offer last year! It is vitally important that our organisation only run events or educational initiatives that truly make a difference to a student’s application, or future career, because we want our organisation to grow, and we want to retain the most talented individuals and future game changers and leaders!

Ready to join the Medic Mentor family?