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Medical Leadership Programme

The Medic Mentor Medical Leadership Programme is an incredible opportunity for school students who aspire to become future leaders in medicine. This programme offers a unique and exciting experience that combines hands-on practical tasks, tailored mentoring from experienced medical professionals, and exclusive access to a network of like-minded students who share the same passion for medicine. You will be given the chance to develop essential leadership skills, explore research and wider-reading topics, and gain valuable experience that will set you apart in your medical school applications. Join this programme and embark on an unforgettable journey towards your dream career in medicine!

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As an aspiring doctor, you are on the path to making a profound impact on people’s lives. However, being a doctor is not just about medical knowledge and technical skills. It is also about leadership, and the ability to inspire and motivate others. Leadership skills are essential for doctors because they help you to communicate effectively with your colleagues, build trust with your patients, and make difficult decisions in high-pressure situations. By developing your leadership skills, you can become a more effective and compassionate physician, capable of guiding and supporting your team to provide the best possible care to your patients. Remember, the road to becoming a doctor is long and challenging, but with dedication, perseverance, and strong leadership skills, you can become the kind of doctor who makes a real difference in the world.

The Medical Leadership Programme is the ultimate opportunity for aspiring doctors, to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in a supportive environment. As a participant, you will receive two teaching days each year (one in November and one in February), providing you with the tools you need to succeed in your future career. Through this programme, you will have the chance to work alongside a variety of medical professionals, gaining valuable insights and experiences that will help you stand out from your peers. The earlier you get involved, the more time you will have to hone your skills and build your confidence, so don’t hesitate to apply! We accept students from 11/S4/Northern Irish 12 year groups. With certificates and references from the Presidents of Medic Mentor, this programme is your ticket to a successful career in medicine and maybe even a scholarship to study medicine at university. Join us today and take the first step towards a bright future!

Yes, the programme is free to students who are accepted.

At Medic Mentor, we believe that investing in the future of our doctors is crucial. That’s why we’re proud to offer our Medical Leadership Programme completely free of charge to secondary school students. We understand that pursuing a career in medicine is already challenging enough, and financial barriers should never hold students back from achieving their dreams. We fund the programme ourselves because we believe that investing in the future of medicine is investing in the future of our society. By offering students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and other essential qualities, we’re helping to ensure that our future healthcare system will be led by the best and brightest minds. So if you’re an aspiring doctor, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey and take advantage of this unique opportunity to develop your skills and achieve your dreams.

As part of the Medical Leadership Programme, students can expect to cover a range of curriculum topics, including medical ethics, research skills, public speaking, team-building, critical thinking, and more. There will also be discussions of medical wider-reading topics such as current affairs, NHS structure and values, significant medical organisations and discoveries, and healthcare policy. The programme aims to provide a well-rounded educational experience that prepares students for their future careers as doctors, by not only focusing on medical knowledge but also developing key transferable skills.

Session 1:

  • Introduction to Medical Leadership and the qualities and skills needed to become an excellent doctor
  • Goal setting and time management
  • Effective communication and teamwork
  • Setting up a Medical Society within your school
  • How to network
  • Guest speaker(s) from the medical profession

Session 2:

  • Research skills and methods
  • Conducting a literature review
  • Developing an innovative education project
  • Presenting your education project to peers and mentors
  • Medical ethics and law
  • Guest speaker from the medical profession

This is a rough overview and subject to change.

Throughout the programme, students will be placed into small groups with personal mentors to work on practical tasks and participate in interactive activities alongside engaging presentations. All sessions will be virtual on Zoom, allowing for networking and collaboration with students from across the country. Each day will leave students feeling more confident and having developed a specific skill such as leadership, presentation, research and more. The knowledge combined with the amazing activities creates incredible CVs and individual growth which make students very competitive candidates for medical school applications.

School Ambassadors is the term we use to refer to the students on the Medical Leadership Programme.  These incredible students are individuals who have taken a step towards shaping the future of the medical profession. They are inspiring leaders who work passionately to empower and motivate other aspiring medics within their schools. As School Ambassadors, they play a critical role in creating awareness by providing guidance and help to other students on how to make use of the supportive network and resources at Medic Mentor.  In doing this they can encourage colleagues at schools to explore healthcare careers. Through their hard work, dedication, and passion, they inspire the next generation of medical professionals to follow in their footsteps and make a positive impact in their communities. These school ambassadors demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and serve as shining examples of what it means to be a compassionate and skilled medical professional. Their efforts in shaping the medical profession, inspiring others and growing themselves both personally and professionally, are truly remarkable and deserve recognition and praise.

You must be an existing Medic Mentor student in order to apply.  

Applications for leadership positions open twice a year and we will be making announcements across our social medical platforms, so please follow us on instagram, twitter, Facebook, TikTok and keep an eye on your emails for when leadership positions open.

To apply for a position on the Medical Leadership Programme with Medic Mentor, you must be a secondary student who wants to become a doctor. The programme is open to students from any school around the world who are in the following year groups (or international equivalents):

  • Year 11 (age 15-16 years old)
  • Year 12 (age 16-17 years old)
  • Year 13 (age 17-18 years old)

We accept students from Scotland in S4, S5 and S6 year groups.

We accept students from Norther Ireland in 12, 13 and 14 year groups.

Medic Mentor is looking for motivated and dedicated students who have a passion for medicine and a commitment to making a positive impact in the field. Previous experience in medicine or healthcare is not required, but applicants should have a strong academic record and demonstrate leadership skills, teamwork, and a desire to learn and grow.

We understand that the prospect of applying for the medical leadership programme can be daunting, especially considering the fact that we can only offer three places per school. However, we want to emphasise that this competitive aspect is not a measure of your worth or potential as a future medical leader. Rather, it simply speaks to the high level of interest in the programme and the limited number of spots available. We encourage you to view this as an opportunity to showcase your unique talents, skills, and passion for medicine. The programme is designed to support and empower students to become future leaders in healthcare, and we are committed to helping you achieve your goals. So, while the competition may be tough, we want you to know that we believe in you and your potential to make a real difference in the field of medicine. Take a chance, apply with confidence, and let your passion for medicine shine through.

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Let's Get that Medical School


Medic Mentor is an all-in-one solution to your medical school application.  We bring only the best resources for tackling every single component of your medical school application to one place.  We are here to help you work efficiently, by balancing the UCAS application process alongside your school work and extracurricular activities.  One of the best ways to save you time is to direct you to the best advice and resources so that you do not have to waste time searching for them yourselves.

We know what you are going through, as doctors and medical students who were in your position!  By combining application knowledge, extracurricular opportunities, platforms to up-skill and boost confidence, it is not a surprise that Medic Mentor students are successful.  Will it be difficult? Yes, applying to medical school is not easy.  But through Medic Mentor it will be less stressful, and even fun.  Let’s get started!

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