One of Medic Mentor’s best initiatives is the Scholarship Programme. It gives medical students the opportunity to learn from senior mentors who have excelled in their careers and time at medical school.
We want to equip you with the skillset and expertise to make the most of your time at medical school, to learn the theory of leadership, teaching, effective communication and research, and then provide you with the opportunities to put these skills into practice; learning in real-time with feedback to facilitate further professional development. This is the only scholarship programme of its kind in the UK!
The Scholar’s Academy is a suite of teaching resources, pastoral support and incredible opportunities for you to take advantage of at Medical School. All of our Scholars are automatically enrolled onto the Medical Student Awards Programme and Leadership Programme, and online courses, as a foundation. Other medical students, will also be able to access these resources, by either paying (£50 for the Awards Programme) or through a competitive application (for the Leadership Programme). However, only the following benefits are exclusively available to our Scholarship Students:
1. You will be given the opportunity to undertake educational projects that already exist, or that you can self-design.
2. You have access to an innovation fund to launch your business ideas.
3. There are a variety of opportunities to conduct medical education research as part of the research division.
4 You have access to challenging leadership opportunities such as co-ordinating national events.
4. You have continous PPD support from the central committee.
5. You have access to pastoral support through wellbeing schemes and resources like the ‘buddy-system’.
5. Finally, you will have access to personal mentoring support for your academic foundation programme applications, when you reach your final year.
Not only is all of this free, but by participating in these opportunities, you will be able to unlock scholarships worth up to £2000 per year.
The Scholar’s Academy is exclusively available to our Medical Student Scholars only.
There are two ways to become a Medic Mentor Scholar.
As an applying Student
The easiest route onto the Scholarship Programme is as an applying secondary school student. You can either be fast-tracked for a scholarship interview by the Education Directorate, based on a recommendation by the Chief Mentors, or you can complete your Gold Award for the Medical Awards Programme. Every student who completes their Gold award is invited for a scholarship interview. If you perform well at the interview, you will be offered a Medic Mentor Scholarship. There are roughly 50-70 scholarship places available for 2020 entry this year.
As a Medical Student
You must complete your Silver Award as part of the Medical Student Awards Programme to be invited to interview. Based on your performance at interview, you will be awarded a scholarship. We only have 5 scholarship places open for this each year, so the competition is fierce compared with applying for a scholarship as a secondary school student.
Upon receipt of your Silver Award Certificate, you will also be sent a scholarship application for you to complete with details of who and when to submit this to. If you are not awarded a scholarship at university, you can still complete your Gold Award for a chance to access Academic Foundation Application Support and a position on the central committee as a Vice President, when you graduate.