We are very excited to have you join the Medic Mentor family and hope that you have an enjoyable, informative, and interesting week with us. This is our preparation guide outlining what you can do ahead of the summer school to make the most out of the opportunity.
Please use this checklist as a general guide as to what documents you need to complete and return to our admin team, and what you need to bring in preparation for the residential with us.
To ensure we have all the information required before starting Summer School please carefully read and complete these four tasks.
If you have any questions or require any assistance please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are required to complete the following questionnaire, in order to alert Medic Mentor of any conditions that may require additional support or awareness, during your residential course. All information will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with GDPR guidelines. Please be aware that you may be contacted by a Medic Mentor member of staff prior to your residential course, in order to clarify any additional learning and support needs that you may have.
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We know that some of you may have already completed draft personal statements as part of school requirements however please complete this preparation (using your draft if you wish) since it is excellent practice for you and will give you a head start during the personal statement tutoring sessions. Sending us your personal statement preparation allows us to pass this information on to your mentor so that they can learn a little about you and prepare themselves for how they can help you turn this into a masterpiece!
Please complete and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete our online Student Profile form as accurately as you can so that we can match you with the most suited mentors.
Upon arrival, you will be allocated your personal mentor who will support you throughout the week. There is also a Safeguarding Team who will be on campus to coordinate, teach and help with the running of the summer school. These students and professionals are here to help you in any way they can so please do feel free to ask questions and learn as much as you can from them.
Here you’ll find all the details you will need ahead of your Summer School.
We recommend you read all the details carefully to familiarise yourself and take note of our COVID 19 policy
Sunday – there will be a staggered arrival this year to ensure social distancing. You will be emailed an exact arrival time slot between 5pm and 6pm. Sunday will involve settling in, making friends, a general introduction to the week and a chance to meet your group and the Mentors. We will be providing dinner.
Monday – interactive activities, interspersed with lectures on current affairs, ethics, research, NHS structure and other wider reading topics.
Tuesday and Wednesday are your dedicated personal statement tutoring days.
Thursday is a full day of UCAT teaching
Friday is a full day of BMAT teaching. So for students who do not want to do BMAT, you can have extra time on interviews or personal statements that need polishing off.
Saturday morning are your formal mock interviews
Saturday afternoon are when you will be undertaking UCAS consultations to decide which unis to apply to.
This is an opportunity to sit down with your parents and mentor to discuss their progress throughout the week. Similar to a parents evening, we provide a platform for students and parents to talk about their experiences and the next steps after summer school. Parents receive direct feedback from both your child and their mentor regarding what they feel they have excelled in and what needs some more work. We also discuss university options and their entry requirements. This is the chance to ask any other questions about the week, the entire application process or about university and careers. We find that students tend to have a fantastic rapport with their mentors (and other students!) so you will get to observe this during this consultation. Please note that it is not compulsory for parents to attend, but we find that some parents want to be involved in this discussion, which is fantastic!
The UCAS Consultations will take place on Saturday between 14:00 and 17:00. Your appointment will last 30 minutes. You will receive a phone call from our administration team during the week in order to book an appointment time for your meeting. If parents cannot attend in person but would like to be involved, we can do this over speaker phone. It is imperative to be on time for the time slot you have confirmed with our admin team, as students leaving summer school will be staggered to ensure social distancing parameters are met in accordance with government guidelines.
Please email email@example.com to book a consultation time slot.
An email detailing the venue address, times and how to get there will be sent 2 weeks prior to attending summer school so you can plan your travel arrangements accordingly.
Please remember that it is your responsibilty to get to the Summer School on time. We will be providing a letter to all summer school attendees explaining that you are attending the Summer School in case you are stopped for checks in light of COVID-19. If this is the case, please present this letter as evidence for the reason of your journey and you should not experience any issues preventing your travel.
The summer school team are here to help you with any questions and concerns you may have, we realise that this may be your first time away from home for an extended period – so please feel free to ask us anything you want to know or if you are particularly worried about anything.
Our emergency contact number is 07312465577
Please ensure that you can read and understood Medic Mentor’s Safeguarding Policy here
In light of the governments’ advice regarding the current situation with COVID-19 we wanted to assure you that we are taking measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff and wider community. As such, there will always be (at least) one doctor on campus and also a safeguarding and Covid-19 support officer. The safeguarding officer remains with the students at all times and is solely responsible for their emotional and mental well-being should they ever feel stressed or upset.
If you feel unwell prior to attending or whilst attending Summer School with any of the following symptoms, please inform us immediately.
You must not attend the summer school if you have been unwell 14 days prior to the start date of your summer school. If you become unwell, don’t worry – we can quickly adapt and swap you onto a virtual week if needed. We will do everything that we can to ensure that you are well-supported for your application.
Our COVID-19 safety officer for the duration of Summer School will be Scarlett Mellor. Scarlett’s role will focus on ensuring all safety measures are met during your students stay.
Please familiarise yourself with our Covid-19 policy at Summer School 2020
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus. We aim to employ social distancing measures for the duration of your stay.
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Medic Mentor supports each of their students beyond Summer School. We truly want to see you maximise on what you have learned with us at Summer School to springboard you onto the next challenge to reach your goals.
You will have your mentor’s email address for continued support after the summer school. You will also be able to schedule appointments with the Chief Mentors as and when you want to discuss something.
We will be checking your uni choices again in September via a form that will be sent out.
We need you to email us your UCAT score to firstname.lastname@example.org when you receive it. We also need you to keep us updated on when you get your interviews so that we can schedule some further Skype interview practice with a Chief Mentor.
We strongly encourage you to attend the 2 mock interview practice days in London, Birmingham and Stirling in November and December. Again, we will notify you of these via email so please keep a very close eye on all of your email correspondence with us.
Follow-up is a 2 way street, and we cannot support you if we don’t know what has happened. It is your responsibility to keep in touch with us about your application, via email, phone or even the Summer School WhatsApp Groups (which you can join at the summer school). If anything goes wrong, please make it a priority to contact us. In most cases, it is not as bad as it seems, and we will be able to support you and provide you with options.