Medic Mentor Parent Reviews
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We understand that you may have concerns about your child’s aspirations to become a doctor. It is natural to worry about the competition, the complexities of the application process, and the potential impact on their mental health and wellbeing. However, we want to assure you that your child is not alone in their journey, and there are many that you can support them along the way.
It takes a lot of courage and determination to pursue a career in medicine, and your child should be commended for their ambition. While the competition may be fierce, it is important to remember that success is not just about getting into medical school, but also about building a foundation of knowledge and skills that will serve them well throughout their career.
As for the application process, Medic Mentor is an all-in-one solution to help guide your child through the process, including doctors and medical student mentors, CV opportunities, and UCAS preparation courses. Encourage your child to seek out these resources and to take the necessary steps to ensure their application is as strong as possible.
Finally, it is important to prioritise mental health and wellbeing throughout this journey. Encourage your child to take breaks, seek support when needed, and engage in self-care practices that promote balance and relaxation. With determination, hard work, and a supportive community, your child can achieve their dreams and make a positive impact in the world of medicine.
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Parent Advisory Group
Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s aspirations, especially when it comes to pursuing a career in medicine. Joining Medic Mentor’s Parent Advisory Group provides an opportunity for parents to share their insights, experiences, and concerns with other parents and the Medic Mentor team.
By joining the Parent Advisory Group, parents can collaborate with Medic Mentor to develop the best resources for students who want to become doctors and get into medicine. This includes offering feedback on existing resources and suggesting new initiatives that can better support students in their journey to medical school.
Additionally, being part of the Parent Advisory Group allows parents to stay informed about the latest trends and challenges in medical education. Through workshops, events, and other resources, parents can develop a deeper understanding of the medical school application process, the demands of medical school, and the impact it can have on their child’s mental health and wellbeing.
Ultimately, by joining the Parent Advisory Group, parents can play an active role in shaping the future of medical education and supporting their child’s aspirations to become a doctor. Together with Medic Mentor, parents can ensure that their child has access to the best resources and support throughout their journey to medical school and beyond.
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Get Answers Common Questions from Parents
Pursuing a career in medicine can be a daunting process, but with the right guidance and support, it can also be an incredibly rewarding one. As a parent, you play a critical role in supporting your child’s aspirations and providing them with the resources and encouragement they need to succeed. That’s why we’ve put together this resource, to help answer some of the most frequently asked questions from parents about how to support their child in their journey to becoming a doctor. Whether you’re wondering about the application process, the demands of medical school, or how to prioritise mental health and wellbeing, we’re here to provide you with the information and guidance you need to support your child’s dreams.
Medic Mentor is Trusted by Doctors
As a non-profit organisation, we invest all profits back into developing more wellbeing and mentoring support to widen access to medical school. Over the last decade we have helped students become happy and successful doctors, who return as volunteer Doctor Mentors and work closely with our team of experienced Chief Mentors. Chief Mentors are doctors with extensive admissions experience, having helped thousands of students obtain medical school places over the years. We nurture a culture of mentoring and giving back, protecting and enhancing the future of our profession.
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Medic Mentor is here to remove your
UCAS APPLICATION STRESS!
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. If you are feeling stressed about your application, we are here to provide a helping hand along the entire journey. You can always pick up the phone and speak to a mentor or drop us a message through the contact form and we will be more than happy to help.
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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Medic Mentor Student Wellbeing
At Medic Mentor, we take student wellbeing very seriously and it is at the heart of everything we do. We understand that the journey to becoming a doctor can be challenging and stressful, and we believe that supporting the wellbeing and mental health of our students is crucial for their academic success and overall life satisfaction. Our programs and resources are designed to promote a healthy and balanced lifestyle, including guidance on managing stress, developing healthy habits, and maintaining a positive mindset. We also provide a safe and inclusive community where students can connect with peers, mentors, and professionals who share their interests and passions.
Our doctors are trained to support students’ mental health and wellbeing, providing a listening ear and guidance when needed. We believe that prioritising student wellbeing not only benefits the individual, but also contributes to a more compassionate and resilient medical profession. At Medic Mentor, we are committed to creating a culture of wellbeing and supporting the mental health of our students throughout their educational journey.
we teach students how to become Incredible doctors
At Medic Mentor, we are committed to promoting the wellbeing and mental health of our students, recognising that these factors are critical to their academic success and overall life satisfaction. We strive to foster a culture of compassion, resilience, and self-care, where students can thrive and reach their full potential.
Our ultimate goal is to help students gain admission to medical school and become the next generation of compassionate and skilled doctors who are committed to making a positive impact on the world. We believe that by investing in the future of medical education, we can help to create a brighter and healthier future for all.
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We take mentoring very seriously and when it is delivered effectively, the results are extraordinary. Medic Mentor has established fantastic programmes that provide a variety of mentoring platforms from face-to-face, online and long-distance. This ensures that students are connected to realistic and motivational mentors in the way that they feel most comfortable.
Confidence is essential for creating a great impression at medical school interviews. It is essential throughout medical school and when applying for your academic and foundation job interviews too. The Medicine Leadership Programmes are unique opportunities to build on confidence throughout the year by giving you access to confident mentors to network with.
Continuous skills development is a compulsory requirement for all doctors and medical students as outlined by the General Medical Council. We encourage this by co-ordinating over 42 conferences throughout the year and study guides to assist students in staying up-to-date with their medical wider-reading for medical school. We do not expect students to attend all 42 conferences, but we aim to provide as much flexibility of dates as possible and with most of these being virtual, make them as accessible as possible too.
We encourage all of our applying and current students to make informed career decisions. Each programme has had excellent results, for example our Summer School for applicants and Scholarship Programme for medical students have the highest success rates compared with similar initiatives run by other organisations.
The quality of our teaching resources are unparalleled because they have been created by a range of experienced doctors and successful applicants.
It is essential that during this challenging journey of becoming a doctor, you also prioritise your own well-being. We have a designated Well-being Officer and a process that we have established to ensure that we are able to help struggling students through their applications and degrees.
We also make all of our teaching programmes as fun as possible, because we know that if you are enjoying yourself you are more likely to be successful in your work. Don’t be surprised if you make life-long friends along the way!
Applying to medical school is a family effort! Medic Mentor are here for the parents as much as the students. Students who work with their parents on this journey as a team have a much greater chance of getting into medical school. This support does not vanish once you arrive at medical school either! Parents provide an invaluable support network throughout your medical career.
Therefore, if the whole family is informed, you are going to make better decisions together, which is why Medic Mentor has created a range of resources for parents to access too.
Secondary schools and medical schools play a very important role in teaching and training you to become excellent doctors in the future. However, as assessors, they are also intimidating by nature. Medic Mentor supports Teachers, Careers and Guidance Advisors in a variety of ways:
- Providing training and resources: Medic Mentor offers training and resources to teachers and academic institutions on how to support their students who are interested in pursuing a career in medicine. This includes guidance on the medical school application process, interviews, and admissions exams, as well as information on relevant academic and extracurricular activities that can help students stand out.
- Partnership opportunities: Medic Mentor works with academic institutions and teachers to develop partnerships that promote access to medical education and provide opportunities for students to engage with the medical community. This includes organizing events, workshops, and mentorship programs that bring students and medical professionals together.
- Professional development: Medic Mentor offers professional development opportunities for teachers to enhance their knowledge and skills in supporting students interested in pursuing medicine. This includes access to resources and training on best practices in mentorship, career guidance, and supporting the wellbeing of students.
- Recognition and support: Medic Mentor recognises and celebrates the contributions of teachers in supporting students interested in pursuing medicine. We offer awards and recognition programs that highlight the achievements of outstanding teachers and provide support to help them continue to inspire and motivate their students.
- Teacher Wellbeing: Medic Mentor understands the immense pressure placed on teachers to help students get into their desired careers. This can be extremely challenging when the careers that are chosen are also highly competitive, like medicine. Alongside our application resources to help take some of the pressure off your shoulders, we have also designed some valuable wellbeing initiatives. Teachers are are incredible mentors and you also deserve access to valuable mentoring and up-skilling opportunities.
Medic Mentor recognises the important role that academic institutions and teachers play in shaping the future of medicine. By supporting and collaborating with these individuals and organisations, we can help to create a brighter and more inclusive future for medical education.
As a non-profit social enterprise, Medic Mentor reinvest all of the proceeds raised from our programmes back into support our students applying for medicine. We do this primarily in 3 ways:
- We run the UK’s largest medical students scholarship programme. These are academic awards worth up to £12,000 across an individual’s 6 year medical degree. In addition to the financial help provided through these awards, our medical students receive additional wellbeing and mentoring support throughout medical school, so that they can make the most of the experience and ensure that they are well prepared for working as a doctor. These are merit-based awards made to applying students at the end of their school years (during the summer when they receive their final results). Students are selected on how pro-active they have been as Medic Mentor students.
- We run the largest widening access programmes for aspiring medical students in the country. We teach 50,000 students between 10-13/S3-S6/NI 11-14 year groups. Our criteria to include students in most of our programmes is to expand our reach to everyone. Therefore we do not differentiate between student backgrounds, schools that they attend, or whether they are UK residents. We aim to be as inclusive as possible.
- We invest heavily in our widening access students to enrol onto Medic Mentor programmes for extra mentoring that involves an extra cost. Where there are costs associated with additional mentoring, we ensure that a number of places are reserved for students from low-income backgrounds. This diversifies our future doctor cohort to promote the recruitment of doctors that are reflective of our diverse patient population.