The Medic Mentor Summer School is the single most important resource for applicants getting into medical school because it addresses the most important components of the entire application process for medicine. The Medic Mentor Summer Schools are a 6-day residential programme at the University of Stirling (in Scotland) or East London Docklands (in central London), with a success rate of getting over 80% of students into medical school.
It is unique because it is the only comprehensive UCAS application-focused course, with the highest success rate. It is ideal for motivated students, who are aiming for top grades and have some work experience or extra-curricular activities that they can base their application on. We are also experts on alternative routes into medicine and have assisted students in obtaining places on access, foundation and transfer courses where grades have been a limiting factor.
The UCAS application itself is made up of several elements: the medical personal statement, entrance exams (UCAT & BMAT), medical interviews, references and ‘wider-reading’. The Medic Mentor Summer School will prepare you in each of these components. You will also get invaluable follow up mentoring throughout year 13 and S6, from your own personal mentor. Our goal is to get you into medical school.
This will boost your CVs and ensures that you improve in confidence, knowledge and skills through increased contact time with a variety of doctors and medical students before and after the Summer School. It is optional, and you can read more about it here. The Summer School can also be used for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
COVID-19 Notice: Summer Schools are still running in person this year. The Universities are open over the summer and the entrance exams are also going ahead. Due to small group sizes anyway, we are unlikely to be affected once we come out of lockdown (hopefully in the next month) but will be implementing social distancing measures if still required e.g. masks, hand gel, spread across more teaching rooms etc. We know how important the support is to students, especially this year with school closures and all the uncertainty, therefore, we will take as many precautions as needed to ensure that it is run as safely and effectively as possible.
Waiting lists: If your desired Summer School week is full, please email Lisa email@example.com to be added to the waiting list. Good luck everyone!
28th June – 4th July Scotland (FULL)
5th – 11th July Scotland (FULL)
26th July – 1st August London (FULL)
2nd – 8th August London (FULL)
and 9th – 15th August London (FULL)
27th June – 3rd July Scotland (5 spaces)
25th July – 31st July London (5 spaces)
1st – 7th August London (12 spaces)
and 8th – 14th August London (15 spaces)
26th June – 2nd July Scotland
24th – 30th July London
31st July – 6th August London
and 7th – 13th August London
For registration information, costs and instalment plans please click on the links below. Please note that we do provide 0% interest options to spread the cost and there are no credit checks involved. The cost of Summer School includes food, accommodation, teaching, books, BMAT & UCAT question banks, VAT and all of your ongoing mentoring.
Any remaining funds are reinvested into our Medical Student Scholarship Fund. Many of our Summer School students go on to become Medic Mentor Scholarship students, where they are awarded up to £2000/year and receive continuous mentoring throughout medical school until they graduate. This is in keeping with our strong ‘pay-it-forward’ philosophy. Ultimately, getting into medical school is invaluable and our doctors will be there every step of the way to support you!
On Saturday afternoon, each student spends 1 hour with their Mentor identifying which 4 medical schools are most likely to give them offers based on individual university weightings and the student’s personal profile. This is about striking a balance between the students own preference of courses and strategically selecting medical schools that are most likely to call them for interview and make them offers. This is a commonly missed but crucial step to get you into medical school. We welcome and recommend that parents also join these sessions.
You will get to attend lectures and small group workshops covering medical ethics, NHS structure, clinical governance, important discoveries and figures in medicine and surgery, current affairs and significant medical organisations such as the BMA, GMC etc. This is vitally important because you will be tested on these subjects at interview and you will need to include this information in your personal statement.
You will receive 1-2-1 tutoring from several doctors and medical students to help you write your personal statement to get into medical school. This ensures that you include the most relevant experiences and achievements to produce the best personal statement that you can. Most students leave the summer school with a finished personal statement. You can also have as many reviews as you need following the summer school.
The final day of personal statement tutoring involves going through multiple edits to get the personal statement into the 4000 character limit. This is often the most challenging part because you will need to decide what to keep and what to cut out. This is where our Mentors become invaluable, because they can ensure that you retain the most relevant experiences that admissions tutors will be looking for and keep it medically relevant.
A full day of teaching on the UCAT entrance exam by the leading provider of UCAT resources in the UK. Students will also be provided with online question banks, access to follow up and mentoring to support their revision over the summer holidays. Students who register early can access these banks prior to the Summer School.
This is an optional day spent on the BMAT entrance exam for candidates who have decided to take it. Students will receive teaching from the leading provider of BMAT resources and BMAT question banks. Those who are not planning to sit the BMAT can opt for additional interview preparation in the form of lectures, workshops and mock interviews.
On Saturday morning, students receive a lecture on interview theory and techniques, followed by mock MMI (multiple mini-interviews) and panel interviews. All students receive personal feedback and mark schemes to take home. All students can access skype interview practice from doctors following the summer school as often as needed to get you into medical school.