WHO WE ARE:
In2MedSchool is a widening participation initiative which consists of over 2,500 medical student and doctor volunteers from across the UK wanting to give back to their communities. The initiative aims to support students from widening participation backgrounds with their journey into university, with a focus on medical school applications. Alongside mentoring, we run various webinars and provide a variety of resources to support our Mentees.
Our Central Team focuses on the smooth delivery of the programme, and is underpinned by the wonderful work of our one-to-one Mentors. Learn more about the structure and individual members of Our Team on National and Regional levels, including Trustees, Board of Directors, Officers and Regional Heads.
Learn about the programme and How the Project Began.
This is an initiative that can run for 2 years* (beginning of Year 12/S5 until exams in Year 13/S6) *current year 13/S6 students are also eligible.
The expectation is to have virtual meetings (1 per half term at minimum) throughout the duration of the programme.
The initiative is completely free for students and schools. No costs will ever be incurred.
PURPOSE OF THIS PROGRAMME:
Allow students to have a personal Mentor to encourage them in their studies towards becoming a medical student and/or recognising what pathway is suitable for them
Support with BMAT and UCAT examinations
Support with personal statement, work experience and interview preparation
Our ultimate goal is to help young students with a passion for Medicine get into Medical School - creating a legacy of medical students, and to support students who decide to pursue non-Medicine pathways to make informed decisions about their university journey
Student must fulfil at least one of the following*:
Neither parent has attended university
Recipient of free school meals
Have been in care
Are a young carer
Estranged from both parents or guardians
Have a disability
Are a forced migrant
Are Black African or Black Caribbean
Attended a non-selective state school for GCSE/A-level or SQA Highers/Advanced Higher
Do not have a parent in a skilled profession
Live in a neighbourhood with low progression to higher education (Please check POLAR/Acorn data)
Speak English as a second language
*At the moment, In2MedSchool mentoring focusses on supporting Mentees from disadvantaged backgrounds who match our selection criteria. Unfortunately if you attend a grammar or private school, we are unable to offer you 1-1 mentoring however, you can still sign up to join - we will add you to our mailing list, and you will be able to sign up and attend our free events if you wish!
Winner of the Most Sustainable Project award at the National Widening Participation Conference 2020.
The award recognises "a project that is well planned and has the potential to be effective in the long term" acknowledging that "the project is resourceful and appropriate for the current working environment".
The conference was organised by the Medical Schools Council (MSC) and supported by members of the National Medical Schools WP Forum.