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Become A Mentee Now!             

Sign up now to join our mentoring initiative focusing on providing aspiring medics across the UK with the help and advice they need to get into medical school.

"My mentor has been extremely helpful and has sent me multiple things for my to look at and apply for. She really listens to me and gives me the best advice."
 
- Devine, Year 12 Student, Mentee
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Overview

Our mentoring initiative focuses on providing aspiring medics aged 16-19 across the UK with a mentor who can guide you through the medical school application process, for FREE!

 

The mentor will be a current medical student at your local medical school or a local doctor, and they will be able to guide you throughout all stages of your application process, from prepping for entrance tests, to mock interviews!


 

Applying to become a Mentee

Timeline of application:

  1. Apply

  2. Submit parent permission slip (if eligible, receive this within three weeks)

  3. Matching process - timing varies, aim is to happen within 3 weeks from permission slip

  4. First meeting (depends on how quickly you are matched)

  5. Meet at least once every half term

  6. Up until mentee drops out/get In2MedSchool

Eligibility:

To become a mentee on our programme, you must meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a current Year 12 (England/Wales), S5 (Scotland) or Year 13 (Northern Ireland) student.

    • If you are in a later year of your education, you can only apply if you are taking a gap year before applying to medical school.

    • If you are not in school/college, you cannot join the mentorship programme.

  • Studying at a public/state school (not private, independent or grammar school*)

  • Considering an application to Medicine

  • Meet at least one of the following Widening Participation criteria:

    • 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

*Currently, we are not accepting students from Grammar or Independent (Private) schools however, students from these schools can still sign up to our events and newsletter.

** For 2021/22 only, students from grammar schools in Northern Ireland are able to apply if they meet other widening participation criteria. This does not apply for the rest of the UK and will be reviewed by the In2MedSchool team over the summer term for future academic years.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with your mentor regularly, facilitating the scheduling of at least one virtual meeting per half term;

  • Respond to e-mails promptly and politely;

  • Inform in advance (24h) if unable to attend a meeting with your mentor or one of our events.

Benefits:

  • Get 1-to-1 support, reassurance and motivation;

  • Learn from your mentor’s experience with applying to medical school;

  • Hear what life is like in medical school and working within the healthcare environment;

  • Get direction and advice about where to look for information regarding medical school;

  • Get support in writing your personal statement and preparing for interviews.

 
 
 
 
 

Become A Mentee Now!             

Sign up now to join our mentoring initiative focusing on providing aspiring medics across the UK with the help and advice they need to get into medical school.