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    ​In2MedSchool is a widening participation initiative which consists of over 4,000 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 TrusteesBoard of DirectorsOfficers and Regional Heads.
    This is an initiative that runs for 2 years, starting during a pupil's Year 12 (England/Wales), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland). They will be matched to a dedicated volunteer mentor who will have virtual meetings (minimum 1 per half term) throughout the duration of the programme.

    The initiative is completely free for everyone involved. No costs will ever be incurred.
    *Current year 13/S6 students are also eligible
    • 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​
  • 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 or independent 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

      • Have a Gipsy, Roma or Traveller background


    *Currently, we are not accepting students from private or independent schools however, students from these schools can still sign up to our events and newsletter.


    ** For 2022/23 only, students from grammar schools are able to apply if they meet other widening participation criteria. This will be reviewed by the In2MedSchool team over the summer term for future academic years.

4,000+ Volunteers

supporting us to date.

3,000+ Students

in our mentorship programme.


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