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The Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme matches teams of volunteer UCL medical students with sixth form students from London-based, non-selective state schools who want to study medicine. It aims to give AS/A2 students a better understanding of what is needed to be a successful applicant to medical school and provides structured support and guidance to them during the application process. The scheme takes place on Wednesday evenings over a calendar year and consists of the following sessions and events:Six small group sessions (5.30-7.30pm)
In these sessions students work with their mentors on the following topics:
1. Getting into medical school: the big picture
2. Getting into medical school: moving forwards
3. Introduction to personal statements and admissions tests
4. Review of personal statements
5. Interview skills
6. Review and closure
Seven large group events (5.30-7.30pm)
These sessions give students the opportunity to meet doctors, have a taste of how medical students are taught and develop their confidence and skills in undertaking admissions tests and interviews.
1. Meet the doctor
2. Clinical skills
3. All about UKCAT
4. UKCAT mock assessment
5. All about BMAT
6. BMAT mock assessment
7. Mock Interviews
Optional Subject Tutorials
A series of optional seminars/revision sessions in Biology, Chemistry and Maths (6.00 - 8.00pm). These sessions aim to complement school/college teaching and assist students in developing knowledge, confidence and skills in order to achieve their best possible grades.
- January – Parents/carers information evening
- January – Getting into medical school: the big picture
- January – Getting into medical school: moving forwards
- February – Meet the doctor
- March – Subject seminars/revision sessions
- April – Clinical skills
- April – Introduction to personal statements and admissions tests
- July – All about UKCAT
- July – UKCAT mock assessment
- September – Review of personal statements
- October – All about BMAT
- October – BMAT mock assessment
- November – Interview skills
- November – Mock interviews
- December – Review and closure
To apply you must:
- be a year 12 student who wants to study medicine
- attend a non-selective state school with a London postcode, or a non-selective state school in the boroughs of Brent, Barnet, Enfield or Waltham Forest.
- have GCSE grades which meet the requirement for at least one UK Medical School
Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications from private school or international students.
If you are not eligible for our scheme but would like more information on becoming a medical student, visit the NHS Medical Careers website here.
The application process is now CLOSED and we are no longer considering applicants. If you are interested in finding out more about applying to Medical School you can sign up to one of our Outreach events via www.ucl.ac.uk/target-medicine/outreac.
If the Mentoring Scheme is over-subscribed applications from students who attend UCL Target Schools and non-selective state schools in Camden, Islington, Haringey, Hackney and Westminster will be given priority.
Parents/carers introductory evening
Why? For parents/carers to find out more about Target Medicine
When? Wednesday 9 January 2013 between 6.30 and 8pm
Where? At UCL - venue to be confirmed.
For further information please email: email@example.com
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