Mentoring Scheme

Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme (TMMS) is a year-long programme for Year 12 students from underrepresented backgrounds with the potential and desire to go to medical school.  The mentoring scheme takes place over an entire calendar year, starting from January when students are in Year 12, through to December, when students are in Year 13 and ready to apply to medical school.  All mentoring sessions and events take place on Wednesday evenings at the UCL Bloomsbury campus.

What does the Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme involve?

Successful applicants will be paired with a current UCL Medical Student who will act as their mentor for an entire calendar year.  The programme is made up of seven mentoring sessions throughout the year that take place at UCL. Each mentoring session has a tailored lesson plan to provide you with practical support and information to help you become a competitive candidate for medical school.

Mentoring sessions include information and support on:

  • Preparing to apply to medical school
  • Choosing the right medical school for you
  • How to obtain work experience
  • Personal statements
  • Admissions interviews

Here is a list of all TMMS mentoring sessions scheduled for 2018 including dates and times:

Mentoring session 1: Wednesday 10th January, 6.30-8pm
Mentoring session 2: Wednesday 24th January, 5.30-7.30pm
Mentoring session 3: Wednesday 7th February, 5.30-7.30pm
Mentoring session 4: Wednesday 21st March, 5.30-7.30pm
Mentoring session 5: Wednesday 12th September, 5.30-7.30pm
Mentoring session 6: Wednesday 14th November, 5.30-7.30pm
Mentoring session 7: Wednesday 5th December, 5.30-7.30pm

The Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme also comprises of eight events throughout the year that are designed to help students apply to medical school.  TMMS Mentees will be expected to attend at least two of these events. 

Here is a list of all TMMS events scheduled for 2018 including dates and times:

Meet the Doctor: Wednesday 28th February, 4.30-8.30pm
All about UKCAT: Wednesday 20th June, 5.30-7.30pm
UKCAT Mock Exam: Wednesday 27th June, 5.30-7.30pm
All About BMAT Event & Mock Exam: Wednesday 1st August, 9.30-5.00pm (TBC)
Post results drop-in: Wednesday 22nd August (TBC)
Answering ethical questions workshop: Wednesday 19th September, 5.30-7.30
Mock Interviews: Wednesday 21st November, 2-4.30pm and/or 4.30-7pm
Mock Interviews: Wednesday 28th November, 2-4.30pm and/or 4.30-7pm

Applications Now Closed

Applications for the 2017-18 Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme have now closed.  For other opportunities, please visit

If you are not eligible for our scheme but would like more information on applying for medical school, you may find the following websites useful:

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