Mentoring Scheme


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 students work with their mentors in various sessions and events at the UCL Bloomsbury campus.

Application Process

To apply you must:

- be a year 12 student who wants to study medicine
- have achieved GCSE grade B or above in English Language and Maths
Attend a non-selective state school:
... with a London postcode (E, EC, N, NW, SW, SE, W, EC)
OR the boroughs of Brent, Barnet, Enfield or Waltham Forest
... in the county of Hertfordshire

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications from selective/private school or international students.

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:

If you meet all of the above criteria you can apply for the Mentoring Scheme via

If the Mentoring Scheme is over-subscribed priority will be given to applicants who are entitled to free school meals, then to those whose parents/carers do not have higher education qualifications. After that priority will be given to applications from students who attend UCL Target Schools or non-selective state schools in Camden, Islington, Haringey, Hackney and Westminster.

For further information please email:

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