UCL Medical School


Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme

The Target Medicine Mentor Scheme is a year-long programme for Year 12 students with the aspiration and potential to study medicine.

Applications for the 2024 Target Medicine Mentor Scheme are now open.

Apply Now!

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. Students must be from in and around Greater London and able to commute to UCL's main campus for mentor sessions.

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.  Students will take part in six classroom-based mentoring sessions on campus, e-mentoring, and have the opportunity to attend additional events.

About the Mentoring Scheme

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 six 'face to face' group mentoring sessions that will take place in person (unless covid restrictions require us to go online), regular contact with your mentor using the Brightside online e-mentoring platform, and a series of additional information, advice and guidance events.

Face to face mentor sessions

Each classroom based 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


Mentors and mentees will be expected to communicate regularly using the Brightside online mentoring platform. We expect all mentors and mentees to message at least once a fortnight. 


Participants are encouraged to attend additional events throughout the year that are designed to help students apply to medical school. Mentees will be expected to attend at least two events

2024 Mentor Scheme Dates 

Mentor Sessions (compulsory)


Mentor Session 1: Introductory Evening
for mentees and parents/carers

Wednesday 17th January, 5.30-7.30pm

Mentor Session 2

Wednesday 31st January 5:30-7.30pm

Mentor Session 3

Wednesday 21st February, 5:30-7.30pm

Mentor Session 4

Wednesday 13th March, 5:30-7.30pm

Mentor Session 5

Wednesday 18th September, 5:30-7.30pm

Mentor Session 6

Wednesday 30th October, 5:30-7.30pm

Mentor Session 7

Wednesday 27th November, 5:30-7.30pm

Events (Optional)


Meet the Doctor

Wednesday 24th April, 5.30-8:00pm

UCAT Revision

Wednesday 12th June, 5.30-7:00pm

UCAT Mock Exam

Wednesday 19th June, 5.30-7:00pm

Admissions Panel Event (ONLINE)

Wednesday 10th July, 5.30-7.00pm

Mentee Drop-In Day

Wednesday 23rd August, 10:00am-1:00pm

Mock Interviews

Wednesday 8th November, 3.30-6pm and/or 5.30-8pm

Mock Interviews 

Wednesday 15th November, 3.30-6pm and/or 5.30-8pm

The above mentor scheme dates are for the 2024 Target Medicine Mentoring Scheme, running from January to December 2024. All mentor sessions are mandatory to attend, and will be in person at UCL Bloomsbury campus. 

Applications for 2024 are now open!

The deadline to submit your application is Wednesday 5th December14:00 (DEADLINE EXTENDED). 

Apply Now!

If you would like more information on applying for medical school, you may find the following websites useful:

For further information please email: targetmedicine@ucl.ac.uk