Aspiring Medics

Melanin Medics is dedicated to equipping aspiring medics with the knowledge and support needed to successfully apply to study Medicine. Since our establishment as an organisation in 2017, we have seen an increase in the number of African-Caribbean medical students in the UK! Despite this, we are aware that African-Caribbeans are still underrepresented in Medicine and we are dedicated to ensuring that this increase continues. Check out how we can help you with your Medicine Application below!

Application Process

A  guide featuring the essential components of a Medicine Application 

Mentorship Programme

Be mentored by a medical student or a doctor

Personal Statement Review

Receive feedback on your Medical Personal Statement for FREE

Bursary

Admissions Test Resource provided by Medic Mind for WP students

Interview Preparation

1-1 Skype Mock Interview Sessions with the MM Team to help prepare you 

Advice

Contact the MM Team or Medical School Reps with any enquiries you have

Studying Medicine Abroad

Thinking about studying abroad and what to know more about the process

Events

We hold a number of events throughout the year for prospective Medics

Join our Aspiring Medics Network

  • UK based African-Caribbean GCSE Students (Year 10 & 11), A-Level Students or University Students

  • Parents of UK based African-Caribbean Aspiring Medics

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IS MEDICINE FOR ME?

Many dream of becoming a Doctor from a young age and some may only have decided recently but that is only the beginning. For those wanting to pursue a career in Medicine, this is a decision not to be taken lightly. The application process in itself is tough let alone the journey to become a Doctor itself, so we want to make sure you are prepared.

A Guide to Getting Into Medical School

A step by step guide featuring the essential components of a Medicine Application 

Personal Statement Reviewing Service 

We know just how important your Personal Statement is when applying to Medical School, that is why we have a established the Melanin Medics Personal Statement Reviewing Service dedicated to helping prospective African-Caribbean Medical Students with their personal statement. Your personal statement may be reviewed once and the best thing is that it is FREE. 

From the 1st of September to the 1st of October

To apply: Send an email to melaninmedics@gmail.com featuring your name and the Medical Schools you are applying to.

3-5 working days response period (excluding weekends)
Honest and constructive reviewers
Suggestions inserted using comments (no direct alterations)
Structured feedback using our highly successful proforma
Experienced medical student and doctor reviewers
Sessions last for 1 hour and 20 minutes
Feedback using our standardised MM scoring system 
Tailored advice specific to the Medical School 
Receive a Melanin Medics Interview Preparation e-guide

Medical School Interview Preparation 

The Melanin Medics team will be provided FREE 1-1 Skype mock interviews for medical school applicants, providing tailored advice and feedback.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Prospective African Caribbean Medical Students  and with a confirmed Medical School Interview. To sign up, email us the following information:

  1. UCAS or Medical School Interview Invitation Confirmation Screen Shot

  2. Interview Type (MMI or Panel)

  3. Medical School

Email: melaninmedics@gmail.com

Once we receive your email with the information requested, we will send you the link to sign up for an interview slot. Sessions available will be weekday evenings and weekend midday.

The Interviews are available within a 2 week period (November - January).

 
 
 
 

Our Mentorship Programme

Unfortunately, we will not be running our Mentorship Programme this year (2020/21).

 

However, we will continue to provide application support services in the form of our Personal Statement Reviewing Service and Mock Interview Sessions.

We will also provide supplementary support to aspiring medics within our Network, through the provision of online resources.

For those who were interested in being mentors, there are still many opportunities to contribute to the applications support services we continue to provide to our network of aspiring medics. Get in contact with us.

 
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