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!
How we can help you
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
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 featuring your name and the Medical Schools you are applying to.
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.
Prospective African Caribbean Medical Students and with a confirmed Medical School Interview. To sign up, email us the following information:
UCAS or Medical School Interview Invitation Confirmation Screen Shot
Interview Type (MMI or Panel)
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.
Join our online forum
As part of our Network, you have exclusive access to our online forum. Make use of this growing online community. Where you can start discussions, share your thoughts and experiences, ask questions and join the conversation.