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 at least once and the best thing is that it is FREE.
From the 5th of September to the 1st of October
To have your personal statement reviewed, simply click the button below.
Receive email notifications when your review is complete
Honest and constructive feedback
Suggestions inserted using direct alterations, tracked changes and inserted comments
Structured feedback using our highly successful proforma
Experienced medical student and doctor reviewers
Receive your personal statement back within 3-5 days
Experienced medical student and doctor interviewers
Receive honest and constructive feedback
Receive a Melanin Medics Interview Preparation e-guide
Medical School Interview Preparation
The Melanin Medics team will be providing FREE one-to-one virtual mock interview sessions for medical school applicants of Black African and Caribbean heritage including students of mixed-race heritage, providing tailored advice and feedback.
Sessions will be made available to prospective African and Caribbean medical students who have applied to study Medicine at a UK medical school. Sessions available will be weekday evenings and weekend midday.
The Interviews are available within a 2 week period (November - January). Dates will be confirmed.
For medical students & doctors:
For student applicants (sign up from the 8th of November):
Sessions last for 1 hour and 20 minutes
Structured feedback using our standardised scoring system
Tailored advice specific to the Medical School
The Envision Med Programme
The Envision Med Programme is a 15-month programme designed for year 12 students of Black African and Caribbean heritage, including students of mixed race heritage who have aspirations to study Medicine in the UK
The programme has been developed to ensure that there is a good balance between excelling academically and participating in activities that will enrich students both personally and professionally while gaining insight into the medical field.
The students are paired with a mentor who is a current medical student and they will receive one-one virtual mentoring sessions over the course of the year.