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 takes a holistic approach with aims to provide the students with support for the application process whilst placing emphasis on making them a well-rounded competitive applicant.
We at Melanin Medics are passionate about widening aspirations and promoting diversity in Medicine. We believe that if we increase representation at medical school, we can further increase representation of individuals of Black African and Caribbean heritage in the medical profession. The Envision Med Programme is a part of our many contributions towards making this happen.
Receive intensive support with your medicine application
Develop an appreciation and understanding of the wider scientific context of medicine
Improve your transferable interpersonal skills
What the Programme involves
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.
Medicine insight workshops
Academic masterclasses from leading institutions
Group project activities
Personal statement support
Medical school entrance exams support
Medical school interviews support
As someone with a Melanin Medics mentor, I am so grateful for this platform because it really is a place of insight. It plays a key role in making dreams into reality by defying social norms and empowering young people. I’m at a lost for words for what this platform means.”
~ Former Medicine Applicant, now Medical Student
Envision Med Student
Strong desire to study Medicine at university and become a Doctor
Be of Black African or Caribbean descent or students of mixed race heritage
Currently in Year 12 at the time of application
Studied at a non-selective state secondary school
Currently attending a non-fee paying sixth form or college
Minimum of 5 grades at 9-6 at GCSE or at least 37 points in IB MYP (Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English)
Currently studying at least Chemistry +/- Biology at A Level
21st November 2022
16th December 2022
6th January 2023
21st January 2023
Envision Med Mentor
Mentors must be a current UK-based Medical Student.
You will be paired with a Year 12 student mentee to provide guidance on their medical school application process as well as the transition from sixth form/college to medical school.
22nd November 2022
20th December 2022
As an Envision Med Mentor, you will be required to do the following:
Commit to meeting with your mentee on at least 8 occasions throughout the programme via our mentorship platform
Undergo initial training and receive ongoing support