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The

Envision Med Programme

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​​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. 

Experience

Receive intensive support with your medicine application

Learn

Develop an appreciation and understanding of the wider scientific context of medicine

Grow

Improve your transferable interpersonal skills

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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. 

One-to-one mentoring
Medicine insight workshops
Academic masterclasses from leading institutions
Group project activities
Work experience
Personal statement support
Medical school entrance exams support
Medical school interviews support
The Programme

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

Become an

Envision Med Student

Eligibility Criteria

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

Application Process

Applications open:

13th November 2023

Applications close:

16th December 2023

Applicants selected:

3rd January 2024

Programme commencement:

20th January 2024

Join the programme
Timeline

Become an

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.

Applications open:

13th November 2023

Applications close:

16th December 2023

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

Submit feedback on the Envision Med Programme
Utilise the Mentorship Guide and resources shared
Receive a certificate at the end of the programme for you contribution 
Become a Mentor

The Envision Med Team

If you have any questions or queries, please contact the team via programmes@melaninmedics.org

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Khadija Owusu

Director of Programmes

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Dr Rose Anne Nunoo
Envision Med
Programme Manager

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Ayanfe Adebayo
Envision Med

Programme Coorodinator

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Rachel Attakora-Bonsu
Envision Med

Programme Coorodinator

The Team
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