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The Envision Med Programme

​​A 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.

Become a well-rounded, competitive Medicine applicant

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

About the programme

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.





What the programme includes

  • Mentoring: Receive 1-1 support from your medical student or doctor mentor and form long-lasting relationships.

  • Medicine Insight Workshops: Learn about life as a medical student and doctor from inspiring speakers and mentors.

  • Academic Masterclasses: Build your medical knowledge beyond your curriculum and learn from leading institutions.

  • Group Research Projects: Take part in an immersive research project and engage with Masters/PhD students and leading academics.

  • Application Support: Receive personal statement, entrance exam (BMAT & UCAT) and interview preparation support and resources.

  • Work Experience: Learn the best ways to secure medical work experience, virtually or in-person.

Join the programme

  • Strong desire to study Medicine at university and become a Doctor

  • 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

  • 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) 

What participants say

"Melanin Medics have given me the platform to be exposed to Black medical students and Black doctors. Not only has my mentor guided me through every aspect of the application process, but seeing a black medical student on this journey has given me the encouragement and motivation to pursue a career in medicine."

Become a mentor on the programme

  • Willingness to support mentee with their medical school application

  • Current UK-based Medical Student or Doctor

  • 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 

  • Commit to meeting with your mentee on at least 8 occasions throughout the programme via our mentorship platform

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