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Recruiting regional ambassadors for an upcoming virtual ‘getting into medical school’ conference on Saturday 8th August 2020. The aim of this conference is to provide free, invaluable information for students wanting to apply to medicine, particularly those from widening participation backgrounds.
We are looking for medical students across the UK to represent each universities and the surrounding region. As ambassadors, you will have a leadership role in your region. Your responsibilities will involve outreach to prospective medicine school applicants via schools or other routes, and help with the conference on the day. To spread the word, we plan to contact university WP societies, Medic Insight societies, and as many schools as possible around the UK.
We are passionate about widening participation in medicine and wish to help students have equal opportunities with their medical school applications. There are few free courses that offer insight for aspiring medical students, with some being very expensive and not accessible to many students. We would like to reach out to schools with a history of few or no successful medical school applicants first. In these schools, applicants may not have the encouragement or resources to consider medicine.
We will have a series of talks in the morning, followed by workshops in the afternoon offering practical advice on various stages of the medical application (UCAT, BMAT, interviews, personal statement, Q&A panel). We have confirmed speakers from the National Medical Schools Widening Participation Forum and Medical Schools Council, and have received support from the Unofficial Guide to Medicine book series.
We would be grateful if you could also complete this Google form to record your responses in addition to registering your interest via Remarxs.