The Medical Awards Programme
- Posted by Fearghal Quinn
- Posted in Careers Blog
The Medical Awards Programme is designed to help students plan their time and focus on activities that will make them the perfect applicant to medicine. You can download the Awards Mark Scheme below and it will outline exactly what extra-curricular and CV building opportunities they should be focussing on right now in their school year, alongside their academic subjects. This will help you to guide them on the right path when they have questions about what activities they should be doing and what activities are perhaps not worth their time.
Awards Mark Scheme – reflect what Universities want to see on a UCAS application.
Once students complete the awards programme they will end up with the perfect CV for applying to medicine. The Awards programme is split into three levels depending on year of study:
Year 11 (Northern Ireland) start at Bronze.
Year 12 (Northern Ireland) start at Silver.
Year 13 (Northern Ireland) start at Gold.
Once a student enrols on the programme they will automatically move up a level each academic year, once enrolled they will instantly gain access to an E-learning course that will guide them through the criteria for each level, and they can start uploading their evidence via a Student Portal! In summary, every medical school applicant should be enrolled onto the Medical Awards Programme because:
1. It clarifies the ‘essential non-academic entry requirements’ set by medical schools.
2. It gives them access to Mentors for 2 hours every Friday from 3-5pm via Zoom. That is over 100 hours of mentoring by doctors in a year!
3. It makes the process more fun and enjoyable.
4. It encourages them to keep track of all of their evidence, to make it easier to submit to medical schools when they ask for it.
5. It gives them a national medical award to put on their CV, recognising their incredible extra and para-curricular achievements.
6. It gives them a chance to be considered for the only national medical scholarship programme worth up to £12,000