Aspiring Health Professionals (Yrs 9-11)

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Considering a career in Medicine or Healthcare in the future?
We can help you to decide if it's right for you, and if it is, support you to get where you want to be.

What are you going to do after school? What’s the best option for you?

These decisions aren’t easy. That’s where we can help!

Become a member of our site for free to access our support

Who are Generation Medics?

Generation Medics, (GenMedX for short) was founded by doctors to inspire and empower the next generation in their journey to Medicine. Back then we were called “Help Me I’m a Medic”.

Fast-forward to 2018, we’re now a team of healthcare professionals and current students from lots of different NHS careers who are supported by the NHS to help the next generation of health professionals, hence our name – Generation Medics!

You can trust our team to unlock healthcare careers by demystifying the processes for you.

About us

What can GenMedX do for you?

If you want to be a healthcare professional it’s especially important for you to be well-informed from a young age so that you’re prepared in your career journey. Joining our community will help keep you in-the-know so that you can remain ahead of the crowd. We have an amazing online base – we’re regularly updating this site so it remains packed full of useful resources which will help support you.

On our website

As well as our forum, we have resources, courses, blogs and revision materials just for you. They’ve been lovingly curated and created by our team of students and professionals who just want to help you succeed. They’ve been in your shoes and want to help.

You’ll find all sorts there including revision advice and downloadables to help you do well!

To access our cool stuff you’ll need to register for a free account but don’t worry we won’t spam you! There’s too much, it’d be overwhelming so instead as we get to know you we’ll share specific resources and help with you based on your interests, what stage you’re at and what you’re looking for. We’ll update your member-only home-page with the newest and most relevant things to you regularly so keep checking back to see what’s available.

Videos and YouTube

It’s hard to know what studying a healthcare career would be like. So we’ve curated videos in tens of careers so that you can get an idea without making any commitments.

Here’s our What is it like to study Medicine at a UK Medical School? (Official Uni Videos) playlist to give you an idea of the type of videos on there.

To explore our playlists, head over to our YouTube channel
YouTube channel

Social Media

Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep updated with the latest medical news and research. Also our news, resources and course releases.

We’re also on Snapchat – add us @GenMedX to keep updated with us day-to-day and get a sneak peek behind the scenes!

Be sure to take a look at our Pinterest – we have loads of cool boards which you might be interested in or find useful. For example, we have a board dedicated to Medical Art, another for Medical Universities across the world and even another for Science Experiments you could try!

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Join our forum!

The process and steps to achieving a career in Healthcare mean that sometimes it can feel confusing and impossible. However, having the right information and support can make things much easier.

That’s what our Forum is about – offering you information and advice in real time. The best bit of it is that this comes from current students and professionals who have walked down the same road.

You can interact by joining discussions or by starting a new topic and asking questions. You’ll get personalised answers and be given reliable information & support to help you be successful! Our online community is here for you 24/7 to support you in your journey.

Head to our forum page to join the conversation.

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To post messages on the forum you’ll need to register to be a member of our community. It only takes 30 seconds, why not do it now?

Becoming a member will also get you access to our online courses and resources which you can find out about below

Our team visit Schools across the UK to work with you face-to-face.

When we come to you we can deliver a variety of different things like:

  • lunchtime and after-school clubs
  • mentoring
  • specialist lessons e.g. science, careers, citizenship and P.E.
  • practical workshops
  • holiday programmes e.g. Easter camps or summer schools

We usually focus on themes like:

  • Understanding Science and Health concepts in real-life
  • Experience workshops to give you practical medical experience and understanding
  • Medical Ethics and Debating
  • Understanding Science and Health in real-life
  • How to apply to University & University Life

If you’d like us to come to your School let us know by getting in touch through our contact us page and also let your parents & teachers know to do the same!

Let's talk!

It’s not easy to get work experience that’ll help you understand what it’s really like to work in Health in the UK. It’s even harder to make sure you’re getting the maximum from any experience you do get.

That’s why we created the Health Work Experience Project, to help you get the most out of every opportunity! Head over to the HWEP page to find out more below

Health work experience project

Clinical Skills Work Experience Days

Here is your chance to learn and practice a variety of clinical skills and examinations that belong to an array of core medical and surgical specialities.

In small groups, you’ll explore different stations, each containing a different activity. Our team of friendly medics will give you an authentic Medical School experience and you’ll get the chance to have hands-on practical experience whilst supervised by experts.

These days are a highly recommended favourite for aspiring healthcare professionals. We hold them across the UK a few times a year – as soon as the next date is confirmed, you’ll find details of it here so keep your eyes peeled!

National Aspiring Doctors Conference

The National Aspiring Doctors Conference is open to Aspiring Doctors who are aged 13-16 and haven’t yet completed all of their GCSE exams. It’s a chance for you to explore your interest in the health profession, decide if it’s for you and get our support to plan how to get there.

The conference has been developed by Medical School lecturers & senior clinicians to offer you honest, unbiased advice and feedback that’s specific to you.

Our friendly team of medics will support you through the day and you’ll be able to ask all of your questions to any of our many mentors who are around throughout the day. After the conference, you’ll be able to keep in touch throughout your application journey on our forum.

We’re not like other organisations who will squash as many students into one room as possible. However, that means that places at our events are limited! We’ll let you know when the next conference is as soon as we can so watch this space!

There will be more information about NADC available here very soon so keep your eyes peeled!

We’ll be adding more information about how you can get involved in our organisation and take advantage of opportunities with us soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Anything else?

And, if there’s anything else you need but can’t find you can always contact us – we’re available on our Forum, send us an email: hello@generationmedics.org.uk or give us a call: 01865 304078!

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Why consider a career in healthcare?

Over 350 healthcare careers to choose from

Different academic entry-points to suit many abilities

Job opportunities with one of the world’s largest employers, the NHS

Thinking about applying to medicine? Meet Jamie, an Oxford Medical Student who explains how he got to where he is now.

NHS Health Careers Showcase

With over 350 careers in healthcare there really is something for everyone! Watch our playlist of just a few to see the diversity of jobs available in the NHS for yourself

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Join the team and become a blogger! Share your journey and experiences with aspiring healthcare professionals! Head to our work with us page to find out more.

Next, why not go to our forum and ask a question about your career interests:  Questions for Health Students and Professionals

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