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Is your child interested in becoming a healthcare professional? Generation Medics was founded to demystify and unlock healthcare careers for you and your children. You can trust us to help you both to navigate the processes and enter a professional career.

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Don’t worry you’re in good company – many University Professors, Clinicians and Healthcare Staff send their own children to us for support too!

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Why should your child 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

Introduction to Generation Medics

About us

Generation Medics [formerly Help Me I’m a Medic] was founded by doctors with one simple aim. To inspire and empower the next generation in their journey to Medicine. We’re now a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals, supported by the NHS to inspire children and young people. We help aspiring health professionals to reach their full potential, meet their goals and consider a career in the healthcare sphere.

Our non-profit is now the UK’s largest social enterprise and online community. We’re run BY medics and healthcare professionals FOR medics and healthcare students. Our organisation and work are highly commended by many top institutions. We can offer you and your children unbiased, up-to-date advice and support. Through having this network of support, they’ll be able to make informed decisions about their own future. 

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Generation Medics offers career-spanning support programmes developed for specific groups beginning with children as young as 6 to professionals who have retired!

We coordinate several national conferences a year. One of our conferences is the National Aspiring Doctors Conference, with many students, parents and teachers in attendance. Through our website and social media platforms we can condense all the useful medical career information we hold. We also offer free resources, discounted revision courses for medical students, and expert advice on a huge range of topics. Some of these topics include revision skills, university grade requirements, personal statements, and how to gain work experience.

Our most recent addition is our fully-moderated forum which is available to young people aged 13+. On the forum they can communicate directly with healthcare professionals and students. They can get advice, tips and information directly from people who have been there and done it!

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Get in touch

Our friendly team at Generation Medics is always ready to speak to you or your children to offer some help!

You can get hold of us in a few different ways:

  • Post onto our Forum where you’ll speak to our team. Alternatively, interact with our wider community of healthcare staff and students who are ready to offer advice, tips and information.
  • Drop us an email: hello@generationmedics.org.uk or use the contact form on our contact us page.
  • Send us a message on social media: we’re @GenMedX across all platforms!
  • Alternatively, you can call us on 01865 304078

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Our programmes

Interactive activities

We come into schools and colleges across the UK to work with young people.

Here’s some of what we offer:

  • Lunchtime and after-school clubs.
  • Mentoring.
  • Specialist lessons e.g. science, careers, citizenship and P.E.
  • Practical workshops.
  • Holiday programmes e.g. summer schools.

Themes:

  • Understanding Science and Health.
  • Gaining practical experience.
  • Careers inc. applying to university and preparing for interviews.
  • Meeting students and professionals.

Parents can get this service in their child’s school through contacting us. Please email us using the contact form on the contact us page to let us know!

Peer support

Our forum offers you the unique opportunity to speak to and get advice, tips and information. Interact with your peers, current uni students and qualified professionals! Signing up will help your child to explore their future career and receive relevant and reliable information and advice! Head to our forum page to join the conversation.

 

To post messages on the forum your child will 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 your child access to our online courses and resources which you can find out about below.

On our website

In addition to the forum (discussed above), we have resources, courses, blogs and revision materials. All created by our team of students and professionals to help your child succeed. To access them your child will need to register for a free account and take a look around! We’re constantly updating the site so it’s worth checking back regularly.

On our site we have a huge bank of invite-only resources covering every aspect of your child’s career journey and beyond. We’ll share these resources with your child as we get to know them on the forum and through their site profile. The young person areas on our website are full of information about applying to university, university requirements, scholarships and bursaries and career insights. There are also one-page fact sheets on tonnes of healthcare careers. These summarise in a nutshell what the career is like, career pathway and progression options, the entry requirements and additional information including funding.

Videos and YouTube

It’s hard to know what studying a healthcare career would be like. To help, 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.

Social Media

Make sure you and your child like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep updated with the latest medical news and research and also our 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 and your child might be interested in or find useful. For example, we have a board dedicated to Medical Art, another for Medical Universities across the world. We even have another for Science Experiments you and your child could try!

National Aspiring Doctors Conference

The National Aspiring Doctors Conference is open to pupils aged between 12 – 16 who have a direct interest in medical careers. Remember, it’s never too early to get started!

The conference has been designed by admissions experts to offer your child a detailed overview of the medical application process and life as a professional. Your child will understand what it takes to be successful and get kick-started on their career journey. The format of the conference mirrors what it’s like at university. They’ll get to live life as a medic for a day to see how it feels. Our friendly team of medics will support them through their day. They’ll be able to ask any questions they have to any of our many mentors who will be around throughout the day.

This is our longest running conference and offers young people a unique insight into Medicine so is always popular! As soon as the next date is confirmed, you’ll find details of it here so check back soon!

Clinical Skills Work Experience Days

This event will provide brilliant opportunities for aspiring doctors and dentists. Here is your child’s chance to get practical!  They’ll learn and practise various clinical skills and examinations. The skills they cover will belong to an array of core medical and surgical specialities

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

These days are a highly recommended favourite of 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 Medical Applicants Conference

The National Medical Applicants Conference is open to Aspiring Doctors who are aged 16+ and have sat their GCSE exams. It’s a chance for them to begin their medical school application process with us and be supported throughout.

The conference has been developed by Medical School lecturers & senior clinicians to offer your child honest, unbiased advice and feedback that’s specific to them. Our content is comprehensive. Your child will work through the entire admissions process from start to finish. Learning all the things an aspiring doctor should know. Covering admissions tests, the personal statement and the interview. Your child will get hints and tips along the way so they’re prepared to succeed.

The format of the conference mirrors what it’s like at university. Your child will get to live life as a medic for a day to see how it feels. We’ll give your child a taster of every different learning style adopted by Medical Schools in the UK. Helping them choose the universities that best suit them. Our friendly team of medics will support your child through the day. They’ll  be able to ask all of their questions to any of our many mentors. Your child will be able to keep in touch throughout their application journey on our forum.

This conference will give Aspiring Doctors everything that they need and more! We’re not like other organisations. We don’t believe in squashing as many students into one room as possible, but that means that places at are events are limited! We’ll let you know when the next conference is as soon as we can so watch this space!

Get support

We know how stressful this period of your child’s life is. You can trust us to help your child because we’ve been where they are and are passionate about providing your child with the support that we didn’t have!

So in addition to everything else above, everything below is for your child.

National Medical Applicants Conference

You can read about this in the Conferences section above, but this conference is designed to prepare Medical Applicants for success!

Personal Statement Builder

Writing a successful personal statement may be the hardest thing your child will have to do for their application. We’re here to help with our Personal Statement Builder. Giving your child the right foundation to build an amazing personal statement that’s unique to the individual.

The builder comprehensively guides you through simple steps that’ll help your child make sure their statement is the strongest it can be. You can read more about it and purchase it here

Personal Statement Proofreading

Once your child has written their personal statement they face all-new challenges. Making sure they’ve used their best experiences and ensuring that they’ve written all they want to. Not to mention arguably the most difficult – choosing what to cut to get it within the word count!

Our team of experienced experts, Medics, and Oxbridge grads are at hand. We’re ready to give your child informed and reliable personalised feedback within 36 hours. We have appointments available until 11th October 2017 and have a submission limit of up to 3500 to be proofread. You can read more about it and purchase it here

Medical Interview Prep Cards

Succeeding at interview means the difference between being offered a place to study or not! Fortune favours the prepared mind so your child needs to train them-self to be a stronger candidate. Our Medical Interview Prep cards will help build their confidence as they develop unique and well-considered answers.

You’ll find 50 of the most common Medical Interview questions on the front of our pocket-sized cards. They also have answer prompts that’ll turn your child or anyone they choose to practice with into a seasoned admissions tutor. Helping them think about everything they’re looking for and more! You can buy a set of cards here.

Skype Medical Interview Prep

So as you know, succeeding at interview can mean the difference between getting an offer and not, preparation is key! Our trained team of medics and professionals can offer 1-to-1 interview support. Including help with preparation, mock-interviews and personalised feedback. You can book sessions for your child of 45-60 mins at a time to get the best practice and interview advice. You’ll be able to book sessions for you child soon.  If you want to register your interest then please email: hello@generationmedics.org.uk to let us know

Free AS/A Level Revision Notes

It’s all very well having our support with the application process. Firstly, your child will need to get the grades to get into their chosen course too!

We share Free AS & A2 revision materials for Maths, Chemistry and Biology modules. All of which have been prepared by our team of recent students. To go with them, we’ll also be sharing exam questions across social media over weekends to help test your child’s knowledge. Look out for those on our Facebook page.

As well as the revision notes we also have lots of resources to help your child’s study. Including blogs, downloadable templates and links to videos to get them through! We’ll share links in the forum so make sure your child joins the A Level board to see what’s available.

Forum

The process and steps to your child achieving their ultimate end goal of a career in Healthcare means that sometimes it can feel confusing and impossible. Having the right information and support can make things much easier.

That’s what our Forum is about. We offer your child 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.

Your child can interact by joining discussions or by starting a new topic and asking questions. Your child will get personalised answers and be given information & support to help them be successful! Our online community is here for your child 24/7 to support them in their journey.

Anything else?

And, if there’s anything else you or you child needs 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!


Empower your child

You want your child to be getting the most up-to-date unbiased careers information, advice and experience so that they can make the right decision for them.

This is often a lot harder to achieve than one would expect- that’s where we come in!

We’re real health professionals and students who have been there and done it and just want to make it easier for the next generation. By taking 30 seconds to create an account your child can access advice, support and information!