Widening Access Into Medicine
‘The unprompted and continued commitment, giving free places on your excellent courses has been highly valued and appreciated. Students have found the courses helpful, enjoyable, stimulating and inspiring. In the words of one student “it was amazing!”’
Dr Anna Pallecaros, St Marylebone Girls’ School (London)
‘It’s really great that you offer bursaries, as it makes students like myself who are capable of studying Medicine but perhaps not able to access such resources able to compete on a level playing field with our more well-off peers.’
Bursary Student who attended our MMI Circuit
‘The Medic Portal has provided so many useful resources, tools and information, the vast majority of which are free of charge, enabling widening access to Medicine to so many. I think it played a fundamental role in getting me offers for medical school.’
Independent Feefo Review
Committed to Widening Access
The Medic Portal is committed to widening access into Medicine – and has been since we were founded. This is a key driver in our partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine.
We believe that students with the potential to become great doctors should have the chance to do so. We’re always thinking of ways that we can help make this happen.
Widening Access Targets 2020
In 2020, we have set ourselves the following targets to widen access into Medicine:
- Provide 5,000+ hours of teaching for free
- Provide £20,000+ worth of teaching for free
We hope that these measures will help students from a diverse range of backgrounds to realise their ambitions.
If you’re a student interested in our Bursary Programme, you can find out if you meet the criteria and submit an application here.
Partner Schools & Organisations
We’re proud to work with a number of schools and organisations to support widening access into Medicine. These include:
- The Access Project
- ARK Academy
- The Harris Federation
- The Elephant Group
- Kissing It Better
In addition to these relationships, we provide two-tier pricing to allow non-fee-paying schools to run our trusted courses ‘in-house’ at a discounted rate.
If you’re part of an organisation that focuses on widening access, or a non-fee-paying school interested in our two-tier pricing, please get in touch!
Our Track Record
We have been committed to widening access since we were founded in 2015.
Every year, we provide free teaching to schools, educational organisations, charities and individual students, many of whom have gone on to secure places at medical school.
In 2019-2020, The Medic Portal ran a widening access scheme, which provided 20 means-tested students with a full scholarship package to support their applications.
With the help of free courses and tutoring, personal mentoring and bespoke events at the RSM, the majority of students achieved at least one offer – with some getting even more!
Always Committed to Free Content
‘The Medic Portal really democratises the application by giving everyone free access to a wide range of high-quality information that is incredibly useful at various stages throughout the application process.’
Independent Feefo Review
The provision of 100% free, trustworthy content has been a defining characteristic of The Medic Portal from day one.
We’ve always been immensely proud of this. Millions of users have now benefitted from thousands of pages of content, without paying a penny!
We look forward to continuing to support aspiring medics for all backgrounds in the coming years!