Do something amazing – for society and your Medical School application! Award-winning charity Kissing it Better (KiB) facilitates virtual and face-to-face volunteering experiences supporting older people. Alongside these, you’ll get one year’s access to companion modules and masterclasses, designed to make you a better applicant. The programme includes TMP MedSoc: application-boosting e-learning throughout the year.
“Kissing It Better brings to life the magical powers of human interaction and the difference we can all make in improving lives.”
Regular volunteering opportunities, reinforced by online learning to boost your Medicine application.
Volunteer regularly with virtual and face-to-face sessions inside care homes and hospitals.
Crystallise your learning with 10 companion modules.
Join live masterclasses to develop your skills further.
Turbo-charge your application with a year of TMP MedSoc.
Showcase your experience in Personal Statement & Medical School interviews.
“Kissing It Better has really helped me to develop my confidence and my people skills. It is really important to be able to adapt to talking to lots of different people, with different backgrounds and different needs, and Kissing It Better is a fantastic way to practise this.”
Medicine Student & Volunteer
Help End The Isolation Of Old Age
You’ll get the opportunity to support older, isolated people by joining supervised virtual and face-to-face sessions into care homes and hospitals. During these sessions, you’ll be able to interact with the residents and ask them questions or listen to them share their stories. You’ll see the positive impact of these sessions first-hand, and get plenty of inspiration for reflection when it comes to writing your Medicine Personal Statement.*
*Please note that all volunteering is unpaid. You will not be placed with a Doctor.
Volunteering Companion Sessions
You’ll also get access to 10 companion sessions. They will help you crystallise and reflect on your experience to make you an even stronger Medical School applicant! Sessions cover topics including:
On top of the volunteering opportunities and companion modules, Kissing it Better hosts regular Medic Masterclasses online. Joined by a variety of experts from Health and Social Care such as Dr Mark Porter, Dr Phil Hammond and Professor Angela Thomas, these sessions expand your understanding of different areas in healthcare, while developing soft skills essential for a career in Medicine.
Get An Edge In Your Application
You’ll also get access to the 15 Doctor-delivered modules in TMP MedSoc, where you will:
“Every time I go to a care home, I come out feeling refreshed. It’s a really great experience. As well as helping others, it’s really rewarding for the volunteers.”
Medicine Student & Volunteer
Award-Winning Charity Partner
Your volunteering will be facilitated by Kissing It Better (KiB), an award-winning charity with a mission to tackle the isolation of old age. Since 2011, KiB has been taking young people into hospitals and care homes (in-person and virtually). It has organised thousands of intergenerational projects across the UK and beyond. Their work is recognised by top educational and medical organisations. Now you can be part of it!
Recognised By Leading Institutions
KiB’s life-changing work has been recognised by:
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How does it work after I book?
You’ll get access to Online Modules and TMP MedSoc, which you can access on our website. You’ll be sent a link to register with KiB, who will be in touch about your volunteering experiences.
How can I be sure that the volunteering/work experience opportunities I gain from this initiative will count towards my Medical School application?
Leading Doctors and other health experts have spoken positively about KiB’s volunteering programme on national television. Leading health organisations, including the BMA and NHS England actively promote this on their websites.
Will I be paid for volunteering?
The idea is to help people and build your skillset. You will not be paid for volunteering.
Will I be placed with a Doctor?
This programme is based upon providing support to older generations. It does not involve placements with a Doctor.
How can I access meaningful volunteering/work experience placements without contravening COVID-19 restrictions
KiB’s ‘Volunteering from Home’ initiative, backed by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, offers ways to make a meaningful difference to patients and their relatives remotely.
What ages is this suitable for?
This Volunteering & Reflection programme is suitable for students in year 9 and above.
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