Pillars of medical school applications, and job applications thereafter include transparency of process and equity of access. Work experience for medicine however, has historically been overshadowed by a bias towards individuals who have medical 'contacts'
Medic Insight created a platform for open visibility to the programme and unbiased, application based entry that met with guidelines from medical schools, forming no bias on previous links to medicine Schools and career advisers were presented with detailed on the programme which provided transparent awareness across local schools.
Applications for both Edinburgh and Dundee will not be accepted. We ask that you apply to either Edinburgh or Dundee.
Application is by means of filling out an application form online which includes providing predicted grades and short statements in support of your application. Applications are then scored at random by two members of the team who will award the application a score out of 20 against set criteria. If the two scores are significantly different your application will be reviewed by a third member of the team before a decision is made.
Please note that Medic Insight is a voluntary programme that neither guarantees a specific placement or experience. The team behind Medic Insight endeavour to ensure that all students gain a true insight into Medicine, but no applications are assured a place, and it is not to be expected that feedback will be provided on accepted or failed applications. Although in past years Medic Insight has been successful in placing students in a wide range of hospital settings, any placement is subject to cancellation at any time and Medic Insight assumes no responsibility for any loss incurred as a result. All students that are placed will be provided with an honorary contract to allow them to be in NHS settings, but this is subject to strict acceptance of the Medic Insight terms and conditions. Acceptance and placement with Medic Insight bears no connection to future placement or potential with any medical school or career-linked opportunity.
Provisional 2013 Application Timetable;
- Information published - November 2012
- Schools and Partners Contacted - December 2012/January 2013
- Applications Open - February 2013
- Applications Deadline - March 2013
- Application Scoring and Decisions Made - April 2013
- Week Programme - June 2013
Medic insight cannot provide any accommodation in and around Edinburgh. All hospitals and GP practices in the NHS Lothian area are invited to take part in the scheme and we are unable to provide reimbursement for travel expenses incurred.
The timeline for Dundee is the same as the one stated above.
Medic Insight Dundee cannot provide any accomodation in and around Dundee. If you wish to take part in our scheme we must make sure that you are aware of this.