Aiming to revolutionise the way students tackle application to medical school, the online community offers unique and innovative learning tools including online exam simulation, a video interview platform and a gamified personal portfolio that allows students to keep track of their learning activities. A key aim is to widen access into medicine for students from a range of different backgrounds.
A free online guide provides over 100 pages of free information and advice covering all stages of the medical school application process. The Royal Society of Medicine is offering funding to students from disadvantaged backgrounds for the subscription-based online question banks for the UKCAT and BMAT aptitude tests and other paid-for resources available through www.themedicportal.com, and will also be offering bursaries to students in a number of state schools to attend courses and events organised by The Medic Portal.
‘Our new online community offers a unique and trustworthy one-stop-shop for every step of the medical school application process’
The Medic Portal team is led by practising doctors who have already helped thousands of students get into medical school by offering a programme of courses designed to help them through the demanding application process. Dr Ricardo Tavares, Co-Founder, The Medic Portal, said: “Our new online community offers a unique and trustworthy one-stop-shop for every step of the medical school application process. All students have access to our free online resources and advice, and we have been delighted to see the hugely positive reaction from students, parents and schools globally, with over 3,000 individual online accounts created in our first 12 weeks.
Mr Ian Balmer, Chief Executive, Royal Society of Medicine, said: “The future of the medical profession relies on medical schools selecting the candidates most suited to becoming excellent doctors. Despite some students having the necessary aptitude for a career in medicine, their socio-economic circumstances create a barrier to entry. Our collaboration with The Medic Portal will play an essential role in improving the opportunities for disadvantaged students to get into medical school.”
For more information about the new online community visit www.themedicportal.com