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UNLIMITED MENTORING: Summer School

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Dental Mentor Summer School is an all-in-one solution to your dental school application.  We bring only the best resources for tackling every single component of your dental school application to one place.  We are here to help you work efficiently, by balancing the UCAS application process alongside your school work and extracurricular activities. One of the best ways to save you time is to direct you to the best advice and resources so that you do not have to waste time searching for them yourselves.

We know what you are going through, as dentists and dental students who were in your position!  By combining application knowledge, extracurricular opportunities, platforms to up-skill and boost confidence, it is not a surprise that Dental Mentor students are successful. This is why over 83% of Dental Mentor students get at least 1 dental school offer on our Summer School Programme!

But Do Students Think Summer School is Worth It?

Over the past decade, the Dental Mentor Summer School has grown into a comprehensive year-long mentoring programme that encompasses every aspect of the UCAS application process. What started as a residential summer school has transformed into an unlimited mentoring experience, providing students with the best resources and guidance for each component of their application. Our programme now extends beyond the summer school, allowing you to develop essential skills, boost confidence, and engage in meaningful extracurricular activities even before you arrive! During the summer school, you’ll work closely with trusted mentors, leveraging top-notch e-learning resources and question banks to complete your UCAS application. Our mission is to streamline the application process and set you up for a successful dental career from day one of dental school. With a remarkable success rate of over 83%, our students not only secure dental school offers but some students also awarded scholarships to study dentistry at prestigious universities. Join us on this transformative journey, where personal growth and knowledge form the foundation of your future dental success.

Enrolling onto the Unlimited Mentoring Summer School also includes the Dental Awards Programme.  The Dental Awards Programme has been produced and taught by qualified Dentists, Vets and Doctors. It recognises your achievements with a Dental Award, unlocks valuable opportunities and helps you to work smart.  The Awards guide you through the ‘non-academic’ admissions criteria for dental schools in a systematic way. The Dental Awards Programme is based on a mentoring process that is fun, enjoyable and takes some pressure and anxiety away from applying.  

There are three levels of Award: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Students who achieve the Dental Mentor Gold Award (and obtain 1 dental school offer) are automatically guaranteed an interview for the opportunity to obtain a £12,000 scholarship for university.  The Awards Mentors provide guidance on how to form a competitive CV that is well supported with evidence, alongside invaluable pastoral support to ensure that students maintain their wellbeing on this challenging journey.

As an Unlimited Mentoring Summer School student you get instant access to all 4 sessions of the virtual work experience programme. If you’re a student with aspirations of becoming a dentist, then the Dental Mentor Virtual Work Experience Programme is an incredible opportunity that you won’t want to miss. Developed in partnership with the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, this programme provides a comprehensive and immersive virtual experience that will give you a real insight into the world of dentistry. 

You’ll have the chance to learn from experienced dentists and healthcare professionals, and engage in a range of interactive and engaging activities that will help you develop your skills and knowledge. From learning about the latest dental treatments and technologies to gaining a deeper understanding of patient care, this programme has it all. The great thing is that you can complete all of it from the comfort of your own home, by working through the E-learning modules in your own time.  

Balancing extracurriculars alongside exams and the demanding process of a dental school application can be incredibly challenging. That’s why it becomes crucial to carefully select the most relevant extracurricular activities that offer the most value in terms of skill development and application requirements. 

At Dental Mentor, we understand the time constraints and the need to optimise your efforts. That’s why we offer a range of compound activities, designed to help you tick multiple boxes on your application while saving valuable time. These activities are highly relevant to the dental field, providing you with opportunities to enhance your skills, stand out from other applicants, and demonstrate your dedication to a career in dentistry. By strategically selecting these compound activities, you can maximise your impact and make a lasting impression on admissions committees.

By joining Dental Mentor, you gain access to a network of mentors and resources that guide you in selecting the most beneficial extracurricular activities. We are here to help you make informed choices that align with your interests and goals, ultimately enhancing your application and boosting your chances of success.

As an Unlimited Mentoring Summer School student, you are automatically enrolled onto the Dental Leadership Programme, without the need to submit a competitive application for a position because you are funding yourself. The Dental Mentor Dental Leadership Programme is an incredible opportunity for school students who aspire to become future leaders in dentistry. This programme offers a unique and exciting experience that combines hands-on practical tasks, tailored mentoring from experienced dental professionals, and exclusive access to a network of like-minded students who share the same passion for dentistry. You will be given the chance to develop essential leadership skills, explore research and wider-reading topics, and gain valuable experience that will set you apart in your dental school applications. Join this programme and embark on an unforgettable journey towards your dream career in dentistry!

As a participant, you will receive three additional teaching days each year (1 per school term), providing you with the tools you need to succeed in your future career. Through this programme, you will have the chance to work alongside a variety of dental professionals, gaining valuable insights and experiences that will help you stand out from your peers. The earlier you get involved, the more time you will have to hone your skills and build your confidence, so don’t hesitate to apply! We accept students from 11/S4/Northern Irish 12 year groups. With certificates and references from the Presidents of Dental Mentor, this programme is your ticket to a successful career in dentistry and maybe even a scholarship to study dentistry at university. Join us today and take the first step towards a bright future!

Residential Or Virtual Summer School

The 5-day summer school component of the Dental Mentor unlimited mentoring programme offers an unparalleled opportunity for students to excel in their dental school application process. Whether chosen as a virtual experience or an in-person residential programme, this intensive segment provides comprehensive support and guidance. During these 5 days, students work closely with mentors through personalised 1-2-1 tutoring sessions, ensuring their dental personal statements reach an exceptional standard within just 2-3 days. Through unlimited personal statement revisions, students refine their statements to a level that is highly competitive and likely to be accepted by any dental school.

In addition to perfecting their personal statements, students at the summer school embark on valuable dental school interview preparation, granting them a substantial head start. While other students are still grappling with writing their personal statements, Dental Mentor students have already completed theirs and begun practicing for their dental school interviews. This early engagement and practice in the summer give them a significant advantage, allowing them to enter the interview process with a higher level of confidence and proficiency. By investing their time in the summer school, students set themselves apart from their peers, demonstrating their dedication and readiness for the rigorous dental school application journey.

Dental Mentor offers students the flexibility to choose from two distinct in-person locations for the summer school component of the mentoring programme. In Scotland, the summer school takes place at the esteemed Stirling University, providing students with a picturesque setting and a vibrant academic environment. In London, students have the opportunity to attend the summer school at the University of Greenwich, immersing themselves in the bustling capital city and accessing world-class facilities including the UK’s leading state-of-the-art dental simulation centre. These diverse locations ensure that students can select a summer school venue that suits their preferences, while still benefiting from the same exceptional level of mentorship, resources, and guidance.

The residential component of the programme is best attended during your ‘application summer’.  This is the summer holiday that takes  place before your penultimate year of secondary school.  It is also the summer before you submit your UCAS application in October.  So if you are currently in year 12/S5-6/Northern Irish 13 then you should be looking to secure a place this summer.  If you are in a younger year group, you can enrol onto our unlimited mentoring programme to start your mentoring now and get a head start.  You would then join us for the residential component in your application summer, having received even longer mentoring support to enhance your knowledge, confidence and abilities!

2024 Summer School Residential dates for current year 11/S4-5/NI 12:

Scotland 25th – 29th June – fully booked

London 30th July – 3rd August

London 13th – 17th August

2025 Summer School Residential Dates for current year 10/S3-S4/NI 11

Scotland 24th – 28 June

London 29th July – 2nd August

London 5th – 9th August

London 12th – 16th August

 

For students who prefer the flexibility of attending from their own location or face travel and visa constraints, Dental Mentor offers a brilliant virtual summer school option. The personal statement tutoring component and mock interview preparation are conducted with exceptional effectiveness online. Remarkably, we have observed no difference in the success rates between virtual and in-person summer schools. This virtual option is particularly beneficial for international students who may encounter challenges attending in-person, as well as students who simply prefer the convenience of a virtual platform. It is essential to ensure a reliable internet connection to fully participate in the programme, which operates on UK GMT. Despite the virtual setting, students receive the same level of contact time with their mentors as their in-person counterparts. Additionally, the virtual summer school provides an opportunity for students to network with peers from around the world, fostering a collaborative and engaging learning environment.

UCAT Question Bank + Study Group + Mock Exams + Unlimited UCAT Tutoring for 5 weeks

We offer comprehensive UCAT support as part of our mentoring program, ensuring students have the tools and guidance they need to excel in this crucial exam. Our UCAT support package includes a UCAT Question Bank, a dedicated Study Group, Mock Exams, and unlimited UCAT tutoring for a period of five weeks.  It runs from Monday 24th July – Friday 1st September.

The virtual Study Group is a valuable resource, with sessions held on Zoom every day from Monday to Friday. These sessions take place at 10am UK GMT and provide one hour of group teaching, allowing students to learn and discuss UCAT strategies and techniques. In addition, students have access to unlimited 1-2-1 tutoring during this period between 11am-6pm UKGMT, enabling them to receive personalised guidance and support for any challenging areas of UCAT during their revision period.

To ensure students receive the necessary assistance, we track their scores and identify those who may be struggling. Our team is committed to providing tailored help and support to students who require it. Moreover, we conduct two mock exams each week, replicating the timed exam conditions. This allows students to practice thinking under pressure and become familiar with the exam setting, enhancing their performance on the actual UCAT exam day. With our comprehensive UCAT support, students can feel confident and well-prepared as they tackle this critical exam.

Mock Dental School Interview Days + Unlimited 1-2-1 Uni Specific Tutoring

Students participating in the Dental Mentor summer school, whether in-person or virtual, will have the opportunity to undergo mock interviews during the designated week. Additionally, they will benefit from two extra mock interview days that can be conducted in-person or virtually, which occur during interview season. These mock interview days are held in Stirling, Birmingham, and London on weekends from November to the end of February, providing students with flexibility to select the dates and locations that best suit their needs.

Furthermore, students receive unlimited 1-2-1 interview preparation before each dental school interview. This personalised approach ensures that their interview preparation is tailored to the specific university that has invited them for an interview. In addition, students gain access to a comprehensive e-learning course that covers the intricacies of dental school interviews, equipping them with the necessary knowledge and skills. They will also have a bank of interview questions available for practice, allowing them to refine their responses in the comfort of their own homes. With this comprehensive interview support, students can confidently approach their dental school interviews and increase their chances of success.

Meet Our Successful Students!

We teach 50,000 students every year and our authenticity policy mandates us to abide by the GDC and GMC’s professional code of conduct: honesty, integrity and respect.  All photos and stories are of real people. We will never engage with false or paid for reviews on third-party review platforms.  To learn more about our authenticity policy click here.

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Daniek Macauley

University of Nottingham 2nd Year
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Africa Jahin

University College London 4th Year
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Chris Geddie

University of Bristol 4th Year
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Sachi Parikh

Imperial College London 2nd Year

What Happens If You Don't Get a Dental School Offer?

There are a small group of students every year who do not obtain offers to study dentistry.  This is mostly to do with their school grades.  However, we invite students to participate in all aspects of our comprehensive mentoring program once again, at not additional cost. This includes the unlimited mentoring components, such as personal statement tutoring, interview preparation, and access to question banks and study resources. We believe in giving students a second chance and empowering them to enhance their applications and increase their chances of success.

Through our continued support, reapplication students who reapply with Dental Mentor have gone on to secure dental school offers during the second round of applications. We are proud of their achievements and remain committed to helping all of our students reach their goals of becoming successful dental professionals.

What Happens When You Do

Get Into Dental School?

The Dental Mentor Scholarship programme is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring dental students to achieve their dreams of becoming doctors. With the potential to receive up to £12,000 across your 6-year dental degree, the programme provides students with a strong financial foundation to pursue their studies at university. But that’s not all – the scholarship also includes continued pastoral support and mentoring, ensuring that students are equipped with the skills and guidance needed to succeed throughout dental school. Exclusive national CV opportunities help our scholars secure top jobs after graduation, setting them up for long-term success. By investing in the next generation of dental professionals, the Dental Mentor Scholarship programme inspires hope and possibility, empowering students to pursue their passion for dentistry and make a meaningful impact on the NHS as future game changers and leaders.

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