About I’m a Medic

I’m a Medic, Get me out of here is an online, student-led outreach programme designed to provide equality of opportunity for all schools and students to engage with the NHS workforce.

The activity gives school students the opportunity to interact with NHS healthcare workers through reading profiles, questioning, and taking part in live chats. Participating helps students see people working in the NHS as people a bit like them, to see science and healthcare as relevant to their lives and future careers, and to feel as though their opinion is valued.

Taking part is shown to help students clarify their decisions on whether to follow healthcare careers, give teachers a valuable way to engage their class with a range of NHS jobs, and rejuvenate healthcare workers’ passion for their own careers. Read more about impact in the Pilot Evaluation Report

The format is based on the successful, award-winning I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here project.

Priority Schools
To work with students currently under-represented in the NHS we prioritise widening participation and under-served schools.

Widening Participation School
An above average number of students are eligible for free school meals. Currently schools with more than 14% free school meals. (England, Wales and NI)
More than 20% of its pupils live in the 20% most deprived datazones (Scotland)

Under-served School
A school more than 25 miles from a major research HEI

Find out more about Widening Participation