Join our Team
If you’re a current medical student looking for a fun and rewarding part-time job, have a look at what we’ve got on offer 🙂
What’s on Offer
Below you’ll find a list of positions on the 6med team that we’re looking for students for. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, but think you’ve got skills that would add value to the company and that you’d like to be paid for, please send us an email anyway – we’d love to hear from you, and we’ll do our best to work something out!
As a course instructor for our BMAT, UKCAT and/or Interview Crash Courses, you’ll be the face of 6med. You’ll get to travel to various fancy venues across the UK (and maybe even the world!) and teach our courses (with a teaching/travel partner) to classes of up to 30 students.
You probably know that content of the BMAT and UKCAT isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. That’s why the single most important quality we’re looking for in instructors is charisma. You need to be high-energy, enthusiastic, and able to work with your teaching buddy to keep a class alert, awake and entertained throughout a whole day of course material. We’re looking for people who are friendly and approachable, and who can explain concepts in a clear and concise fashion.
If that sounds like you, you’ll probably love being an instructor. Teaching courses is surprisingly fun (especially because you have a partner along to teach with you), and you get a load of perks from the job too! We’ll entirely reimburse your travel, accommodation and even dining expenses, and we pay significantly better than every other company in this field (and in fact, our per-hour pay is more than that of most doctors). We’ll do a training session with you beforehand, and you’ll teach your first few courses in a pair or a trio with another experienced instructor, so you’ll get to know the ropes pretty well.
Our UKCAT Crash Courses run from June – September, the BMAT Crash Courses run from August – November, and the Interview Crash Courses run from November – February. Almost all of the courses are on weekends, and you’ll be able to set your own schedule of when and where you’d like to teach.
If all that sounds cool, then please send us an email at [email protected], briefly explaining why you’d make a good instructor. We’ll then be in touch with you to arrange a face-to-face meeting and talk about things further.
Oh, and by the way, if you’d like to apply as a pair with another medic that you’ve got good chemistry with, please feel free to do so. We’ll do our best to get you teaching the courses together 🙂
You might have seen our Application Guide – a free source of tips and advice for medical applicants from all over the world. We’re looking for current medical students who can write articles about the application process, their universities, life as a medic, personal statement tips, BMAT/UKCAT/Interview tips – essentially, anything that a potential applicant would find useful.
The hourly pay is ‘competitive’, similar to what you might get if you’re a private tutor. There are no deadlines, there’s no contract, and you can basically send us articles whenever you feel like it, and we’ll pay you for them. If that sounds interesting, just drop us an email at [email protected] with the titles of a few (4-5) articles that you think you’d be able to write to a decent standard. We’ll get back to you in a timely fashion and take things from there!
BMAT Question Writers
We’re always looking for people to write BMAT-style questions for BMAT Ninja. The arrangement is as follows: you can write as many or as few questions + solutions as you like, whenever you like, and we’ll pay you a fixed rate for every question that’s good enough. You’ll get access to the fancy admin panel of the BMAT Ninja website, where you’ll be able to monitor how your questions are doing, and will be able to address comments from students who dispute details about the question, or don’t understand the solution etc. It’s really quite enjoyable, and a nice, somewhat mentally-challenging way to make some money in your spare time.
If that sounds interesting, you know the drill – just drop us an email at [email protected] and tell us which BMAT subjects you’d like to write questions for. If you could also please attach an example question from each subject that you want to write for, that would be nice – we’ll have a look at the questions, and get back to you in a timely fashion.
UKCAT Question Writers
We’re also looking for question writers for UKCAT Ninja. It’s a similar arrangement as BMAT writers – you can just write questions whenever you feel like it, and we’ll pay you a fixed rate for each one. UKCAT question ‘sets’ are trickier to write than BMAT questions, and the pay is adjusted accordingly.
If you’re interested, please email [email protected] and tell us which subjects you’d like to write questions for. Again, please include a sample ‘set’ (ie: group of 4 questions) from that subject, so we can take a look at the quality. But yeah, this is a nice, also mentally-challenging way to make some extra money during term-time or the holidays.
‘Access to Medicine’ Mentors – Voluntary
We know that access to medicine is tricky, especially for students from lower-income backgrounds. We’ve tried to help with this problem by running a huge bursary scheme that offers unlimited free/discounted places on our courses to students who can’t afford them, but we know there’s more we can do to improve access.
So we’re trying something new this year – we’re recruiting a team of current medical students (in addition to every existing member of the 6med team) to personally mentor student(s) from lower-income backgrounds to get into medical school. Ideally, we’d like to give each of our bursary students the contact details of a medical student ‘mentor’ who’ll be able to help them out with stuff like the personal statement, interviews, etc. – the sort of stuff that it’s really helpful to have someone there to help you out with, but that’s difficult to access if you’re the only applicant from your school, for example.
So yeah, if you think you might be interested in becoming an ‘Access to Medicine’ mentor for one/two students, please drop us an email at [email protected] We’ll add your name and email address to our database, and we’ll do our best to match you up with a student from our bursary programme. The idea is that they’ll email you once in a while if they’ve got questions/need a hand with anything, and you’ll be willing and able to help them out 🙂