Changing the conversation about health

College of Medicine Young Fellows Programme

It is our deep belief that students can act as agents of change with the ability to advocate for patients, local communities, and set up initiatives that can truly make a difference in transforming the way healthcare is being delivered. Medical students spend 5 to 6 years within the nearby community they have been assigned to. Why not make a difference? Why not take advantage and enjoy the journey rather than await the graduating certificate? Why not take your first step as a Young Fellow and start mapping local community opportunities for change whilst rethinking healthcare on a national and global scale?


Three core areas of focus:

  1. Transforming medical education
  2. Creating healthy communities (post-COVID19 and beyond) via:
    • Social prescribing,
    • Personalised care,
    • Child health,
    • Pregnancy and birth,
    • Healthy ageing,
    • Healthy food,
    • Tackling health inequalities,
    • Tackling overprescribing,
    • Exploring the connection between health and the local environment
    • Digital health
  3. Self care and avoiding NHS burnout

The College of Medicine Young Fellows Programme has been developed to empower and inspire talented medical students across the UK to put into action their ideas whilst developing core transferrable skills. A scholarship of £1,000 is awarded per Young Fellow per year.

Maximum number of Fellows selected by interview each year: 10 talented medical students handpicked through a series of interviews nationally based on their skills and ability to succeed.


  1. Nurturing the future generation of medical students and doctors whilst developing their skills and building their portfolios.
  2. Recognising talented medical students and harnessing their potential through opportunities and mentoring
  3. Providing financial support to enable young, talented medical students to reach their full potential and put ideas into action

Submissions: The application process for 2021/2022 has now closed. Our 2021/2022 cohort of Young Fellows will be announced soon.

The Young Fellows Programme for the College of Medicine is being financed and launched in collaboration with Medefine Education, an organisation providing support for pre-medical students across the globe through presentations, mentoring, and books.

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Meet our Young Fellows

“As a Young Fellow, I’m looking forward to being able to develop the student body within the college and set up a pre-university membership system, providing support to all students considering a career in healthcare irrespective of social and economic background”.

Matthew Lau, Second Year Medicine, University College London

“I hope to be able to widen access to medicine, as well as broaden the public’s knowledge about important health topics to improve health literacy nationwide. This stems from my passion of inspire a future generation of healthcare professions, mainly, as well as campaigning for health inequality”.

– Ida Saidy, First Year Medicine, Manchester University


“My ambition as a Young Fellow is to collaborate with my peers and facilitate national discussions – between current and future stakeholders – on the need for a more holistic lens in medical practise which prioritises prevention over treatment”.

Hamaad Ahmad Khan, Masters in Global Health and Development, University College London

“I am passionate about opening doors and holding those open for the future generation to explore a profession in healthcare. Being a Young Fellow will not only open this door for me, but will equip me with the skills, support and like-minded individuals to be able to build these doors, these opportunities and our future”.

Charlotte Anna Stoll, Medicine and Surgery MBChB, University of Leeds


“As a Young Fellow I hope to collaborate with like-minded peers to contribute to the improvement of child health within the UK through a variety of means. Throughout this fellowship I will be able to develop new skills and work with a wide variety of people with differing levels of expertise.”

Rachel Howard, Fourth Year Medicine, Liverpool Medical School