University of Birmingham Medical Society


What is TutorMed?

A student run society that aims to facilitate near peer one to one tuition. Tutors are students in older years who have successfully come out the other side of exams, and are particularly interested in certain areas or might have intercalated in it. Tutors are keen to teach and want to help others successfully navigate the joys of the cell cycle etc etc!


How does it work?

Have a look at the tutor list ( ) and pick someone who teaches the subject you are interested in. If you are doing this, please copy in so we can keep track of what is happening. Alternatively, email us ( with the topic you want help with and we can find a tutor for you.

All sessions will take place in the medical school and are completely free. However, it is compulsory for the student to fill in a feedback form which is available here: . The tutor will receive a copy for their portfolio.


Anything else?

Yes! Here are some other points:

  • If you are finding something difficult, get help early - don’t wait until the last week of term, tutors get busy, so you might not get the help you need
  • Be specific about what you want help with – it’s not feasible to teach a whole module in one session
  • Let the tutor know any particular questions you have before the session
  • Remember that these sessions are not your primary teaching – that comes from the medical school. They are students informally helping other students, so no responsibility is accepted by TutorMed, or the individual tutors for any errors.
  • Finally, remember to fill out a feedback form – this is compulsory! (Available here: )


Do you want to be a tutor?

Teaching is something that all doctors will have to do so is an important skill to practice. It is enjoyable and very rewarding helping others understand a topic. In addition, it looks good on your CV and is looked upon favourably by interviewers. If you are interested in being a tutor, then please email with your name, year, preferred subject, and if you have any reason you might be a particularly good tutor for that subject, such as intercalating or having had formal to teach (although this is by no means necessary!). Note that tutors must be in 3rd, 4th, 5th year, or intercalating.


Any thoughts or questions? Get in touch via


Thank you!

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