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Pathways to Medicine

Our Pathways to Medicine programme has been designed specifically for students from North West based schools and colleges in England who have been contacted by our outreach teams. Currently, this programme is not open to students studying anywhere outside of the North West of England.

The programme has been designed for students that are under-represented at universities and has been developed to give students the advice, skills and support needed to apply to study medicine.

Programme at a Glance

As part of the programme you will be given a chance to take part in the following:

  • An information session for you and a guest to find out more about studying Medicine and how to apply. This will be a chance to meet academics, current students and members of the admissions team.
  • A medical science taster session, where you will get the chance to use university teaching labs and take part in sessions run by our academics.
  • A workshop to help with practical skills needed for A-Level Chemistry.
  • A workshop to help with practical skills needed for A-Level Biology.
  • An application advice session with a member of our admissions and student recruitment team, to help you make your application stand out.
  • An interview tuition session with admissions team and academics, to prepare you for the challenging Medicine course interviews.

All of the above sessions will be based at UCLan Preston Campus and will take place from 5.00pm-9.00pm.

Launch: Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Taster Sessions: Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Food will be provided.

Why Join the Programme?

Applying to study medicine is extremely competitive. By participating and completing our Pathways to Medicine programme you’ll have an advantage when it comes to applying for our Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) as you will be better prepared for the application process and any future interview opportunities. We'll also help you to explore exciting alternatives to medicine.

Selection Criteria

  • You must be studying for A Level Chemistry and another Science subject (preferably Biology). You must also be able to provide evidence of sustained academic achievement with a broad study of Science, Maths and English up to the age of 16.
  • You must live within set postcodes in the North West.
  • You should be the first person in your family to study at university.
  • Your studies may have been interrupted previously.
  • You may have had experience of being in care, homelessness or you have been estranged from your parents/carers.

Applications will close at 23.59pm on Monday 30th April 2018.

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Pathways to Medicine Scholarships

To be eligible for these two scholarships you will need to:

  1. Complete the Pathways to Medicine Programme
  2.  Apply for UCLan's Medicine (MBBS) programme
  3. Be successful at reaching interview stage for UCLan's Medicine (MBBS) programme.

The scholarships will be awarded to the two candidates with the highest MMI score.*

*Students must also have met all other criteria outlined by the School of Medicine. Please note that these scholarships are separate and distinct to other scholarships offered by the School.

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