Aspire in Medicine

The Aspire in Medicine Summer School aims to provide you with a full insight into life at Lancaster University, balancing skills development and experience of undergraduate level study with social and leisure activities. The Summer School is also an ideal way to get ahead in your preparation for university applications.  We ensure that groups are kept small and that we bring together like-minded students with subject leaders and current students. Summer Schools are an ideal way to step into learning beyond school.


Medicine is a challenging but rewarding career that combines the rigorous application of scientific knowledge with an understanding of the impact of psycho-social factors on health. 

During this event, you will have the opportunity to try problem-based learning (PBL), a form of small group teaching used in many UK medical schools, and you will gain an understanding of the breadth of knowledge learned during a medical degree.  You will explore a medically-relevant scenario and research topics related to this scenario, with the opportunity to feedback to your peers what you have learned.  You will also participate in clinical skills and clinical anatomy teaching sessions, to observe the variety of learning environments at medical school. 

In addition, you will have the chance to meet current students and ask them about their experiences of applying to medical school and studying medicine.  You will also have the opportunity to get expert advice about applying to medical school, including information about the selection process and how to maximise your chances of success.

To apply for the Aspire in Medicine Summer School, please complete the registration form

Please note that to apply for this Summer School you must meet at least one of the Summer School criteria (please see the 'Who can attend?' information) and you must be studying A' level Biology and Chemistry (Grade A) or for Highers in Biology and Chemistry in the IB. You must also have at least 15 points from your GCSE qualifications. 

Deadline for applications is Monday 2 December 2013.