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Access to Medicine

What is Access to Medicine?

Access to Medicine is all about helping you to discover medicine as a possible future career and supporting you to apply to medical school in the future. You will discover what it is like to learn at Lancaster Medical School and receive expert advice and guidance about how to go about making a successful application to study a medical degree.

If you successfully complete all aspects of the programme, you may be offered a guaranteed interview should you choose to apply to Lancaster Medical School in the future.

Access to Medicine activities will take place on the following dates in 2020. You must be able to commit to all dates (in the year group you are in).

Year 10

Date TBC

Year 11

Monday 22nd June

Year 12

Saturday 29th February

Saturday 7th March

Saturday 14th March

Wednesday 8th July

Applications for the Access to Medicine programme are now open, you can apply using the form here.

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Access to Medicine is for students in year 10-12 who are interested in studying medicine at university. In order to be eligible to take part in the Access to Medicine programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Have achieved (if in year 12) or be on track to achieve (if in year 10 or 11) at least six GCSE’s at level 7 or above and three GCSE’s at level 6 or above. This must include maths, English and either triple or core/additional science
  • If in year 12, be on track to achieve a minimum of ABB at A-level, including two from Biology, Chemistry or Psychology
  • Meet two or more of our widening participation criteria
  • Be able to commit to attending all events for your current year group (dates listed above)

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By taking part in the Access to Medicine programme, you will gain an excellent insight into what it is like to study medicine. You will receive detailed information, advice and guidance that will help you understand the selection process for Lancaster Medical School, including advice about making the most of work experience, preparing for the BMAT test and for Multiple Mini Interviews.

In addition to gaining a great insight into clinical skills, anatomy and problem-based learning, the way in which Lancaster Medical School teaches its students, you will also develop a range of transferrable skills such as teamwork and independent study skills.

If you successfully complete the Access to Medicine programme, and also take part in other outreach activity offered by Lancaster University, you may be offered a guaranteed interview should you choose to apply for a degree in Medicine and Surgery at Lancaster Medical School in the future. The exact number of activities you need to take part in depends upon which year you are in when you begin the programme – please contact us for further details. 

Tab Content: How do I get involved?

 Applications for the Access to Medicine programme are now open and you can apply using the form here.