InsideUni Medicine – a student-led initiative to widen access to medical schools
The Medical Schools Council is pleased to announce the launch of InsideUni Medicine, a free resource that provides easy and up-to-date access to information on the application process and life at medical school. The project is supported by NHS England and is delivered in partnership with Inside Uni, a community of students sharing advice on applying to university with applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.
InsideUni was started by former students Tommy Gale and Akil Hasmi in 2018 while they were students at Cambridge. Since then, the website has had more than 3,000 students contribute their experiences and advice (including the biggest ever database of individual Oxbridge interviews), and the content has been used nearly 1 million times by 126,000 users.
Now, with the backing of the Medical Schools Council and NHS England, Inside Uni is expanding their project to medical schools. Piloting is taking place at five medical schools this year (Southampton, Sheffield, Keele, Cambridge and Nottingham) with a view to expand across further medical schools soon. The new website will feature free advice from current medical students, allowing applicants to have access to high-quality, first-hand information.
Clare Owen, Assistant Director at the Medical Schools Council, said:
“We are excited to be launching this new free resource with Inside Uni and our partners at NHS England. The medical admissions process can seem complex and we hope that this website, with advice directly from current medical students, will help make the process less daunting. We encourage medical students to sign up and help share their expertise!”
InsideUni Medicine is launching on 13 June 2023 and can be accessed on www.insideunimedicine.org
For more information contact ellie[at]insideuni.org