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Access to Medicine and Dentistry

Next year 290 young people from England will be offered the chance to attend a medicine pathway programme. The pathway programme will be open to young people in Year 12 who are interested in studying medicine. The programme will consist of a series of activities alongside a residential or online summer school.

Alongside this 100 young people from England will be offered the chance to attend a dental summer school. This is open to young people in Year 11 and Year 12 who are interested in studying dentistry. There will be online and residential summer schools available.

Funded by Health Education England, the programme is aimed at young people who are from under-represented backgrounds, and targets areas of England that have limited outreach engagement with medical or dental schools.

More information on the pathways programmes and summer schools will be available soon. The medical and dental schools involved are:

Medicine summer schools:

Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Anglia Ruskin Medical School

Information and details on how to apply will be available soon.

London Medical Schools: a partnership between St George’s, Queen Mary, King’s College London and University College London Medical Schools 

The London Med Summer School is an online programme which brings together four of London’s medical schools (King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, St George's University of London and University College London) to give 75 Year 12 students from across England an opportunity to find out what it is like to study medicine in London. Working with patients and student ambassadors, participants will gain a greater understanding of the realities of being a doctor and the skills needed to succeed. More information about how to apply will be available soon. Applications will close at 9am on Monday 27 March 2023.

MSC Pathway Programme: Edge Hill Medical School in partnership with Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester Medical Schools

The pathway programme will be open to young people in Year 12 who are interested in studying medicine. The programme will combine online activity days with an on-campus visit to Edge Hill and will culminate in a residential summer school where you will stay at Edge Hill University and visit our partnering medical schools on separate days:

  • Edge Hill Campus Visit Day on 24 April 2023
  • Residential Summer School between 24 - 27 July 2023
  • Online Activities (dates are to be confirmed)

See the flyer.

Yorkshire Medical Schools: a partnership between Leeds, Sheffield and Hull-York Medical Schools

Dentistry summer schools:

Peninsula Dental Residential Summer School

Peninsula Dental School will welcome 20 Year 11 and 12 students who meet the eligibility criteria from across Devon, Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Dorset and Somerset on the main university campus with the aim of looking at the whole life cycle of a dental student, from the admissions and selection process to life beyond dental school, showing the range of careers within the oral healthcare profession. The dates for the three-night, four-day programme are Monday 10 July to Thursday 13 July 2023. More details on how to apply will be available soon.

Peninsula Dental Online Summer School

Peninsula Dental School will welcome 25 Year 11 and 12 students from outside of the Southwest region that meet the eligibility criteria. The online programme will look at the whole life cycle of a dental student from the admissions and selection process to life beyond dental school, showing the range of careers within the oral healthcare profession. The online programme will run from Monday 3 July to Wednesday 5 July 2023 offering a full three-day online programme. More details on how to apply will be available soon.

Liverpool Dental School

More details on the Liverpool summer school and how to apply will be available soon.

See the privacy notice for the MSC Summer Schools programme.