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The ideal introduction to medical school preparation.

Is this course for me?
  • This course is for students who want to more about the study of medicine and related professions.
  • It is an ideal pre-sessional programme before preparation for medical degrees, or as an introduction to further study.
  • We strongly recommended this programme if you are joining our Aston Medical School Foundation, UCLan Foundation or intensive A-level programmes.

The world of medicine

An insight in to the medical profession and the wide range of careers opportunities available.

Preparing for Medical School

Learn about the application process and requirements for medical degrees, and how to prepare for this.

Visits and lectures

Visit to a university Medical School, and guest lectures including a session with a medical school admissions tutor.

The essentials

Key facts

Start date

  • 7 July 2019 

Colleges

Entry requirements

  • IELTS 5.0 (or equivalent)

Minimum age

  • 15

Length

  • 2 weeks

Lessons

  • 24 hours per week

Class size range

  • 8 – 12

Learning outcomes

You will develop your understanding of:

  • The world of medicine
  • The range of careers available
  • The requirements for entry to the UK’s leading universities

Programme overview

The programme provides an insight in to the world of medicine and the wide range of careers opportunities available.

You will learn what being a doctor actually involves as well as the skills and personal attributes which are required.

You will be guided to explore and understand:

  • the routes to medical school;
  • the differences in teaching approaches;
  • what the universities are looking for in your applications (both formal qualifications and individual factors);
  • approaches you might take to demonstrate that you have what it takes to succeed in this demanding profession.

You will gain knowledge and develop your study skills and strategies to ensure you make the most of your time and experience both inside and outside the classroom.


Programme content

  • Exploration of natural sciences within the context of medical-related degrees and professions
  • Development of critical thinking, presentation and debating skills through discussion of current social and ethical issues in medicine
  • Medical-related visits and guest lectures, including a session with a medical school admissions tutor and a visit to a university Medical School
  • Research in to the application process and requirements for degrees in a range of medical fields
  • Medical interview preparation and practice, understanding the differences between Panel and Multiple Mini Interviews
  • What should and should not be included in a personal statement
  • Preparation for aptitude tests, UKCAT and BMAT
  • How to prepare at home before joining full-time medical school preparation in the UK

Thank you for your enquiry.