Widening opportunities for entry to medical school
Are you a student thinking of applying to medical school, or a careers advisor or teacher who needs to offer advice?
This guide will provide you with information on outreach schemes aimed at widening participation in medicine that are offered by each medical school in the UK.
It includes information on open days, mentoring and summer schools all aimed at students from less advantaged backgrounds, who have an interest in medicine and the potential to become a doctor.
It has been created by the BMA Medical Students Committee and the Medical Schools Council with assistance from many of the medical schools featured, because we believe that access to medical school should be based on ability rather than background or wealth.
Note: This guide was originally published in 2010 so some information contained may be out of date. We are in the process of updating the guide for 2015.
Guide to access schemes in medical schools (PDF)
The medical schools council provides information on courses available in the UK to all students whatever their backgrounds, whether you are a school leaver or a graduate who already holds a degree.
To find out more about how to become a doctor, go to our dedicated becoming a doctor guide.
Future doctors on BMA communities
Read more about widening participation and the issues that affect medical students currently studying at university on Future doctors, our dedicated site for UK medical students on BMA communities.