KCL OUTREACH FOR MEDICINE

Outreach for Medicine offers a wide range of interactive, motivational and education events for secondary school and sixth form students.


Relevant to: medicine, dentistry

Age Requirements: Secondary school, sixth form and college students

Medical Activity Days (Year 10, In-School programme)

This two-event in-school programme is designed to give students a greater understanding of the range of careers in healthcare and the skills required. Students will practice clinical skills (such as CPR and blood taking), revise GCSE biology, and meet King’s medical students.

‘True to form, the Medical Activity Day being offered by King's never disappoints! The students were enthused and engaged with the range of activities offered to them throughout the day and they were given an insight into what a career in the Medical/Healthcare field would entail. They also engaged with activities that linked to the science curriculum, specifically biology, which undoubtedly will be useful for their GCSE course.’ Teacher feedback for Medical Activity Day 2021

This programme is for groups of 25-30 Year 10 students studying GCSE biology and chemistry at non-selective state schools in Greater London. For teachers and careers advisers interested in arranging the programme for their school please contact Jake at outreachformedicine.ac.uk.

Please note that priority booking is given to target schools, as determined by levels of deprivation, attainment, and progression to higher education.

Medicine and Dentistry Lecture Series (Year 11, 12, and 13 Online)

Over the course of this free 13-lecture programme, students will hear from speakers working in varied specialities and at different career stages in healthcare. Last year’s lectures included topics such as cardiology, prosthodontics, renal transplant, as well as the medical student experience. The lecture series is designed to give students an understanding of the range of opportunities in medicine and dentistry and the realities of being a healthcare professional.

Students will also learn about the different elements of the application process, such as the UCAT, personal statements, and interviews. Lectures will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6-7.15pm and will run in blocks of three throughout 2022. The first three lectures will take place on the 1st, 8th & 15th February. The remaining three blocks of lectures will take place in Spring and Summer 2022.

This programme is for students in Year 11, 12, 13 (and those on a gap year prior to applying to university) studying biology and chemistry who have only attended non-selective state schools since age 11. We welcome applications from students across the UK. Students can apply by following this link here. The deadline to apply is Friday 10th December 2021.

MedView and DentView (Year 12, In-Person and Online)

MedView and DentView are OfM’s flagship year 12 programmes for students interested in applying to medicine and dentistry from Greater London, Essex, and Kent. They consist of a three-day spring school followed by bi-monthly events in the lead up to the UCAS deadline of October to support students applications.

Successful applicants will participate in the following activities:

  • A clinical experience with King’s medical school or dental school.
  • Interactive workshops, including practice of clinical skills.
  • Advice and guidance on sitting the UCAT and preparing for interviews.
  • Learning about the opportunities and challenges of a career in medicine or dentistry from practising medics and dentists.
  • Finding out more about the student experience.

Applications will open on Thursday 6th January 2022. The main programme will take place from Monday 4th April to Wednesday 6th April.

To be the first to hear when applications open, please join our teacher and career advisor mailing list here.

Contact Us

For any questions or event enquires email: [email protected]

Teachers and careers advisors interested in finding out more about our events and when applications open can join our mailing list here.

Students interested in our events and interested in finding out more about applying to medicine and dentistry can join our student mailing list here.

 

 

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