Outreach for Medicine offers a wide range of interactive, motivational and educational events for secondary school and sixth form students.Relevant to: Medical Physics, Pharmacy, Research
Age requirements: Secondary school and sixth form students
We aim to inspire and prepare the students we work with for a future in higher education and particularly for a career in Medicine. Each year we reach around 5000 students both on campus and in their schools.
Read below about 3 of our main events we organise annually.
Medical Activity Days at Guy’s campus
Medical Activity Days are open to students in Years 10 & 11 from non-selective state schools in London. Schools are invited to bring a group of 35 eligible students to participate in this full day event. The day involves many different activities including academic sessions on the circulatory system and the digestive system and how they use the biology and chemistry learnt in Key Stage 4 to make the connection with Medicine. Students also have the opportunity to practise some clinical skills including suturing, taking a blood sample, CPR and measuring blood pressure. These events are highly subscribed and any queries should be directed to [email protected]
Medicine in Action Lecture series
This programme is open to Year 12 students attending non-selective state schools in London. Throughout the year we invite clinicians and KCL scientists to take part in our Medicine in Action lecture series. The speakers share stories and information about their respective fields and how they reached that place in their career. This is an opportunity for attendees to broaden their scientific knowledge beyond the curriculum and to learn about the vast array of possible specialisms in science and medicine. Students can apply for free admission tickets by signing up to our mailing list here:
This programme is open to Year 12 students attending non-selective state schools in London. The final and most intensive event we run is MedView, which is held twice during Easter half term. This is an extremely popular 4-day experience that gives attendees the opportunity to participate in small group tutorials, attend lectures from leading medical researchers, receive advice on personal statements and have a one-day work experience placement in a clinical setting. This experience aims to give participants an insight into what it’s like to be a medical student and practicing doctor, whilst gaining vital knowledge about the process of applying to medicine