Outreach

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The Outreach scheme aims to inspire year 8 and 9 students from non-selective state schools to consider a career in medicine, with engaging presentations from a group of current medical students about life at medical school and becoming a doctor. Aspiration to study medicine is a vital part in the journey to becoming a doctor, and students need to be inspired early! Evidence shows that students often consider medical careers after making all-important choices about GSCEs or A-Levels, and this can then limit the choices available to them.

It’s really important for these able and talented students to consider medicine as a potential career early on, ideally before they choose their GSCE options.

Quotes from previous visits

Sebahat Akdogan, The Petchey Academy

 "Thank you for sending Akash and Opey to The Petchey Academy, our students responded very well to the session and I hope we can arrange sessions for the future.  Both Akash and Opey were brilliant with the students, they took time to answer questions and go through the whole process of applying to medical school, I cannot praise them enough for taking the time from their studies to come and help our students."

Peter Richards, Assistant Headteacher, Hatch End High School

"About a dozen of our Year 11s and another dozen of our Year 12s  were lucky enough to benefit from a presentation by Tim, Davina and Punam . All three of them were down to earth, highly engaging and very informative and I wanted you to be aware of how much we valued their time, energy and their encouragement of our students."

Paula Sandamas, Work Related Learning Manager, Highlands School, Winchmore Hill

"Thanks to you for providing some excellent students to attend our Higher Aspirations Evening... Our students and parents found the talk inspirational and they are now fully geared up to start working towards ensuring that they achieve success in this field in  the future!"

Booking a school visit

We would love the opportunity to speak to your younger students about a career in medicine. Ideally we would like to visit students before they make their GCSE choices.

Outreach Events at UCL

We now arrange once-termly sessions at the main UCL campus which all students are welcome to attend.  This involves a talk from medical students from our Outreach team and a short tour of parts of the university campus.

Both aspiring medical students and teachers are welcome to the event, and due to growing demand we ask that you register for the event via the below link.  If you register then find you are unable to attend we would be grateful if you could let us know so that your place may be taken by someone else.

  • Next Outreach Event:  Wednesday 28th May, 5.30-7.30pm at the UCL Bloomsbury campus - Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre, Gordon Square, WC1H 0PY.  Register via the following link:  http://www.smarturl.it/uclmstmoutreachevent

If you have any questions regarding our Outreach scheme please contact us on targetmedicine@ucl.ac.uk

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