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Monday 7th - Friday 11th July 2014

Target Medicine Summer School is a free, non-residential, week-long scheme for Year 11 students from London-based, non-selective state schools. There are 48 places available and the event takes place at UCL Medical School campus.

During the week students are mentored by two medical students and get the opportunity to meet patients, nurses and doctors, engage in simulated emergency clinical situations and visit one of the local hospitals. The summer school helps students find out what life is like as a medical student and as a doctor. It aims to be inspirational and to give students the confidence to pursue medicine as a career. It also puts students in touch with like-minded peers.

Application Process

To apply you must:

  • Be a year 11 student thinking of studying medicine
  • Attend a non-selective state school
  • Be able to attend every day of the summer school

Unfortunately we are not able to accept applications from students who attend fee-paying schools or from students who attend schools outside London.

If you are not eligible for our scheme but would like more information on becoming a medical student, visit the NHS Medical Careers website.  Alternatively you can sign up to one of our Outreach events.

  • If you have checked the above criteria and are eligible to apply, you can do so via the following link:
  • The deadline for application is 5pm Friday 11th April 2014.  Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 2nd May 2014.
  • If you have any queries about your application please contact the UCL Widening Participation & UK Undergraduate Recruitment Office on

Please note:  If the Summer School is over-subscribed priority will be given to applications from students who attend UCL partnership schools in Camden, Islington, Haringey, Hackney and Wesminster, and from students whose parents/carers have not attended university.

For further information please email

Target Medicine is run in partnership with the UCL Widening Participation department.

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