UCL Medical School


Target Medicine: Become

Become is an one-day event for Year 9 and 10 students of Black heritage backgrounds to explore the prospect of going to university and studying medicine.

Become team

UCL Target Medicine: Become 2024 is now accepting applications until Tuesday 26 March!

Apply Now!

Become was developed by four UCL Medical Students from Black African and Black Caribbean backgrounds who want to change the low representation of students from similar backgrounds within the field of medicine.

"‘We started this initiative because we saw a low number of Black African and Caribbean medical students entering UCL, and we want to change that.

Many Black prospective students are discouraged to apply as they think medicine is not for them; but we want to show that it is indeed possible and that there is a network of medical students from similar backgrounds ready to help them here at UCL to show them what they can Become."

--Ivan Beckley, Ayo Olatunji, Abdul Elmi, and Ozzy Eboreime (former UCL Medical Students)

Why attend?

  • Discover what it’s like to study medicine
  • Meet and network with medical professionals from a similar ethnic background
  • Meet current UCL medical students and hear their experiences
  • Learn about the different support and opportunities available at university
  • Gain valuable advice about applying to university
  • Get the chance to experience a hands-on workshop and taster session
  • Make informed decisions about your future

Date & Time

Thursday 11th April 2024 10.00am-5:00pm 


To attend this event, you must be:

  • Living in Greater London with the ability to commute to UCL;
  • From a Black African, Black Caribbean, Mixed Black (e.g. White and Black Caribbean), or other Black background;
  • Attending a UK state school;
  • In Year 9 or 10

Participants for this programme will be selected using the shortlisting criteria found on our Who we work with page to prioritise young people from the least represented groups. You will be awarded points based on the number of criteria that you meet. Applicants with the highest number of points will be offered the places available on the programme.


Applications for TM Become 2024 are now open!

Deadline to apply: Tuesday 26 March

Apply Now!

For more information please contact: 

E: targetmedicine@ucl.ac.uk