UCL Medical School


LondonMed Teachers and Advisers Conference

A free virtual event for teachers and advisers from schools and college in England supporting their student through the medical school application process.

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Conference Details

For the first time all five London medical schools have come together with the Medical Schools Council and Health Education England to deliver a free virtual conference for teachers and careers advisers who support students through the medicine application process.

The conference aims to:

  • Explain the different aspects of the medicine application process including admissions tests, work experience, personal statements and interviews and how best to prepare your students
  • Provide insights from admissions tutors from all five London medical schools on what they are looking for from candidates
  • Give delegates the chance to speak to current medical students about their experiences
  • Equip delegates with the knowledge and resources to support their students to make successful applications

Delegates will have the opportunity to submit questions to the team ahead of the event via the booking form.

Event Date: Tuesday 29th march 2022
Time: 09:15 - 13:30
Platform: Zoom


There is a limited number of spaces so we encourage you to book your place early.

This event is open to teachers and advisers from state schools in England only. Places will be prioritised for teachers and advisers who meet the eligibility criteria outlined on our flyer. After registration we will contact you to confirm your place at the event.

Book your place here!


The Conference Team

  • University College London
  • Imperial College London
  • Kings College London
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • St George's, University of London

Provisional Programme


Welcome to UCL Medical School
Prof Faye Gishen, Director of UCL Medical School


Introduction to London's 5 Medical Schools

  • UCL - Rupa Lakhani
  • Queen Mary, University of London - Alasdair Robertson
  • King's College London - Jake Featherstone
  • St George's, University of London - Fiona Cairns
  • Imperial College London - Prof Kevin Murphy

Session 1: The start of the journey - thinking about becoming a doctor

This session will cover:

  • Core attributes and values needed for medicine
  • What to think about before applying
  • Work experience

Session 2: Choosing Medicine - things to consider

This session will involve breakout rooms covering:

  • Widening participation and pathways to medicine
  • Aptitude tests
  • Admissions Interviews

Session 3: Ask Admissions Q&A
This session will offer delegates an opportunity to quiz admissions tutors from all five medical schools. 


Session 4: The medical student perspective - top tips and Q&A
This session will offer delegates an opportunity to hear from medical students at all five institutions and receive their top tips on how to support medical school applicants.

13:15Reflections, key take aways and details of our next session

Follow up events

Delegates will be invited to attend two further interactive ‘twilight’ sessions designed to explore relevant areas in more depth. Subject areas are TBC but are likely to cover:

  • Alternatives to medicine – allied health and medical science options
  • Admissions staff and medical student Q&A

For more information please email targetmedicine@ucl.ac.uk