Target Medicine: BECOME

BECOME is a one-day event for Year 9 and 10 students of African and Caribbean descent to explore what studying medicine could look like. 

The idea of this event was developed by four UCL Medical Students from Black African and Black Caribbean backgrounds, who noticed a low number of students from similar backgrounds entering the field of Medicine. 

Through this event, they hope to inspire young people, from similar backgrounds, that they too can pursue anything they put their mind to. 

Using their own stories, and by delving into the field of medicine through practical hands-on workshops, they aim to show young people what they too can become. 

Why attend?

  • Discover what it's like to study medicine
  • 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


To attend this event, you must be:

  • a prospective student from a Black African, Black Caribbean, White and Black African/Black Caribbean, or Other Black backgrounds; 
  • in Year 9 or 10, attending a state school or academy.  

Priority will be given to applicants who are on track to meet a minimum of grade B/6 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics, and who meet our general Widening Participation eligibility criteria

Please note that if you are applying from outside London, please consider the cost and time of travel to and from our campus in central London. We expect participants to arrive on time and attend the whole day.


Applications are closed.

Please register your interest if you would like to be emailed with details of future Target Medicine: BECOME opportunities.