Any student at a state or non-fee-paying school can apply for our Access Scheme. We select students based on their academic attainment, and a single statement explaining your interest in pursuing Medicine or a medical science at university. Upon submission of the form, we will also make contact with your school to verify your details.
For a few successful applicants, we also provide a Scholarship Programme that includes supplementary one-to-one tuition with a medical graduate. This is for students whom we feel would most benefit from additional support: students are selected on the basis of academic merit and their personal circumstances.
All students who apply for the Access Scheme will be automatically considered for this scholarship.
Our Access Scheme is designed to help promising students who may not otherwise receive support in their medical school applications, and ensures that these students have access to the knowledge and opportunities that will allow them to demonstrate their true potential to become great professionals of the medical field. Through our Access Scheme, students receive direct contact with medical school admission experts.
Upon joining, you will receive a hard copy of our book, So You Want To Go To Medical School? As well as a Medicine and medical sciences Course Research Report – a detailed document explaining course offerings and the application process.
As an Access Scheme student, you will benefit from the incredible opportunity to receive continual, personal email and telephone support from one of our in-house medical applications experts - your dedicated Access Scheme Consultant. They will be on-hand to answer any questions and provide guidance throughout the application journey.
You will work with medical personal statement mentors on how to write a Personal Statement for medical school, to ensure you put forward a quality paper application that reflects your true strengths and interest in Medicine and your potential to become a doctor.
You will attend a one-day practical workshop for the UKCAT or BMAT, receiving tutorials on techniques to excel in these exams, and timed, exam-condition mock tests with full marked follow up, for intensive test preparation that gets results.
To help you practice for your UKCAT or BMAT exam at home, you will receive two, full, unique practice papers with answer sets, published by Dukes Medical Applications’ BMAT and UKCAT specialists.
Included in the Access Scheme is the opportunity to attend a one-day MMI Preparation Course – a fun and intensive course that will help you develop the skills to excel in these fast-paced mini interviews and assessments.
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