As a Medical School we're aiming to lead the way on widening access, inclusion 而且 equality.

Building on the U2电竞体育平台’s exceptional 而且 proven record on widening access to higher education, the 三县医学院 (TCMS) will aim to direct recruitment primarily at those groups that are under-represented in medical courses 而且 in the profession. 这包括, 特别是, 社会经济背景较低的学生, who still account for only around 10 per cent of all admissions nationally. 

“不管你的背景如何, we have got routes into medicine that aim to remove some of the barriers that are preventing the medical workforce from reflecting the diversity of the population.”

Kay Mohanna教授
GP 而且 Professor of Values Based Healthcare Education at the U2电竞体育平台

A further priority will be to encourage 而且 support applications from local students, as part of the medical school’s mission to address difficulties in recruiting 而且 retaining doctors in the region. A number of specific initiatives will bring these two aims together, to produce a step change in applications from local students with widening participation backgrounds.

A student speaking to a staff member sat down facing each other

不过中西医结合学院提供研究生入学课程, existing outreach networks in schools 而且 colleges will be used to highlight opportunities for students to progress into the medical programme via a range of feeder routes, with a guaranteed interview for those achieving academic entry requirements.

In addition there will be a range of tailored activities including targeted mentoring with qualified graduate entry doctors (initially from partner organisations); the use of digital media to help explain the routes to medicine; academic study workshops embedded in programmes; career events focused on medicine; 而且 taster placements 而且 workshops in NHS Trusts.

An important third str而且 in the TCMS admissions strategy is to offer places to graduates from a wide range of disciplines, 包括行为科学和社会科学, 人文与心理学, who may be more likely to progress into general practice or psychiatry. The TCMS is one of only a few medical schools adopting this strategy, which it has based on evidence from Swansea University Medical School showing that students from a non-science background perform equally as well as their bioscience peers after the first year of a medical programme. 

“The good thing about the Three Counties is that it will look for slightly different characteristics than a typical medical school. We are looking for really well-rounded people, not just people who are purely academic. You could have a background in all sorts of different subjects, it doesn’t have to be science based. As long as you are prepared to put the work in 而且 are passionate about it, give it a go 而且 apply!”

Fiona Court女士
Award-winning consultant breast surgeon at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,