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About Outreach for Medicine

About Outreach for Medicine

What do we offer?

Outreach for Medicine work with students from non-selective state schools. We run a series of free events for students in key stages 3, 4 and 5, aimed at encouraging students to pursue careers in medicine, dentistry, and healthcare. Many of our events are kindly supported by the Worshipful Company of Barbers. 

Outreach for Medicine runs in parallel to the King’s flagship Widening Participation medicine course the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP) and dentistry course the Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme (ESDP). The programmes are designed for students from non-selective state schools who are committed to a medical or dental career, but who may not have reached their full academic potential and may not be eligible for conventional medical or dental degree courses. 

Staff 

To get in touch with the team please email outreachformedicine@kcl.ac.uk 

Abi Robertson, Widening Participation Manager (Partnerships) 

Abi has strategic oversight and development of the department's internal and external partnerships approach, with key external partners and academic departments. She oversees the delivery & strategic development of OfM, and partnership activity, and line manages the Partnerships and OfM team. 

Katharine Morgan, Widening Participation Officer 

Kate oversees the delivery of OfM’s KS3 activity delivered in collaboration with the King’s Scholars programme and leads on the delivery of the Dental Schools Council summer school. Kate also represents our programme students at King’s admissions meetings Kate co-delivers OfM’s flagship MedView and DentView year 12 programme and supports the delivery of the K+ programme healthcare and dentistry streams. Kate also leads on the delivery of the new Kent to King’s project. 

Jake Featherstone, Widening Participation Officer 

Jake oversees the planning and delivery of Outreach for Medicine’s Year 10 Medical Activity Days, the year 11, 12, and 13 online Medicine and Dentistry Lecture series, and the Medical Schools Council London Med summer school. Jake co-delivers OfM’s flagship MedView and DentView year 12 programme and supports the delivery of the K+ programme healthcare and dentistry streams. Jake is also the coordinator of the department’s Higher Education Access Tracker (HEAT) uploads and evaluation. 

Aniqa Rob, Widening Participation Coordinator 

Aniqa provides administrative and delivery support for the programmes delivered by the Outreach for Medicine team and wider KCL WP team. Aniqa organises medicine and dentistry activities with schools in areas where outreach is most needed and curates the teams bi-monthly newsletter for careers advisors, teachers, and students. Aniqa also leads on communications and administration to deliver events with the department’s partners, including, The Brilliant Club, IntoUniversity and Realising Opportunities.

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