Outreach for Medicine run a range of free events for students in key stages 3, 4, and 5 from non-selective state schools. Events for KS3 students are run in collaboration with the KCLWP pre-16 team and are delivered as part of the King’s Scholars programme. Our events for KS4 students (Years 10-11) must be booked by a teacher (this can be done by emailing outreachformedicine.ac.uk), whilst events for KS5 students in sixth form and college are booked by the individual student.
Teachers and careers advisors interested in finding out more about our events and when applications open can join our mailing list here.
Please find details of our activities and events below:
Medical Activity Day (Year 10, In-School programme)
This two-event in-school programme is designed to give students a greater understanding of the range of careers in healthcare and the skills required. Students will practice clinical skills (such as CPR and blood taking), revise GCSE biology, and meet King’s medical students.
‘True to form, the Medical Activity Day being offered by King's never disappoints! The students were enthused and engaged with the range of activities offered to them throughout the day and they were given an insight into what a career in the Medical/Healthcare field would entail. They also engaged with activities that linked to the science curriculum, specifically biology, which undoubtedly will be useful for their GCSE course.’ Teacher feedback for Medical Activity Day 2021
This programme is for groups of 25-30 Year 10 students studying GCSE biology and chemistry at non-selective state schools in Greater London. We are no longer able to book any more schools for the 2021-22 academic year. Please complete this form here to register your interest to take part in the programme next academic year.
Please note that the programme is oversubscribed and priority booking is given to target schools, as determined by levels of deprivation, attainment, student progression to higher education, and schools without existing links to higher education institutions.
Medicine and Dentistry Lecture Series (Year 11, 12, and 13 Online)
Over the course of this free 13-lecture programme, students will hear from speakers working in varied specialities and at different career stages in healthcare. Last year’s lectures included topics such as cardiology, prosthodontics, renal transplant, as well as the medical student experience. The lecture series is designed to give students an understanding of the range of opportunities in medicine and dentistry and the realities of being a healthcare professional.
Students will also learn about the different elements of the application process, such as the UCAT, personal statements, and interviews. Lectures will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6-7.15pm and will run in blocks of three throughout 2022. The first three lectures will take place on the 1st, 8th & 15th February. The remaining three blocks of lectures will take place in Spring and Summer 2022.
This programme is for students in Year 11, 12, 13 (and those on a gap year prior to applying to university) studying biology and chemistry who have only attended non-selective state schools since age 11. We welcome applications from students across the UK. The main application deadline of Friday 10th December 2021 has now passed. We will review new applications periodically during the programmes.
MedView and DentView (Year 12, In-Person and Online)
MedView and DentView are OfM’s flagship year 12 programmes for students interested in applying to medicine and dentistry from Greater London, Essex, and Kent. They consist of a three-day spring school followed by bi-monthly events in the lead up to the UCAS deadline of October to support students applications.
Successful applicants will participate in the following activities:
A clinical experience with King’s medical school or dental school.
Interactive workshops, including practice of clinical skills.
Advice and guidance on sitting the UCAT and preparing for interviews.
Learning about the opportunities and challenges of a career in medicine or dentistry from practising medics and dentists.
Finding out more about the student experience.
The application deadline for the 2022 edition of the programme has now passed. Please join our teacher and careers advisor newsletter by clicking here to be the first to hear when applications open for the 2023 edition of the programme.
IntoUniversity Clinical Skills workshop
King’s is a proud partner of IntoUniversity and is the sponsor and lead partner for the charity’s Kennington Centre. The Outreach for Medicine team offer clinical skills workshops to IntoUniversity led by EMDP ambassadors at King’s College London. During the workshop, students will learn and practice clinical skills (such as CPR and blood taking), revise GCSE biology, and have the chance to ask university related questions to King’s medical students.
London Med Schools Summer Programme 2022 (Year 12, online)
Funded by Health Education England, The London Med Schools online programme brings together four of London's medical schools (King’s College London, Queen Mary University of London, St George's University of London, and University College London) to give 75 Year 12 students from across the UK an opportunity to find out what it is like to study medicine in London. Working with patients and student ambassadors, participants will gain a greater understanding of the realities of being a doctor and the skills needed to succeed.
The main programme takes place from Monday 18th July to Friday 22nd July on Zoom.
The programme is aimed at young people in Year 12 from under-represented backgrounds at university and in medicine, and from areas in the UK with limited outreach from medical schools.
To be eligible students must:
- Live in England but outside Greater London
- Be in Year 12 as of September 2021.
- Attended only non-selective state schools, sixth forms, or colleges since age 11.
- Currently studying A-level biology and chemistry.
Students will be prioritised who meet the most widening participation criteria or are from a priority group. We are particularly interested in working with students who are currently in the care of their local authority or are care experienced. Students from certain areas in England will also be prioritised. Please see the application form for more information.
For more information and to apply, students should follow this link. The deadline to apply is Monday 18th April 2022.
The London Med Summer School programme 2022 forms part of a series of events run with the Medical and Dental Schools Council. Please see here for a full list of the programmes available across the UK.
If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the KCL Outreach for Medicine team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org