Undergraduate medicine students on campus

This three-year programme is for highly motivated state school students from low and middle-income homes who have the academic potential to achieve the grades for medical school.

It aims to provide them with subject-specific support and guidance as they take their first steps towards a medical career.

What does Pathways to Medicine involve?

Pathways to Medicine consists of activities that run throughout Years 11, 12 and 13 to help prospective students make a strong and informed application to study medicine at university.

Activities include:

  • informative talks by admissions tutors and medical students at Imperial
  • ementoring with a current Imperial medical student
  • a summer school at the College during year 2 of the programme

All Pathways to Medicine students are also guaranteed work experience in a healthcare setting.

Who can apply?

Registration is only open to students who:

  • Are in Y11 at time of application
  • Live and attend school within the M25 (and able to travel to South Kensington campus)
  • Are able to provide contact details for a teacher who can provide references for applicants from your school

For further eligibility criteria and information on how we select participants, please see our application information page.

When do applications open?

Applications for the 2019–20 academic year will open in January 2020.

For more information about Pathways to Medicine, please email the Pathways to Medicine team.

Who is the programme run by?

The programme is delivered by Imperial in partnership with the Sutton Trust, Health Education England and the Medical Schools Council.

It is also supported by Vision – a student-run medical society in Imperial College Union, which aims to widen participation in medicine. Students from the society provide ongoing mentoring support to Pathways to Medicine participants, as well as organising events that give the students an idea of what it is like to study medicine at university.