What is Medical Aspirations? What is Medical Aspirations?


Applying to study medicine can be daunting, especially without any experience of university in your family to draw upon. Finding out more about more about medical careers can be difficult if you don’t know people who are already doctors. Medical Aspirations supports year 12 students on their path to studying medicine through the following FREE activities: 

  • A three day, two night residential from 19-21 February 2019.
  • Ongoing support with applying to study medicine including; a three day GP work experience placement in summer, a dedicated current UEA medical student e-mentor, sessions on the UKCAT admissions test, mock interviews and writing a personal statement
  • A guaranteed interview to study medicine at UEA if you attend the Medical Aspirations residential
  • The chance to receive a scholarship to study Medicine at UEA
  • Access to current UEA medical students.
View the Medical Aspirations 2018 programme (subject to change for the 2019 residential).
The Medical Aspirations Scheme is funded by an alumnus of UEA who wanted to help aspiring medics from backgrounds under-represented in the profession and who are local to the University.
Find out more about whether you are eligible.


If you are not eligible for the Medical Aspirations scheme, find out what else we offer prospective medics. If you have any queries about Medical Aspirations please get in touch.

Cameron, Medical Aspirations 2011,
UEA Norwich Medical School Graduate 2018

How did you hear about Medical Aspirations?

I heard about the Medical Aspirations scheme during sixth form, and was very excited by the idea. As somebody who’s never had any family attend university, I was very unsure about the process of applying, but Medical Aspirations made things really clear and simple. It made getting into medical school feel like a possibility. 

What are you doing now?

I have just graduated, and managed to get my first-choice job in the UK, working as a foundation year 1 doctor in Edinburgh. I can look back at the Medical Aspirations scheme as the first step in this journey to getting my dream job - without the scheme I would have struggled to have the confidence and knowledge to apply and get into medical school. 




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