The UEA Medical Aspirations Programme is designed to support year 12 students, from groups under-represented in HE, who have the academic potential to excel at Medical School. It aims to build confidence by addressing some of the main barriers which currently prevent some young people from viewing a medical career as a realistic option. Find out more about our eligibility criteria.
Throughout a fully funded residential course, thirty participants will have the opportunity to take part in academic taster sessions including medical science, ethics and practical skills sessions. They will also benefit from Q and A sessions with current medical students and junior doctors, as well as spending time at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. By doing so, it is anticipated that the programme will provide students with an invaluable introduction to university life and reduce myths and preconceptions, such as ‘university isn't for people like me'.
Students that have attended the residential and meet the entry requirements for the UEA medical course will get a guaranteed interview when they apply. The University has also received a significant donation from an alumnus to support future students wishing to study medicine at UEA through the Medical Aspirations Scholarship Programme. Find out more about the Scholarship Programme.
If you have any queries about the UEA Medical Aspirations Programme, or have a student interested in applying, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01603 591487.
Dates for 2019
The residential runs for three days and two nights in the February half-term period. In 2019 this will be from Tuesday 19 - Thursday 21 February.
If any of your students are interested in applying, they can find out more on our Students' Medical Aspirations page.