Keele University School of Medicine is committed to selecting students from a wide range of backgrounds. Widening participation schemes are designed to increase the numbers of successful applications to medical school from students belonging to under-represented groups, e.g. those with a history of educational or economic disadvantage.
For students considering an application to Keele there are a number of initiatives designed to help them at different stages in their school life. Most of these initiatives are available through the student's school, particularly if the school is engaged with Keele University's outreach programmes.
Steps2Medicine and MedPrep offer an opportunity for Year 11/12 students from the local area who are interested in applying to university to study Medicine.
What will they learn?
As well as offering advice and support in their applications to medical schools, there will also be the opportunity to get invaluable work experience with GPs. The course is likely to include the following:
- A session on the application process
- A day attending the Keele Medicine Careers Day (free of charge)
- A problem-based learning activity followed by a poster presentation
- A day in General Practice with specific learning goals
- An interview skills workshop
Please apply by filling in our online application.
The UKWPMED scheme has been designed to facilitate entry to medicine for applicants from socially and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. it is open to secondary school students in Year 13 who have successfully completed a specific widening participation (WP) programme at a medical school participating in the scheme.
Download the UK WPMED scheme for more information
To provide delegates with an insight into medicine and valuable advice regarding the application, the School of Medicine runs a Medicine Careers Day entitled “So You Want To Be A Doctor?” in March for Years 10–12.
A number of medical students from the School of Medicine undertake aspiration-raising activities with pupils at local schools or at pre-arranged days at Keele.
This project aims to promote medicine in the local young community, raise aspirations and give prospective students the tools and support they need to apply to medicine.
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