Gateway to Medicine


The Gateway to Medicine Summer School took place at Queen’s 20-22th August 2013. Could you be joining us at the Foundation Centre for this programme next year? Read on to find out more.

The Gateway to Medicine is an initiative for students from under-represented groups within higher education, who are studying toward their A Levels in the North East of England, and whose predicted A level grades do not meet the standard entry requirement for standard 5 year medicine courses.

Students who have the potential to become good doctors are identified in partnership with their school or college through a process of Nomination during their AS year. If selected, applicants participate in a programme of activities with Durham University during their A2 year. These activities include a compulsory three day non-residential summer school 19th, 20th, 21st August, 2014.

Nomination Deadline: Friday 23rd May 2014.

To read about the eligibility and criteria details required for this programme, please see here.

If you are successful, you will spend one year (Year 0) at Durham University’s Foundation Centre gaining the necessary academic skills and knowledge for successful study in Higher Education. Once the Foundation year has been successfully passes, students will spend two years at Durham University’s School of Medicine and Health where they will establish the essential knowledge base for medicine in a clinical context. The final phase will see students spending three years under the aegis of Newcastle University’s School of Biomedicine where they will acquire clinical experience in a wide range of NHS hospitals and community settings across the region.

If you would like to know more about the Gateway to Medicine Programme please call or email:

Telephone: 0191 3340172



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