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Full Time Access to Higher Education Medicine

City College Norwich

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Access to Higher Education Medicine School: School of Lifelong Learning Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: level 3, Access, Medicine, science, biology, chemistry, physics, health care, health, medical, doctor Summary: You need to apply early for this course as places are limited. This access programme offers an intensive, highly demanding introduction to biomedical science for mature students who wish to apply for a medical degree and eventually to practise Medicine. It is not suitable for students who have recently taken A Levels and failed to get the necessary grades to get into medical school. The course provides a sound foundation for study of Medicine and health-related subjects at a higher level through the study of fundamental scientific principles. Frequently Asked Questions This information is for guidance only. It is based on a survey of the websites of every medical school in the UK. All candidates should be prepared to contact medical schools themselves in order to find out more about entry to medical training. Q: I am 18 or 19 years old and have just got my 'A' level results. They are not good enough for medical school (ie below AAB). Will it help me to get in if I do Access to Medicine? A. The course is not designed as a 'resit' course for A Level students. If you check university websites you will see that the majority of medical schools do not accept applications from students who did not get at least AAB at the first sitting of 'A' levels. However, there are no absolute rules about this. If you have a genuine reason for not getting the grades the first time around (eg personal problems illness etc) then a few universities (eg Keele) will look at your application. We will never tell anyone that they cannot apply for Access to Medicine but we would advise you to contactuniversities yourself first to ask if they will look at your application based on lower grades at 'A' level combined with Access to Medicine. A few universities (eg UEA and Southampton) now have a Medicine Foundation Year for applicants whose 'A' Level grades were not good enough. These courses are usually for candidates who can prove they are from a non-traditional HE background (eg first in their family to go to HE or from a school which does not send many people to university ). Q: I already have a degree can I do Access to Medicine? A: Some universities have special shortened four year medical programmes for people who have a science degree. You do not need Access to Medicine in order to apply for one of these programmes. You should normally have at least a 2.1 degree and some relevant experience you then apply through UCAS to the university of your choice. The only reasons for a graduate to do Access to Medicine would be if they had not done a science degree or if their degree was not at 2.1 standard. A few universities (eg Swansea) will take graduates of any degree subject even without Access to Medicine check university websites for info. Q: What percentage of Access to Medicine students get into medical school? A: This varies every year. What we can say clearly is that good students with relevant work experience who gain a distinction (over 70%) usually get into medical school. In 2006 UEA took 7 of our Access to Medicine students, which demonstrates that medical school staff really do view our course positively. In 2007, Cardiff took 4 of our students on their 6-year course. Q: Who validates Access to Medicine? A: Our Access to Medicine course is validated by CAVA, the Cambridge Access Validating Agency which is a partnership of the University of Cambridge, UEA, ARU and Homerton School of Health. CAVA courses are recognised by the QAA, the government run Quality Assurance Agency for HE, which gives them national recognition. > Q: Which medical schools accept Access to Medicine? A: The list below gives more details, but the following university medical schools say that they will consider applicants who h

Access to Higher Education Medicine School: School of Lifelong Learning Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: level 3, Access, Medicine, science, biology, chemistry, physics, health care, health, medical, doctor Summary: You need to apply early for this course as places are limited. This access programme offers an intensive, highly demanding introduction to biomedical...

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