Undergraduate medicine students on campus

This three-year programme is for highly motivated state-school students from low and middle-income homes who have the academic potential to achieve the grades for medical school.

It aims to provide them with subject-specific support and guidance as they take their first steps towards a medical career.

What does Pathways to Medicine involve?

Pathways to Medicine consists of activities that run throughout Years 11, 12 and 13 to help prospective students make strong and informed applications to study medicine at university.

Activities include:

  • informative talks by admissions tutors and medical students at Imperial
  • e-mentoring with current Imperial medical students
  • a summer school at the College during year 2 of the programme and personal statement advice

All Pathways to Medicine students are also guaranteed work experience in a healthcare setting.

Who can apply?

Registration is only open to students who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are in Y11 at time of application
  • Attend a non-selective state school
  • Live and attend school within the M25 (and able to travel to South Kensington campus)
  • Are able to provide contact details for teacher who can provide references for applicants from your school

See our application information page to find out more about who we're looking for.

If you meet this criteria and would like to find out more about the application process, or you would like to register your interest, please email pathways@imperial.ac.uk.

Please provide the following details:

  • the programme you are interested in
  • your current school year
  • the name of the school you attend
  • the email address of a suitable contact teacher

When do applications open?

Applications for 2017-18 are now open. To apply, please follow the 'See who is eligible to apply' link at the top of this page.

Who is the programme run by?

The programme is delivered by Imperial in partnership with the Sutton Trust, Health Education England and the Medical Schools Council.

It is also supported by Vision – a student-run medical society in Imperial College Union, which aims to widen participation in medicine. Students from the society provide ongoing mentoring support to Pathways to Medicine participants, as well as organising events that give the students an idea of what it is like to study medicine at university.