Widening Participation

Medicine is one of the most competitive university courses with increasingly stringent entrance criteria. However, guidance on applying to medical school, and succeeding while at university is limited. More needs to be done to identify and support the talent that will lead the National Health Service in the coming years. In response to this the UK Medical Education Outreach Scheme (UK MEdOS) has been established, aiming to provide students across the country with the guidance they need to excel in medical school.

UK MEdOS has been established by a team of students, doctors and professors, in collaboration with Doctors Academy and the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA). It is the first initiative of its kind to donate books on medschool admissions (Medical School: The Applicant’s Guide by Kapil Sugand & Mahiben Maruthappu, Doctor’s Academy, 2013) to disadvantaged schools nationwide. This book provides unique insights from a range of healthcare professionals, on topics that include: selecting a medical school, writing a personal statement and preparing for interviews, in addition to profiles on each British medical school.

In its inaugural cycle, UK MEdOS will distribute books to 40 secondary schools and academies with the lowest scores in the latest Department of Education league table. This book will be complimented with its sequel, Medical School: The Undergraduate’s Guide (Mahiben Maruthappu & Kapil Sugand, Doctor’s Academy, 2013), to offer effective and insightful advice on how to make the most of one’s time at medical school.

1. Applicant's guide:
Paperback: 148 pages
Publisher: Doctors Academy Publications; 1st edition (2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9380573278
ISBN-13: 978-9380573274
Product Dimensions: 21 x 14.8 x 1.2 cm
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2. Undergraduate's guide:
Paperback: 156 pages
Publisher: Doctors Academy Publications; 1st edition (2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9380573286
ISBN-13: 978-9380573281
Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 15 x 1.1 cm
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