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Widening participation

Supporting prospective medical students from under-represented backgrounds

The School of Medicine encourages applications from students of different backgrounds and circumstances through:

  • Providing a six-year medicine with a foundation year course designed to widen access for students who want to study medicine but do not meet the normal academic requirements for entry onto the five-year programme
  • Offering the four-year graduate entry medicine programme for graduates who have a 2:2 undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Organising a wide range of outreach activities supported by the University and our student-run WAMS group. We engage locally and regionally with students from diverse backgrounds who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine.

Maximising potential


WAMS, run by Nottingham medical students, offers work experience schemes, mock interviews and UKCAT workshops.

Visit WAMS

Med School Life Blog

Raising aspirations 


The University runs a wide range of outreach activities and engagement programmes with primary schools, secondary schools and colleges.

Summer schools, experience days and other activities

Selecting for Excellence


The University of Nottingham is a key contributor to the Medical Schools Council's Selecting for Excellence project.  

Resources for students and teachers

Applying to medicine






School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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