Pathways to Medicine

Pathways to Medicine

Pathways to Medicine is a free programme delivered by the University of Nottingham aimed at Year 12 and 13 students interested in a medical career. The programme will provide ongoing support to its members in Year 12 and 13 through a series of medicine-related masterclasses, information, advice and guidance sessions. Please note – all on campus sessions will take place at the University of Nottingham.

Pathways to Medicine is an outstanding opportunity to enhance your university application.

Hear about the Pathways programme from the Sutton Trust here.


Is it for you?

To apply, you must:

  • attend and have always attended, a state-funded, non fee-paying school/college
  • be in Year 12 at the start of the programme
  • live within a reasonable commuting distance of the University of Nottingham
  • be studying three or more A levels, including Biology and Chemistry

In addition, we are looking for students who meet some of the following criteria:

  • have achieved at least five GCSE's at grades 9 - 6 (A*-B), including English and Maths. A minimum of two of these qualifications should be at grades 9 - 7
  • would be the first generation in their family to attend university
  • have been in receipt of Free School Meals whilst at secondary school
  • have attended schools with a lower than average progression to higher education, or a higher than average proportion of students who qualify for Free School Meals
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education or a high level of socio-economic deprivation 
  • have been looked after or in care

How to apply

Applications for our 2023-25 cohort are now closed and will re-open in September 2024.

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