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For S1-S6 students

Please use the link below to allow you to complete the survey.

 https://goo.gl/forms/LhNdoRqddM408pmG2

S1 to S3 will do this in their Learning, Thinking and Studying Skills class time.

S4 to S6 should get time to do this during PSE, but you are welcome to complete it at any time.

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Your responses will help us to plan our development of learning of teaching for next session.

Royal College of Physicians Free Lectures

The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh runs annual School Lectures for young people interested in a career in medicine, these lectures are free to attend and can be booked by Mr Bell or the student directly.

“Becoming a Doctor was particularly good as it gave a great insight into personal statements, interviews and the ups and downs of this very special career choice. It was well targeted and every pupil benefitted. It gave much food for thought”.

http://www.rcpe.ac.uk/careers-training/schools

Access to the Professions (with Reach: Scotland)

Access to the Professions is run in conjunction with Reach: Scotland. It provides advice and guidance to eligible state school pupils in the south east of Scotland interested in applying to Medicine, Law or Veterinary Medicine. This project is a merger of two previous projects (Pathways to the Professions and Reach: Edinburgh).Law, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine by running activities and events to support S4-S6.

For more information see the link below.

https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-recruitment/widening-participation/projects/reach

Gateway to Medicine at St Andrews University

The University of St Andrews is now accepting notes of interest for their Gateway to Medicine programme, for entry in September 2018

It is designed for students who:

  • Meet some or all of our Widening Participation criteria
  • Have finished their S5 year and have sat the required SQA Highers

The purpose of the Gateway to Medicine programme is to promote the uptake of higher education, specifically among those groups that are traditionally under-represented at University. The Gateway programme provides the opportunity for students who have completed S5 and just missed out on the grades required for medicine to study at first year undergraduate level. The Gateway year is an alternative to S6. Pupils who pass the year at an appropriate level and meet the requirements for progression will transfer onto our traditional 6 year A100 Medicine degree programme.

I am sure we all hope that pupils achieve the grades they are expecting and we wish them well in their endeavours. However, if things don’t go according to plan those pupils who meet the criteria for the Gateway to Medicine will have a choice to apply to the University of St Andrews for this course instead of entering their S6 year at school. You should be aware that this application is out with UCAS.

Successful applicants to the Gateway to Medicine will take First Year modules in Biology, Chemistry, and one other subject of their choice. They are provided with tutoring, the opportunity to gain work experience and help in preparing for the UKCAT and admissions interviews. Entrants who pass the year at an appropriate level and meet the other requirements for progression will transfer into our BSc (Hons) Medicine degree course in 2019. Pupils are also supported should they choose to apply to other universities for other courses after the completion of their Gateway year.

Please click here for more information