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HealthCelebrating Success in INTO University Partnerships’ Foundation Medicine Programme

Celebrating Success in INTO University Partnerships’ Foundation Medicine Programme

INTO University Partnerships‘ foundation programme in medicine and health has seen tremendous success, with the majority of its students securing conditional offers for medical degrees both in the UK and internationally.

In the current 2023 cohort, 70% of international students who are focused on a career in medicine have been offered a place on a five-year MBBS degree programme.

The programme, which is hosted at the INTO London Centre, was launched in April 2022 and started with its first group of international students in September 2022. Students participating in this foundation programme can advance to numerous renowned universities worldwide, including several ranked within the QS Top 150, and can enter various competitive health profession degrees.

The foundation year curriculum includes modules in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and research skills, as well as two specialised medicine modules that are exclusively offered at INTO London. These modules are Advanced Sciences for Medicine, which builds upon the students’ existing scientific knowledge with a focus on medical content, and Professional and Communication Skills for Medicine, which is designed to equip students with the skills needed for medical interviews and to succeed as healthcare professionals.

Nara, a participant from South Korea in the first cohort, has received unconditional offers to study medicine at Aston University and Queen Mary University of London, Malta Campus.

Nara stated, “As an international student, it’s very important to know how to communicate well. At INTO, I take part in English classes and improve my academic writing, and how to prepare for presentations – this really helped me when writing personal statements. I also have 1-1 sessions with the university progression and career manager, during which I discuss personal statements and they provide feedback for applying to university medical schools.”

Furthermore, 95% of students in the foundation programme have secured offers from British universities for a variety of medical-related degrees. Those who did not receive offers for medicine have been accepted into other related programmes such as Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Biology at institutions including Bristol University, Queen Mary University of London, Aston University, and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Robin Peel, the Centre Director at INTO London, noted, “We have designed this foundation programme in medicine and health professions to give our students the best chance of getting into and being successful on their chosen health degree with excellent progression options, a guaranteed interview at a UK medical school and unique specialist modules.”

INTO University Partnerships offers extensive support to students during their application process to university programmes, including a part-time online University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) preparation course conducted during the summer before the foundation course commences.

Students receive personalised assistance through one-on-one meetings, and during group sessions, they are guided through the application process collaboratively. The University Progression and Careers Manager at INTO London sets up workshops for writing personal statements, invites guest lecturers and medical professionals for masterclasses, and provides thorough interview preparation and practice.

INTO London students regularly attend practical classes in the ‘Superlab’ at London Metropolitan University’s modern and centrally located campus, which houses one of the largest laboratories in Europe. This facility is a crucial resource for their academic and professional development, where they learn proper lab etiquette, enhance their English language skills for scientific communication, and gain confidence in using advanced lab equipment.

The INTO London Centre offers bespoke university preparation programmes that guarantee entry to over 100 universities across the UK and Europe. Located near London’s financial centre and the vibrant cultural areas of Spitalfields, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch, the centre provides a dynamic and enriching learning environment.

Since 2005, INTO University Partnerships has been instrumental in helping over 150,000 students from more than 180 countries achieve their educational aspirations at premier universities in the US, UK, and Australia.

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