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  1. Gateway to Medicine Widening access to the medical profession

  2. Gateway to Medicine Steve Leech: Foundation Centre Widening Participation Co-coordinator Susan Scrafton: Gateway to Medicine Project Coordinator Jackie Spence: Coordinator of Undergraduate Medicine & Taught Postgraduate Programmes

  3. Gateway to Medicine Steve Leech: Foundation Centre Widening Participation Co-coordinator Susan Scrafton: Gateway to Medicine Project Coordinator Jackie Spence: Coordinator of Undergraduate Medicine & Taught Postgraduate Programmes

  4. Gateway to Medicine Steve Leech: Foundation Centre Widening Participation Co-coordinator Susan Scrafton: Gateway to Medicine Project Coordinator Jackie Spence: Coordinator of Undergraduate Medicine & Taught Postgraduate Programmes

  5. Foundation Centre Preparation for study in UK Higher Education

  6. Foundation Centre • This includes students who have been unable to attain their academic potential: • Cannot study to a suitable academic level in their own country, • Do not have sufficient English language ability, • Or those who wish to study a degree subject for which previous study has not prepared them.

  7. Foundation Centre Study options: Direct Progression: Year 0 of a linked Undergraduate Degree Programme The International Foundation Year

  8. Content overview Course content Mathematics English Language (+ extra for EFL Students) Study Skills + a combination of subjects specific to your chosen degree subject

  9. Learning and Teaching • All Foundation Centre programmes offer… • Durham quality • Full student status • 18+ hours contact time / week • Dedicated teaching staff • Flexibility • Collegiate accommodation • Classes run for 21 weeks per year plus the exam period

  10. Preparing you for your degree Skills Preparation for HE Culture Knowledge

  11. Students From All Over The UK Edinburgh Northern Ireland Lancashire, Oldham, Sheffield Harrogate, York, Doncaster Chester Wolverhampton , Birmingham Lincolnshire Merthyr Tydfil Kent , Surrey, Hampshire London Bristol, Somerset, Cornwall

  12. Our students are mostly local • Newcastle 3 • Sunderland 2 • Hartlepool 3 • Durham 8 • Crook & Willington 5 • Darlington 2 • Redcar 2 • Stockton • Middlesbrough }42

  13. Students From All Over The World • China, Hong Kong, S.Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Russia, Georgia, Latvia, Ghana, Botswana, Cameroon, New Zealand, USA, Spain, Germany

  14. Direct Progression Science Subjects Applied Psychology Biological Sciences Biomedical Sciences Computer Science Engineering Geography Geology Medicine Social Science Subjects Accounting and Finance Archaeology Biological Anthropology Business Business Finance Criminology Economics Human Sciences Law Medical Anthropology Philosophy Politics Sociology Sport

  15. Gateway to Medicine A route designed to widen access to the medical profession Intended for local north east students from diverse widening participation backgrounds whose predicted A level grades do not meet the standard entry requirement for direct entry to medicine courses

  16. Gateway to Medicine Pre- entry Phase Foundation Centre Phase Medicine Phase I Medicine Phase II The Gateway to Medicine widening access initiative is delivered in four phases

  17. • Eligibility: • WP criteria • First generation applicant including those whose parent(s) are currently studying for their first degree, or have recently graduated from their first degree within the last 5 years • be in receipt of Educational Maintenance Allowance • be in receipt, or have parents in receipt, of a means tested benefit • be resident in an area that falls within the lowest 40% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation • be currently in/about to leave the care of the local authority /foster homes Gateway to Medicine

  18. • Eligibility: • Academic criteria • Three GCE A levels with predicted grades in the range ABB – BCC (not including Critical Thinking or General Studies) • To include AS Biology and Chemistry and A2 Biology or Chemistry at grade C or above. • Students must have an obvious interest in medicine which is demonstrated in a personal statement of application and a testimonial from an academic member of staff Gateway to Medicine

  19. • Pre-entry Phase • Activities • Summer school • Being a medical student for the day • Website • Ethics workshop • Celebration evening Gateway to Medicine

  20. Body painting Blood pressure monitoring

  21. • Foundation Centre Phase • Full student status • 18 hours contact time / week • Collegiate system • Biology; chemistry; statistics; reflective skills; anatomy, physiology and disease; key skills; physical sciences; work experience Gateway to Medicine

  22. • Medicine Phase I • Strands • The Foundation Case • Cardiovascular, Renal and Respiratory (CVRR) • Nutrition, Metabolism and Endocrinology (NME) • Thoughts, Senses and Movement (TSM) • Clinical Sciences and Investigative Medicine (CSIM) • Life Cycle • Medicine in the Community/ Personal and Professional Development (MiC/PPD) • Student-Selected Choice (SSC) Gateway to Medicine

  23. Medicine Phase II Clinical Base Units - initial introduction to clinical practice and a series of essential junior rotations, in a range of specialties including; reproductive and child health, chronic illness, disability and rehabilitation, mental health, public health, and infectious diseases. Also half day each week in general practice. 12-week course in clinical sciences and investigative medicine, followed by a 30-week period of student-selected components and elective study. Base Unit, for the senior rotations in primary and community care, as well as women’s and children’s care, mental health care, and preparation for practice and hospital-base practice. Following the final-year examination, students undertake a short preparatory ‘shadowing’ course to ease transition from student to doctor. Gateway to Medicine