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Stellar Achievements in INTO University Partnerships’ Foundation Medicine Programme

INTO University Partnerships’ foundation programme in medicine and health has achieved outstanding results, with the majority of its students securing conditional offers for medical degrees in the UK and overseas.

Seventy percent of the international students in the 2023 cohort, who are targeting careers in medicine, have successfully received offers for a five-year MBBS degree.

The programme, situated at the INTO London Centre, was launched in April 2022 and began welcoming its first international students in September of that year. This foundation programme offers students the chance to progress to numerous elite universities around the world, including several in the QS Top 150, and into a variety of in-demand health profession degrees.

During their foundation year, students undertake modules in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and research skills, in addition to two distinctive medicine modules that are exclusive to INTO London. These modules are Advanced Sciences for Medicine, enhancing students’ scientific understanding with a focus on medical contexts, and Professional and Communication Skills for Medicine, which prepares students for medical interviews and helps develop crucial skills for healthcare professionals.

Nara from South Korea, who was part of the initial cohort, has been offered unconditional places to study medicine at Aston University and Queen Mary University of London, Malta Campus.

Nara explained her experience, saying, “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.”

In total, 95% of students in the foundation programme have received offers from UK universities for various medical-related degrees. For those who were not offered places in medicine, they have found opportunities in other related courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmacology, and Biology at institutions like Bristol University, Queen Mary University of London, Aston University, and University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Robin Peel, the Centre Director at INTO London, said, “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 provides comprehensive support to students during their university application process, including a part-time online University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) preparation course that begins in the summer prior to the foundation programme.

Students receive personalized support through one-on-one meetings and benefit from group sessions that guide them through the application process. The University Progression and Careers Manager at INTO London organizes workshops for personal statements, hosts guest lectures and masterclasses from medical professionals, and provides interview preparation and practice.

INTO London students participate in practical classes in the ‘Superlab’ at London Metropolitan University, one of the largest laboratories in Europe. This space is essential for their academic and professional growth, where they refine lab techniques, improve their English language skills in a scientific context, and become proficient in using advanced lab equipment.

The INTO London Centre offers tailor-made university preparation programmes, ensuring entry to over 100 universities across the UK and Europe. Its prime location near London’s financial district and the vibrant cultural hotspots of Spitalfields, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch offers students a stimulating and inspiring educational environment.

Since 2005, INTO University Partnerships has aided over 150,000 students from more than 180 countries in achieving their academic aspirations at leading universities in the US, UK, and Australia.


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