Destination Medicine Summer School

Applications for Destination Medicine 2024 are now open. Please read carefully below the criteria.

Destination Medicine is a three day widening participation summer school for Year 12 students which takes place at both the University of Liverpool campus and at local hospitals. The summer school aims to develop confident, well informed applicants to the University’s Medicine programme, who are from a widening participation background. Destination Medicine runs in July of each year and there is no charge to take part.

What Does It Involve?

Over the three days, students take part in a number of workshops and hands-on sessions covering the essential skills and techniques for a successful application into medicine and a career in the caring professions. The campus-based activities include workshops covering medical interviews, aptitude tests (UCAT), additional entry requirements and personal statements for medicine. Working alongside the University’s Clinical Skills team, we also offer a taster into some of the clinical skills studied on a medicine degree. As part of Destination Medicine, students will join us in a local hospital giving them experience of a clinical setting and the opportunity to work with medical professionals.

Destination Medicine is an intensive summer school, designed to stretch and challenge local Year 12 students applying for medicine. It requires work between sessions and follow-up activities based around your application into medicine. Please only apply if you are committed to applying to medicine and are considering the University of Liverpool as one of your choices.

Who Can Apply?

Destination Medicine is open to students from a widening participation background studying in the Merseyside area or students studying at one of the University of Liverpool Widening Participation and Outreach Partner schools. It is essential you check the eligibility criteria for medical programmes, such as the University’s A100 programme:

This programme is a Widening Participation initiative and is open to local students who meet indicators from a widening participation background, however students who are on our local programmes Liverpool Scholars Programme and Realising Opportunities are prioritised. 

Pupils in local partner schools are prioritised based on a range of indicators:

  • A strong desire to study Medicine
  • Prior academic achievement and predicted ability to progress to university level study (please see admissions criteria for medicine as an indicator)
  • Come from a home where neither parent attended university in the UK or abroad
  • Be in receipt of, or entitled to, discretionary payments/16-19 bursary/Pupil Premium at their school or college
  • Be in receipt of, or entitled to, free school meals
  • Live in a neighbourhood which has a low rate of progression to higher education, or an area which has a high level of financial, social or economic deprivation. This is defined by the student's home postcode.
  • Have parents working in non-professional occupations (socio-economic groups 4-8)

Or alternatively,

  • Be in the care of their local authority, or have experience of being in care, or be a young adult carer.

For more information on Destination Medicine, please contact the Widening Participation and Outreach team on:

Our application forms are now open. You can apply by completing the form below.