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West Lancashire College launch The School of Medicine A Level Programme

Monday, October 22 2018

West Lancashire College are delighted to announce The School of Medicine opening in
September 2019.

Delivered in partnership with leading employers from the health and medical sector and
some of the top UK University Medical Schools, the two-year programme offers much more than standard A Levels and gives those wishing to progress to medical school as an undergraduate a distinct competitive edge.

The first of its kind, The School of Medicine offers unique work experience in a variety of roles within the medical industry with placements within the NHS, with Virgin Care and with West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group. Students joining The School of Medicine will study a combination of Science and Maths A Levels that will be enhanced by the college’s unique Discovery Work Placement Programme.

Students will also benefit from workshops and seminars delivered by Doctors and Professors from leading Medical Schools across the North West, and also receive peer mentoring from undergraduates currently studying at Medical School.

Those joining the high profile programme will be also prepared for MMI and UKCAT tests giving them the best possible chance of studying Medicine as an undergraduate.

Denise Williamson, Principal at West Lancashire College, said “We are delighted to be able to offer this unique opportunity to local young people. The School of Medicine has been designed for the benefit of local aspiring medics and is part of our ambition to meet the needs of local and regional employers as well as unlock potential through learning.”

Nicola Baxter, Head of Medicines Optimisation, West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning
Group (CCG) added “West Lancashire CCG, partnered with West Lancashire College are committed to growing our own work force particularly in health care.

We are working together with the College and our primary care colleagues to raise the
aspirations of young people and their families in our most deprived areas in West Lancashire, particularly in the STEM subjects. We are developing pipelines to medicines, pharmacy, nursing and other health related careers with embedded work placements in primary care and a widening access to medicines support package.”

You can find out more about this unique opportunity, or any of the other many study options available by attending one of the College’s Open Events, Monday 29 October 5pm-8pm, Wednesday 14 November 5pm-8pm or for further information, please contact the college on 01695 52383 / admissions@westlancs.ac.uk


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