Gateway to Medicine is aimed at students with the potential to become doctors but do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year undergraduate Medicine course. Our Gateway courses are a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science.
During the Gateway year students will learn alongside each other, benefiting from shared interprofessional insight and the unique community of Bristolâs medical, dental and veterinary schools. Students will be taught by academic teachers who are scientists and clinicians.
The Gateway course will deepen existing knowledge of core basic sciences underpinning clinical subjects and places emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills, attributes and behaviours that enable successful transition to university study. Successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto the five-year MB ChB Medicine.
This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges can be found on the admissions statement.
International students may be eligible for the International Foundation Programme for Medicine and Dentistry: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/2020/international-foundation-medicine-dentistry/cert-international-foundation-medicine-dentistry/
**Health and conduct**
Certain health conditions may be incompatible with some careers in medicine. Medical students must complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis. Find out more about pre-course occupational health information: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/safety/health/pre-course.html
If you have a chronic health condition please contact the Prospective students enquiries team for guidance on making an application: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contacts/
We have excellent support services available, including Disability Services, student health and student counselling to support students.
In accordance with General Medical Council guidelines, all medical students undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/secretary/legal/dbs/students-dbs/).
Application deadline details:
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