Years 8-11 - BrightMed
BrightMed approaches students in state schools within Sussex during the spring term of each academic year.
We make these exceptional young people aware of potential careers in medicine, the study that’s involved and what they need to do academically to realise their potential and make the right choices early on.
We help build the confidence and develop vital skills, thereby enabling them to submit strong applications to medical schools throughout the UK. Providing advice, hands-on experience and practical exercises allow participants to make informed decisions concerning their future education. It's an approach that's already had great success. As an example, of the 35 participants in the 2016 Year 12 cohort, 26 applied to medicine with 18 receiving one or more interviews and 9 receiving offers to study medicine at BSMS.
Schools will be invited to nominate pupils from their gifted and talented cohorts who have expressed an interest in studying medicine or who excel at science and wish to explore a potential avenue for their talents.
If your school has not provided you with information on BrightMed, feel free to make an application by reading the information below and completing an application form when they are open.
The focus of recruitment is on students who have no family background of Higher Education. BrightMed aims to recruit 80 Year 8 students each year, to begin in Year 9. BrightMed is a rolling five-year programme which culminates in a week-long residential at the end of Year 12, with ongoing support through Year 13. Priority is given to young people who most closely fit widening participation selection criteria (see details in side menu). Almost all of the young people we work with have no family background of higher education.
For further details on BrightMed please email Sam Wickham on firstname.lastname@example.org
BrightMed applications for 2017/18 are now closed.
Applications for 2018/19 will open in March/April 2018.
For further details about the BrightMed programme and to register your interest for next year, please email Sam Wickham on email@example.com or call 01273 641841.