INTO University Partnerships‘ foundation programme in medicine and health has demonstrated exceptional success, with the majority of its students receiving conditional offers for medical degrees in the UK and abroad.

This year, 70% of the international students from the 2023 cohort who are intent on pursuing a medical career have secured offers for a five-year MBBS degree.

The programme at the INTO London Centre was inaugurated in April 2022 and began enrolling its first group of international students in September 2022. Participants in this foundation programme have the chance to progress to several prestigious universities globally, including those ranked in the QS Top 150, and to pursue various highly competitive health profession degrees.

The foundation year involves engaging in modules in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and research skills, along with two unique medicine modules only offered at INTO London. These include Advanced Sciences for Medicine, which deepens the students’ scientific knowledge with a focus on medicine, and Professional and Communication Skills for Medicine, which equips students with the necessary skills for medical interviews and effective healthcare practice.

Nara from South Korea, a student in the first cohort, has obtained unconditional offers to study medicine at Aston University and Queen Mary University of London, Malta Campus.

Nara remarked, “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.”

Moreover, 95% of students in the foundation programme have received offers from British universities for various medical-related degrees. For those who were not offered places in medicine, they have found opportunities in programmes 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, commented, “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 offers robust support to students during their university application process, including a part-time online University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) preparation course that takes place during the summer before the foundation programme begins.

Students receive tailored support through one-on-one sessions, and in group sessions, they collaborate through the application process. The University Progression and Careers Manager at INTO London organizes personal statement workshops, guest lectures, and masterclasses from medical professionals, along with providing interview preparation and practice.

INTO London students frequently engage in practical sessions in the ‘Superlab’ at London Metropolitan University, one of Europe’s largest laboratories. This space is dedicated to fostering their academic and professional growth, where they learn lab etiquette, improve their English language skills in a scientific setting, and become proficient in using complex lab equipment.

The INTO London Centre offers a range of customised university preparation programmes with guaranteed entry to over 100 universities across the UK and Europe. Its location near London’s financial district and the culturally vibrant areas of Spitalfields, Brick Lane, and Shoreditch provides a stimulating and dynamic learning environment.

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