Here at Carmel College we are offering an innovative Access to Medicine and Dentistry programme. There is guaranteed progression onto a Medicine or Dentistry degree at the University of Liverpool, for those students who meet the progression criteria.
Carmel College gained exclusive academic approval for the delivery of the Access to Medicine and Dentistry programme in 2006. This unique course, AZ00, is designed for individuals with relevant work experience or for those who have a degree in a subject which is not science based. There is guaranteed progression onto a Medicine or Dentistry degree at the University of Liverpool, for those students who meet the progression criteria.
This programme builds on the highly successful Access to Science and Engineering degrees delivered effectively at Carmel College since 1995. In addition to the inspirational teaching and support offered, students will be members of the University of Liverpool and entitled to guaranteed accommodation and the use of all student facilities at the University. Students may also be entitled to student loans and bursaries.
The programme consists of the following modules: Biology, Chemistry, Health & Social Care and Foundations of Professional Studies. Successful completion of the programme leads to Year 1 Medicine or Dentistry.
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Jude Blackmore (AZ00) 2007-2008
“It is not an exaggeration to say that completing the Foundation to Health Studies (Medicine) Programme at Carmel College has changed my life. After 17 years as an Art teacher I am now studying Medicine at the University of Liverpool. The Carmel College programme has given me the opportunity to realise my dream of becoming a doctor despite my non-science background. Guaranteed progression onto the MBChB at Liverpool, provided that students gain the necessary progression marks, is a unique and wonderful feature of the course. For me, it meant that if I worked hard I knew that I would get the reward that I so badly wanted - a place at Medical School.
I thoroughly enjoyed the AZ00 programme. The teaching was excellent and inspiring and Carmel College is a welcoming and friendly place for mature students. Now that I am actually a medical student I have to pinch myself to make sure that I am awake! I would not hesitate to recommend this course to anyone who aspires to train as a doctor or dentist, but thinks that they have missed their chance. You haven't! There is still time and you CAN reach that goal through Foundation to Health Studies.”