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The Foundation Centre

Gateway to Medicine

Gateway to Medicine

This is an initiative for students from under-represented groups within higher education, who are studying toward their A Levels in the North East of England, and whose predicted A level grades do not meet the standard entry requirement for standard 5 year medicine courses.

Gateway to Medicine Programme is delivered in 4 stages:

Pre-entry Phase (compulsory)

Students who have the potential to become good doctors are identified in partnership with their school or college through a process of nomination during their AS year. If selected, applicants participate in a programme of activities with Durham University during their A2 year. These activities include a compulsory three day non-residential summer school.

Please follow this link and select Gateway to Medicine, with your intended Year of Entry, for further information on

Nomination Deadlines


Academic Criteria

Aptitude Criteria

If you would like to know more about the Gateway to Medicine Programme please call or email:

Telephone: 0191 3340172


Access to Medicine