What is the Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme?

Our innovative Pathway to Healthcare Programme has been designed to expand knowledge, develop skills and give an insight into what university life is really like to students with ambitions to study a medicine or a healthcare related degree for university.

During the 18 month programme, which you will complete alongside studying for your A Levels, successful applicants will be given the opportunity to take part in various enrichment activities. This includes healthcare subject taster days, work experience in various healthcare settings* and A Level revision boot camps. In addition, academic tutoring and specialist interview preparation workshops will help prepare you for your applications to medicine and healthcare courses.

During your time on the programme, you will be exposed to a range of leading experts from healthcare subjects taught at Aston University including medicine, pharmacy, optometry, psychology, audiology and biosciences. You will also hear from practicing healthcare professionals from across the region such as GPs, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and optometrists, as well as meeting current Aston University healthcare students.

*Limited numbers and application process applies.

You will be expected to attend all Year 12 and 13 events over the 18 month programme to successfully graduate and qualify for a contextual offer at Aston University on our undergraduate Medicine and Life and Health Sciences degrees.