Successfully winning a place at a UK Medical School is incredibly challenging, with a highly competitive admissions process, so the Long Road Science department has designed our unique Med Squad programme to support students aspiring to study medicine. To qualify for this programme, you must be studying A Level Chemistry, a second A Level subject in either Biology, Maths or Physics, and a third A Level in a facilitating subject such as Humanities or Social Sciences.
Joining our bespoke Med Squad programme means our science department will work with you from the very moment you start studying at Long Road to support you in preparing for medical school applications.
Year 1 Programme
Our Med Squad team will meet with you regularly each term to help you organise work experience using our strong links with Addenbrookes Hospital.
We will guide you in looking at university open days and help you target the medical schools most suited to you and your career goals.
You will have the opportunity to take part in workshops run by University of Cambridge medical students, who will support you as you prepare for the UCAT entry assessment tests.
Year 2 Programme
You will spend time working on a one-to-one basis with the Med Squad team and University of Cambridge medical students as they support you with your UCAS personal statement and mentor you in preparing for medical school interviews.
In the first term you will take part in a practice interview session, based on the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) model popular with the majority of UK medical schools; our Senior Managers, including our Principal Yolanda Botham, and University of Cambridge medical students will act as interviewers to create a realistic interview environment.
Long Road Alumnus 2022
Medicine and Surgery, Newcastle University
Amelia achieved an outstanding set of results in August 2022 being awarded A*'s in Biology and Maths A Level and an A in Chemistry A Level. After successfully taking part in our Med Squad programme she secured her place to study Medicine and Surgery at the prestigious Newcastle University, a member of the Russell Group universities.
Med Squad definitely helped me the most with interviews, the mock MMI was really helpful and did a really good job at claming my nerves for the real interviews. I didn't get in the first time round, but Paul was really supportive the whole time and let me come back, so I could have help even though I left college the previous year.
I am really excited to start and having been to an offer holder day it has given me a real insight into what it's like to study medicine, so I'm even more excited to start now, and naturally a bit nervous. I want to say thank you to all my teachers (Shaista, Simon and Wayne) because they knew my dream from the start, so they were always looking to help me get the grades I needed, and they were always there for extra support if I didn't understand something, or if I wanted more resources on certain topics. Thank you to Paul for giving me all the support I needed to get into medical school, especially on the first go as I had no idea of the process at all. Thank you to all of them for always being there to support me and never doubting I could do it at all. I am so grateful.
Long Road Alumnus 2021
MBChB Medicine, University of Manchester
Livia achieved an outstanding set of results in August 2021 being awarded an A in Biology A Level, A in Chemistry A Level and an A* in Maths A Level. After successfully taking part in our Med Squad programme she secured her place to study Medicine at the prestigious University of Manchester, a member of the Russell Group universities.
My favourite thing about studying at Long Road was that it was very welcoming, and the teachers were all very supportive. I would like to say a huge thank you to my teachers Denise Plant, Simon Colebrooke and John Bailey for all your kindness and support which have helped me to achieve my best today.
I would also like to thank my Med Squad leader Paul Andrews and my progress coach Liz Walker for giving me the correct guidance and helping me throughout my university application process. Finally, thank you to my family and friends for having faith in me and for being my biggest support.