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Brighton and Sussex Medical School is pleased to open applications for the BrightMed 2019/20 entry.  This widening participation initiative aims to identify and support young people who have the potential to become tomorrow’s doctors. BrightMed will increase young peoples’ awareness of studying medicine and will support aspirations and attainment of young people involved in the programme.

Please find attached two separate information sheets. The “Information for Schools” sheet has specific details of the programme and the criteria for candidates. Please feel free to distribute the “Information for Students & Parents” sheet to any students you feel meet our widening participation criteria, are academically able and may be interested in joining the programme. If you could pass this information on to students before the Easter holidays, I would be eternally grateful! If there is a member of staff more appropriate in your school, perhaps a Head of Science or Head of Year, please do pass this email on to them.

As per previous years, we are asking all applicants to apply online via our web-based application for accessible at:

The deadline for BrightMed applications is Friday 12th July 2019 and responses will be at the end of August 2019.

The scheme recruits students currently in Year 8, to begin in Year 9. However, we frequently receive requests for older students to join the programme. This is possible and so we certainly welcome their application however young people in Years 9-11 should be aware that offers will be made only if space permits.

Please note that not all applications will be successful as places are limited. Should interested young people not meet the required widening participation criteria, we will still welcome their application but places will be offered only if space permits. For an explanation of what widening participation to medicine aims to achieve, please see this video.


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Bright med flyer schools 2019.pdf 01st Apr 2019 Download
Bright med flyer students 2019.pdf 01st Apr 2019 Download