As part of a Dental Schools Council initiative the University of Plymouth Peninsula Dental School is offering up to 35 young people the opportunity to take part in a residential summer school. The summer school is open to young people in Years 11 and 12 from schools and colleges across Devon, Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Dorset and Somerset who are interested in studying dentistry.
Funded by Health Education England, the programme is aimed at young people who are from under-represented backgrounds, and targets areas of England that have limited outreach engagement with medical or dental schools. For the first time there will be two dental summer schools running as part of this programme. Overall over 500 young people from England will be offered the chance to attend a summer school.
Peninsula Dental School, Residential Summer School
The University of Plymouth will focus on supporting the students’ journey into dental education, and hopes to break down barriers; ensuring that the least likely but most able of students who might not otherwise have considered, or felt able to access, a dental career understand how they can enter the profession.
Peninsula Dental School will welcome 35 Year 11 and 12 students from across Devon, Cornwall (including the Isles of Scilly), Dorset and Somerset onto the main university campus with the aim of looking at the whole life cycle of a dental student, from the admissions and selection process to life beyond dental school, showing the range of careers within the oral healthcare profession.
The dates for the three-night, four-day programme are from Monday 11 July to Thursday 14 July 2022.
The Summer School is free to attend and travel, accommodation and catering costs will be covered by HEE Funding/Peninsula Dental School.