About us

Vision is an established society at Imperial College School of Medicine with the aim of widening participation in medicine.

We believe that doctors should be representative of the population they serve and as such entry to medical school should be on the basis of aptitude and suitability to the profession alone. We seek to alleviate the barriers that prevent talented students from Outreach backgrounds entering the medical profession such as lack of advice on the application process.

We are featured in the British Medical Association (BMA) widening access to medicine guide (available here) and work in conjunction with Imperial College Outreach office.

Running our first event back in 2007 we have quickly built up an excellent reputation amongst our catchment schools (non-selective state schools in West London and the surrounding areas) and more than doubled in capacity. Whilst we don’t advertise to schools outside this area, students from anywhere in the country are very welcome at all of our events.

We run two large conferences at the Imperial College School of Medicine campus in South Kensington each year:

Vision Senior Conference – For year 13 students just prior to the submission of UCAS Applications

Vision Junior Conference – For students in years 10-12

We also organise a number of smaller events throughout the year in collaboration with educational charities and local schools through the Vision Roadshow programme.

Roadshow

In this programme, Vision comes to you! We send enthusiastic volunteers and our committee members to local schools and organisations. Examples of past Roadshow events include interview workshops, BMAT/UKCAT tutorials, careers fair advise stands and inspirational assembly lectures.

We rely heavily on the support of the Imperial College School of Medicine community with senior faculty members at the top of the medical profession leading inspirational lectures at our conferences. We also have a team of over 150 medical students and junior doctors volunteering at our events.