As part of the Dukes Education Group, Acorn House College benefits from the expertise and experience of its partners in the group. In order to support students applying for Medical Sciences, Acorn House is supported by Dukes Medical Applications. 

Students at Acorn applying for a variety of medical science subjects, including Dentistry, Pharmacy or Biomedical Sciences, will not only be able to take advantage of the in-house expertise but will also be able to access the knowledge of Dukes Medical Applications, specifically designed for students applying for Medicine and related subjects.

Dukes Medical Applications is a new and exciting range of bespoke programmes from Dukes Education, a leading global provider of education consultancy services with

  • over 20 years’ experience in guiding and supporting undergraduate applications to top medical schools in the UK
  • top class consultants
  • rigorous application preparation days
  • extensive research into the application process

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Personal Statement Support

Your mentor and our former Medical Admissions Tutors will work closely with you to help you draft a strong medical school Personal Statement, ensuring that your points are correctly weighted to suit medical school requirements.

Dukes Medical Applications provides one-to-one support for every element of each application.

Communication Skills and Interview Preparation

To practice different interview techniques, you will receive specific communications skills training with an NLP expert. This is invaluable for both Medicine interviews for university and future job applications. Grow your confidence and communications skills in your one-to-one mentor sessions and throughout several mock interviews.


Every year, we conduct extensive research into the application process for Medicine and medical sciences such as Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmacy, and train our tutors to reflect this in their tuition. And because our work is informed by doctors, former medical Admissions Tutors, and lay members of admissions panels to top UK universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, UCL and Imperial, we are apprised of any changes in what medical schools want to see from new applicants.

Our Consultants

Meet our lead consultant for Dukes Medical Applications:

 Dr Emma Brierley, MB BChir MA(Hons) Cantab, Senior Medical Consultant 

Emma is a Cambridge Medicine graduate, having graduated in 2007 with a pre-clinical Medical Sciences degree, followed by a Clinical Medicine degree in 2010. Since gaining her degree, Emma worked in a number of disciplines as a doctor before finding her passion in palliative care. Emma has experience working with students through her time as a Teach First graduate and now strives to help students to pursue their passion and become doctors. Emma works with us to provide students with consultations on their medical applications, as well as long-term support to students on our Application Support Programme.

 Dr Emma Brierley


At Dukes Medical Applications, we are very proud of our achievements. Since 1999, we have built a proven track record of increasing the success rates of our applicants. 50% of Medicine applicants to Oxford and Cambridge on our Medical Application Programme received a place, compared to the average of 15.2% for all applicants.

Find out today how you can benefit from Dukes Medical Applications through Acorn House. Click the following button to go to the DMA webpage: