Leicester Medical School


Leicester Medical School offers a range of exciting outreach opportunities for students in Years 7-13 to enable them to find out more about the varied and rewarding career as a doctor, as well as what it is like to study medicine at university. If you have any questions about any of the below opportunities, please email schools@le.ac.uk.

All of the below events and programmes are completely free for students to take part in.

Events (Years 7-13)

Medicine Calling

Medicine Calling is on a mission to inform, inspire and kickstart careers in mental health care with a focus on psychiatry and mental health nursing. At all Medicine Calling events, students have the opportunity to take part in interactive workshops and speak to current healthcare professionals to discover what it is like working in mental health. We run various talks and events throughout the year for students in Years 7-13.


  • Thursday 8 February, 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Virtual Medicine Calling event for students in Years 7-13
  • Saturday 9 March, 10.00am - 3.00pm, Year 12 Medicine Calling conference
  • Thursday 25 April, 5.00pm - 7.30pm, Year 10-11, Medicine Calling careers evening

To register your interest in attending Medicine Calling event, please visit our website or email hello@medicinecalling.co.uk

Junior Emergency Medicine

Junior Emergency Medicine is a University of Leicester programme which enables local students in Year 12 to find out more about the fast-paced careers in Emergency Medicine.

We are pleased to announce that dates for 2024 have now been set and JEM will be taking place at the University of Leicester on Saturday 21 September and Saturday 5 October 2024. To apply for a place, please complete this short application form.

Summer Schools (Years 10-13)

Each year, the University of Leicester runs two residential medicine and allied health summer schools for students in Years 10 and 11 and also students in Year 12. During the summer schools, students are able to take part in practical workshops, attend taster lectures and experience life as a university student.

Applications for 2024 have now closed.

For more information about our summer schools, please visit our Summer Schools page.

Virtual Work Related Projects (Years 10-13)

In order to apply for medicine at university, students need to understand what a career in medicine entails, including the roles and responsibilities of a doctor and how it differs from other healthcare careers. Students also need to demonstrate some of the skills and attributes needed to work in healthcare. That’s why the University of Leicester has put together a virtual online work-related project to help students explore the role of a doctor further. Students can then reflect on this to help provide them with examples to discuss at medical school interviews.

Virtual work related project (PDF, 611 kb) with Observe GP.

Progression Programmes (Years 12-13)

At Leicester Medical School, we have developed our own AccessLeicester: Medicine programme which supports Year 12 students through the journey of applying to medical school.

The University of Leicester also supports and participates in the national Realising Opportunities Programme (ROP) for students starting Year 12.

Students on these programmes are able to attend UCAT workshops, receive MMI support and attend a variety of taster sessions to find out what it is like to study medicine at university.

In recognition of the value of these programmes, students who complete these programmes will be guaranteed an interview and receive an alternative offer for the A100 course (UCAT and GCSE minimum requirements must be met). Please note that no alternative offer is available for our Medicine with Foundation Year course (A199).

If you have any questions about these programmes, please email progression@le.ac.uk.

Talks and Workshops in Schools or Colleges (Years 7-13)

Leicester Medical School and the Future Students Office work collaboratively to offer a range of medicine talks and workshops for schools and colleges across the UK. Talks include; Applying to Medicine, Careers in the NHS and Mental Health Careers. Talks are available for students in Years 7- 13.

If you are a teacher or careers adviser and would like to arrange a member of staff to come in and speak to your students, please contact schools@le.ac.uk and a member of the team will be in touch within five working days.

Virtual events (Year 10-13)

In addition to our school events, we also host a number of virtual events on Zoom that are open to any interested student, no matter their location. 

Monday 1 July 2024, 6.00pm - 7.30pm, Virtual session - How to make a good Medical school application

During this session we will look at how to make a good medical school application. We will cover work experience, what to do over the summer holidays and hear from current students about what they wish they’d known or done before they applied to medical school.

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