Leicester Medical School

Outreach

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.

Events

  • 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.

Medicine, STEM and Healthcare careers evening

On the evening of Wednesday 6 March 2024, we are hosting a Medicine, STEM and Healthcare careers evening. Join us on the University of Leicester campus to talk to a wide variety of professionals from these different areas. The evening will start at 5.30pm and run until 8.00pm. This is a drop-in event, with no set timings for anything.

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.

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Look out for information about JEM 2024 in the new year.

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 2023 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.

Tuesday 23 January 2024, 6.00pm-7.00pm, Spotlight on Pharmacy

A brand new course launching at the University of Leicester in 2024, come along to this talk to learn more about the exciting and rewarding careers within Pharmacy. You will hear from the academic who has helped set up the course here at Leicester and learn more about what to expect on our pioneering Pharmacy degree.  

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Thursday 25 January 2024, 5.00pm-6.00pm, Spotlight on Emergency Medicine

This session will explore the life of an Emergency Medic with content on qualifications needed and more about the day to day life as a working Emergency room doctor.

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Tuesday 30 January 2024, 5.00pm-6.00pm, Spotlight on GP

This session will explore the life of a GP with content on qualifications needed and more about the day to day life as a working GP.

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Tuesday 19 March 2024, 6.00pm-7.30pm, online Medicine taster session, Year 12/13

Join us as we take a look at Sepsis a serious condition in which the body responds improperly to an infection. Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatment of this life-threatening medical emergency.

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Thursday 23 May 2024, 6.00pm-7.30pm, applying to Medicine talk, online, Year 12

Learn more about the application process for Medicine, including personal statements, work experience requirements, UCAT (and other admissions tests) and interviews. Current medical students will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

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Wednesday 12 June 2024, 6.00pm-7.30pm, online Medicine taster session, Year 12/13

During this session you will learn about Strokes, a serious, life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. You will learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment of this condition and how time is of the essence in order to minimise the impact on the individual.

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