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. Please note: all of our events for 2022-2023 have now finished.
To register your interest in attending Medicine Calling in 2023-2024, please complete this short registration form or if you have any questions please 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.

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 10 October 2023, 6.00pm-7.00pm, Applying to Medicine, online, Year 10/11

Are you thinking about a career in Medicine, but not sure what you need to do? Come along to this talk where you will hear all about the academic and extra-curricular requirements needed to gain a place in Medical school to train as a doctor. We will look at GCSE requirements, what A-levels you need to study and what other factors play a part in university admissions. We will also look at the work experience requirements for the Medicine course and how you can go about getting this valuable experience.

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Monday 20 October 2023, 6.00pm-7.30pm, online Medicine taster session, Year 12/13

Come along to this session to learn more about Parkinson’s disease from the causes to initial symptoms and potential treatment options. This will be an interactive session led by a current lecturer at the University.

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Wednesday 8 November 2023, 4.30pm-6.30pm, Medicine student panel, online, Year 12/13

Live Q&A with some current Medical students. This session will focus on MMIs for y13 students, but anyone is welcome to attend to ask any questions they have about being a medical student. Students will be giving their top tips on the process of applying to medicine and giving an insight into life at Leicester Medical School.

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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, 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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