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.

Medreach (Years 12-13)

Join this virtual medicine society run by current University of Leicester medical students who are committed to helping students navigate the process of applying to medical school. Medreach meets virtually the first Wednesday of every month at 6.00pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet other students who are considering applying to medical school, as well as hear from current students and doctors about their experiences. Medreach sessions include: Journeys to Medical School, UCAT and MMI Top Tips and a Day in the Life of a Junior Doctor.

To join Medreach complete this short application form or email schools@le.ac.uk for more information.

Events (Years 7-13)

Applying to Medicine Conference

Every year, Leicester Medical School organises a conference for students in Year 12 to find out more information about the process of applying to medical school, as well as give students the opportunity to attend a taster lecture and hear from current students and admission tutors.

We are yet to confirm a date for 2021-2022, so please keep checking our Subject Taster Days page for updates.

Medicine Calling

Medicine Calling helps students find out more about the rewarding careers available in mental health with a focus on psychiatry and mental health nursing in partnership with Health Education England and the Royal College of Psychiatrists. 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.

Upcoming events:

  • Year 12 and Year 13 Medicine Calling Conference – Saturday 6 November 2021
  • Year 10 and Year 11 Medicine Calling Careers Evening – Thursday 7 April 2022
  • Year 7-9 Medicine Calling Healthcare Careers Evening – Thursday 10 March 2022

To register your interest in attending Medicine Calling, complete this short registration form or if you have any questions please email hello@medicinecalling.co.uk.

Junior Emergency Medicine

The University of Leicester is proud to be a collaborative partner in the Junior Emergency Medicine programme, which enables local students in Year 11 and Year 12 to find out more about the range of fast-paced careers in Emergency Medicine. Students will have the opportunity to learn clinical skills and meet current healthcare professionals throughout JEM.

JEM will take place in September 2021. To find out more information and to register your interest in attending, please email reach@le.ac.uk.

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 part in practical workshops, attend taster lectures and experience life as a university student.

Please note: applications for 2021 Summer Schools have now closed. Applications for 2022 will open in early 2022. For more information, 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 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 two virtual online work-related projects to help students explore the role of a doctor further. Students can then reflect on these projects to help provide them with examples to discuss at medical school interviews.

Year 12 virtual work related project (docx, 151kb) with Observe GP

Our Year 10 and Year 11 virtual healthcare work related project runs throughout the year. The project runs over a four week period with roughly two hours of learning per week. Dates for 2021-2022:

  • 16 October 2021
  • 9 April 2022
  • 9 July 2022

Complete this online registration form to register your interest in taking part or email hello@medicinecalling.co.uk for more information.

Progression Programmes (Years 12-13)

At Leicester Medical School, we have developed our own AccessLeicester: Medicine programme which supports Year 12 and Year 13 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 in Year 12 and Year 13. Students on these programmes are able to attend UCAT workshops, get 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 of ABB at A-level (A in Chemistry or Biology) 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.

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