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
  • Day in the life of a Junior Doctor

Applications to join MedReach are now open and students. Apply become a member of Medreach.

Events (Years 7-13)

Virtual Year 12 Medicine Taster

On Monday 27 June, 4:15 – 6:15pm, Leicester Medical School will host a virtual medicine taster session for students in Year 12. At this event, you will have the opportunity to attend a taster lecture from one of our academics and hear more about the role of the MDT in treating patients. You will also have the chance to reflect on the skills you have gained so far and hear from some current medical students about making the most of your summer holidays.

Click here to register to attend this event and enter the pin: T83Vup

Virtual Year 11 Medicine Taster

On Wednesday 6 July, 11:00am-12:30pm, Leicester Medical School will host a virtual medicine taster session for students in Year 11. At this event, you will have the opportunity to attend a taster lecture from one of our academics, talk to some current medical students and explore some of the skills required to become a doctor. 

Click here to register to attend this event and enter the pin: JZq3aB

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.

All of our events for 2021-2022 have now finished.
To register your interest in attending Medicine Calling in 2022-2023, 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.

The programme for 2022 includes a variety of skills-based sessions on day 1 covering: cardio respiratory, STEMI, blood pressure and ECGs, Pneumonia, GI bleeding and basic life support, all delivered on main campus at the University of Leicester. Then on day 2 you will be based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, where you will experience 4 medical simulations, in addition to seminars covering the medic student journey, communication skills, and patient cases and handover skills. This packed programme will give you a fabulous insight into the real-world complexities and variety of Emergency Medicine. (Please note, no prior knowledge of any of these areas is required)

The 2-day event is running on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October 2022. Applications for places open on Monday 5 September 2022, and close on Monday 3 October 2022. In order to be eligible to apply to attend this event, you must:

  • be a current year 12 student
  • study at a state-funded school or college
  • live within a 1-hour drive of Leicester
  • be interested in pursuing a degree in Medicine/Healthcare
  • meet minimum GCSE and A-level/BTEC requirements (details on the application form)
  • meet at least one of our widening participation criteria (details on the application form)

Apply now for a place on Junior Emergency Medicine 2022

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 2022 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 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 with Observe GP

Our Year 10 to Year 13 virtual healthcare work related project runs throughout the year. You can complete the project in your own time, as it runs over a four week period with roughly two hours of learning per week. Alongside the project, you will also be invited to some live sessions to hear from current healthcare professionals and ask any questions you have. All students who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion for their portfolio. 

Dates for 2022-23 will be released shortly.

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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