Medicine taster days
Our taster days are held on three Saturdays throughout the year, during which we run a number of workshops to give you a small taster of what it is like to be at medical school (see below). We also provide information about different types of medical school and how to make the most of your work experience.
Ethics underlies every facet of medicine, and influences everyday clinical practice. Not only is it an incredibly interesting and important part of practicing medicine, but it is also a chance to consider possible scenarios that could come up in those all-important medical school interviews!
Communication skills workshop
This workshop gives you the chance to explore the different components of being a good communicator as well as the opportunity to put the skills into practice in a number of different theoretical scenarios.
Situational judgement workshop
This new workshop is designed to test your ability to critically judge a situation, and gives you a chance to practice the sort of questions that could come up in an interview.
Personal statement workshop
With the personal statement arguably being the hardest part of the application process, this is an opportunity to discuss the important things to include and important things to avoid when it comes to writing it. However, this is not a chance to get other people to read your personal statement for you, so don't bring it with you!
At Leeds, and many other medical schools, the interviews are in the format of a multiple mini interview (MMI), where each mini interview is with a different person and lasts only a few minutes, during which you must discuss a specific topic or complete a task. This isn't as scary as it sounds (honestly!), but to make sure you are as prepared as possible, we run 2 mock MMIs every year, exclusively for year 13 students.