We regret to inform you that due to events beyond our control, our outreach work has been paused for 2021/22. At this moment in time, all of our projects have been stopped. We ask that you don't contact us to ask when these projects will return - if, or when we know, we will update you on this website.
Please continue to use this website to guide your journey into medicine - there are lots of useful pieces of information here. We are working hard to create an online blog, written by our volunteers. You can contact us with specific questions about studying medicine on our email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If your query is related to the application process or the Leeds MBChB, please see the University of Leeds website.
Thank you for a wonderful 10 years of WAMS, and we hope to be back soon.
The Leeds WAMS Team
SIXTH FORM STUDENTS
PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 has had an impact on us all, and this means we may be unable to run some of our usual projects. Please continue to check our website for more information.
Leeds WAMS is dedicated to widening access to one of the most competitive undergraduate degrees. It can challenging to understand what the role of a doctor actually is, if you don't know one. Our Programs for Sixth Form students are designed to increase your understanding of medicine, the role of a doctor and practice key skills.
MEDICINE TASTER DAYS
We run three medicine taster days a year, where you are introduced to topics relevant to a medical school application. You can get an insight into what medical school is really like with sessions on ethics, communication, work experience and some clinical skills! We also provide information about Access to Leeds and give you the opportunity to talk to medical students and qualified staff.
Applications for the Taster Days will be advertised on this website.
Most Medical Schools now use the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format of interviewing. Each mini interview is with a different interviewer and lasts only a few minutes, during which you may discuss a specific topic or complete a task. This isn't as scary as it sounds, but to make sure you are as prepared as possible, we run mock MMIs every year, exclusively for year 13 students.
Applications for the Mock MMIs will be advertised on this website.
Our online mentoring scheme pairs up applicants with a medical student or doctor. You can get guidance on a range of topics, including what medical school is like, life at university, a career in medicine, revision tips and much more. Unfortunately, our mentors cannot read your personal statements.
To apply, email email@example.com.
The Leeds School of Medicine Summer School is delivered by current medical students. Each day focuses on a topic ranging from paediatrics, primary care and public health, to basic life support, acute medicine, cancer care and end of life decisions. The diverse and important range of subjects are taught using case discussions and actively involves students through task based learning.
Applications for the Summer School will be advertised on this website.
Have a question? We run monthly Q+A sessions where your questions can be answered by Leeds Medical Students. We'd love to hear from you and you can submit your questions in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We run a number of workshops to give students a small taster of what it is like to be at medical school. These are often run online during the week and can cover communication, ethics, personal statements, work experience and some clinical skills. Check out our Upcoming Events.
Enjoy a visit from two or three medical students to your school from the University of Leeds.
We aim for our ambassadors to visit their schools once per term, and they can deliver a number of different workshops, be it in Ethics, Communication or Situational Judgement. We're also happy to answer any questions!
Medical Students can visit primary schools to discuss careers with primary aged children.
We can also visit primary schools in order to deliver fun, educational workshops relating to medicine and university.
We strongly believe that it is never too early to start raising aspirations and instill a belief in children from a young age that they are capable of achieving whatever they want, regardless of their background or upbringing.
Should you require further guidance regarding the admissions process for the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds, please email email@example.com.