Overview

WAMS is a student-run scheme, with support from the University of Leeds medical school staff. Every event and opportunity available for medical student hopefuls is completely free, just how it should be! We target our events and mentoring predominantly at students who fall into the 'widening participation criteria' (see below), but all of our events are open to anybody who wants to get involved.

 

Our events are held at the University of Leeds and are run by medical students and doctors, who can answer any questions you may have about what medical school is like, or any worries about different parts of the application process. We also regularly have volunteer patients and carers assisting at our events to give you your first experience working with the people you will be treating in your future careers!

 

Furthermore, members of the admissions team are usually on and to answer any specific questions about applications. We provide a certificate every time that you attend an event so that you can add it to your portfolio!

 

Widening participation criteria:

  • be from a household with an annual income of £25,000 or below or in receipt of 16-19 Bursary Fund or Discretionary Learner Support with an income threshold of £25,000, or in receipt of free school meals during your GCSE studies​

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  • be in the first generation of your immediate family to go to university

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  • attend a  school achieving below the national average at GCSE (Attainment 8 score)

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  • your only option is to attend a local university

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  • your studies have been disrupted by circumstances in your personal, social or domestic life

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  • you live in a geographical area with low progression to higher education (see our online postcode checker)

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  • you live or grew up in public care

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