Widening access to medical school (WAMS) is a student-led scheme at the University of Leeds, which provides multiple different free services for students from less privileged backgrounds who are hoping to study medicine. We hold events at the Leeds medical school on an almost monthly basis, ranging from 'medicine taster days', to ethics discussions, to personal statement workshops. Most of our sessions are aimed at year 12-13 students, with a minimum age for attendance at events generally being 16.
We also regularly visit local high schools via our 'ambassadors' scheme and go out to local primary schools to deliver interactive workshops. These can be designed to suit any year group, and the content can be personalised to your school's specific needs.
Our mentoring service is delivered via an online platform, which pairs up hopeful applicants with medical students and doctors from Leeds. This allows students who may not know anyone studying or practising medicine to ask questions at any time, without the difficulty of having to meet up with someone, or worry that they are sending too many pestering emails to the admissions team!
We also have a number of resources in order to help you to support any hopeful applicants at your own school, for example by running a practice interview or just general advice on where to look for up-to-date information about different types of medical school and entry requirements.
If you have any general queries please email us at and we will do our best to help!
Should you require further guidance regarding the admissions process for the School of Medicine at the University of Leeds, please email