Current medicine students from University of Nottingham’s WAMS group (Widening Access to Medical School) spent the afternoon with students from year 11 and 12 on 13th March. They gave students an overview of the university admissions process for medicine, including the UCAT and BMAT admissions tests as well as advice on personal statements, work experience and interviews. Students were provided with a clear explanation of the timeline for medicine applications, as well as the different types of medicine degrees and routes into medicine, including traditional, foundation year and graduate entry. We look forward to inviting the group back to De Lisle to run a future workshop for those year 12 students who apply, to support them with admissions tests and interviews.
We will follow this up with a year 12 visit to University of Leicester’s medical school in April for their event “Launch a Career in Medicine” which gives students a chance to find out first-hand what it is like to study medicine, as well as to attend interactive workshops on clinical skills and medical ethics.
Mr Greenwood, Sixth Form Officer