For the past three years HYMS has run a 3 day residential summer school in July for local year 12 students planning to apply for medical school. The venue for this is the University of Hull and participants stay in student houses for the 3 days. Activities include problem based learning sessions, clinical skills sessions, ethics debate, workshops on personal statements and interviews, a 'model' patient, a conference and, for fun, circus skills and an evening of 'chilling'! At present we have 3 summer school graduates studying at HYMS and hope to increase this number each year.
Comments from past summer school 'graduates' include:
"This programme has definitely given me a better insight of the reality of medicine which you wouldn’t be able to experience from simple conferences like Medlink etc."
"This course is a brilliant preparation for application – it has put my mind at rest that medicine is definitely the career I want to work towards."
"I understand the PBL course much better and after talking to the medical students I understand it from their perspective.”
Please contact HYMS Widening Participation Team
for information on eligibility criteria.