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We offer a range of activities for schools and colleges to help raise aspirations, support young people's choices and progression into medicine.

Committed to inspiring future doctors

Here at Hull York Medical School, we are committed to raising aspirations, supporting young people's choices and encouraging progression into medicine and other medical careers.

Our flagship programme, Pathways to Medicine, supports talented Year 12 students who wish to study medicine an insight into the medical professions, providing support through the application and selection process for medical school and prepare them for attending university.

We also offer a range of talks and workshops for local students in years 7-13 to inspire students to find out more about a career in medicine and offer them an insight into studying medicine at Hull York.

We offer a blended programme of activity with both online and in person provision.

For more information about our events and activities please see the information below, all session can be booked via the links provided and for more information please contact the team via email:

Professor Peter Bazira and school students in the anatomy lab
Medical students at the Medlink exhibition
School student and lecturer practising gowning up

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Pathways to Medicine

Pathways to Medicine is our flagship programme, offering Year 12 students a range of opportunities designed to give them an insight into the medical professions, support them through the application and selection process for medical school, as well as prepare them for attending university.

Applications close on 3 December 2023.

More information about Pathways to Medicine and how to apply


We offer a variety of workshops, that are delivered at your school or college, at our University campuses, or online.

These workshops are available for various year groups, starting from Year 7 up to sixth form.

Please see the individual workshops below for further details and how to request a workshop:


Year groups: 7 and 8

Location: School / University campus

Duration: 2 hours

This is a session for year 7/8 students looking at our patient Lucy who has been admitted to hospital following a road traffic accident. Students will work in groups to develop a care plan for Lucy, taking part in interactive medical activities.

This session is deliverable to groups of 20 - 50 students, subject to space availability. This session can be delivered in schools or on one of our university campus sites.

Request the Lucy workshop

Medicine discovery workshop

Year group: Year 9

Location: School / University campus

Duration: Full or half day

This session offers a full day to give students a more in depth look at how you become a doctor, roles available within the NHS and an opportunity to try Problem Based Learning and practical clinical activities. A full day session is 4 hours and is deliverable for groups of 20-30 students on one of our campus sites with the opportunity to look around the campus over the lunch break. A half day session can be 2 or 3 hours long and delivered in School or on one of our campus sites.

Request the Medicine discovery workshop

Medical ethics

Year group: GCSE / sixth form

Location: School / University campus / Online

Duration: 90 minutes

A session looking at medical ethics. Students will work in groups to debate patient outcomes for treatment developing their teamworking and communication skills. This session can be delivered in schools, on one of our university campus sites or as an online session. Minimum booking numbers are for 10 students.

Request the medical ethics workshop

Problem based learning (PBL)

Year group: GCSE and sixth form

Location: School / University campus

Duration: 1 - 2 hours

Problem based learning (PBL) is one of our core teaching method at Hull York Medical School. Suitable for year 12 and 13s, during this session, your students will be guided through a PBL case with our medical students to support them. This is an interactive group session and works best with a group of 10 or more students. If you have fewer than 10 students please consider booking onto one of our PBL medicine days.

Request the problem based learning workshop


We offer a comprehensive series of online talks designed to empower aspiring medical students on their journey to university. Our talks cover every aspect of pursuing a career in Medicine.

These talks will help equip your pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently pursue an application to study Medicine.

For further details about the talks we offer, please see the individual talks below.

Complete this online form to book a talk

Being a doctor

Year group: Key Stage 3

Location: Online Teams meeting

Duration: 30 to 45 minutes

A 45 -60 minute interactive talk suitable for students in key stage 3. The session will look at roles within the NHS, what a doctor does, their core skills and where they are likely to work. Students will also find out about how to study medicine at university. 

Thinking about Medicine

Year group: GCSE

Location: Online Teams meeting

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

A 45 minute talk suitable for GCSE students who may be considering a career in medicine in the future. The talk will cover different roles within medicine, what students do while studying at medical school and an overview of how to apply to study medicine. 

Preparing for Medicine

Year group: Sixth form

Location: Online Teams meeting

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

A talk suitable for Year 12 students who are thinking about a career in medicine. The talk covers topics such as, researching medical schools, admissions tests, gaining work experience and preparing for interview.

Medicine and A level options

Year group: Sixth form

Location: Online Teams meeting

Duration: 45 minutes

This workshop will support students to think about post A level results day and a future career in medicine. It is aimed to help students should they not get into their chosen course the first time around. We will look at the process of reapplying to medicine as well as options available to students regarding re-sitting exam. Aimed at year 13 students it is also suitable for year 12s

Preparing for Interview

Year group: Sixth form

Location: Online Teams meeting

Duration: 45 minutes

An interactive talk supporting students who may be preparing for medical school interviews in the coming months. The talk will provide information on how to structure answers, think about the types of questions that will be asked, and how to link in work experience and personal values.

Making the most of work experience

Year groups: Years 11, 12 and 13

Location: Online Teams meeting

Duration: 45 minutes

A short interactive talk  that looks at how you can make the most of any experience you may have when thinking about applying to medical school. The session will review what medical schools are looking for when selecting applicants and help students to think reflectively about the experience they already have, as well as consider what they might need. 


MediCafé is a series of webinars, held online using Zoom, to support students who are in the process of applying to study Medicine.

Anyone can book a place on MediCafé. Students, teachers, parents and carers are welcome.

Find out more about MediCafé

Teachers and Advisors Conference

This online event is for teachers and careers advisors to learn more about the admissions process for medicine from the University of Leeds, University of Sheffield and Hull York Medical School. Our conference will give you an overview of each medical school and their admissions and selection procedures to help you confidently and accurately advise, guide and support students through the process.

Express an interest when the Spring 2024 conference bookings open

Year 12 Online Summer School

Our Year 12 Online Summer School is running in July 2024.

The Summer School is free to attend and all associated costs will be covered by Hull York Medical School.

Applications will open in 2024.

Express an interest in the Online Summer School


Sirius Academy West

A massive thank you for putting on these trips for our pupils. One of the students told me that it made her want to become a doctor, so I see that as a success!

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