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Information for schools

Committed to inspiring future healthcare professionals

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

Our flagship programme, Pathways to Medicine, supports talented Year 12 students who wish to study medicine, providing 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 a range of widening participation activities for schools and colleges from Year 7 and upwards, ranging from discovery days and talks to summer schools and mock interviews.

If you have any questions about any of our programmes, please email us at outreach@hyms.ac.uk 


Widening participation activities

Activities for Years 7-11

Lucy: Medical Emergency

Suitable for: Years 7 and 8

In this online session, students work in teams to diagnose Lucy’s symptoms and save her life. Our patient Lucy has been in a road traffic accident and has been rushed to hospital. The project is run online and participants are guided through the activities by a virtual junior doctor and current Hull York Medical School students.

Dates

Sessions take place 12.30pm-2.45pm.

The dates for the next sessions are to be confirmed.

 


 

Medicine Discovery Day

Suitable for: Year 9

A Medicine Discovery Day is a great way to find out more about what it takes to be a doctor and to have a go at some interactive medicine activities. Students will also have the opportunity to look around the university campus and chat to our current medical students. 

Dates

    Sessions run 10am-2pm.
    The dates for the next Medicine Disovery Days are to be confirmed.

 


 

GCSE Medicine Discovery Sessions

Suitable for: GCSE students

Medicine Discovery Sessions are a great way to introduce students to the concept of problem based learning (PBL), and to find out more about studying medicine at university. By looking at virtual patients in a PBL scenario, the session seeks to demonstrate to students the links between science and real life.

Students will work on a short case to try and find out what is wrong with the patient and suggest outcomes to reach a diagnosis. They will also have the opportunity to practise clinical skills related to the case.

Dates

  • Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Wednesday 5 February 2020

Sessions run 12.30pm - 2.30pm.





Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber activities

Suitable for: Years 7 to 13

We run activities for a variety of age groups through the Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber, which is a regional collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The programme offers opportunities for high achieving young people to help enrich their experiences in school or college.

Events delivered through the Excellence Hub are open to students from across the UK who have been identified by their school or college as high achieving. Please note there is additional eligibility criteria and a set application process for applying for events.

Visit the Excellence Hub website

Activities for Years 12 and 13

Pathways to Medicine

Suitable for: Year 12

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

More information



Mock interviews

Suitable for: Year 13

Mock interviews are a great way to develop your interview technique and to prepare you for an interview at Hull York Medical School. Places are available to students on widening participation programs at Hull York Medical School and the University of York as well as local students.

Dates

Mock interviews will take place on 9 October and 16 October 2019.

Please apply online to take part.

 



Making Connections

Suitable for: Year 12

Making Connections is suitable for students in the local area in Years 12  who are taking Biology and Chemistry at A Level. Making Connections is a two-part session for students to learn more about our teaching methods and raise aspirations of students wishing to study medicine.

Session 1

  • Students are introduced to Problem Based Learning (PBL) at Hull York Medical School
  • Student work through a PBL session with current undergraduates at Hull York Medical School
  • Students develop their learning outcomes to take away and research in their own time

Session 2

  • Students attend a session at the Hull York Medical School multi-functional laboratory to work on clinical skills linked to the PBL case

Dates

  • Wednesday 6 November and Wednesday 13 November 2019 (Part 1 and 2)
  • Wednesday 22 January and Wednesday 29 January 2020 (Part 1 and 2)

Sessions typically run from 12.30pm - 2.30pm.

 



Talks at schools and colleges

Suitable for: Years 12 and 13

We offer talks to local schools and colleges with priority given to local state schools followed by local independent schools, subject to availability of our Student Recruitment and Outreach Team. 

For year 12 we offer  talks on ‘making the most of work experience’ and ‘preparing for medicine’. For Year 13 we offer a talk about ‘Plan B: thinking about your options’. The talks are around 45 minutes in length.

Our local area is: East Riding, Humberside, North East Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire and York. We are unable to deliver talks outside the local area.

Please complete the online group booking form to enquire about availability for talks or HE/careers fairs.

 



Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber activities

Suitable for: Years 7 to 13

We run activities for a variety of age groups through the Excellence Hub for Yorkshire and Humber, which is a regional collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. The programme offers opportunities for high achieving young people to help enrich their experiences in school or college.

Events delivered through the Excellence Hub are open to students from across the UK who have been identified by their school or college as high achieving. Please note there is additional eligibility criteria and a set application process for applying for events.

Visit the Excellence Hub website

 



Hull York Medical School Summer Residential

Suitable for: Year 12

July

Our Summer Residential gives Year 12 students the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities including problem based learning, clinical skills, presentations and medical workshops, as well as a range of social activities. All accommodation, transport and catering will be provided during the week.

Places are limited and successful applicants must meet specified eligibility criteria.

More information