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MediCafé Live web chat series

Here at Hull York Medical School, we help prospective students fulfil their ambition of studying Medicine.

To help your students on their journey to medical school, we run the MediCafé – a series of weekly live web chats for prospective medical students in school years 9-13.

Come along to our live web chats and find out more about key topics such as the medicine application, student life as a medical student, work experience, and interviews.

The events are an opportunity for you to chat with our staff as well as current Medicine students, who can provide knowledge based upon their own personal experiences.

Whether you are simply considering medicine at this stage, or are completely certain that it’s the route that you want to go down, MediCafé is open to all students interested in a future in medicine.

No software or account is required - simply join in below!

Upcoming events

Upcoming MediCafe events
Date Topic 
17 November, 12noon

Preparing for Interview

In this session we will look at how you can prepare for an upcoming online interview for Medicine. Topics covered will include:

  • Online challenges and how to overcome them
  • Giving your answers structure
  • Using your experiences
  • NHS Core values
  • Interviews at Hull York Medical School 2020-21

You'll also have the chance to ask questions to our current medical students about how they found their interview experience and prepared for it.

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Previous MediCafé live web chats

MediCafé live web chats

Plan B

Sometimes things don’t always go to plan, and you may not end up in your ideal situation first time round. In this session we’ll be looking at the some options for you to consider if your offer for medicine hasn’t quite worked out this year, including:

  • Gap years
  • Alternative routes
  • Alternative careers
  • The autumn exam series and resits

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Medicine Admissions

In this session we’ll be focusing on the overall application process for medicine, including:

  • Thinking about necessary qualifications for your Medicine degree (GCSEs and A Levels)
  • What is UCAS and how is this application different for Medicine
  • The medicine application timeline, including admissions tests and interviews

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Comparing Medical Schools

This session will focus on the key research you’ll need to do before deciding where you would like to apply to study medicine. This will include:

  • Different teaching styles at different medical schools
  • How important is location?
  • Does it matter where you study?

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Work Experience and Reflection

One of the most talked about elements of the medicine application process is of course work experience. This session will focus on different types of work experience, how to get it, and what can you do in the current Covid-19 situation. This will include:

  • What types of work experience to get
  • How to make the most of your work experience
  • Reflection – what is it, and how can it work for you?
  • Using your work experience in your application
  • Covid-19 and work experience

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Before you Submit your Application

In this session we’ll be going over the key last steps before you send your application off to your chosen medical schools.

Come along to receive expert advice from Admissions staff and Student Ambassadors, and ask any final questions you might have before you click send!

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Do I need to create an account in order to access the live web chats?

No. The live web chat software we use simply requires you to add your name before you ask a question, there is no account creation required.

I am unable attend a session I would really like information on, will I be able to get that after the live event?

Yes, the session content will remain online for 6 days after the session has finished so that you can go through and find any information you may like. If you have questions after this point, please contact the Outreach Team (outreach@hyms.ac.uk)

There’s a topic I would like more information on, but it’s not listed as a MediCafé session. How can I find out more about it?
If you would like more information about a specific topic, please contact the Outreach Team (outreach@hyms.ac.uk). We may be running more live web chats in the future, and any requests for specific sessions will be taken into consideration.