Coronavirus - information for School of Medicine applicants and offer holders

We understand that applicants and offer holders may have concerns about the ongoing coronavirus situation and how this might impact their plans to study with us at Leeds. We want to reassure you that we are continually reviewing this and taking all the necessary steps to be as flexible as we can to support those of you looking to study with us.

To keep you informed we will be providing updates on this page, and also suggest that you check our broader coronavirus FAQs

School of Medicine coronavirus FAQs

Is there a possibility of rejections being reconsidered due to extreme circumstances?

We have been processing applications as normal and have completed all of our offer making processes for 2020 entry for the School of Medicine undergraduate courses. Rejections will therefore not be reconsidered.

Could new applications be accepted due to extreme circumstances?

We have been processing applications as normal and have completed all of our offer making processes for 2020 entry for the School of Medicine undergraduate courses. We will therefore not be accepting new applications.

It is difficult to attain work experience in a healthcare setting due to the outbreak. Will this be taken into account when I submit my application?

We are aware that there is reduced capacity for applicants to carry out work experience at this time and this will be taken into consideration in future applications.

There are a number of ways that applicants can try to gain experience. An information sheet on the Medical Schools Council website outlines different opportunities and the Royal College of General Practitioners has a virtual work experience package that is free to access. For the latest news from the Medical Schools Council, we also encourage you to visit their website for further updates.

How can I use the time to prepare for my studies?

We understand that you may be keen to carry on preparing for university. The Medical Schools Council website has a number of resources that you could explore at this time. The Royal College of General Practitioners also has a virtual work experience package that is free to access. Finally, Cambridge Assessment also offers free resources to help you to prepare for BMAT.

I can’t see an answer to my question, is there any further information available to help me?

For answers to broader questions about how coronavirus might affect your studies, from admissions to the change in the academic schedule, please visit the coronavirus website for the latest updates.