Mini Medical School

Mini Medical SchoolInterested in Medicine? The Mini Medical School is a health education series, featuring a different aspect of medicine each week.

Designed for pupils considering applying to Medical School, this programme gives you the opportunity to get a taster of the range of topics covered in Medical Education.

Taught by Medical Professionals and with opportunities to talk to current Medical Students, topics include: Cardiology, Respiratory, Pharmacology, Heart and Lung Transplant Service, Mental Illness, and Clinical Communication.  There will also be a session from the Careers Network Team, which will cover, making an effective application, writing your personal statement and interview techniques.

The course is fun and informative, and provides a scientific background to improve your understanding of the human body, the doctor’s role and health issues facing us today.

The Mini Medical School does not attempt to fulfill any academic requirements. You won’t get a medical degree nor can you practice medicine, but you will get a chance to learn about medicine from medics.

Who, when and where

The Mini Medical School is open to anyone aged 15 and over.
Delegates aged 15 must have parental/guardian consent.

7 weeks on Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm. Twice a year, Spring and Autumn.

At the Medical School, University of Birmingham


Autumn 2019: Wednesday 2nd October - Wednesday 20 November 2019
(please note there will not be a session during Half Term Holiday, Wednesday 28th October)

You can register online using a debit/credit card using the univeristy's online shop 

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Course fees

7 session course is £120 per person.

What happens next? 

A month prior to the start of the Mini-Medical School, delegates will be sent an email containing full Joining Instructions including course programme, directions to the venue and a link to the online resources. 

Frequently asked questions

I have registered my interest for future courses, what happens next?

Once dates have been confirmed for the next course, you will receive an email with details on how to register online.

Can I have a refund?

Full refunds will be given up until two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Can I swap to the next programme?

Due to the popularity of the programme swapping is not possible.  As long as you inform us of your cancellation two weeks prior to the start of the course you will receive a full refund, you are then welcome to register again when dates are released.

Can I provisionally hold a place?

All places must be paid for at the time of booking.

Can I book multiple places on the programme?

Again, due to the popularity of the programme, we do not allow more than one place to be booked at a time. This gives everyone interested the best chance of securing a place.

Will I get a copy of the presentations?

With the speakers agreement presentations will be available online the day after each session, all presentations will remain available to download until two weeks after the last session.  Please note it may not be possible to make all presentations available due to it containing sensitive or unpublished data.  

Will I receive a certificate?

All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the last session, the certificate will state the number of weeks attended during the programme. 

Any other questions please contact the Medical School Events Team,