SOAMS is an access programme of University Of Sheffield for students in year 12 – 13 that offers many activities to aid in the path to become a doctor. They guarantee you an interview for your chosen course and lower the grade boundaries from AAA to ABB. Although they only lower the grade boundaries if you choose University of Sheffield as your firm choice.

The activities they offer include medical careers conference, first year medical school lecture, summer school and many more. For more information here is their link:



Getting Into SOAMS: Stage 1

The Application: To get a place in SOAMS your school or college must be registered with them and if your school/college is already registered you have to submit an application by logging on the outreach website. After submitting the application one of your teachers would need to write your reference, this is why it’s so … Continue reading Getting Into SOAMS: Stage 1

Getting Into SOAMS: Stage 2

The Interview: Congratulations if you’ve got through to the interview stage! Take this as a positive indication that on paper you are someone who seems like an interesting character and have the potential to actually study medicine in university! The decision was conveyed through email and it included a link to a website about medical … Continue reading Getting Into SOAMS: Stage 2

Medical Careers Conference

Dr Michelle Marshall – Director of learning and teaching When choosing a university: Prosection / Dissection Traditional (lecture based) / problem based Student experience Teaching hospitals UKCAT score requirement Interview – MMI / panel Aimee Gregory – Final Year Medical Student Med society – has many sub societies PBL / ILA Medics annual ball & fancy dress … Continue reading Medical Careers Conference

Team Building day – Thornbridge

Morning –  High ropes Afternoon – Abseiling There isn’t much to talk about, we just did outdoor activities to build trust and communicate with each other.  

Integrated Learning Activity

Each person given a case study of certain topic to research before the event Everyone with the same topic come to together to make a presentation Each group presents their research to the rest of the students. A type of learning at University of Sheffield Medical school. Usually your group would present to a doctor … Continue reading Integrated Learning Activity