Junior Emergency Medicine (JEM)


Ever wondered if you have what it takes to work in our wonderful NHS? Well, now is your chance to get the best insight possible…


The hugely popular Junior Emergency Medicine (JEM) event is back, and face to face returns!

Are you in Y11 or Y12? We want you to come along to our Junior Emergency Medicine programme, where you will get to experience emergency medicine and get advice from doctors, nurses and current students. Whether you want to be a doctor, get into nursing, interested in learning about health professions, or have never considered a future in healthcare but want to know more, then this is a great opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.

This is your chance to enhance your application to medicine, nursing or other allied health science courses, talk with leading healthcare professionals, and gain an understanding of what it is like working in A&E.

When does it take place?

Tuesday 21 September 4:30pm – 6:30pm: Virtual on Zoom

Wednesday 22 September 4:30pm – 6:30pm: University of Leicester

Friday 24 September 4:30pm – 6:30pm: Virtual on Zoom

Saturday 25 September 10.00am – 4.00pm: De Montfort University

Tuesday 28 September 4:30pm – 5:15pm: Virtual on Zoom

By applying you agree that you can attend all four sessions to successfully complete the course.

What happens in each session?

There will be five live sessions.

Tuesday 21 September: Admissions Information and Advice – hear about the essentials that you need to know when thinking about applying to any health-based courses and careers.

Wednesday 22 September: Facilities Tour & Student Panel Q&A – get first-hand experience from students who are currently studying at university on a health course and see where they study.

Friday 24 September: Clinical Introduction & Prep Session – Recap everything you’ve encountered so far, as well as get the background knowledge that you will need for the practical sessions the next day…

Saturday 25 September: Live Experience with Professional Practitioners – run by a team of highly trained health practitioners, observe an emergency medicine scenario, see how healthcare teams work together in the best interests of the patient, and even get hands-on with a couple of simulation procedures. This observation is a way to gain experience in emergency medicine and even help you understand what working in health and care settings is like. The day will be broken up with a number of presentations, talks, demonstrations, and breakout discussions with current staff and students in the field.

Tuesday 28 September: Applications & Personal Statement Consolidation – to conclude JEM, we are rounding off the whole experience by recapping everything you have experienced over the past week and supporting you with how to make the most of everything when writing your applications and personal statements.

As well as the live sessions, there will be an Edmodo Group that all successful applicants will be invited to join. This will be a private space to share relevant videos, sources, and links to further support the themes explored in the live session. There will also be resources there to guide you forward when you’re eventually ready to apply to the course of your choosing, and even a chance to build a community of our health practitioners of the future!

Who should apply?

We are looking for students in Y11 or Y12 who are considering applying for a Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, or other allied health course in the next academic year or beyond. However, even if you’re unsure or have never even thought of a future in healthcare but are interested to find out more, then please do still apply – we want to help!

If that sounds like you and you’re interested in taking part in this event, then click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on this page – places are limited and the deadline is Friday 10th September, so don’t miss out!

After that session, I am thinking about University. I wasn’t before. I’m more confident now.
Year 10 Opportunity Participant