Medical Schools

Dundee

Medicine at University of Dundee Medical School

Overview of University of Dundee Medical School

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The University of Dundee School of Medicine has around 160 medical students in each academic study year, making it one of the smaller medical schools. The size and structure of University of Dundee medicine helps you get to know your peers and the academics and clinicians teaching you. From early in the first year, students get to meet patients – on wards, in out-patient clinics, in General Practice and in their homes. It also offers students the opportunity to practice the examination and history taking skills which they have learned in clinical skills on real patients. Throughout your studies, you’ll be based at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, which will give you access to clinical areas from day one and develop your understanding of how modern healthcare operates.

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Dundee University Medicine Course Structure

Levels 1-3

Pre-clinical teaching Clinical skills Throughout your studies you'll build on your clinical skills in our Clinical Skills Centre (CSC) – a purpose built simulation-based education facility that is made up of fully-equipped replica wards. 


Levels 4-5

Clinical teaching Levels 4-5, focuses on developing your practical skills in preparation for your role as a junior doctor. Clinical attachments at University of Dundee Medicine There are five clinical attachments, each being eight weeks in duration. These cover medicine, surgery, general practice and psychiatry. 


Electives

During Level 5, you will have the opportunity to undertake an eight-week elective, which can be overseas - this is a period of clinical practice that you'll organise and will allow you to focus on your own objectives.

Dundee Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE

Biology, English, and Mathematics at least to Grade B/6, if not studied at A-Level (A2)

A Levels

AAA.


Must include Chemistry & one other science Widening access: ABB A-Levels to be in the same sitting i.e. to be achieved in the same year, two years after GCSE

IB

37 points (minimum) including 6, 6, 6 at Higher level, to include chemistry and another science (from biology, physics or mathematics) at Higher Level, plus three subjects at Standard Level with an average of grade 6, to include Biology at least to Standard level 6. Applicants are advised to supply previously certified grades from nationally recognised exams if their application is to be competitive. Level 2 entry is not possible to this degree

Scottish Higher

AAAAB at Higher, in the same sitting

Scottish Advanced

-

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University of Dundee Medicine Admission Tests

UCAT

Yes

How Does Dundee Medical School Look At The UCAT?


There is no Dundee cut off score.


SJT Band 4 = rejection.

BMAT

No

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

Dundee Graduate Medicine: ScotGEM is designed to develop doctors interested in a career as a generalist practitioner within NHS Scotland. ScotGEM offers a unique and innovative four-year graduate entry medical programme tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland and focuses on rural medicine and healthcare improvement.

Intercalation

Optional

After your pre-clinical years, you’ll have the option to intercalate and gain a BMSc in a range of subjects, but whether you decide to do this or not, in Levels 4 and 5, you move into clinical training.

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University of Dundee School of Medicine Work Experience

Work experience is not regarded as a qualification but rather as evidence of willingness to work with people and also a commitment to medicine as a career. It also allows the applicant to gain some experience of working in a health situation, with people who may be ill, disabled, elderly or by shadowing a doctor at work. The selectors recognise that not all applicants will have the same opportunities to gain such experience, but in general terms they look for work experience lasting two weeks (or equivalent).

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University of Dundee School of Medicine Personal Statement

While Dundee do not directly use your personal statement in the selection process, you should be prepared to discuss or use aspects of your statement at the MMIs - used at interview. From your personal statement, they will be looking for realistic expectations of what studying medicine entails and that you fully understand the high level of commitment involved. Dundee want to see that you have researched all the aspects of the course and subsequent roles and have a clear view of where you intend the degree to take you.

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Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?

Website

Description

Gateway to Medicine (University of Dundee Medicine Foundation Year). 

Gateway is a one-year course designed to support you towards the five-year Dundee MBChB course if you meet relevant criteria (during the one year course).


Maybe you haven't studied chemistry to a high enough level or perhaps your grades have suffered due to hardship in your personal, home, or school life.

Criteria

Widening Access applicants

  • BBC at A-Level (A2), to include chemistry and another science subject.

  • The third subject can be your own choice; we have no preference.

  • Results to be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A-Level examinations, two years after GCSE.

  • Achievement at GCSE and AS level will also be taken into account.

  • All applicants for the Gateway to Medicine (A104) course need to sit the UCAT test in their year of application unless certified exempt because there is no testing centre in your country. There is no minimum cut-off score.

Applicants with a non-science background

  • AAA grades at A level (A2), to include no more than one science subject excluding chemistry.

  • These results should be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A level examinations, two years after GCSE.

  • General Studies is an acceptable subject.

  • Achievement at GCSE and AS level will also be taken into account.

  • All applicants for the Gateway to Medicine (A104) course need to sit the UCAT test in their year of application unless certified exempt because there is no testing centre in your country. There is no minimum cut-off score.

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Dundee University Medicine Interviews

Type

- Number of stations: 10

- Length: 2 minutes

Dates

University of Dundee hold medical interviews between December and February.

Topics

  • Ethical Stations

  • Dundee University

  • GMC

  • Personal Statement

  • NHS

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Contact Details

Admissions & Student Recruitment
University of Dundee
Nethergate
Dundee
Scotland
DD1 4HN

Tel:  01382 632640
Email:  srs@dundee.ac.uk

Website:  www.dundee.ac.uk/medschool