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Medicine at Hull And York Medical School & Interview Questions 2024

Overview of Hull York Medical School


The training, grounded in patient-centred care, arms students with the medical knowledge, empathy and resilience they need to thrive as doctors and make a positive difference to the lives of their patients.


Hull York Medical School Course Structure

Phase I - Years 1 and 2

You will be based in either Hull or York for all of your first and second year. A mixture of lectures, problem-pased learning and clinical skills sessions. 

Phase II - Years 3 and 4 

Full exposure to clinical medicine, as you rotate around the region on permanent placement. Placements are in both general practice and on hospital wards across the Yorkshire region, so you experience the complete patient journey. 

Phase III - Year 5 

Seven-week elective period at the beginning of your final year, where you’ll have the chance to travel abroad or work in a specialist service in the UK. You will be able to rotate through different specialties including surgical attachments along with general practice.

Hull York Medical School Entry Requirements


Needs 6 GCSES in total at A*-C (9-4) 

Grade 6 (B) in both English Language and Maths

A Levels

AAB (must be in first setting)

Must include Chemistry & Biology 

Prediction: AAB or above 

Resits at BBB at first sitting of A Levels not accepted


36 Points

665 at Higher Level, to include Biology and Chemistry. 36 points with 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects, including Biology and Chemistry. Resit applications are welcome, provided you achieved an overall score of 31, to include at least 555 at Higher Level in your first sitting.

Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced



Hull York Medical School Admission Tests



How Does Hull York Medical School Look At The UCAT?

Hull York UCAT Cut Off 2023 for 2024 Entry

Used in conjunction with academic scores. 40% weighting on UCAT score alongside GCSE and SJT performance. 

🚩  SJT Band 4 = rejection.

SJT is looked at after the interview.

Hull York Medicine Selection Process:

Applicants meeting our minimum academic requirements and eligibility criteria for our programmes are ranked for interview.

Applications are considered within the context of the applicants to the same programme as you (Medicine or Medicine with a Gateway Year), in the same application cohort as you.

We do not look for a specific score to be achieved, but instead, rank you in numerical order and invite the topscoring applicants to interview.

GCSE results (30 points)

Applications will be given an academic score based upon the best six achieved grades at GCSE for Medicine, or best five GCSEs for Medicine with a Gateway Year, or equivalent Year 11 qualifications.

UCAT Score (40 points)

We award a number of points based upon your total UCAT score; we do this once UCAT results are released to universities in November. As such the number of points that each UCAT score will receive as part of our Selection Procedure will be determined after the UCAS deadline.

UCAT Situational Judgement Test at HYMS (15 points)

Points are allocated depending on the SJT Band achieved, up to a maximum of 15 points.

Contextual data (up to 15 points)

We are committed to selecting the best applicants based on their potential, we, therefore, use contextual information alongside your UCAS form to better inform decision-making. Due to the availability and comparability of data, the use of contextual information will apply to UK school leaver applicants only.

An additional up to 15 points will be awarded to candidates who meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • The candidate’s home postcode is in an area of low participation (POLAR quintile 1 or 2)

  • No parental experience in higher education

  • The candidate is in receipt of the UCAT Bursary

🏆 Selection For Offer at HYMS

The following scores are collated:

  • Overall interview score

  • SJT Band - (10 points)

  • Conextual data: (10 points)





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Course Information

Graduate Entry

Hull and York Medical School welcomes applicants who have proof of recent and appropriate knowledge of Biology and Chemistry via a Biomedicals Sciences degree, by studying these subjects at A Level, or by taking one of our recognised Access to Medicine courses.



Yes, Hull Medical School offers you the chance to intercalate between the years of 3 and 4.

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International Student Tuition Fee

The international student fee per year is £39900


Work Experience for Hull York Medical School

It is advised to get some experience in a range of caring situations, observing or working alongside healthcare staff, in either a voluntary or paid capacity. It is also advised that you explore both the positive and negative aspects of a medical career through talking to doctors and other healthcare professionals. The university expect you to demonstrate that you understand, and are committed to, teamwork and the social context of healthcare.


Personal Statement for Hull York Medical School

Whilst we do not score personal statements, we read all of these and may use them when making holistic decisions on borderline candidates.

Personal statement is screened but not scored. Important points for you to address in your personal statement are:

  • Motivation for wanting to study Medicine

  • Realistic understanding of Medicine, including hands-on experience of caring and observing healthcare in a hospital and community settings - Self-motivation and responsibility

  • Written communication skills

  • Interests, activities and achievements in addition to academic interests/strengths

  • We are particularly interested in your reflections on what you have learned about yourself, or the medical profession from your experiences.