Medical Schools

Hull York

Medicine at Hull And York Medical School

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


Grade 6 (B) - English Language and Maths

A Levels


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?

Used in conjunction with academic scores. 40% weighting on UCAT score.

SJT band 4 = rejection.






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.


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

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.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?



A widening participation initiative designed to facilitate access to Medicine for those from underrepresented backgrounds. On successful completion of the Gateway Year, students automatically progress to the five year MBBS Medicine Programme. 


Entry Requirements

  • A levels: BBC-ABB (needs B in biology & chemistry)

  • GCSES: 9-4 (A*-C) 

  • IB: 29 points. 14 points at higher level

  • UCAT: SJT Band 1-3

Widening Access Criteria

You will need to meet the following criteria:

  • You should be aged 17 or over on 1 October in the year you start the programme

  • You must have no more than three academic years between completion of mainstream education and the start of the Medicine with Gateway Year programme

  • You must not be attending an independent school

In addition, you must either:

  • Be a care leaver


Fulfil two of the following contextual data criteria:

  • Your home postcode is in an area of low participation (your POLAR4 Young Participation quintile should be 1 or 2 to qualify). You can check your postcode on the Office for Students website

  • Your parents do not have a higher education qualification, such as a certificate, diploma or degree

  • You applied for and received the UCAT Bursary

Although applications from UK students are accepted, priority will be given to applicants living in the Hull York Medical School region:

  • City of York

  • East Riding of Yorkshire

  • Hull

  • North and North East Lincolnshire

  • North Yorkshire

  • Darlington, Stockton-On-Tees, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Hartlepool


Hull York Medicine Interview


- Stations: 5 - 2 mini interviews, a group exercise, scenario and task


January - February


  • Two mini-interviews (15 points each)

  • 10 minutes each 

  • One mini-interview will focus on:

  • Your understanding of current issues in medicine

  • Why you want to be a doctor

  • Insight into, and motivation for, a medical career

The other mini-interview will focus on:

  • Your critical thinking skills 

  • Your personal qualities such as empathy, tolerance of ambiguity and resilience

  • Scenario station (10 points): 5 minutes

  • Group exercise (20 points): 20 minutes

  • Task station (10 points): 5 minutes

  • You will be asked to perform a task and either scored on the result or on the way you approach the task.


Contact Details

The University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel:  01904 433533