Overview of University of Dundee Medical School

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.


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


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

A Levels

Standard: AAA at A-Level (A2)

Widening access: ABB

A-Levels to be in the same sitting i.e. to be achieved in the same year, two years after GCSE

A-Level - Chemistry and another science (from biology, physics or mathematics)

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


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

Standard: AAAAB at Higher, in the same sitting

Scottish Advanced



University of Dundee medicine Admission Tests



There is no minimum cut off score, but any SJT Band 4 applicants will not be considered.






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.


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.

Foundation Year / Gateway 

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. 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.


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).


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.

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.


Dundee University Medicine Interviews


- Multiple Mini Interviews
- Number of stations: 10
- Length: 2 minutes


University of Dundee hold medical interviews between December and February.


- Ethical Stations
- Dundee University
- Personal Statement


Contact Details

Email: medicine-ug@dundee.ac.uk
Number: +44 (0)1382 383617
Address: School of Medicine, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School DD1 9SY

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