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
6 GCSEs at 9-4 A*-C
6 GCSEs at Grade 9/A*-4/C or equivalent, including English Language and Maths at Grade 6/B or above.
Re-sits are accepted
AAA including Biology and Chemistry. The third A Level can be any subject (excluding Further Maths and Human Biology). Applicants should be predicted AAB or above to apply.
Hull York Medicine Entry Requirements state resit applications from students who achieved below BBB at the first sitting of A Levels are not accepted
If you are repeating a year of A Level study before sitting your exams, you are eligible to apply.
36 Points with 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.
Hull York Medical School Admission Tests
Required - used as only part of the selection process
SJT Band 1,2 or 3
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.
Foundation Year / Gateway
Access courses are accepted as alternative qualifications for mature learners but not as a form of A Level resit for recent school leavers.
University of Bradford: Foundation in Clinical Sciences/Medicine
The Foundation in Clinical Sciences/Medicine course provides students with the opportunity to study science and health in preparation for future applications to Medical School.
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
The university does not score your personal statement; however, it is an important part of your application to Hull York Medical School as it allows you to talk about your interests, achievements and ambitions.
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.
Hull York Medicine Interview
The Medical School has 220 places for Home/EU students and 11 places for international students for 2020 entry. They typically receive around 1200 applications each year. Approximately 670 applicants are invited to interview. The Medical School makes around 440 offers
- Multiple Mini Interviews
- 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.
Hull and York Medical School Contact Details:
- Phone: 01904 321690