Hull York Medical School


Joint between the University of Hull and the University of York, the Hull York Medical School offers students the opportunity to train across a wide breadth of clinical experiences. The course takes a patient-centered approach with early clinical exposure, with students meeting their very first patients within the first weeks of the course.

Interview shortlisting is based on a range of criteria, including GCSE performance, UCAT and SJT. Additional points are awarded to candidates meeting specific socioeconomic criteria.

Key Points

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Optional Intercalation Year
  • UCAT
  • Small Group Learning

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number01904 321690
Course Information
Teaching stylePBL
The initial stages of the course take a problem based learning approach, supported by regular lectures, workshops and anatomy practical classes. From Year 3 you'll spend the majority of your time on clinical placements across the region.
Course length5 years
BSCYes, optional.
There is the opportunity to take an additional intercalation year to study a range of BSc or MSc courses.
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
A101 Gateway Year - 6 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessYes
University Life
Local areaHull or York
During the first two years of the program students are based at either the University of Hull or the University of York campus. Following these two years you will undertake placements across the whole of the region, including; Hull, York, Scarborough, Scunthorpe and Grimsby.
Social lifeHYMS students have access to all of the usual facilities at both Hull and York universities. York is a slightly more expensive city, in regards to rent and cost of living but both cities are well suited to students.
Interview styleMMI, including group task
A 5 station MMI and group task
Interview datesJan-Feb
Interview topics
  • Insight into, and motivation for, a medical career
  • Understanding of current issues in medicine
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Personal qualities needed to be a doctor
  • Critical thinking
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATUCAT required
    Applicants with SJT Band 4 will automatically be rejected. You will then be assigned a number of points based on your UCAT score. This will be combined with points gained from other areas of your application such as GCSEs to decide who to invite to interview.
    For 2020 entry, the average UCAT of those invited to interview was 2557.
    The SJT section is also considered post-interview when deciding which candidates to make offers to.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSEs used for interview selection
    Minimum requirements: 6 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including grade 6/B in English Language and Mathematics
    Applications will be given an academic score based upon the best eight achieved grades at GCSE or equivalent Year 11 qualifications, and this score will form part of the decision for interview shortlisting.
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
    Retake policyApplicants who achieved at least BBB at first sitting of A-levels, and are taking an additional year to achieve a minimum of AAA or equivalent, are welcomed to apply.
    Scottish highersAAAAB
    Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry at grade A
    Only accepted in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.
    Scottish advancedAA
    Subjects required:Biology and Chemistry
    Only accepted in conjunction with Scottish Highers.
    IB36 points
    Subjects required: 665 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 degree classification
    Any subject accepted.
    Additional requirements: 8 GCSEs at grade A*-C as well as ABB at A-level (or equivalent)
    If the degree does not contain adequate Biology and Chemistry content, you will be required to offer both at A-level at grade A.
    GCSE Maths and English Language at B grade.
    Applications in 19/201350
    Interviews in 19/20825
    Offers in 19/20530
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 3


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