University of Dundee (Gateway to Medicine)
Dundee Medical School is one of the smallest medical schools in the UK, with only around 160 students in each cohort. The medical school is integrated with Ninewells Hospital allowing students to learn in one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals including world renowned research facilities. There are placement opportunities across Scotland giving students a chance to experience a wide variety of clinical environments and diverse populations. The Gateway Year is designed for students who haven’t taken the right selection of subjects or who failed to meet grade requirements due to personal circumstance. It guarantees entry to Y1 medicine if a satisfactory grade (B3), satisfactory UCAT score and MMI performance are achieved.
Dundee consider both UCAT and previous academic attainment when scoring applicants so it is ideal for candidates who are strong consistent all-rounders.
- Foundation Year
- Tailored Teaching
- Small Group Learning
- Possible Entry to Y1 Medicine
About the university Compare
|Phone number||01382 383617|
|Teaching style||Blended teaching style|
The course uses a spiral-based curriculum with a variety of modern teaching methods including traditional lectures, PBL and anatomy dissection. Clinical experience is integrated throughout the course, with the opportunity to meet your very first patients very early on in the course. The Gateway Year focuses on the individual, with timetable personalised based on each student's own academic needs, and aims to bring students up to the standard to enter Y1 medicine.
|Course length||6 years (1 Gateway Year + 5 Year Medicine)|
Intercalation available at BMSc level between Year 4 and 5
|Courses offered||2 courses offered:|
A100 Standard Entry - 5 years
A104 Gateway to Medicine - 6 years
|Graduate entry||No, however Dundee is part of ScotGEM programme.|
|Foundation or access||Yes|
Dundee is a small city on the East coast of Scotland. A large proportion of the cities population is made up of students so it is designed well for student living. The campus sits near the heart of the city so is within easy reach of everything you need including a huge variety of places to eat!
|Social life||Most students opt to live in student accommodation on the main campus, meaning you're only ever minutes away from the university facilities including libraries, gym and the student union. The city has a thriving student population meaning there is plenty of student events and societies to get involved in - including medicine specific societies tailored to your medical interests.|
5 stations lasting 6 minutes each
|UCAT||UCAT required |
No cut-off is used. The score is one part of the pre-interview decision making process.
For 2020 entry, candidates obtaining an offer had an average score 2430.
|GSCE||GCSEs used for selection|
No minimum requirements but GCSE achievements are considered when scoring application
Subjects required: Chemistry and one other Science
Applicants from a non-science background are welcome to apply but must obtain AAA grades at A-level, including no more than one science subject (must not be Chemistry).
|Retake policy||Results to be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A-Level examinations, two years after GCSE.|
Subjects required: Chemistry and one other science subject
Applicants from a non-science background are welcome to apply but must obtain grades AAAAB at Highers including no more than one science subject (excluding chemistry).
Please note Nat 5 achievement will be considered when scoring applicants
Subjects required: No more than one science. Chemistry must not be taken. Grade 666 is required for Higher Level subjects.
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||N/A|
|Applications in 19/20||124|
|Interviews in 19/20||39|
|Offers in 19/20||29|
|Success rate in 19/20||approx 1 in 4|