Hull York Medical School

Hull York Medical School is a different kind of medical school.

Through a unique partnership with the Universities of Hull and York, regional NHS Trust providers and community healthcare providers, we offer exceptional medical education – centred on problem-based learning, clinical and communication skills and early and sustained clinical exposure

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Admissions Overview: MBBS (A100) MBBS with a Gateway Year (A101)
Institution Code
H75
H75
Standard Offer
AAA
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A-Level Entry Criteria
Biology and Chemistry, minimum predicted grades of ABB
Biology and Chemistry, maximum predicted grades of ABB
GCSE Entry Criteria
6 GCSEs at grade A*/9 – C/4
5 GCSE at grade A*/9 – C/4
GSCE Maths
B/6 or above
C/4 or above
GCSE English
B/6 or above
C/4 or above
UCAT Score
No threshold
No threshold
UCAT Situational Judgement Test
Band 1, 2 or 3
Band 1, 2 or 3
In addition
Applications are welcome from those who achieved a minimum of BBB at first sitting of A Levels and are taking one additional year to achieve AAA. In addition, you must either: · Be a care leaver
Also
We accept GCSE resits. Applications are welcome from those who achieved a minimum of BBB at first sitting of A Levels and are taking one additional year to achieve AAA.
In addition, you must either: • Be a care leaver Or: 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 a higher education qualification, such as a certificate, diploma or degree • You applied for and received the UCAT Bursary
Entry criteria in full

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What are some of our ambassadors favourite moments of HYMS so far?

Watch Mai and Ammar talk about their own personal experience:

Here are Hull York Medical School, Problem Based Learning (PBL) is at the heart of our educational philosophy.

Your PBL tutor supports and guides the group and, as a practising clinician, helps you to learn in a clinically relevant context, using the language of medicine to discuss cases from the very beginning of your undergraduate course.  You will benefit from their day-to-day experience in hospitals and GP practices, learning professional values and behaviours.

What happens during problem based learning:

  • The aim of your first PBL session of the week is to find out what you need to know to understand the problem fully. You’ll work as a group to identify all the issues or learning outcomes that each problem raises.
  • For most of the rest of the week, you’ll explore these issues through plenary sessions, resource sessions, clinical skills teaching, clinical placement and your own individual study – all closely related to the topic you’re working on.
  • Later in the week in your second PBL session, your group will meet again with your tutor to share and discuss what each of you has discovered, consolidating the key information.

“Hull York Medical School students stand out in their placements at my GP practice. Their excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to think around a problem, really differentiates them from other students.” DR CHRIS STANLEY, GP WITH THE HAXBY GROUP

“Keeping up to date with rapidly advancing scientific knowledge is a challenge for today’s medical professionals at all stages of their career. Clinical reasoning, critical thinking and ongoing self-directed learning skills are crucial to your success as a doctor, and all of which our problem based learning helps you to develop” DR MARIE COHEN, DIRECTOR OF PROBLEM BASED LEARNING, GP AND MACMILLAN GP FACILITATOR

Want to find out more about PBL? You can book on to one of our open days here, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

What can you expect in Year 1 and Year 2 of the course?

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From the beginning of your course at HYMS, you will use a blended approach to build your knowledge of human anatomy, using a combination of learning resources including prosections, plastinated specimens, anatomical models, videos, e-learning resources, radiological imaging and the clinical examination of living anatomy. This will be supported by a programme of lectures, workshops and problem-based learning.

“Using prosections and plastinated specimens help you learn the structure of the human body in a clinically-focused and time-efficient manner. Together, these tools provide all the knowledge and applied anatomy skills you need for your medical career.” DR PETER BAZRIA, SENIOR LECTURER IN CLINICAL ANATOMY

We offer opportunities for medical students to undertake dissection-based studies of anatomy, over and above the requirements of the core medical curriculum. You may choose, for instance, to undertake a detailed dissection of an anatomical region of the body as part of the Scholarship and Special Interest Programme or during your elective, to study anatomy in-depth within a clinical context.

We also offer several intercalation opportunities:

Want to find out more about Anatomy and Intercalation at Hull York Medical School? Book on to one of our open days here, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Want to find out more about intercalation? Visit intercalate.co.uk

You can also download a copy of our prospectus here

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Clinical Placements

As a doctor, you will treat patients from a range of backgrounds in a variety of settings. Our Clinical Placements provide valuable insight and a breadth of experience within primary and secondary care settings and across a range of locations to ensure you develop the knowledge and skills needed to deliver brilliant healthcare.

From week three of the programme, you will experience regular clinical placement, starting at one half-day per week in your first year at a location within 30 minutes of your home campus. In your second year, this will increase to one full day per week, and from your third year onwards, you will rotate through different medical and surgical specialities in hospitals and primary care settings throughout the region.

Placement locations range from rural and coastal regions to densely populated urban environments and as such offer a completely different patient demographic and experience at each site. This breadth of clinical experience is rarely matched by other medical schools and gives you a real insight into the diversity of career paths available to you as a practising medic.

One of the most exciting parts of your medical training at Hull York Medical School is your elective. You will carry out a six-week elective at the beginning of your final year when you’ll have the chance to travel abroad or work in a specialist service in the UK.

Want to find out more about clinical placements at Hull York Medical School? Book on to one of our open days here, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.https://www.hyms.ac.uk/medicine/open-days-fairs-and-online-events/open-days

Anatomy and Intercalation

From the beginning of your course at HYMS, you will use a blended approach to build your knowledge of human anatomy, using a combination of learning resources including prosections, plastinated specimens, anatomical models, videos, e-learning resources, radiological imaging and the clinical examination of living anatomy. This will be supported by a programme of lectures, workshops and problem-based learning.

How do Medicine students learn anatomy?

We offer several intercalation opportunities: What is intercalation?

Want to find out more about what it’s like to study at Hull York Medical School? Check out some of our Graduate Stories by clicking here

We’d love for you to join us at HYMS – you can book on to one of our open days here, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.