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

Hull York Medical School Admissions Overview – 2022 Entry

Admissions Overview: MBBS (A100) MBBS with a Gateway Year (A101)
Institution Code
Standard Offer
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
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.
This is a Widening Participation entry point and eligibility criteria apply. Please see our website in February 2022 for further details of what these will be for 2023 entry.
Entry criteria in full

Please note that the entry criteria above was for those applying to study with us in 2022. Specific entry criteria for 2023 entry will be published in Spring 2022.
You can also download a copy of our 2022 entry prospectus here
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Problem based learning

Here at Hull York Medical School, Problem Based Learning (PBL) is at the heart of our education 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 is problem based learning?

“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

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.

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 also offer several intercalation opportunities:

What is intercalation?

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