hull york medical school

Last Updated on December 14, 2022 by Omoyeni Adeniyi

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Medicine here is studied at Hull York Medical School – a partnership between the universities of Hull and York – which provides world-class facilities and cutting-edge training for the doctors of the 21st century. At Hull, Hull York Medical School sits within the Faculty of Health Sciences.


At Hull York Medical School, we have a proud reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting, contemporary schools, offering innovative and rigorous medical education.Foundation yearStudy abroadIndustrial placementIntegrated Masters


  • MedicineDelivered by Hull York Medical School, where we train brilliant doctors who deliver exceptional, patient-centred care.
  • Medicine with a Gateway YearA six-year programme delivered by Hull York Medical School, on successful completion on the first year (Gateway Year) you will automatically progress to our five-year MB BS Medicine course.


  • MSc in Clinical Anatomy and EducationAcquire the same knowledge and skills as the MSc in Clinical Anatomy, plus a comprehensive professional education around developing teachers and researchers of anatomy.
  • MSc in Clinical AnatomyDevelop advanced knowledge and skills in clinically applied human anatomy to understand how the experience of handling cadaveric material translates to the anatomy of the living person.
  • Certificate/Diploma/MSc in Health Professions EducationAccredited by the Higher Education Academy, this programme is for health professionals who are interested in education, assessment, course design and educational research.
  • MSc in Health Professions Education (full-time)Accredited by the Higher Education Academy, this programme is for health professionals who are interested in education, assessment, course design and educational research.
  • MSc in Human Anatomy and EvolutionThis course is a unique opportunity to study human anatomy from an evolutionary perspective, focusing on anatomy and morphology and their interfaces with ecology and behaviour.
  • MSc in Pharmacology and Drug DevelopmentThis programme is aimed at aspiring clinical researchers, as well as those wishing to gain a deep understanding of the underlying principles of how drugs work and how to develop new drugs.
  • MSc Pharmacology and EducationIf you are interested in becoming a clinical researcher, and passing on your expertise to the next generation of pharmacology students and colleagues, the MSc in Pharmacology and Education is ideal.
  • MSc in Physician Associate StudiesThis two-year Masters, integrated with clinical practice, will prepare you for the rapidly growing healthcare role of a Physician Associate, working alongside doctors in hospitals and GP surgeries.




Mazin Eragat
MB BS Medicine


Our programmes combine teaching in some of the UK’s most advanced medical training facilities with clinical exposure in the region’s surgeries and hospitals right from the start.

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Blended learning

Students enjoy a blended learning approach, with clinician-led, problem-based learning supported by lectures, clinical placements and Scholarship and Special Interest Programmes.

Hull York Medical School junior doctor at Hull Royal Infirmary

Clinical placements from the start

Right from the start, our MB BS students experience a breadth of clinical placements in inner-city, rural and coastal settings, offering a diverse experience and providing valuable employability skills.

Hull York Medical School student on placement

World-class research

Our world-class research inspires our students to graduate as excellent thinkers, evidence-based practitioners and patient-centred communicators.Allam Medical Building


From simulated operating theatres, hospital wards and intensive care facilities to state-of-the-art working spaces, our new Health Campus offers an unparalleled training environment.



Our students graduate as excellent thinkers, evidence-based practitioners and patient centred communicators who are thoroughly prepared for clinical practice.

MB BS graduates register provisionally with the UK’s General Medical Council and enter the two-year Foundation Programme which prepares them for specialist or general practice training.

Graduates of our postgraduate programmes leave with the knowledge and skills needed to think independently and critically and to meet the challenges posed by their future careers.

* UK domicile full-time first degree leavers, Graduate Outcomes survey for the academic year 2017/18, published by HESA 2020.

100% of students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating*Hull York Medical School students examining Xrays


Our researchers have a real impact within the region and beyond. Projects include work to enable the early detection of cancer, help people with life-limiting illnesses and better treat respiratory diseases from asthma and bronchitis to the chronic cough.



As part of the MB BS, students have the exciting opportunity to study abroad or work in a specialist service in the UK for their final year elective.

Previous students have enjoyed placements at hospitals and research institutes in Vanuatu, Tenerife, Belize and South Africa, as well as leading UK organisations such as the Institute of Neurology in London.

*Research Excellence Framework 2014

An impressive 85% of research at Hull York Medical School was classed as world-leading or internationally excellent*Campus tulips in Spring


The best way to see if the University of Hull is right for you is to come and visit us. We hold Open Days throughout the year. Book your place now – we’d love to meet you.



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Hull York’s Medicine five-year programme is founded on ensuring students have a solid foundation in the sciences and regular clinical practice. The integrated curriculum enables students to explore various themes and disciples, with the relevant clinical context and experience. Students will also undergo problem-based learning, clinical and communication skills workshops and lectures.

The dynamic programme has three phases. In phase one, in years one and two, students will undertake lectures and have clinical placements for half a day in their first year, which turns into one full day in the second year. Students will remain attached to their clinical placements so they can truly understand and work alongside the healthcare professionals.

In phase two, year three and four, students gain full exposure to clinical medicine with rotation on continuous placements. These placements are at both GPs and hospital wards, allowing students to experience the entire patient experience and journey. In addition to this, history-taking, problem-solving, clinical and examination skills are built under the supervision of a tutor with specialist skills. There is also an opportunity to intercalate between year three and four as well.

Phase three occurs in the final year, when students undergo a seven-week elective period that allows for travel abroad or work in the UK in a specialist service. Following this, you will become a junior member of a multidisciplinary medical team. Like a junior doctor, students will work similar hours and rotate between general practice, general surgery and general medicine. During surgical attachments, students will follow an allocated patient and take part in preoperative and postoperative care. During general practice rotation, students will see patients in surgery, and deepen knowledge in prescribing, diagnosis and condition management. Once final exams are done, students take on an assistantship to help prepare for their role as a junior doctor.Website URL:[email protected]Phone:+44 (0)1904 32 1690

Case Study

Name:Katherine HarrisYear of Study:Currently intercalating between year 2 and 3

What are the best things about your Medical School?

  1. Belonging to two universities is really cool. Even though you are based at one site for Phase I, it is great being able to access the resources, support and lecturers of two specialised institutions.
  2. The small year groups (70 per site) means you quickly get close to everyone and everyone looks out for one another.
  3. The holistic approach to treating patients is a big appeal, with lots of focus on looking after all aspects of a patient’s life as oppose to simply treating the body.

What are the hardest things about your course?

  1. Even though it is a longer course than most of your peers, in a way it feels like you are only a ‘proper’ student for two years, as after that we largely leave the main campuses and go onto full time placement.
  2. It is difficult to gauge the depth and breadth of work you are expected to complete. Luckily having frequent group work and contact with tutors helps a lot with this.
  3. It can be hard to accept that you will never truly be on top of your workload, as the nature of medicine means that there is always something new to learn or that you don’t know. Developing the skills to continue learning are key here.

What’s the social side of your Medical School like?

There are many great social opportunities at HYMS: the Medsoc and medical society-organised events; events held by accommodation; university events and sports events (both medic sports and uni-wide sports). There are endless new opportunities: since arriving I have tried netball (even though I couldn’t catch before uni!); been on my first protest; signed people up to the stem cell register; taught five-year-olds about health issues and even given a presentation to surgeons. There are also bi-annual medic balls – a winter and a summer one.

What tips would you give to someone applying to your Medical School?

  1. Apply here if you want lots of practice working with patients, as we have placements from Week 2. This really appealed to me when I was applying, as I felt the more contact the better I would be able to develop these vital clinical skills. However, some people would rather wait a few years until they feel more ready to approach patients.
  2. Make sure you keep checking the HYMS’ website as changes to entry criteria happen quite frequently, but this will always be up-to-date.
  3. HYMS is big on ethical dilemmas, so make sure you are up-to-date with current medical issues and know main arguments in the ethical dilemmas medics face. Make sure you can appreciate both sides to an argument.

Case Studyhull yorkKatherine Harris

“Belonging to two universities is really cool. Even though you are based at one site for Phase I, it is great being able to access the resources, support and lecturers of two specialised institutions.”The Royal Society of Medicine

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