If you have any prior charges or convictions, you must inform the HYMS Associate Dean for Admissions in writing when you apply.
Your disclosure should be in line with the requirements of the declaration of fitness to practise required by the General Medical Council for new doctors applying for registration.
This includes both spent and unspent convictions. It also includes, but is not limited to:
- final warnings
- bind-over orders or similar
- fixed penalty notices
- penalty notices for disorder
- Criminal Behaviour Orders
Information about your criminal record will not be available to the assessors who read your UCAS form, nor to your interviewers, and it will not affect how we rank your application.
However, if we want to offer you a place, this offer will require the additional approval of the HYMS Fitness to Practise committee, taking into account the full circumstances that you supply to us. In considering this information, the committee is acting on behalf of both universities and all the NHS Trusts in the HYMS area.
We cannot guarantee registration with the General Medical Council upon successful completion of the MBBS. If you wish to seek assurance then we recommend that you look at the GMC guidelines and contact the GMC before embarking on the course.
When you register with the University, you will be required to undergo an enhanced criminal records check. If this discloses any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that you haven't already told us about, you will forfeit your place.
If you incur a new criminal conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning between submitting your application and starting your course, you must inform the HYMS Associate Dean for Admissions immediately.
For international students
The above rules about fitness to practise also apply to international students. Because the UK Criminal Records Bureau cannot access records information from overseas authorities, we ask international students to arrange for the equivalent check from their home country when they register.