During the third and fourth years of your medical course, you will spend your time on a structured series of clinical placements across the HYMS region.
You will rotate in a small group of students through clinical settings across the region, but linked always to Hull, York or one of the three other main centres: Scarborough, Grimsby or Scunthorpe. This wide dispersion allows for good staff/student ratios in all teaching and learning exchanges (the optimum group size for learning in a practical environment is two to four) and it also provides extensive opportunity for one-to-one consultation practice with patients.
For each placement, you will continue to alternate between a hospital and general practice or other community setting. Some are city-based, while others are further afield in small towns or rural areas.
Health problems vary hugely across the region, with areas of significant urban and rural deprivation close to areas of significant wealth. Patterns of health vary, but heart disease, teenage pregnancy rates and drug abuse are severe problems in Hull.