We're currently reviewing our selection procedure for 2014.
Please revisit this page in June 2013 for more information.
Our selection procedure aims to be fair, open and transparent to all applicants. In this highly competitive field, the success of any application depends on its strength relative to all the other applications.
All applications are given full consideration, irrespective of the applicant's age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital or parental status, religion, social class, nationality, ethnic origin, or area of UK residence.
We and our parent universities are committed to a programme of widening access to higher education. Our admissions process selects applicants on the basis of their potential, and we will take account of evidence of educational, social, health or other personal disadvantage.
Details of our selection procedure
HYMS is a very popular medical school. We had 933 applications in 2012 for just 130 places, plus 123 applications from overseas applicants for just 10 places. So we will inevitably disappoint many people.
If you are unsuccessful in your application, we are happy to send you feedback. However, in line with the recommendations of the Schwartz report (September 2004), the only feedback we can provide is your numerical ranking in our scoring system. This is because our many excellent applicants are in fact competing against each other, and so we score applicants' relative strengths rather than their weaknesses. This also means we're usually not able to give specific advice on individual applications, except when the interviewers ask us to pass on specific feedback comments.
We will only be able to send feedback after February 2013, because of time pressures. To request it, you'll need to send us a letter, signed by you (not anyone else). We will write back only to your UCAS-registered address. We don't provide feedback in response to email or telephone enquiries. This is because of data protection issues -- we have to make sure that the information reaches only you and not any third party.
Please include your UCAS number in the letter and post it to the Admissions Office, Hull York Medical School, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD.
Adjustment, Clearing and UCAS Extra
We are unlikely to enter Adjustment or Clearing. We're currently in UCAS Extra for international applicants only.