Before applying to Medical School
It is never too early to seek advice from us if you are considering applying to Medicine. If you have any questions, or you are unsure about whether your disability or health condition will impact on your ability to study or practise Medicine, we welcome you to contact our Admissions Team: firstname.lastname@example.org
We can provide advice about the relevant University and Medical School student support services to help inform your decisions before applying.
Please note we are not able to provide professional advice or arrange pre-application occupational health assessments.
Coming to interview
If you are invited to interview, we will ask you if there are any reasonable adjustments we should make to ensure the interview experience we provide meets your individual needs.
Receiving an offer to study Medicine
All candidates who firmly accept an offer from us will be sent an Occupational Health assessment form which includes health screening and immunisation. Our Occupational Health will consider whether you will need any reasonable adjustments to support you during your studies.
The Occupational Health assessment will also assess the impact a long-term health condition is having on the person’s ability to practise medicine safely, which will be unique for each individual. This will follow the General Medical Council Outcomes for Graduates guidance and fitness to practise requirements. Although we hope that applicants will go on to become doctors working in the NHS, GMC registration will only be given to students who meet all the outcomes and are fit to practise at the point of graduation.
If you have a disability or long-term health condition that might impede your clinical capability or require reasonable adjustments to undergo an independent medical examination, and/or a skills assessment, your case may be referred to the Hull York Medical School Student Fitness to Study Committee, and if appropriate refer to the Fitness to Practise Committee.
In rare situations, we may have concerns that the nature of the disability may make it impossible for the individual to meet the outcomes for graduates even with adjustments. An application may only be rejected, or an offer of admission be withdrawn, on grounds of conduct giving rise to serious cause for concern (including failure to declare a known medical condition), or of impairment of health to such a degree as to pose a risk to patients.
If you have any questions about fitness to practise Medicine, please contact our Admissions Team: email@example.com