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DBS checks

All students who have been resident in the UK will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on entry to the Medical School.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

All students who have been resident in the UK will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on entry to the Medical School.

International students are required to submit an equivalent police check from the relevant authorities in their home country as part of the admissions process.

Disclosing prior convictions

If you have any prior convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not 'protected' as defined by the ROA 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) by S1 2013 1198, you must inform our Admissions Tutor in writing when you apply.

This means that you need only provide details to us of convictions, cautions, final warnings or reprimands which will be declared on a Disclosure and Barring Service Disclosure Notice. Please also note the disclosure requirements of the General Medical Council (GMC).

If your DBS check discloses any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that you haven't already told us about, you will forfeit your place.

How we use the information you provide

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 Student 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 the University of Hull and the University of York, and all the NHS Trusts in the Hull York Medical School area.

We cannot guarantee registration with the GMC upon successful completion of the MB BS. If you want to seek that assurance, we recommend that you look at the GMC guidelines and contact the GMC before embarking on the course.

If you have new information to provide

If you incur a new criminal conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning between submitting your application and starting your course, you must inform our Director of Admissions immediately.