Ranking of applications
Applicants meeting our minimum academic requirements and eligibility criteria for our programmes are ranked for interview.
Applications are considered within the context of the applicants to the same programme as you (Medicine or Medicine with a Gateway Year), in the same application cohort as you.
We do not look for a specific score to be achieved, but instead rank you in numerical order and invite the top scoring applicants to interview.
GCSE results (30 points)
Applications will be given an academic score based upon the best six achieved grades at GCSE for Medicine, or best five GCSEs for Medicine with a Gateway Year, or equivalent Year 11 qualifications.
UCAT Score (40 points)
We award a number of points based upon your total UCAT score; we do this once UCAT results are released to universities in November. As such the number of points that each UCAT score will receive as part of our Selection Procedure will be determined after the UCAS deadline.
UCAT Situational Judgement Test (15 points)
Points are allocated depending on the SJT Band achieved, up to a maximum of 15 points.
Contextual data (up to 15 points)
We are committed to selecting the best applicants based on their potential, we therefore use contextual information alongside your UCAS form to better inform decision-making. Due to the availability and comparability of data, the use of contextual information will apply to UK school leaver applicants only.
An additional up to 15 points will be awarded to candidates who meet at least two of the following criteria:
- Candidate’s home postcode is in an area of low participation (POLAR quintile 1 or 2)
- No parental experience of higher education
- Candidate is in receipt of the UCAT Bursary
Interview Fast Track
We offer care leavers and applicants who have completed one of our recognised widening participation programmes or activities a fast track to interview.
Please visit our alternative entry criteria for details.
We do not score your personal statement; however, it is an important part of your application to Hull York Medical School as it allows you to talk about your interests, achievements and ambitions.
We do read all of these and reserve the right to take them into consideration in selection decisions. We carefully examine all the information submitted on the UCAS form when making decisions about candidates who are borderline at the selection for interview or selection for offer stage.
If you are invited for interview, your statement is likely to prove useful preparation for interview questions. It is important that your statement is honest and accurate; we may check the claims that you made on your statement, and discovery of fabricated or exaggerated material may lead to the withdrawal of a future offer of a place.
Any application submitted without a completed academic reference will be rejected. If it is a while since you were studying, and you have been in a full-time job for more than one year, we will also require a reference from your latest employer who will be asked to comment upon your suitability to study Medicine.
We advise applicants to have a range of experiences, either voluntary or paid, in both healthcare settings and areas that require interaction with people.
Clinical work experience is not an essential criteria for applying to medicine.
Your experience will help you to demonstrate in your application and interview that you understand, and are committed to, teamwork and the social context of healthcare.
It will help you to develop some of the values, attitudes and behaviours essential to being a doctor.
Please visit our work experience page for more information.