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Medicine Summer School

The University of Sunderland runs a two-day Medicine Summer School for Year 12 students, offering you the opportunity to experience university life as a medical student. The Summer School will take place on 8 - 9 July 2020

Over the two days, you'll gain the skills and confidence you need to apply for our Medicine MBChB (Hons) course.

Guaranteed interview

For students that meet two or more of the Office for Student (OfS) criteria (.pdf), attending and completing the Medicine Summer School will guarantee you a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI), subject to meeting the GCSE, A Level and UCAT requirements. You will still need to complete the Roles and Responsibilities form when you apply for the course.

Even if you don’t meet these criteria you will still benefit by learning more about the role of a doctor and the different career routes you can take after your degree. You'll also get to experience parts of our admissions process, which will prepare you for the future.

What will you do?

Over the two days, you'll take part in a variety of sessions which may include:

  • Problem-based learning
  • Anatomy
  • Mock MMIs
  • Clinical skills
  • Roles and responsibilities workshop
  • UCAT preparation

You'll also be provided with accommodation on Wednesday 8 July in one of our University Halls of Residence. If you're travelling from outside the region, we can provide accommodation on Tuesday 7 July if required.

All meals and drinks will be provided.

Eligibility criteria

To be considered for the Medicine Summer School, you must meet our academic requirements:

  • GCSEs – five subjects at grade A/7, with a minimum of grade B/6 in Maths, English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Dual Award Science is accepted).
  • A Levels – in three subjects, including Biology or Chemistry, plus another designated science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths/Further Maths/Statistics). Only one subject from a combination of Maths, Further Maths and Statistics will be considered from the three A Levels.

We will consider Year 13 students who have not applied to university and are taking a gap year. 

We have 50 places available and priority for acceptance to the Medicine Summer School will be given in the following order:

  • Students who meet two or more of the OfS criteria of under-represented students and are from the North East and Cumbria
  • Students who don’t meet the OfS criteria of under-represented students and are from the North East and Cumbria
  • Students who meet two or more of the OfS criteria of under-represented students and are from outside the region


How to apply

To apply for the Medicine Summer School 2020, simply complete the application form below. We will acknowledge receipt of your application within 7-10 working days. The deadline to apply is 5pm Monday 4 May 2020.

We will contact all applicants to confirm your place or let you know that your application has been unsuccessful, in May 2020.

If you have any questions about the Medicine Summer School, please contact us on medicinesummerschool@sunderland.ac.uk or 0191 515 2731.

Please refer to the Medicine Summer School 2020 guidance notes (.pdf) for detailed eligibility criteria and other useful information on how to apply. 

MBChB Medicine

Our MBChB Medicine course is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and professionalism, that all new doctors should have as they embark on further training. You will study alongside pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, biomedical, sport and physiological scientists offering opportunities for inter-disciplinary working.

Our programme is modern and forward thinking, using Problem Based Learning in a spiral curriculum that builds complexity year-on-year. Our culture is supportive and inclusive with a large network of academic and clinical tutors and mentors. If you have the skills, passion and ambition and want to be part of a welcoming community, Sunderland is the place to be.

Learn more about MBChB Medicine.

Apply to the Medicine Summer School 2020

Step 1

  • About you
  • Your studies
  • Further information
  • Medical conditions
  • Declaration
  • Confirmation

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Please ensure you read the Medicine Summer School guidance notes 2020 (.pdf) prior to completing the application form.

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