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Online Medicine Summer School

The University of Sunderland runs an Online Medicine Summer School for Year 12 students, offering you the opportunity to experience university life as a medical student and gain the skills and confidence you need to apply for our Medicine MBChB (Hons) course. Dates for the 2022 Medicine Summer School are to be confirmed. 

Guaranteed interview

For students that meet two or more of the Office for Students (OfS) criteria, 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?

Activities in previous years have included:

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


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 in one sitting, 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. 

How to apply?

Dates for the 2022 Medicine Summer School are to be confirmed.

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

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.

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