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Medicine Summer School

The University of Sunderland is running an on-campus residential Medicine Summer School for Year 12 students from Wednesday 5 July 2023 – Friday 7 July 2023.

The summer school offers the opportunity for students to experience university life as a medical student and gain the skills and confidence they need to apply for our Medicine MBChB (Hons) course.

Guaranteed interview

For students that meet two or more of our widening participation 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.

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
  • 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.

Priority will be given to applicant in the following order:

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

How to apply?

Applications are now closed for the Medicine Summer School.

If you have any questions about the Medicine Summer School, please contact us on medicinesummerschool@box-hakamadacase.com or 0191 515 3374.

For further information on our eligibility criteria, please consult our guidance notes.

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.