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Year 11 MSC Summer School


Online medicine summer school

Are you interested in a career in medicine or healthcare? Our Year 11 Summer School, part of the national Medical Schools Council (MSC) Summer School programme, will give you an insight into the various clinical roles within the NHS through an interactive 3-day online experience.

The Year 11 Summer School will follow a patient journey from incident to recovery, allowing you to see how care is delivered within the NHS. You will get to work with doctors, health professionals and current medical students to find out more about what their roles involve, and how to get into these career routes.

The online sessions will be complimented by an optional visit day to our University of Hull campus to take part in practical hands-on workshops. There will also be a suite of online resources for you to access at your own pace, to find out more about going to university and the next steps you will be taking in your education.

The summer school is free of charge and all associated costs including the visit day to campus will be covered by Hull York Medical School.

MSC Summer Schools are a Medical Schools Council initiative in partnership with medical schools across England. The initiative is funded by Health Education England.

Summer School
Professor Peter Bazira and school students in the anatomy lab
Student at a summer residential being shown how to scrub up

Key dates

14 March 2022 – Applications open

24 April 2022 – Applications close

29 April 2022 – Places confirmed

4 July 2022 – Summer School day 1

5 July 2022 – Summer School day 2

6 July 2022 – Summer School day 3

11 July 2022 – Visit day to University of Hull campus

Eligibility criteria

We expect students applying to take part to have an interest in STEM subjects and be considering studying science in their post-16 studies and medicine post-18.

To be eligible for the programme, students must be currently studying at a state school and either be:

  • In, or been in local authority care
  • An estranged student who is studying without the support and approval of a family network
  • An asylum seeker or refugee

Or hold a minimum of two of the following:

  • Studying in a state school that achieved below the national average Attainment 8 score at GCSE. If this is not available for applicants previous school information can be used where they had attended to the age of 16
  • Studying in a state school that achieved below or well below the national average Progress 8 score. If this is not available for applicants, previous school information can be used where they had attended to the age of 16
  • From a school with a high percentage of students receiving free school meals
  • Living in a geographical area with low levels of progression onto higher education
  • Are a young carer aged under 18 who helps to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. To qualify as a young carer they must be caring above and beyond what is normally expected, there is no time limit on the amount of care they provide for their dependents
  • From a family where the parents do not have a university degree from the UK or abroad
  • In receipt of or eligible for free school meals or the 16-19 Bursary Fund or Discretionary Learner Support or Means Tested Benefit or Pupil Premium

Criteria is weighted, therefore students meeting higher priority criteria will be given preference on the programme where it is oversubscribed.

Where students apply to more than one MSC funded Summer School they are expected only to attend one, applications will be cross checked between medical schools to avoid this happening.

Target regions

Students attending schools in one of the following areas will be prioritised for the Hull York Medical School Year 11 Summer School. These have been identified as regions with low engagement in medical school outreach.

Target 1 group:

  • North Lincolnshire
  • North East Lincolnshire

Target 2 group:

  • Hambleton
  • Richmondshire

Target 3 group:

  • Kirklees
  • Calderdale
  • Middlesborough
  • Darlington
  • Durham
  • Hartlepool

Target 4 group:

  • Salford
  • Wigan
  • Preston
  • Stockport
  • Warrington
  • Bury
  • Tameside
  • Oldham
  • Rochdale
  • Blackburn with Darwin
  • Wirral
  • Bolton
  • Cheshire West and Chester

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Contact us

If you have any queries or you would like more information, please contact us via email: or book an introductory talk for your school.