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Medicine students at Castle Hill Hospital


Welcome to the Hull York Medical School from the the Dean, Professor Una Macleod.


"Healthcare is changing rapidly. There is a need for NHS professionals to work in different ways and in different settings – with a focus on helping people to start well, live well and age well. Furthermore, the roles of doctors are changing in the new NHS with an emphasis on skills mix and team working.

Hull York Medical School is a different kind of medical school. The joint medical school of the Universities of Hull and York, we have a reputation as one of the UK's most exciting, contemporary schools.

Our innovative curriculum and focus on problem based learning and early and sustained clinical exposure ensures that students on our MBBS programme develop the problem solving, analytical and communication skills and indeed resilience needed to deliver a high standard of care to people with complex needs and from a variety of backgrounds.

Una Macleod


Professor Una Macleod

Dean and GP

We produce a different kind of graduate - one with the scientific knowledge, problem solving and analytical skills, and communication skills needed to deliver brilliant healthcare.

Our postgraduate taught programmes offer students the opportunity to deepen their understanding of subjects such as clinical anatomy, human anatomy and evolution and their applications in practise and in education. We also have a vibrant postgraduate research community with students pursuing research across the broad spectrum of healthcare.

Through our research we are advancing developments in healthcare – treatment, diagnosis and care. From the early diagnosis of cancer, to reducing inequalities in access to treatment, improving outcomes for people with mental health issues, to improving the lives of those with life limiting illnesses - our researchers are making a difference to the lives of people within our immediate communities, nationally and internationally.

I studied medicine in the 1980s and my career has taken me from hospital medicine into clinical and academic general practice. I have led research teams seeking to enhance the role of general practice in the diagnosis and care of people with cancer. It is now my privilege to be Dean of Hull York Medical School and working together with our staff, students and partners to make a difference to the health of people within our region and beyond."

Professor Una Macleod, Dean and GP