Medicine - Entry 2017

How to apply

Applications for Medicine are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service, www.ucas.com).

Application should be made for:

A100 course - Entry to the first year of the course - entry to Phase 1 is for students who have studied the relevant science subjects.

Applying for a place to study Medicine is extremely competitive. We have 237 places on the course. For entry in 2016 we received over 2,200 applications. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to consider any late applications. The UCAS application deadline is 15 October 2016.

Completing your UCAS form

You have four choices available for Medical School applications and you should choose carefully on the basis of the grades that you have obtained or are expected to obtain and the entry requirements of each university.  Medical courses at different universities are taught differently, and you should choose those institutions whose teaching style matches your learning preference.  Your fifth choice may be left blank or used to apply for another degree course of your choice. You may apply for deferred entry if you wish and your application will not be disadvantaged.

You should ensure that you accurately complete in full the details of your qualifications. You must include details of the title of your qualifications including the examining board, subjects studies and results obtained. If you have not yet obtained your results it is important that your referee completes your predicted grades.  Please be as clear as possible and avoid any ambiguity.

What our students say...

The decision of what and where to study at University is undoubtedly one of the biggest decisions I have ever had to make.  Studying Medicine had always been my dream and I was looking for a Medical School where I would feel supported, valued and inspired to achieve my potential.  Sheffield has definitely not disappointed.

It is strange to look back at the person I was when I arrived at Medical School.  The prospect of studying for 5 years was daunting and I found it hard to imagine that I would ever have the skills, knowledge and confidcnce to work as a Doctor.  Now, as the prospect of graduate approaches I am amazed to look back and realise all the ways in which I have grown and developed.

I find it hard to imagine that there could be a more welcoming place to study Medicine.  The strong sense of community within both the Medical School and the wider University allowed me to settle quickley into both the course and my new home.  One of the most common themes that comes up when talking to other students here is that it feels as though we are all working together and supporting one another on our journey to becoming Doctors.

Here at Sheffield our course focuses on the patient.  Early clinical attachements and opportunities to meet and learn from patients help boost your confidence and skills in dealing with patients as well as providing  the clinical context for the medical sciences we are learning.  From third year onwards, the balance shifts and clinical attachments become the main focus of our learning with lectures and tutorials underpinning the experiences we are having in Hospital or Primary care.

I have loved my time at Sheffield Medical School and would encourage anyone who is interested in studying Medicine to come and have a look for youreself!

kirsty mclaughlan, medical society president

Going to medical school is quite a huge jump and can be a bit daunting but in Sheffield you're not just thrown in the deep end.  From the first moment you come into the year  you have a Medic 'Parents' who are in 2nd year and they guide you along with your medic siblings.  One of the things I love about Sheffield is they encourage you to do lots of sports and activities outside of medicine and there's  a wide range of Medic sports and societies specifically for Medics that accommodates quite nicely our timetable.  What I like most about Sheffield is the variety the course encompasses.  In first year you have lectures, practical based learning including full body dissection, problem based learning (Integrated Learnins Activities), Patient contact in first year in the form of ICE and GP placements, seminars etc.  ICE was my favourite thing in first year because it was the first time I've been on the wards and I learnt so much: the junior doctors and other medical students are keen to teach you as the majority of them also went to Sheffield and have walked in your footsteps.

nehemie mimbo, medsoc admissions liason