You should apply to no more than 4 medical or dental degree programmes. You may use the remaining choice on the UCAS form for an alternative course. The Course Code is A100 and the UCAS Code for Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry is P60. If you need help or advice on using the Apply online system, contact the UCAS Customer Service unit on: +44 (0)870 1122200.
We welcome students who wish to defer their entry. However, you must indicate this when you apply.
Whilst there is no strict upper age limit for starting your degree, the length of the course and period of time in which you can practise after qualifying will be taken into account.
Guiding principles to the admission of medical students
Selection for Medical School implies selection for the medical profession. All medical school admissions teams are tasked with selecting those applicants with the potential to be the best doctors. We are guided by current thinking on what makes a good doctor, for example The Role of the Doctor Consensus Statement, agreed in 2008, outlines the unique combination of attributes and abilities doctors require. Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry recognises the importance of a transparent and valid selection process and agrees with the Medical Schools Council's Guiding Principles to the Admission of Medical Students, revised in 2010.
Also available is The Selection & Admissions Technical Manual which sets out the management structures and administrative procedures in place to govern the admission of all candidates onto the undergraduate courses offered by the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry.
When taking the decision to embark on a career in medicine it is advisable to consider the range of different careers within the medical profession and the education and training these involve. The majority of UK graduates will go on to work as hospital doctors or in primary care for the NHS. Significantly, up to 50% of all UK graduates become general practitioners, providing comprehensive health care for the local community. There is a broad spectrum of careers across medical, surgical and other specialties, and it should be noted that whilst many of these specialties have historically been hospital based, healthcare is moving towards a more community centred model of delivery and consequently doctors will increasingly be expecting to deliver healthcare in a range of settings.