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1 Introduction 3,2 Equal Opportunities Statement 3. 3 Disability 4, 4 Health Requirements for Admissions and Continuing Practice 4. 5 Occupational Health 5,6 Fitness to Practise 5, 7 The Disclosure and Barring Service DBS Criminal Conviction Warnings Cautions and. Reprimands 6,8 Providing False or Misleading Information 7. 9 Description of Programmes 7,10 Admissions Process 8.
11 STAGE 1 Academic screen 9,12 STAGE 2 Consideration of Current UCAT Score 9. 13 STAGE 3 Interview 9,14 STAGE 4 Making Offers 10. 15 English Language Test requirements 10,16 Results and qualifications 10. 17 Widening Access 11, 18 Applicants through the PARTNERS Programme at Newcastle University 11. 19 Applicants through the Realising Opportunities Programme at Newcastle University. 20 Post Offer Visit Days 12,1 Resit qualifications 14.
2 Applicants who have studied medicine previously 14. 3 UCATSEN 14,4 UCAT Exemptions 14,5 Deferred Entry 15. 6 Transfers 15, 7 Late Applications and Clearing UCAS Extra Adjustment 15. 9 Medical Licensing Assessment 16,10 Immigration Rules for Postgraduate Doctors 16. 11 International Offers A100 and A101 16,12 Extenuating Circumstances 16. 13 Feedback 17,14 Appeals and Complaints 17,1 Introduction.
The admissions process is supervised by the Lead for MBBS Recruitment and Admissions acting on behalf of the. Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Newcastle The MBBS Admissions Policy is intended to ensure that the process. of student selection is free from discrimination of any kind It is based on guidelines from the Medical Schools. Council produced in consultation with the Commission for Racial Equality In considering all applicants the. Medical School will take into account the General Medical Council s standards in Outcomes for Graduates and. the guidelines on Medical Students Professional Behaviour and Fitness to Practise The Admissions Policy is. reviewed annually by the MBBS Recruitment and Admissions Executive Committee Since the policy is made. freely available via the internet and other sources and in order to ensure that all applications are dealt with on. the same basis changes are not made part way through the admissions cycle. The MBBS Recruitment and Admissions Executive Committee takes a strategic overview of the Admissions. Policy and ensures that the policy is applied consistently to medical admissions at Newcastle University The. University Undergraduate Admission Policy should be read in conjunction with the MBBS Admission Policy See. the Newcastle University website for further information on these policies The policy should be used in. conjunction with the attached appendix,2 Equal Opportunities Statement. We aim to ensure equality of opportunity for applicants and for all students in teaching learning and. assessment and in the provision of services We aim to create conditions whereby students are treated solely. on the basis of their academic achievement ability and potential regardless of age religion or belief ethnicity. gender being transgender marital or family status sexual orientation or disability However selection for a. medical degree programme implies selection for the medical profession and all applicants must have the. potential to fulfil the duties of a doctor as stated by the GMC in their document Good Medical Practice. Admissions selectors are drawn from a wide pool representative of gender and ethnicity and include individuals. from both a healthcare and lay background All selectors and staff involved in the selection exercise are aware. of their responsibility to implement the University policies on equal opportunities and have participated in. training sessions covering equal opportunities, Any selector who is found to be in breach of the Admissions Policy will be required to stand down. As part of our policy review admission statistics on ethnic origin and gender and socio economic background. are regularly monitored, Additional factors that will neither determine nor bias the assessment of the UCAS application for medicine. include but are not limited to, Being from a medical family or being related to a member of the Alumni or staff of. either University or the Health Service, Inclusion of choices other than medicine in the UCAS application.
Type of school college or university attended,Political belief. 3 Disability, We are committed to the principle of equal treatment of disabled persons and the proper application of the. Equality Act 2010 Thus an applicant who is judged academically suitable will subject to the provisions of the. Act be neither treated less favourably nor placed at a substantial disadvantage on the grounds of disability. unless this can be justified within the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 It is important for applicants to contact. the Medical School and or Student Wellbeing Service to discuss the programme requirements and any. concerns they may have Applicants should be aware that such requirements change from time to time in line. with evolving good practice and prevailing legislation. During an interview selectors assess individuals on their personal and academic merits without reference to. any declared disability, Applicants are encouraged to disclose their disabilities of whatever nature on their application Applicants. with a disability may wish to contact the Medical Schools Council who can provide an informative guide Into. Medicine The General Medical Council advisory guidance Gateway to the Professions can be found at. www gmc uk org, Any applicant who a meets the academic requirements b is called for interview and c has declared a. disability on the UCAS application may be contacted by the University Student Wellbeing Service where the. applicant can discuss his her support requirements and be invited for an information visit On receiving an. offer to study applicants will be automatically contacted by the University Student Wellbeing Service to. discuss support requirements, All applicants must be considered able to meet the GMC outcomes for medical graduates and our.
programme outcomes and to be able to practise as a Foundation doctor. 4 Health Requirements for Admissions and Continuing Practice. We have an overriding duty of care to the public with whom students come into close contact All students are. required to comply with the Department of Health s guidance on health clearance for healthcare workers Early. clinical contact means that students will be asked to provide proof of their immunisation status by completing. an Occupational Health Questionnaire on entry Immunity against the following is required Polio Tetanus. Varicella Chicken Pox Diphtheria Measles Mumps Rubella TB. Newcastle University follows the Medical Schools Council protocol on blood borne viruses Early in the. programme students will be required to be screened for Hepatitis B Hepatitis C and HIV All aspects of a. student s medical record will be bound by the same duty of confidentiality as for any doctor patient interaction. and informed by the same ethical guidance Students commencing the programme will be tested and if. necessary be immunised against Hepatitis B by our Occupational Health provider. The status of any individual in respect of blood borne viruses will not be a factor in the admissions selection. process and will not prevent them completing the medical degree but may require modification of the. programme and may place some restrictions on their future practice as a doctor. 5 Occupational Health, All applicants who take up an offer are required to complete and return a confidential NHS Occupational Health. questionnaire by the date stated in any offer received through UCAS From the information provided the. Occupational Health Service will assess their immunisation status and students will be required to fulfil any. stipulated requirements identified from this assessment. In certain circumstances it may also be necessary for applicants to undergo an Occupational Health. Assessment with a NHS Occupational Health Consultant appointed by the University before we are able to. confirm their offer of a place This assessment is designed to help us ensure that applicants are not only able to. undertake the rigours of the MBBS programme especially with respect to working with patients in the clinical. setting and meet its outcomes in line with the statutory requirements of the General Medical Council as defined. in Outcomes for Graduates but to also ensure that we provide any reasonable support necessary. 6 Fitness to Practise, For all applicants students issues of fitness to practise are taken into account at admission and throughout the. degree programme, We are under a duty in the public interest to ensure that students following degrees leading to professional. healthcare qualifications meet relevant professional standards for fitness to practise The University is. responsible for protecting patients fellow students staff vulnerable individuals and taking appropriate steps to. minimise any risk of harm to anyone as a result of the training of their medical students In discharging these. duties the welfare and safety of actual or potential patients is the University s chief concern In addition the. University has a duty of care to their students and must ensure that any decisions are made with the best. interests of the student at heart as part of their support and welfare strategies This includes being sure as far. as possible that a student is fit to undertake the rigours of a demanding programme of study and a demanding. profession, The Faculty of Medical Sciences has a procedure in place designed to ensure the Fitness to Practise of its. students This procedure has been drawn up with specific reference to the guidance provided by appropriate. health care professional bodies This process covers all medical students at Newcastle University and the. procedure can be found at https www ncl ac uk students progress Regulations Procedures fitness htm. 7 The Disclosure and Barring Service DBS Criminal Conviction. Warnings Cautions and Reprimands, All MBBS students as part of the process of ensuring students are fit to practise undergo an enhanced.
disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service DBS This type of disclosure is designed to check the. background of individuals who will have a high degree of contact with children or vulnerable adults Under our. duty of care to the community at large patients staff and students any reprimand warning caution or. conviction declared at application or disclosed in a DBS will be scrutinised by the University and appropriate. decisions made or conditions set for any future studies in the University. Applicants must disclose this information on application and must disclose if they receive a criminal. conviction warnings cautions and reprimands Failure to disclose will be taken seriously and students are. reminded it is their duty to disclose all and any information in relation to these matters at the earliest. opportunity Our policy on considering such applications is aligned to that applied by the regulating authority. the General Medical Council and published in their guidance documents Such guidance is provided to protect. members of the public maintain the public s trust in the professions and ensure that standards of behaviour. and conduct are appropriate to the professions, You should note that while Newcastle University may consider an application to the MBBS programmes we. are not in a position to predict or pre empt any decision of the General Medical Council GMC in relation to any. such disclosures at the time of registration with them The GMC will normally investigate such disclosures at. the time of registration under their rules and guidance The University is also unable to influence any decisions. by future employers in relation to disclosures All medical professionals and students undergo an Enhanced DBS. disclosure A standard disclosure will detail every conviction including spent convictions caution warning and. reprimand which is recorded in the central record or it will state that there is no such information on record. An Enhanced disclosure will include all the information in a Standard disclosure and in addition detail any. information which in the opinion of a Chief Police Officer might be relevant for the purpose and ought to be. included in the certificate Additionally this level of disclosure will provide clarification as to whether the. applicant is banned from working with children or vulnerable adults. The University requires that this check is carried out on entry to Year 1 and again prior to the start of the. Final Year and we reserve the right to withdraw or discontinue your studies on receipt of an unsatisfactory. disclosure For Newcastle University Year 1 entry the Disclosure and Barring Service DBS application process. is normally conducted during the 1st week of term, For details of how the University undertakes assessment of prior criminal convictions please refer to. https www ncl ac uk media wwwnclacuk undergraduate files policies 2018 20Criminal 20Convictions 2. 0Policy pdf,8 Providing False or Misleading Information. Applicants who are suspected of providing or are found to have provided false information application. similarities or have plagiarised their application shall be referred to UCAS if their application was originally. submitted through that service The University reserves the right to cancel an application and withdraw any.

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