Disabled Students 2020 Entry

There are two factors to bear in mind if you have a disability, and are considering studying medicine:

  1. Your personal experience with disability can give you greater insight into the lives of many of your patients, and make you better equipped to assist them as a doctor. As a consequence, we welcome applications from disabled people.
  2. Medical training covers every aspect of health care, and includes an arduous period as a Foundation Year Doctor. If your disability is such as to make it impossible for you to practice, we would be unable to accept you onto the course.

As a consequence and to ensure that effective support can be provided, applicants with a disability, applicants with serious health problems or applicants who know they are infected with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C or HIV are advised to contact the Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions before applying. If you have not had time to do this you must disclose your health details on your UCAS form.

Further information for disabled applicants can be found here.

If you are an undergraduate applicant and you have experienced issues of a personal, social or domestic nature that have affected either your post-16 studies, or any GCSE Qualifications that are cited in our course entry requirements, you can let us know by completing our Disrupted Studies form.  You can find further information at the following link: Disrupted Studies

Each application will be considered individually.

The Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions will suggest supporting health documentation that might demonstrate your suitability, and assist your application. Where a prognosis is not clear a committee will be convened to assess the situation more fully, and to ensure that the University is able to support you and enable you to complete your studies successfully.

Contact Details:
Director of Undergraduate Medical Admissions
Medical Admissions Office - The University of Sheffield
The Medical School
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield S10 2RX

Phone: 0114 222 5531/5533/34
Fax: 0114 222 5521

email: medadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk