Medicine students

There a few things you need to do before you start, as a medicine or allied health professional student.

Health screening questionnaire

You will need to complete a health screening questionnaire.

DBS check

We are required to use the government's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) - find out more about what you need to do.

Your iPad

During your induction, we will give you a brand new 10.2 inch iPad. Its specification is: 

  • WiFi
  • 32GB
  • 2020 model

The exact model provided will be subject to availability. We would recommend purchasing any accessories, such as a case and screen protector once you are in possession of your iPad.  

Don’t forget you’ll need to get it insured. Purchase affordable student and iPad insurance from Endsleigh.

If you have any questions, please contact our nursing, midwifery, ODP, physiotherapy and medicine teams.

Medical students only


Induction and welcome events for all medical students will run from Monday 20 September to Friday 1 October.

If you are an international or EU student, you may also be invited to attend some early induction activities on Friday 17 September.

We're working hard to create an induction programme that will help you to get the most out of your first two weeks at Medical School. We will provide further information as soon as we can. In the meantime, you are welcome to contact us by email if you have any questions.

Key dates for medical students

  • Induction: Monday 20 September 2021 - Friday 24 September 2021
  • Autumn term: Monday 27 September 2021 - Friday 17 December 2021
  • Spring term: Monday 10 January 2022 - Friday 1 April 2022
  • End of semester assessment (ESA1): Week commencing Monday 10 January 2022
  • Year 1 clinical assessment (OSCE): formative only, week commencing Monday 21 March 2022
  • Summer term: Monday 2 May 2022 - Friday 10 June 2022 (teaching starts on Tuesday 3 May as Monday 2 May is a bank holiday) 
  • End of semester assessment (ESA2): Week commencing Tuesday 3 May 2022
  • Year 1 integrated understanding assessment (IUA): Week commencing Monday 9 May 2022 Year 1 resit exams: week commencing Monday 1 August 2022 

All dates are subject to change and will be on Blackboard once confirmed.

Please don’t book holidays during term time or the summer resit exam period.

Joining the Medical Protection Society and/or Medical Defence Union

It is important as a medical student that you have appropriate legal protection whilst at university which will also cover you on your NHS placements.

This is a mandatory requirement for all new students to join one of the two medico-legal organisations in England: the Medical Protection Society or the Medical Defence Union.

Once your membership is confirmed you will need to provide us with a copy of your certificate by no later than Monday 4 October. Please email your certificate to

The choice is entirely yours and you can join both if you wish to do so. They are free to join as you are a medical student.