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 Hull York Medical School (HYMS)

A Teaching Hospital

We are proud to be a partner with the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) in providing clinical placements and training for future doctors at Scarborough and York Hospitals.

What is HYMS?

HYMS is a collaboration between the Universities of Hull and York and the NHS in North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire, to provide medical education to students who are following a degree programme. 

The course provides a problem-based (PBL) and integrated approach to learning which is why, from the very start of the course, students spend time every week on clinical placement, meeting and observing real patients with problems related to the system currently being studied.

HYMS at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Third, fourth and fifth year students are put on placement on a rotation basis at York and Scarborough Hospitals, as well as hospitals in Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe. 

They attend clinics, carry out patient clerking, observe theatre sessions and have specific teaching and clinical training sessions. 

Students also spend time at Bridlington, Whitby, and Malton Hospitals and are allocated to specific GP practices to give as wide an experience as possible.

How are Patients Involved in HYMS?

It is possible that students may be present during consultations, or may wish to discuss health issues with patients.  Patients have the right to request that no students are present during their consultation and if this is the case they should tell the doctor or nurse in charge at the time. 

This decision will be respected and will in no way jeopardise care or treatment now or at any time in the future.  In practice, the majority of patients are happy to have the involvement of students in their care and will make themselves available as case studies or for the purpose of student assessment and testing. 

Students are also keen to hear patients' views and comments on their skills.  If you have any concerns or queries please don't hesitate to raise them with the staff responsible for your care.

How to find out more about HYMS?

To find out more about HYMS, including admissions, visit the HYMS website or telephone the University of Hull (0870 126 2000) or the University of York (01904 433527).

Meet the Team (Scarborough)

Name Title Contact 
Mr Phil PerryDirector, Clinical Studies, Acute(01723) 342024
Dr Mark Laws Director, Clinical Studies, Primary(01723) 375343
Ellie JohnstonStudent Liaison Manager

(01723) 236172

Matt Wheelen Assistant Student Liaison Manager (01723) 236177
Karen PullanHYMS Secretary(01723) 236171
Beth Jones HYMS Admin Assistant (01723) 236173 
Mrs Joanne Whitehead Clinical Skills Facilitator(01723) 236174

The Student Liaison Office at Scarborough Hospital is open 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Staff are happy to provide information and you are welcome to visit by appointment. 

We are proud to be a partner with the Hull York Medical School in providing clinical placements and training for future doctors at Scarborough and York Hospitals.


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Emergency Department improvement project, York Hospital

We are currently making improvements to the Emergency Department (ED) at York Hospital.

Commencing next week and throughout September, works will take place to install a new reception desk in the department.

During this time the current reception desk will be hoarded off, with temporary reception desks installed either side of the waiting area.

As this change will temporarily reduce the waiting space in the emergency department we thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work to make essential improvements to our facilities.

During the works, the entrance into ED will have directional signage in place to support patients accessing the department.