We are ranked second in Scotland and number six in the UK for Medicine in the Complete University Guide 2019.


With around 160 medical students in each academic study year, Dundee’s five year curriculum prepares doctors for the greatly increased pace of change in medical knowledge and practice.


Our teaching methods

From early in first year students get to meet patients - on wards, in out patient clinics, in General Practice and in their homes. This allows students to understand the patient in context, from an acute presentation on a hospital ward, to a chronic health condition which is being managed in the community. It also affords students the opportunity to practice the examination and history taking skills which they have learned in clinical skills on real patients.


Intercalated year

Take a BMSc intercalated year with us to explore an area of interest in more depth and develop your research skills.

Dundee medical graduates are consistently rated first among newly qualified UK doctors in their preparedness for their new clinical posts, according to the General Medical Council National Training Surveys.


Foundation Year One

Our graduates feel the most prepared in Scotland


Clinical skills

Our graduates feel the most prepared in Scotland



Our graduates feel the most prepared in Scotland


Management of acutely ill patients

Our graduates feel the most prepared in the whole of the UK


Our Medical School

Our Medical School is integrated with Ninewells Hospital in Dundee’s west end. Ninewells is one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals and boasts internationally renowned research facilities.

The University of Dundee has also invested around £11 million on upgrading the learning and teaching facilities.


Student support

There are various support avenues available to you as a medical student at the University of Dundee.

Your interview

Your interview

Have you been invited for MMI interview at the University of Dundee medical school? Learn more about the process from our podcast.



The University of Dundee School of Medicine - partnered with Challenges Worldwide and The Electives Network - is a leader in the development of more ethical placements for those wishing to work in some of the world's poor countries.

Visiting student electives

Visiting student electives

The School of Medicine at the University of Dundee accept students from other Universities to carry out their clinical elective placement. We can offer students a maximum of an eight week period.


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