Fitness to Practice

Applicants who have a disability or medical condition that might impact on their fitness to practice should provide details on their UCAS application. Disclosed disabilities or medical conditions are not taken into account during the selection process. If successful after interview, the applicant will be assessed by an Occupational Health professional to determine whether they are fit to practice or if there are reasonable adjustments that Lancaster Medical School should make to allow the applicant to study medicine successfully.

Any offer of a place to study medicine at Lancaster Medical School is conditional upon a satisfactory assessment of fitness to train from the Occupational Health Department (OHD) at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust (UHMFBT). You will be assessed initially through a health questionnaire before registration and then through follow-up appointments with the OHD. This health screening programme assesses the following: absence of infection with communicable diseases; immunisation status; functional capacity and ability to achieve the outcomes of Tomorrow’s Doctors.

The standards are defined by the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Department of Health (DH). Read further guidance for potential applicants (PDF).

Infection and Immunisation: All students will be tested for and/or immunised against a range of infectious diseases before any patient contact will be permitted.