Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)
All offers to BSMS are conditional on the basis of a satisfactory DBS check. These will be sent in the summer, prior to enrolment. Applicants must declare on their UCAS form if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands, and send any additional information supporting this to the admissions tutor. Failure to do this may result in your application not being taken any further. Furthermore, failure to declare a conviction that is then discovered may result in the student being referred to the school's Fitness to Practice Committee or, in severe cases, exclusion from the course.
Please note that having a conviction, caution or reprimand does not necessarily mean that you will not be able to start the medical course. However, we have a responsibility for staff, students and patients you may get in contact with, and therefore some convictions are incompatible with medical training and practice.
If you are in doubt about your circumstances, please call the admissions office on +44 (0) 1273 643528.