Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) MBChB 2018 entry
ScotGEM is designed to develop doctors interested in a career as a generalist practitioner within NHS Scotland. ScotGEM offers a unique and innovative four-year graduate entry medical programme tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland and focuses on rural medicine and healthcare improvement.
The course will capitalise on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews and health boards in Fife and Tayside. In addition, collaboration with NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, and the University of Highlands and Islands will enable a truly distinctive programme and will include extended opportunities to train in remote and rural areas. ScotGEM will be tailored to the specific needs of graduates, taking account of the experience acquired during their initial degree.
The first year will be based at the University of St Andrews and within Fife; however, components of the course in second, third, and potentially fourth, year will include periods of living and studying in other regions of Scotland.
ScotGEM is subject to approval by the General Medical Council, and the process for accreditation has started. You should be aware that this process may not be complete before the first cohort of students is matriculated but is expected prior to graduation of the first cohort of students in September 2022.
ScotGEM is intended to be awarded on a joint basis by the universities of St Andrews and Dundee; however, any joint degree is subject to agreement and statutory approval which is not guaranteed.
The universities of St Andrews and Dundee will notify you as soon as reasonably practicable if the degree cannot be established as intended.
There are now 15 extra places on the ScotGEM programme. Students on the ScotGEM course will be offered a “return of service” bursary, a grant worth up to £16,000, in exchange for working in NHS Scotland for up to four years.
Due to extra places available, there will be a second admissions cycle for 2018 entry. Second round applications to ScotGEM (2018 entry) can be made via UCAS from 17 January to 18 March 2018. Interviews will be held on 20 June and decisions on applications will be made in early July. Applicants must achieve all entry requirements by August 2018. Find out more about the second round of applications.