As ScotGEM students, you will be fully matriculated at both the University of St Andrews and the University of Dundee. You will have access to all facilities available at both institutions, including accommodation, study spaces, student services and over 250 sports clubs and student societies. ScotGEM students will have a truly distinctive student experience.
In first year, students will be based at the University of St Andrews. With its mix of ancient and modern buildings, greenery, seaside and bustling café culture, the town of St Andrews has lots to offer. Find out more about student life at the University of St Andrews.
ScotGEM students will also spend time at the University of Dundee. Dundee is Scotland’s fourth largest city and has a population of about 150,000. It is a dynamic and multicultural place and has recently been described as "Britain’s coolest little city" (GQ Magazine). Find out more about student life at the University of Dundee.
University of St Andrews facilities
Since 2010, the School of Medicine has been housed in a £45 million purpose-built Medical and Biological Sciences building which offers outstanding facilities for teaching, learning and research. Collaborations with key University disciplines, such as physics, chemistry, biology and psychology, add an important dimension to medical research and the training of research scientists and healthcare professionals.
Pro-section dissection is part of the ScotGEM curriculum. The dissection room is purpose-built and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities; it is spacious and well-ventilated, with 16 tables for dissection and room to display numerous excellent models and specimens. Technicians and medical staff are on hand to offer advice and assistance. The clinical skills suite features 7 rooms containing 48 beds. All beds are equipped with ceiling-mounted video capture facilities and 'bed-head' touch screens to allow instant playback or video resources. The centre features a full range of real and simulated clinical equipment.
University of Dundee facilities
The School of Medicine is integrated within 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 invested around £11 million on upgrading the learning and teaching facilities. Students not only benefit from working with superb teaching staff and being in close contact with patients, they learn in what is arguably Europe’s most technologically advanced educational facilities.
The emphasis is on learning and how to learn, so as to keep knowledge and skills updated throughout an individual's working life. This exciting, focused structure produces well-rounded graduates who are equipped with the skills and knowledge to work within, as well as go on to shape and lead, healthcare delivery in the 21st century.