Guidance For Graduate Entry Medicine

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Applying for graduate entry Medicine is an alternative way to pursue a career as a doctor. The Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) course provides another route into the profession for graduates from different degrees – both for those with science backgrounds and those without. While some graduates may take another undergraduate degree in Medicine, the GEM allows graduates to take an accelerated programme, consisting of fewer (but more intensive) years of study. As with the undergraduate course, GEM is known for its competitive application process and intense and challenging content. While many aspects of the graduate Medicine application process are similar to the process for undergraduate courses, there are differences to be aware of.

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Selecting your medical school

Not all medical schools offer graduate entry courses, so you need to ensure that you do your research. While all medical schools will ensure that you leave as a competent junior doctor, there are variations in size, location and course structure. You will be spending a minimum of four years at your chosen university, so it is important that it’s the right fit. For example, do you have a preference for a city-based medical school like Queen Mary’s London or a campus-based school such as Warwick?

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