I got an interview for IMU -PMS this month, and I was wondering what are my chances. I have read on some posts that the interview is just a procedure and is not really taken into account when choosing. Or do I have a good chance since I got an interview? Also I wanted to ask for personal experience, how long after the interview did you guys get an offer lettter?
FYI: I am student from New Zealand with a Foundation certificate as pre-entry qualification
Hey. I really pray this thread isn't dead.
So I really want to do the Partner Medical School Program at IMU but I realised that their entry requirements specify that you have to take all three sciences to be eligible (bio, chem and physics). I'm an IB student and I took only two sciences (bio and chem) at HL of which I managed to score a 6 in both. I have an overall score of 39 while they require 33.
Will admissions be very flexible about this? I did score well above required in the IB. I did take physics at IGCSE level and got an A* but I'm absolutely gutted about the three science requirement here, especially since most medical schools only require chem and bio.
sorry mate….did you get in? What did they say
Thinking of applying here too. Did they accept your IB eventually?
I am a Malaysian , i went to IMU for 1 semester, and then left it for Newcastle University Medicine Malaysia(NUMed). If you're looking for excellent education with good dedicated lecturers and a lot of help and guidance to succeed, go for NUMed. I regret going to IMU because the way they teach is as if they don't care as much for the students. No matter how bad your interview goes, IMU would still admit you because they are that desperate for $$$. There are some of my friends in NUMed now who are international students (Aussie, Canadian,Hong Kong); they studied in IMU previously and even they agree that NUMed is a much better option. NUMed is a branch of the UK university, Newcastle University, it is recognized by GMC. However there is no twinning opportunity in NUMed except for an optional one year intercalation that leads to either an extra Masters degree or Bachelors.
IMU has a twinning programme whereby you do ur preclinical years in IMU and move on to a UK/Irish university.
Teaching wise I've heard from some friends (Malaysian and Singaporeans) who study there they do decent anatomy teaching. If you're desperate it is a feasible option although it might not seem as cool as your other peers initially. Actually, taking a year out to boost ur application or doing a degree first isn't that bad an idea too. Lots of people I know retook their UKCAT/BMAT and had so much better scores. You got your whole life to practice medicine, one year won't hurt