I am planning to apply to the GEM program in the UK for the 2017 entrance. I have been able to understand the process .
As a non science graduate, without the Ukcat, and without the equivalent of A Level in science, I can only apply to 3 schools (St. George's (London), Swansea, Nottingham).
The process seems to be simple, apply before october 15th, pass the Gamsat, get an interview.
My main issue is the experience: do I have until october 15th to get any health related experience? How much do I need?
How do they select an application? Do they take other things into account?
Thanks a lot!!
French - GEM in the Uk Watch
- Thread Starter
- 23-03-2016 00:10
- 23-03-2016 00:28
With you being a foreign student I am not sure on the details. Warwick will also consider non-science applicants with an appropriate UKCAT score and a degree of 2.1+ or 2.2 with masters.
Healthcare related experience is ideal before applying, with some universities taking it into consideration more than others (Notts has heavy emphasis on work exp from what I know). Although some people do state they have managed to arrange experience inbetween the application and the interview. I'd definitely make sure I had a good amount of experience by the time of the interview, but would aim for before application deadline ideally.
Generally scoring the GAMSAT cut off or higher is the most important step for gaining an interview. If you don't achieve this you most likely will not be invited to interview. Then interview, work experience, personal statement, references, etc. are taking into consideration. But mostly (from the places you have listed) the emphasis is on GAMSAT > Interview > Work Experience > rest