Funding for intercalated year during graduate entry medicine. Is there any? Watch

BillMurray
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Hi there,

I understand that during year 1, after paying the first £3,500 yourself, SFE and the NHS will pay the rest of your tuition and SFE will provide students with roughly £8,500 for living costs in the form of a maintenance loan.

Years 2 to 4 tuition fees are covered by the NHS and SFE and students will receive nearly £6000 from a combination of NHS bursaries and a reduced maintenance loan from SFE.

My question is, will the NHS and/or SFE fund an intercalated year (BSc or MSc) for graduate entry med students. I've researched this quite a bit, and I THINK the NHS will cover an intercalated year after 4 years of study on the normal medicine route (5 to 6 year degrees). But I cannot for the life of me figure out whether students on the accelerated 4 year course will be covered if they wanted to intercalate after years 1, 2 or 3.

Please can someone who knows about this help me out as I really want to intercalate if given the opportunity.

Thanks!
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junior.doctor
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Can you even intercalate on a GEM course? I didn’t think you could.
I thought the whole point was that GEM students already had an undergraduate BSc or equivalent.
Perhaps I’m wrong. But my experience with GEM students in my region, admittedly going back a few years, is that they did not intercalate.
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BillMurray
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(Original post by junior.doctor)
Can you even intercalate on a GEM course? I didn’t think you could.
I thought the whole point was that GEM students already had an undergraduate BSc or equivalent.
Perhaps I’m wrong. But my experience with GEM students in my region, admittedly going back a few years, is that they did not intercalate.
Thanks. Don't quote me on these exact figures, but nearly half of all medical schools that offer the GEM course require a degree in anything, BA or BSc. Thus they'll be a lot of GEM students who hold completely unrelated degrees, such as myself (International Relations BA).

The Med schools I'm interested in applying to, Newcastle and Warwick, both allow their GEM students to intercalate onto Master's or Bachelor courses after years 1 or 2 for Warwick, and after years 2 and 3 for Newcastle.
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As a GEM student myself, I would advise against intercalation if you're on a GEM course. Most undergraduates intercalate for the extra points of the foundation application after graduation, and the chance to do a bit of research. If you want to do research then there are cheaper ways than doing an intercalation as a GEM!
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BillMurray
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As a GEM student myself, I would advise against intercalation if you're on a GEM course. Most undergraduates intercalate for the extra points of the foundation application after graduation, and the chance to do a bit of research. If you want to do research then there are cheaper ways than doing an intercalation as a GEM!
Thanks. I want to intercalate because I am interested in medicine and related disciplines from a research point of view (although that could change once the course starts).

What other ways are there to do research in this field or related ones?
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Thanks. I want to intercalate because I am interested in medicine and related disciplines from a research point of view (although that could change once the course starts).

What other ways are there to do research in this field or related ones?
If you're keen you can get involved in research in your pre clinical years, such as in the summer holidays. During clinical years you occasionally occasionally come across a doctor who is involved in research and can sometimes use a spare pair of hands. And there's always the chance to do audits and research post qualification
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