Does studying medicine in uk require pre med??Watch
In the UK students go straight from A levels to medicine degrees at uni.
These GEM courses are usually 1 year shorter than the standard undergraduate medicine courses which are 5 years + 1 year if you intercalate. Some standard undergrad medicine courses forced all students to take an additional degree = 6 years.
In the UK, GEM courses are much more competitive than standard undergrad medicine courses. The mainstream is definitely no "pre-med" which as @Readingmum says is mainly a North American term.