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What courses/degrees can get me GEM? And how many years will it take to study medicine if I get in with that course/degree?
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Hi there,
The majority of GEM courses will require you to have done a suitable amount of Biology and Chemistry in your undergraduate degree. Courses like Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, other allied health courses etc. are the typical subjects that students do before doing postgraduate medicine. You would also have to sit the UCAT/BMAT and likely the GAMSAT in order to enter GEM. Postgraduate medicine degrees are on an accelerated 4 year pathway, so you would be qualified as a doctor 4 years after finishing your undergraduate degree (providing you went straight from one to the other.

It's worth noting that GEM is much more competitive and much more difficult to get into compared to undergraduate medicine. Depending on where you are currently in your education, it might be worth considering going into undergraduate medicine instead, which is a 5 year course but doesn't require a degree beforehand.

I hope this helps! What GEM courses have you been looking at? :smile:

John C
Y5 UEA Med Student
Medic Mind
Typically Biomedicine, although Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology are also possible. Check on the website of the school that you're particularly interested in. You'd only be doing four years of Medicine as a graduate entry - it's accelerated as the initial sciences are skipped over to some extent.
Original post by MedicMind
Hi there,
The majority of GEM courses will require you to have done a suitable amount of Biology and Chemistry in your undergraduate degree. Courses like Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, other allied health courses etc. are the typical subjects that students do before doing postgraduate medicine. You would also have to sit the UCAT/BMAT and likely the GAMSAT in order to enter GEM. Postgraduate medicine degrees are on an accelerated 4 year pathway, so you would be qualified as a doctor 4 years after finishing your undergraduate degree (providing you went straight from one to the other.

It's worth noting that GEM is much more competitive and much more difficult to get into compared to undergraduate medicine. Depending on where you are currently in your education, it might be worth considering going into undergraduate medicine instead, which is a 5 year course but doesn't require a degree beforehand.

I hope this helps! What GEM courses have you been looking at? :smile:

John C
Y5 UEA Med Student
Medic Mind


It helps
Thank you!
Original post by sarahlidchi
Typically Biomedicine, although Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology are also possible. Check on the website of the school that you're particularly interested in. You'd only be doing four years of Medicine as a graduate entry - it's accelerated as the initial sciences are skipped over to some extent.


Ok
thank you 😊
Late to the thread, but if you are picking an undergrad course with plans to get into GEM, don't. Retake your level 3 quals and (re)apply for undergrad med. GEM is a more competitive, more expensive, and longer route to get to the same position. GEM is really there for people who change career direction after starting undergrad, not those who are still picking a course.
Original post by sarahlidchi
Typically Biomedicine, although Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biology are also possible. Check on the website of the school that you're particularly interested in. You'd only be doing four years of Medicine as a graduate entry - it's accelerated as the initial sciences are skipped over to some extent.

100% aim for undergrad Medicine not GEM though - as has been mentioned by @Admit-One GEM can be very expensive and there are relatively few places.


Original post by omankemdirim
Ok
thank you 😊

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