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Graduate Entry Medicine (GEM) A101- Oxford University Entry (2024)

Hi, I didn't see this page so thought to create one. I am thinking of applying to the GEM programme at Oxford for the 2024 entry. I was just wondering if anyone thinks I have a good chance of getting in with my current stats:


PhD in Health Services research (HIV/Mixed Methods)
1st Class degree in MPharm
A levels in Biology (A), Chemistry (B), Maths (B), AS Psychology (A)
GCSE's 10 A-B's and 2 A*'s
Experience working in care homes and as a pharmacist (Hospital and community) for 4 years.


Please be honest as I do not want to waste an application spot!

I will have a few weeks to practice for the BMAT so hopefully I can do somewhat well on that, but again I have never done it before.

Is there anyone else in a similar position or thinking of applying? May be we can all share stats and help each other out.

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Original post by arsenalfcarsenalfc
Hi, I didn't see this page so thought to create one. I am thinking of applying to the GEM programme at Oxford for the 2024 entry. I was just wondering if anyone thinks I have a good chance of getting in with my current stats:


PhD in Health Services research (HIV/Mixed Methods)
1st Class degree in MPharm
A levels in Biology (A), Chemistry (B), Maths (B), AS Psychology (A)
GCSE's 10 A-B's and 2 A*'s
Experience working in care homes and as a pharmacist (Hospital and community) for 4 years.


Please be honest as I do not want to waste an application spot!

I will have a few weeks to practice for the BMAT so hopefully I can do somewhat well on that, but again I have never done it before.

Is there anyone else in a similar position or thinking of applying? May be we can all share stats and help each other out.


Hi, I can't offer any advice but I'm in a similar position to yourself - I'm considering applying to Oxford for GEM for 2024 entry with similar stats.
Original post by GraduateMedicine
Hi, I can't offer any advice but I'm in a similar position to yourself - I'm considering applying to Oxford for GEM for 2024 entry with similar stats.


Glad there's someone else in the same position! What was your degree/masters in? Have you thought about other places to apply to? I am thinking of doing a few in London and a few out with one undergrad and 3 grad entry.



Is this your first time applying? I would appreciate any tips!
Original post by arsenalfcarsenalfc
Glad there's someone else in the same position! What was your degree/masters in? Have you thought about other places to apply to? I am thinking of doing a few in London and a few out with one undergrad and 3 grad entry.



Is this your first time applying? I would appreciate any tips!

My degree was in Chemical Engineering and I've worked in industry for 4 ish years so I'm a late starter.
I'm going to apply to 4 grad entry courses - Oxford, one in London probably QMUL and two others which I'm currently considering.
This is my first time applying too so I haven't any tips but hopefully others can shed some light!
Reply 5
Original post by arsenalfcarsenalfc
Hi, I didn't see this page so thought to create one. I am thinking of applying to the GEM programme at Oxford for the 2024 entry. I was just wondering if anyone thinks I have a good chance of getting in with my current stats:


PhD in Health Services research (HIV/Mixed Methods)
1st Class degree in MPharm
A levels in Biology (A), Chemistry (B), Maths (B), AS Psychology (A)
GCSE's 10 A-B's and 2 A*'s
Experience working in care homes and as a pharmacist (Hospital and community) for 4 years.


Please be honest as I do not want to waste an application spot!

I will have a few weeks to practice for the BMAT so hopefully I can do somewhat well on that, but again I have never done it before.

Is there anyone else in a similar position or thinking of applying? May be we can all share stats and help each other out.

I am not sure if they have released the 2024 entry criteria yet, but currently, Oxford state:
"In addition to your degree, you must also have passes at A-level of at least AAB with an A or A* in Chemistry (if A-levels taken within last 5 years). One of these must be chemistry (unless you have a chemistry degree).

Applicants must also have one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics at A-level. Applicants with a degree in a subject other than bioscience must have a qualification in biology at GCSE or equivalent level."

I assume you have checked this will be waived if A levels were >5 years ago, and also that not having this would still mean you were a competitive applicant?

Original post by GraduateMedicine
My degree was in Chemical Engineering and I've worked in industry for 4 ish years so I'm a late starter.
I'm going to apply to 4 grad entry courses - Oxford, one in London probably QMUL and two others which I'm currently considering.
This is my first time applying too so I haven't any tips but hopefully others can shed some light!


It would be advisable to wait for a UCAT score before deciding where to apply, as a strategic application is key, and most of that depends on the admissions test scores. Have you done/are you planning to do GAMSAT?

Not sure if you guys have found the general GEM thread, but that is where the people who have been through it before tend to hang out
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7126853&page=10
(edited 9 months ago)
Reply 6
Hi! Where is everybody applying? I’m thinking Magdalen college because it’s so beautiful and had a good experience there while visiting
Reply 7
How did everyone find the bmat?
Reply 8
hii, I was wondering what day the interviews come out? I thought to have fairly strong application, but my BMAT results came out soooo low (did not think it went THIS bad). Do rejections come out the same day as interviews or later?
Reply 9
Original post by nata3211
hii, I was wondering what day the interviews come out? I thought to have fairly strong application, but my BMAT results came out soooo low (did not think it went THIS bad). Do rejections come out the same day as interviews or later?

I think last year they came out 1/12, I’m quite confident we’ll hear back this week given that interviews take place December 14 & 15. Regarding bmat, I think this year was harder in general, and you’ll be ranked against everyone else so there might still be hope of an interview invite! I haven’t checked my results yet, I’m too scared lmfao
Mine also went terribly so I’m hoping they’ll be more lenient with BMAT score this year, I think we will hear in the next two days, I keep refreshing my emails 😭
Does anyone elses UCAS suddenly say this, in regards to oxford GEM?

"The start date of this course has changed since you added this choice. Please delete it and add it again with the updated date"

best of luck to everyone!
Original post by ekjo16
Does anyone elses UCAS suddenly say this, in regards to oxford GEM?

"The start date of this course has changed since you added this choice. Please delete it and add it again with the updated date"

best of luck to everyone!


Just checked and mine doesn’t say that
Original post by AnonymousPhD
Just checked and mine doesn’t say that

Thank you. Probably a glitch, or maybe a sign that theyre working on things
Reply 14
Original post by ekjo16
Thank you. Probably a glitch, or maybe a sign that theyre working on things

Mine doesn’t say this either! I would suggest contacting them first before removing that choice!
Reply 15
Just checking the “average” BMAT scores of graduates is less than for undergrad entry right? Seeing all these high scores on the main BMAT forum has made me anxious
Reply 16
Original post by monkeh2
Just checking the “average” BMAT scores of graduates is less than for undergrad entry right? Seeing all these high scores on the main BMAT forum has made me anxious

BMAT only constitutes a quarter of the score used for shortlisting anyway, but on the website it says top 25% of scorers tend to get interviews, due partly to the high score but also those that do well in the BMAT tend to have an otherwise strong application anyway.
Looks like undergrads are getting offers for Oxford, has anyone here heard anything?
Reply 18
Hi, does anyone know how to send in supporting evidence? Just graduated and wanted to send in transcripts? Should I email the admissions with it or is there any other way?
Reply 19
Original post by AnonymousPhD
Looks like undergrads are getting offers for Oxford, has anyone here heard anything?

We will hear on Friday, December 1st (as confirmed by admissions)

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