Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) is a unique and innovative 4-year graduate entry medical programme run jointly between the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands and NHS Scotland. It is tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland and will include training opportunities in NHS Fife, Tayside, Highland and Dumfries and Galloway. It has the full support of the Scottish Government.
ScotGEM will capitalise on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the two Universities and local health boards of Fife and Tayside. In addition, our collaboration with NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway and the UHI allow us to offer a programme that is truly distinctive. Training will be embedded in the community initially but with secondary care placements increasing in later years. Community engagement is to be expected (such as service within the charitable sector), as are extended opportunities to train in remote and rural areas of Scotland. ScotGEM affords training that is ideal for those interested in a generalist career within the Scottish NHS.
The ScotGEM programme is tailored to the specific needs of graduates, taking account of the experience acquired during their initial degree, leading to a degree jointly awarded by St Andrews and Dundee that will meet General Medical Council (GMC) Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ) requirements.
Please note ScotGEM is subject to approval by the GMC and the process of accreditation has started. Final GMC approval to admit students in 2018 is expected in September 2017 with final approval to award an MBChB degree expected prior to graduation of the first cohort in 2022. Full details of the programme, prvosional information and the process for accreditation are available at: http://medicine.st-andrews.ac.uk/graduate-entry-medicine/.
Applications and decisions will be processed through the University of St Andrews. Please note that those who are 'overseas' for fee purposes are not eligible to apply for this course.
A bursary of £4,000 per year will be made available to students on ScotGEM. The optional grant, worth £16,000 over the four year course, will be payable to students who agree to work in Scotland's NHS for a certain time period. For each £4,000 claimed, there will be a commitment to one year of service to NHS Scotland. This 'return of service' commitment being counted from the start of Foundation Training.
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Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £1,820
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £1,820
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
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