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University of St Andrews

Medicine (Graduate Entry) (4 years)

UCAS Code: A101

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MB ChB

Entry requirements


Chemistry grade B plus GCSE grade B in Mathematics

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Mathematics Standard Grade (Credit 2) or Intermediate 2 (grade B) or National 5 (Grade B) or GCSE (Grade B) or equivalent

Applicants must have achieved a minimum score of H2 in Chemistry

Chemistry grade B, plus National 5 grade B in Mathematics

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Attend an interview

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Medicine

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 (UHI) 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 is well underway. You should be aware that this process is expected to be completed prior to the graduation of the first cohort of students in September 2022. Full details of the programme are available at: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/subjects/medicine/scotgem-mbchb-2020/

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.

Students on the ScotGEM course are offered a 'return of service' bursary, a grant worth up to £16,000 in total, in exchange for working in NHS Scotland for up to four years.
The scheme, administered by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), will offer ScotGEM students a bursary of £4,000 per student per annum in return for a year of service up to a maximum of four bursaries and four equivalent years of service .
For students opting to participate, the ‘return of service’ arrangement will become effective at the beginning of year one of their foundation training.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of St Andrews

Department:

Medicine

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

93%
high
Medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Medicine (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
98%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

69%
UK students
31%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
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After graduation


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Medicine (non-specific)

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100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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