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American UK Graduate Entry (4 year) Med Students?

Discussion in 'UK & Ireland' started by bigchoader, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. bigchoader

    bigchoader Guest

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    Are there any American med students around here that are attending/will attend a 4 year graduate entry medical program in the UK? Preferably I would like to pose questions to a person who went to a undergraduate university in the states. I have questions like: did you take entrance exams? Where did you take entrance exams? What schools would you recommend applying to? Stats? Extra Curriculars? Internships/jobs abroad that may help one get in?

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  3. JediBookworm

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    Almost all GEPs in the UK are restricted to UK/EU "home" students. You need to have EU citizenship AND 3 years of residency prior to beginning med school - highly unlikely for somebody who did undergrad in the US.

    I know that Barts and the London (Queen Mary's) does not have that restriction, and St. Georges (London) may not have it either. Google them.

    5-year programs are definitely open to international students, however.
     
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    Anyone that has anything additional comments/knowledge on this topic please continue to post.

    Jedi - And others, - what, to your knowledge, are the pros and cons of doing such a 5 year program. How would costs pan out in comparison to American schools? Will I have to retake my organics and other biological sciences in a 5 year program?
     
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    Hey, Jedi is right, GEP is blocked off for the most part to locals. St.Georges stopped taking international for 4 and 5 year programs in 2006 I believe.

    I just finished my 4 year degree (BScH) here in Canada, and will be starting in Birmingham for 5 year MBBS in Oct.

    I think 5 year is beneficial, since that extra year is crucial to boost your resume/USMLE prep/do an elective in U.S, etc. etc. Plus I figure an extra year of clinical work can't make you a worse doctor, right?
     
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    Blitz is right... St. Georges GEP no longer accepts international students.

    There are limited spots for international students in the Barts and London GEP.
     
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    SO speaking about 5 year programs then instead of 4 year GEP's, which schools would you suggest applying (are more willing to give acceptances to Americans from an American undergrad). I would like to maximize my chances of acceptance while still applying to well regarded programs.

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    Birmingham University seems to be familiar with US undergraduate qualifications and is known to be particularly amenable to American applicants to its medical school. Otherwise there is a good track record of NA applicants gaining acceptance at the Scottish universities.
     

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