Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine Programme (ScotGEM)

We are delighted to be involved in the delivery of ScotGEM, a unique and innovative 4-year graduate entry medical programme tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of NHS Scotland.

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ScotGEM is designed to develop doctors interested in a career as a generalist practitioner within NHS Scotland but with a focus on rural medicine and healthcare improvement.

The course will capitalise on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews and local health boards in Fife and Tayside. In addition, collaborations with the University of the Highlands and Islands, NHS Highland, and NHS Dumfries and Galloway will enable a truly distinctive programme offering training that is ideal for those interested in a career as a generalist practitioner (GP, general surgeon etc). 

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The ScotGEM programme will be tailored to the specific needs of graduates, taking account of the experience acquired during their initial degree and will include extended opportunities to train in remote and rural areas. The first 55 ScotGEM students will start in September 2018 (15 additional places were announced in December 2017), following applications made through UCAS, to the University of St Andrews, School of Medicine. 

Further detailed information on the ScotGEM application process and deadlines, curriculum, teaching approaches, fees and bursaries can be found on the University of St Andrews ScotGEM course page.