ScotGEM – A new Graduate Entry Medicine programme for Scotland

Carol Macdonald reports:

Graduate entry medicine into medicine is not new. Degree programmes exclusively for graduates have run in England for a number of years…but not previously in Scotland.

ScotGEM is an exciting new graduate entry medical programme being developed by the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, in partnership with University of the Highlands and Islands.  This will be a unique and innovative 4-year graduate entry medical programme tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland.

ScotGEM will be of interest to graduates who wish to follow a career as a generalist practitioner (not necessarily a GP) with the NHS in Scotland. Training opportunities will be provided with NHS Fife, Tayside, Highland and Dumfries and Galloway; this will include opportunities in more remote and rural areas.

The Scottish Government will be introducing a bursary scheme for ScotGEM entrants, the terms of which are in the process of being finalised.

If you would like to find out more:

Applications for entry in September 2018 will be via UCAS before 15 October 2017.

You will also need to sit the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT – for which registration closes 1pm, 4th August 2017), and the UKCAT Situational Judgement Test for Admission to Clinical Education (


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