St George’s, University of London (Graduate Entry)

Overview

St George’s Medical School is based at St George’s Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK. The University is uniquely specialised in healthcare sciences, with only biomedical and healthcare degrees on offer. This gives students a unique opportunity to study in a multidisciplinary clinical setting together with students across the full range of healthcare professions, building appreciation of what it means to work as part of a team. St George’s provide hands-on learning starting with practical classes in pathology labs, anatomy and dissection rooms, alongside GP and community visits. Early patient contact is a key part of the course, with clinical placements beginning in your very first year.

The graduate-entry programme is open to graduates from a wide range of science and non-science backgrounds, offering a fast-track route which condenses the first stage of the standard medical degree, so you achieve the qualification in four rather than five years. Building on the intellectual skills gained through your previous undergraduate degree, Year 1 covers the essential principles of all the curriculum themes, covering the first two years of knowledge from the conventional five-year pathway in one year.

GAMSAT score is used to shortlist applicants for interview. Therefore candidates with strong scores who also meet the minimum entrance requirements are likely to receive an invitation to interview.

Key Points

  • Graduate
  • GAMSAT
  • No A-levels requirements

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number020 8672 9944
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
The first year provide you with a thorough understanding of clinical science, with clinical introduced from the beginning of the year through short community placements. Students will then join Y3 A100 students in the "transition year" to prepare for clinical placements. This year takes more of a problem based learning approach and has the first hospital clinical attachments.
Course length4 years
BSCYes, optional
The option to intercalate at Masters level between years 2 and 3 is available for high performing students.
Courses offered2 courses offered:
A100 Standard Entry Medicine - 5 years
A101 Graduate Entry Medicine - 4 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaTooting, South London
St George’s is based in the thriving, multicultural hub of Tooting in south-west London. This offers you the best of both worlds – it is small enough to maintain a friendly, local neighbourhood atmosphere, but it is close enough to all the attractions of central London. You will have all the advantages of living in one of the most exciting cities in the world without all the cost!
Social lifeThe campus is home to a spacious bar which hosts regular club and band nights, quizzes and sports and film screenings. We also have a games room, a music room, a café, a dance studio and several counselling and welfare rooms. There are plenty of sports teams run by students for students, the teams and groups strive to provide the best possible choice of social and sporting activities. As part of the University of London, you are also free to use University of London Union facilities and services, take part in ULU events and join its clubs and societies, most of which are based in and around the city centre.
Interview
Interview styleMMI
8 stations of 5 minutes
Interview datesDec-Mar
Interview topics
  • Academic ability
  • Empathy
  • Initiative and resilience
  • Communication skills
  • Organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATN/A
    BMATN/A
    GAMSATGAMSAT Required
    Students meeting the minimum academic requirements are ranked by GAMSAT score for interview shortlisting.
    You must score a minimum of 50 in each section. The overall cut-off score varies year-on-year dependent on performance of the entire cohort.
    For 2021 entry, an overall score of 60 was required for interview. This was lower in 2020 and 2019, which had cut-off scores of 58 and 59.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCENo minimum requirements
    A-levelNo minimum requirements
    Retake policyN/A
    Scottish highersNo minimum requirements
    Scottish advancedNo minimum requirements
    IBNo minimum requirements
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Subject requirement: any discipline
    Alternatively, a pass in a postgraduate degree (MSc, MPhil or PhD) is acceptable

    If degree was awarded more than 5 years ago must show evidence of recent educational attainment (between 2017-2022) such as:
  • one A Level at grade B
  • one Cambridge Pre-U Certificate at grade M2
  • one Scottish Advanced Higher at grade B
  • one Irish Leaving Certificate at grade H2
  • one Access Diploma at grade D30 M15
  • Note that the standard 5-year course (A100) does not have this time limit for graduate applicants
    Statistics
    Applications in 19/20981
    Interviews in 19/20269
    Offers in 19/2099
    Success rate in 19/20approx 1 in 10

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    NasimaMedic Mind Tutor

    22 March 2021

    I have a Masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice and works as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner in NHS. Will I be accepted in graduate entry medicine or Will I be offered a fast track medicine course.

    Anna CharlotteMedic Mind Tutor

    21 April 2021

    Hi Nasima, you would have to take the GAMSAT exam in order to qualify for the accelerated programme or the UCAT exam if you wish to apply for the standard 5-year course. As long as your Masters was completed before 2017 it sounds as though you meet the minimum entry requirements for St George’s.

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