GeMS course

Our flagship GeMS course has been designed to give you a strategic understanding of the UK medical school application and short-listing process, and to teach you those methods and techniques that can most effectively further your goals and make your ambitions a reality.

With long established careers in medicine, your tutors are the ideal people to help you understand what short-listers are looking for, and—perhaps more important still—what they are not looking for.

Dates for the GeMS course in 2015 are 12 April and 15 August.

If you cannot meet either of those dates, it may be possible to organise targeted one-to-one coaching.

All our courses are taught by highly experienced, medically qualified tutors.

GeMS course programme

09:45 – Registration
10:00 – A career in medicine
10:20 – Current issues/’hot topics’
10:50 – How to choose a medical school
11:30 – The application process
12:00 – How to approach the UKCAT and BMAT
12:30 – Seated hot lunch
13:00 – Walking tour of Oxford
13:30 – How to write a compelling personal statement
14:10 – The interview process
14:30 – What interviewers are looking for
14:45 – Interview questions and how to tackle them
16:00 – Model interviews
16:30 – Tea and biscuits
16:45 – Reapplying and graduate entry programmes
17:00 – Summary and final remarks
17:10 – Opportunity for informal discussion with tutors