GAMSAT(Graduate Medical School Admissions Test) is built up by Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in combination with Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools to help in selection of students to partake in graduate-entry programmes. It is developed to measure capacity to undertake high-level intellectual studies in medical and health professional programmes.
GAMSAT estimate nature and extent of abilities and abilities gained during previous experience and learning, including mastery and use of concepts in basic science also the acquisition of more general abilities in problem solving, critical thinking and writing.
If first degree is in non-scientific field of study you can still sit GAMSAT and succeed in application for admission to one of graduate-entry programmes. Science degree is not prerequisite and academic excellence in humanities and social sciences is encouraged and recognised. Though, it should be stressed that success in GAMSAT is improbable without knowledge and ability in biological and physical sciences, though this is acquired.
GAMSAT is obtainable to any student who has already completed Bachelor degree, or who will be registered in their penultimate (second-last) or final year of study for Bachelor degree, at the time of sitting test.
GAMSAT UK 2014 will be supposed on 17 September 2014. This will be the only chance to sit GAMSAT UK in 2014.
GAMSAT UK 2014 registrations open on 2 June 2014. Registrations close at Midnight BST 8 August 2014. Late registrations will receive until Midnight BST 18 August 2014 on payment of late fee of £60 additionally to registration fee of £234. No more registrations will be accepted after this date.
Online Admission Tickets for GAMSAT 2014 are now presented for all registered candidates. To assemble it please log in to your account. To log in you will require email address you utilized to register ( Username) and password you generated upon successfully creating account.
St George’s initiated this course in 2000 in response to require training more doctors in UK. Course widens access to permit people other than traditional A Level school-leavers with science qualifications to be eligible as doctor. Course stays customized for graduates, but will be more integrated with MBBS5, our course for school leavers.
Methods of teaching
As graduate student you will have the equivalent amount of practical clinical teaching and knowledge as your colleagues on five year programme, but the course will be prepared around Problem Based Learning (PBL). In PBL you will be offered weekly with scenarios genuine patient case histories that you will discover with tutor.
By covering information base required to recognize various aspects of problem, you will slowly obtain all knowledge required for practice of medicine. Small groups of students learn mutually in their own ‘base room’ with designated tutor who is offered to meet frequently with group and guide their studies. St George’s is the ideal setting for this kind of programme, with adjoining bioscience and clinical departments with extensive patient base, superb IT and library facilities and well-resourced Clinical Skills laboratories and numerous state-of-the-art lecture theatres.
Structure of course
Four main themes support course and feature all through four years
Basic and Clinical Sciences
Community and Population Health
Patient and Doctor
Personal and Professional Development Teaching is based around six modules
Additionally students will have chance to study range of Student Selected Components (SSCs) to study subject of their own selection.
Students on MBBS4 course can expect to increase clinical experience from outset of course from GP visits in first week to finishing their first full time attachment in year two.
Clinical attachments will take place in range of hospital and community settings to make sure that students get a mostly based education, up to two-thirds of clinical training will occur away from main Tooting site. Intranet at St George’s will give students with main resources, in spite of where they are studying. Second, third and fourth years of programme are incorporated with transitional, penultimate and final year of five-year MBBS.
Admission to MBBS4(Graduate Stream)will be in 3 stages:
1. Application during UCAS http://www.ucas.com Applications must be made by 15 October.
2.Application for GAMSAT (You will require to complete separate application form available from UCAS).
3. GAMSAT is professionally planned and marked written entrance test based upon that developed for Australian graduate-entry medical schools. GAMSAT will be utilized to choose candidates for interview. This tests knowledge, reasoning skills and communication across a range of disciplines.
4. Those performing well in GAMSAT will be invited for interview.