Bachelor of Medicine

Deciding to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine marks the start of an exciting new chapter in your life. Often considered one of the most challenging journeys, pursuing a degree in medicine abroad is very rewarding.

There are many reasons to study Medicine abroad including the quality of education and the high percentage of employment, to name a few. There are over 60 specialist areas of medicine and graduates of medicine have a broad range of employment options, including hospital doctor; general practice doctor; surgeon; psychiatrist; pathologist; cardiologist; and clinical radiologist.

The study of medicine differs from country to country. In the US, medicine is studied in graduate school after completing an undergraduate degree which may or may not be related to medicine. Whereas, in the UK, students can enroll in undergraduate medicine related degrees.

The GPA, MCAT score, admissions essay, interview, clinical work experience, volunteering activities, along with research and leadership roles in an applicant’s history are important to be successful in the admission process for the US.

As for the UK, most medical schools insist on good grades in A-Levels, or equivalent, strong English skills, a good performance in an aptitude test such as the UKCAT, the BMAT or the GAMSAT, and an interview.

When deciding which country and medical school you would like to study in, remember to decide a place you will enjoy living in for six or more years.