Standard Entry Medicine:
The Standard Entry Medicine course in Europe is always six years long. In some institutions in the UK it is five. It can have different abbreviations, such as MBBS or MD, but all result in a masters degree in medicine.

Dentistry:
Dentistry courses in the UK generally last five years (six if a foundation year is required) and are demanding at both an academic and technical level. Dentistry students will study the cause, prevention, management and treatment of oral and dental disease. In most schools in Europe, the dentistry programme is 5 years long except in Romania and Slovakia where it is 6 years.

Veterinary Medicine:
A degree in Veterinary Medicine in Europe is usually 5-6 years long and will prepare you for a career as a veterinary practitioner either in general practice or in a more specialised field such as small animal, farm animal, equine or exotic animal practice.
Graduate Entry Medicine:
The Graduate Entry Medicine course is open to those with a previous bachelor’s degree. Many universities require the previous degree to be natural science related, but not all (such as in Cyprus). It is usually a four-year accelerated degree but in some universities it is a five-year course.

Medicine with a Foundation Year:
This UK only course takes the form of a five-year Standard Entry Medicine with an additional year at the start, making a six-year course. This is for students who achieved highly at A level, or equivalent, but who did not take the required science subjects.
Language:
There is no difference here as the medical universities we work with all run medical programmes in English.

Cost:
In the UK the cost of studying medicine is approximately £9,000 per year. In Europe, each country and university has different costs for studying medicine ranging from €2,000 - €20,000 per year.

Qualification:
In the UK you would study of a MMBS degree and in Europe an MD degree. MBBS stands for Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery and MD stands for Doctor of Medicine. The major difference between the two courses is that while MBBS is an undergraduate degree, MD is a Masters or else a Postgraduate degree. Both will allow you to work in UK after graduation.
Studying Medicine In The UK (under-graduate entry):

- A standard under-graduate entry medicine course is usually five years long, but can also be six.

- Students are required to have minimum of 3 A-Levels at grade A, which must include chemistry and one other science, such as maths, physics biology or psychology.

- Students will also have to pass either the BMAT or UCAT entrance exam (depending on the university) which will consist of questions relating to anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, maths and cognitive skills.

Studying Medicine In The UK (graduate entry):

- A standard graduate entry medicine course is four years long.

- Students will also have to pass the GAMSAT entrance exam which will consist of questions relating to anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, maths and cognitive skills.

Studying Medicine In Europe (under-graduate entry):

- A standard under-graduate entry medicine course is usually six years long, but can also be five.

- Each country and university has slightly different entrance criteria, although most universities require A-Level passes but not necessarily in science related subjects.

- Students will also have to pass the individual university entrance exams which will consist of questions relating to anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics and cognitive skills (for example the IMAT test for Italian universities).

Studying Medicine In Europe (graduate entry):

- A standard graduate entry medicine course is usually four years.

- Students will also have to pass the MCAT test which will consist of questions relating to anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics, maths, psychology and cognitive skills.
In the UK there are strict entry requirements for studying medicine, as students are required to have minimum of 3 A-Levels at grade A. This is not the case in Europe. After taking our pre-med course, you would be qualified for entry at any medical university in Europe.

All well as this, because of the high tuition fees and a low places to applications ratio, studying medicine in the UK is not always a viable option for UK residents and because of this, many UK students choose to study in Europe.

Last year there were over 80,000 applications to study medicine in the UK and only 12% of students were awarded a place. This also applies to dentistry with only 12% of applicants granted a place and veterinary medicine with only 14% granted a place.

In the UK the cost of studying medicine is approximately £9,000 per year. In Europe, each country and university has different costs for studying medicine ranging from €2,000 - €20,000 per year.
We have working partnerships with over 40 universities across Europe in 16 different countries: Italy, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Latvia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Cyprus, Serbia, Lithuania and Armenia. After taking our pre-med course, you would be qualified for entry at medical university in any of these countries.

Graduating from any of our partner universities enables students to apply for a licence to practice with the GMC (General Medical Council). From 2022 the GMC is introducing a new licensing exam called the UK Medical Licensing Assessment. With this in mind we only work with universities that have a track record of graduate employment.
When deciding which universities to apply for, there are 4 main things for you to consider:

Cost Of Studies:
Each country and university has different costs for studying medicine ranging from €2,000 - €14,000 per year. You should also consider the cost of living which varies between countries and cities.

Entrance Criteria:
Each university has their own criteria for being able to study, which is usually based on students previous qualifications and entrance exams.

Qualification & Reputation:
Students will want to make sure that their qualification will allow them to work and practice medicine in their homeland or country of choice.

Social Aspects:
Students will need to choose whether they want to study in a big city or in a smaller university town where the social and cultural experience will be different.
To practise medicine in the UK you need to hold registration with a licence to practise with the GMC (General Medical Council).

To awarded a licence with the GMC, you must have a medical degree from a University which is listed in the World Directory Of Medical Schools. As long as your university is listed here, you will be able to get a licence with the GMC as long as you meet their standard criteria.
Free Information & Advice:

- Choosing where to study medicine is a minefield and there are many things to consider including the location, length of course and of course the costs of the degree.

- If you are studying medicine in Europe, you also have to factor in living in a different country for 4-6 years, so language, culture and distance from family must all be considered.

- If you book in a free consultation session with us, we can help answer any questions you may have about studying medicine as well as provide information about any countries, cities and universities that may interest you, including the costs of study.


University Applications:

- The process of completing the documentation for university applications can be stressful and overwhelming, but it needn’t be.

- We can help support you with your applications, making sure that everything is submitted in the correct format, including any translations, payments and submissions that are required by the university.

- The process starts with a free in-person consultation making sure that the student meets the criteria and has all the correct documentation. We will then prepare and submit a detailed admission application, including your personal statement and even plan and organise the time location for your crucial entrance exams.

Passing Entrance Exams:

- If you wish to study medicine in the UK, we can help you prepare for the BMAT, UCAT and GAMSAT admission tests and if you wish to study medicine in Europe, we can help you prepare for the IMAT (Italian universities), MCAT and individual European university admission tests (such as Bulgaria, Poland, Czech Republic etc) via a pre-med course.

- All pre-med courses are taught in English and focus on all of the syllabus knowledge required to pass the admission tests for all medicine and dentistry study programmes (within the subjects of anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics and cognitive skills).

- There are several course options available including regular, intensive and live online courses.
To make sure you pass your entrance exams to study medicine you should consider enrolling enrol onto a pre-med course. Our pre-med courses can prepare you for entrance exams to over 40 medical universities in 12 different EU countries, as well as medical universities in the UK and USA.

By taking a pre-med course with London Medical Academy, you’re not only setting yourself up for success in your entrance exams, but also for the first year of medical school, as we cover many subjects within the medical degree syllabus.

Choose from a 12 or 21 week course, covering Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Anatomy and Cognitive Skills, all taught by experienced medical lecturers.

Your tutor-led lessons will be supported by your own study and homework assignments, alongside further reading, for well-rounded medical knowledge. We also have online pre-med courses (with live online lectures) available for students that are not able to study in London.

With our tutors’ support and guidance, you will complete over 30 mock exams to prepare you for your university entrance exams, ensuring that there are no surprises when it comes to the real thing.

We’re so confident in our skilled lecturers, modern teaching methods, our strategic syllabus and the success rate of our graduates, that we are happy to offer you a money back guarantee if you do not get a place at one of your selected universities after taking a pre-med course with us.
Both our 12 week and 21 week pre-med courses can prepare you for the BMAT entrance exam for UK university undergraduate programmes. The 12 week course beings in April each year and the 21 week courses begin in February and October every year.
Both our 12 week and 21 week pre-med courses can prepare you for the UCAT entrance exam for UK university undergraduate programmes. The 12 week course beings in April each year and the 21 week courses begin in February and October every year.
Our 21 week pre-med courses can prepare you for the GAMSAT entrance exam for UK university graduate entry programmes. The 21 week courses begin in February and October every year.
The interview for medical schools uses the multiple mini-interview (MMI) format and will test the candidates non-cognitive skills, which are not tested on the entrance exam itself.

These non non-cognitive skills are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, career attributes, social intelligence and emotional intelligence.

These are the skills that enable people to navigate their environment, work well with others, perform well, and achieve their goals by complementing their hard skills.

During an interview candidates will visit different interview stations and each interview station will be focusing on a particular non-cognitive skill and takes the form of a main question, probing questions for the interviewer and a scoring sheet.

There is normally one interviewer per interview station and in a typical MMI, each interviewer stays in the same interview throughout, as candidates rotate through. The interviewer then scores each candidate based upon the same interview scenario throughout the course of the test and each MMI requires at least one administrator to ensure that it is being conducted fairly and on time.

There is no set number of interview stations for the interview, although the number should be somewhere between 8-12 and the visit to each station should last somewhere between 8-10 minutes. Therefore the MMI should last somewhere between 1-2 hours in total.
As part of every pre-med course, you will be given a half day workshop which will prepare your University MMI Interview. You will complete a full practice MMI circuit, which has been created by experienced doctors who know how the MMI works and what it is testing for.

During the workshop you will first be put into small groups to practice answering commonly asked questions. You will then complete an MMI circuit, visiting 8-10 interview stations, with each interview station focusing on a particular non-cognitive skill, where you’ll be assessed by variety of doctor-trained examiners. These are based on the stations used by medical schools around the country.

After the completing the circuit, you’ll receive comprehensive written and verbal feedback from our examiners. This will then leave you with a the knowledge and experience of what to expect and how to succeed in your interviews and be fully prepared for your actual MMI test.
Secure your place to study medicine by using our university placement service which begins with a detailed consultation (up to 3 hours) where we will go through in detail all of the university options available to you for studying Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine.

We will go through all of the implications for studying at each university including the cost of studies, entrance criteria, university reputation and the language and culture of the universities city and country.

Because we work closely with medical universities to ensure our pre-med courses are always up-to-date, consequently all of our consultants are experts the universities in our network and will personally work with you to help you choose the universities that are best suited to you.

Once you’ve selected the universities you’d like on your shortlist (you can opt for up to six), we will prepare and submit your detailed admission application and make sure we’ve included all the necessary paperwork. We will even plan and organise the location for your crucial entrance exams.

Once you’ve secured your place at the school of your choosing we will also assist with your accommodation, bank account, SIM card, and all other necessary logistical details involved with studying abroad.
Once you’ve secured your place at the school of your choosing we will also assist with finding accommodation as we have accommodation partners in the cities of every university that we work with.

We will also help you with setting up bank account, local SIM card and all other the necessary logistical requirements for studying abroad.
If you are serious about studying medicine in the UK or Europe then why not book a free consultation session with us where we can assess your personal situation and advise you of your best routes to studying medicine and obtaining your medical degree.

We can also answer any questions you may have about :

- Types of medical degree
- Studying in the UK
- Studying in Europe
- Countries and cities
- Cost of studies
- Entrance criteria
- Applications process
- Entrance exams

The consultation session will take up to 30 mins and will take place at our office in Central London, close to Covent Garden tube station.

If you are unable to come to London for the session we can also have a remote consultation session via Skype.

To book your free consultation session please contact Nick at our London office via phone or Whattsapp on (+44) 07537 890 731 or e-mail: nick@londonmedicalacademy.co.uk
At the prestigious European Medical Universities, applicants must have in-depth knowledge of biology, anatomy, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in order to meet the entry requirements. After intensive preparation in our pre-med course and successfully passing the exams, you will have sufficient knowledge to pass the entrance exams at 46 European Medical Universities with an English program in 12 different European countries. In addition, some of these universities may waive some entry requirements when you successfully complete our course. You also gain an advantage during the medical school interview process in that you have already demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a medical career with your commitment to your pre-med education.
Our pre-med course does not require specific knowledge of science. Courses aim to provide reliable, fundamental knowledge in science subjects so that you can better cope with the first year of medical school studies, both academically and mentally, and can successfully complete your medical degree. The pre-med course is aimed at motivated students who may be hesitant to apply to medical universities that have a long list of scientific knowledge requirements as well as long admission wait times.
Yes. Our curriculum covers the substance of the BMAT and IMAT exams completely and goes beyond their content in many cases. Completing the intermediate and final examinations prepares you well for the entrance exams.
Our excellent and experienced lecturers all hold academic degrees in science subjects and have already taught at renowned universities. Their goal is to convey the learning content to students in intensive, small classes to prepare them for medical university studies at 46 medical universities in 12 different European countries.
In order to offer you the best possible preparation for study at 46 medical universities in 12 different European countries, our intensive pre-med course requires your full attention. Classes are held 3-4 days a week for 4-5 hours per day, which includes about 400 hours of formal lessons. In addition, students are advised to devote over 1,000 hours to self study and required to complete over 10,000 homework questions and over 40 simulation exercises.
The university may recognize your completion of our pre-med course retrospectively and offer an advantage in admission requirements. Please check with the admissions office at your chosen university. Either way, taking the London Medical Academy pre-med course during your waiting semester will better prepare you for your first year of medical school study.
The curriculum of the Overseas Medical Education Network has been in existence for over 10 years. Since its founding, more than 1000 students have successfully completed the curriculum at all of our locations.
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