Friday, February 5, 2010

Graduate Medical Program

Graduate Medical Program (GMP) or sometimes also known as Graduate Entry Program (GEP) are common terms widely used outside of North America to mean medical programs usually of 4-years duration where applicants are university graduates who have undergone aptitude tests such as the GAMSAT or MCAT. These tests are not to be confused with tests such as the UMAT since tests such as the UMAT are designed for high school graduates. Most schools of medicine within the United States and Canada only have programs of 3 or 4 years duration and accepts applicants who have completed university degrees. Hence, this term is barely used in the United States and Canada. However, since in places such as Australia medical applicants were historically generally high school graduates and only recently have medical school places shifted into graduate entry and now require a previous bachelors degree, the terms Graduate Medical Program and Graduate Entry Medicine have turned into being over the past decade.

Some countries currently offering 4-year medical courses for university degree holders

1. Ireland
2. United Kingdom
3. United States
4. Canada
5. Taiwan
6. Australia
7. The Netherlands

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