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US non-traditional Pre-Med student relocating to Scotland

221BIndubitably221BIndubitably 5 replies2 threads New Member
Hello,

I would greatly appreciate any insight you all might have regarding the following:

I am a 37 year old non-traditional premed student in South Carolina (post-bacc) w/ a degree in Finance and a dual-bachelors in History and Political Philosophy as well as all sciences needed to qualify for med school. I have a 4.0 GPA. I have been in banking/finance for 17 years and am now two semesters away from MCAT/applying to med school.

Recent events with my wifes job may relocate us to Scotland, specifically Edinburgh. This is extremely exciting; however, I am not sure how it will impact med school or the length of schooling.

I have been speaking with the University of Edinburgh, but a lot of the terms they use are not familiar to me. They have a six year program and I am trying to determine, out of the six years, how much time I would have left if I transferred my bachelors and additional sciences that I took to qualify for med school.

They said that with a four year degree and all qualifying sciences I would "...skip the 3rd Intercalated year of the MBChB, making it a 5 year programme, rather than 6 years." How many more years would the program be?

Does anyone have any insight? Have you gone through this same thing? Anyone in pre-med in Scotland by chance?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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  • Conformist1688Conformist1688 1273 replies31 threads Senior Member
    "They said that with a four year degree and all qualifying sciences I would "...skip the 3rd Intercalated year of the MBChB, making it a 5 year programme, rather than 6 years." How many more years would the program be?"

    They said - 5 years. You just skip a year in the middle where Edinburgh students basically take a break from their medical studies.

    There isn't really a concept of pre-med in Scotland. Medicine is usually an undergraduate degree, although there is a graduate entry option.

    Admission to medicine is very competitive. There are very few places available for international students, and if you are restricted geographically that will make it more challenging.
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