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Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM)

ScotGEM is Scotland’s first graduate entry, undergraduate medical programme, offering a unique and innovative four-year graduate entry programme, culminating in a Primary Medical Qualification (PMQ), (MB ChB), that fully meets GMC requirements. ScotGEM is tailored to meet the contemporary and future needs of the NHS in Scotland, focuses on rural medicine and healthcare improvement and is designed to develop interest in a generalist career within NHS Scotland.

The course will capitalize on the existing strengths of medical teaching in the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews and Health Boards in Fife and Tayside. In addition, collaboration with NHS Highland, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, and the University of Highlands and Islands will enable a truly distinctive programme and will include extended opportunities to train in remote and rural areas.

‘Return of service’ bursary

Students on the ScotGEM course are offered a “return of service” bursary, a grant worth up to £16,000 in total, in exchange for working in NHS Scotland for up to four years.

The scheme, administered by NHS Education for Scotland, will offer ScotGEM students a bursary of £4,000 per student per annum in return for a year of service up to a maximum of four bursaries and four equivalent years of service.

For students opting to participate, the ‘return of service’ arrangement will become effective at the beginning of year 1 of their Foundation Training.

Apply for ScotGEM bursary

Any student who has been offered, formally accepted and has been registered a place on the Scottish Graduate Entry Medicine (ScotGEM) programme is eligible to apply for a Bursary payment.

If you wish to apply for the bursary download the relevant application form and return the completed form to: scotgembursary@nes.scot.nhs.uk

For new students click here: New ScotGEM Bursary Application Form 2024/25 (word document)

For returning students click here: Returning ScotGEM Bursary Application Form 2024/25 (word document)

For repeating students click here: Repeating ScotGEM Bursary Application Form 2024/25 (word document) 

Further information relating to the ScotGEM bursary can be found in the ScotGEM Bursary Information Sheet 2024/25 (word document) 



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