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    UK person applying for 4 year course this year - accepted by GMC? Hard?

    Hi, i'm from uk, applied for the 4 year medicine course in Warsaw but suddenly realised, after googling, that it may not be an accepted amount of years for GMC registration in the UK and EU. Does anyone know if this is true?

    Also, if there is anyone currently on the 4 year course, is it so difficult, the brain simply gives up, on top of that, learning a new language?

    I'm considering applying for the 6 year course, but there's an entrance exam, and its only 11 days away!! (as read on the website), its a bit annoying as I wanted to apply for this year.

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    Beware uk student!!

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    BEWARE UK STUDENT!!! According to GMC Uk, 4 year English program of MUW is not recognized BECAUSE according to GMC it does not match criteria to complete 5500 hours of training.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emyuk View Post
    BEWARE UK STUDENT!!! According to GMC Uk, 4 year English program of MUW is not recognized BECAUSE according to GMC it does not match criteria to complete 5500 hours of training.
    thats great timing - I just got accepted for 2015/16 and meet the FPAS eligibility criteria and previous students before me are working in the UK with this degree. It meets the hours criteria because your pre-med degree (undergrad) hours are included

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    Quote Originally Posted by emyuk View Post
    BEWARE UK STUDENT!!! According to GMC Uk, 4 year English program of MUW is not recognized BECAUSE according to GMC it does not match criteria to complete 5500 hours of training.
    This is totally incorrect as students last year from the programme all received (that applied) FY1 spots! Even if you go to the GMC website and read what it is says properly regarding the Avicenna Directory and IMED and how they work out the hours you'll realise you're wrong
    Last edited by mani92; 08-30-2015 at 10:01 PM.

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    Dear englanduk and mani, yesterday I called to GMC and ask them to clarify this issue. From GMC Someone called Ms. Jenny pick up my call and gave me such answer.

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    there are people out there who are incompetent or are too lazy to do their job properly.

    listen, I started this thread 4 years ago - and now I've pretty much finished med school on this programme - I purposely postponed one/two exams to remain a final year student so I can travel and do some electives but my classmates who applied for 2014/15 FPAS are now working in FY1 places. I'm applying for 2015/16 and only a few days ago I got my FPAS eligibility acceptance email after handing in all my documentation - this acceptance therefore contradicts her completely.

    The 4 year programme by itself does not have enough hours - you must have an undergrad degree in order to apply for this programme because the university adds those pre-med hours to your 4-year degree making it credible - I suspect this Ms Jenny hasn't taken that into account.

    Speaking from the experience, I can tell you that the 4-year course was absolutely fine and there's nothing to worry about - it is DEFINITELY accepted by the GMC.

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    Dear, Many Thanks for all these clarification. I given all these information to Jenny that it is just like graduate stream of Uk and only graduate student can go for this 4 year course but she was just keep repeating her word. It seems like Ms. Jenny had no clue, what she was talking about.

    Do you have any written guideline to prove that university add those pre-med hours towards 4-year degree, so I can send it to GMC.

    Now, I am seriously thinking to make official complaint to GMC as their member of staff are providing wrong information.

    Englanduk and Mani, you both are doing marvelous job by providing all these information to prospective students.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emyuk View Post
    Dear, Many Thanks for all these clarification. I given all these information to Jenny that it is just like graduate stream of Uk and only graduate student can go for this 4 year course but she was just keep repeating her word. It seems like Ms. Jenny had no clue, what she was talking about.

    Do you have any written guideline to prove that university add those pre-med hours towards 4-year degree, so I can send it to GMC.

    Now, I am seriously thinking to make official complaint to GMC as their member of staff are providing wrong information.

    Englanduk and Mani, you both are doing marvelous job by providing all these information to prospective students.
    Listen, I wouldn't bother wasting your time on complaining. At the end of the day - it is accepted because we and previous students have just gone through it and FPAS haven't denied us - that is all that matters right now. The university has a way that adds up your hours from your previous degree - I don't care how they do it - all I know is that they do it, its done and in the end its accepted by the foundation programme - which means its fine. The last thing you want is the GMC feeling like they have to unnecessarily investigate on it then all of a sudden change the rules. They can be unpredictable - they raised the score requirement for the IELTS for no reason and still require an English language certificate even if you're a British citizen born, bred and went to school there - which makes absolutely no sense. The best advice you'll get is not from the GMC but from us students who have to go through the process

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    Very True.

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    Quote Originally Posted by englanduk View Post
    Listen, I wouldn't bother wasting your time on complaining. At the end of the day - it is accepted because we and previous students have just gone through it and FPAS haven't denied us - that is all that matters right now. The university has a way that adds up your hours from your previous degree - I don't care how they do it - all I know is that they do it, its done and in the end its accepted by the foundation programme - which means its fine. The last thing you want is the GMC feeling like they have to unnecessarily investigate on it then all of a sudden change the rules. They can be unpredictable - they raised the score requirement for the IELTS for no reason and still require an English language certificate even if you're a British citizen born, bred and went to school there - which makes absolutely no sense. The best advice you'll get is not from the GMC but from us students who have to go through the process
    Hi, I would like to know if the english language programme in warsaw or other polish medical universities is accepted as a evidence for English Language Proficiency, when applying for GMC registration.

    Would like to know whether they accept the english programme taught in Warsaw, since there is a "list of institutions from which we will not accept evidence of English language proficiency" on the GMC website. And the Medical University of Warsaw is on that list. Please let me know if you had any issues regarding this matter.

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    Summer practice

    Dear Englanduk and Mani92, are we allowed to do summer practice of every year in the UK?

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